DISCOGRAPHY...
INTO DARKNESS - 7/20/14
Blind Drive Ahead Era (DEMOS) - 12/1/15
POLARITY - 4/28/17

"THE KNIGHTS OF CONVECTION"

A short-story by yours truly...

CONVECTION [kuh n-vek-shuh n] 

noun


1. The act of conveying or transmitting.

2. (Physics) the transfer of heat by the circulation or movement of the heated parts of a liquid or gas.

3. (Meteorology) the process by which masses of relatively warm air are raised into the atmosphere, often cooling and forming clouds, with compensatory downward movements of cooler air which, when strong enough, can develop into showers and/or thunderstorms. In certain cases, this process can create severe weather and is often associated with some of the most extreme weather events around the world... even across the universe.

> CONVECTION: Used as a metaphor for the never ending cycle between forces to constantly attempt arrival at a more balanced equilibrium... <

     ^ (Referenced from the Dictionary.com definition)
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     In the beginning, there was silence. All that was here in existence was without movement or resonance, yet filled with boundless untapped potential. During that time, the world was a quiet, lonely place, completely overtaken by the shadows and ghosts of silent stillness. The future was bleak and hopeless it seemed, and the only direction to go was... well, nowhere really. Then one day, an object appeared in this world that would change the course of history. Three sided, flat, equilateral in shape, and rounded on the tips, this object moved closer until it made contact. In the fastest of strokes, the surface had been plucked... as immediately as this happened, the world was filled with movement, color, and resonance, which echoed throughout the spaces within. This action was repeated over and over again by the celestial movements of O'Brien 'The Creator' millions and trillions of times thereafter, and continued on. The movements and resonance became sounds and tones, which became riffs that, coupled with vocal melody, morphed into songs, which years later shaped an album - "Into Darkness".
     Throughout this period (especially towards the end), other forces of the cosmos combined to form a fellowship of synced motions, able to perform these experimental pieces as one for others to contemplate and digest audibly in such a way as to come to their own conclusions. The creator, even before the completion of the first cycle, endowed this fellowship forever-on with the title, "The Knights of Convection".
     As Cycle 1 came to a close, the knights progressed through extensive reshaping and development, and experimented further and further, which actually took a toll at times. The fellowship began coming to false conclusions with its sound and started succumbing to unbelievably destructive and dangerous galactic forces which pressured the band to change in an unbalanced and chaotic way, creating a rift in the cosmos. This drove the band to the brink of destruction; the music of which had become tainted. Misunderstandings and conflict ended in quarrel, and some parted ways with the fellowship during this time... including the collective talents of Christopher 'The Jester'.
     These outside forces were in vain however, as those who remained came to find reconciliation in a new direction by clearing away the debris of the past and beginning anew. This debris, although beautiful in some ways, was left behind in hopes that it would one day come to pass in a new light, when the time became right. It was tucked away and declared the "Blind Drive Ahead" era (Cycle 1.5). Only a few of these pieces are known by man to exist, even to this day.
     The blank slate was the cure thereafter, and the next phase began. At the onset, a difficult parting of ways with the forces of Sir Matthew 'The Elder Pagan' served as a cold reminder of the past, but solidified the future. A never before seen force who called himself Borris 'The Scourge', had arrived from the distant lands of the north during the end times of Cycle 1.5, and stayed for the long haul during the parting. He was reawakened anew, to become our Lord of the Lower Ends and the Yin & Yang prophecies between 'The Creator' and 'The Scourge' were quickly becoming truth. Around the same time as the parting, the stars aligned to point the way toward a new voice, and a new sound. This voice proved to be a force to be reckoned with; untapped and unrealized. Known as Benjamin 'The Destroyer', this creature developed amicably and became an undeniable asset to the new cycle and the band as a whole, as our forefront and lyrical deliverer. The forces of The Scourge, The Creator, and The Destroyer, combined to begin the ascension of Cycle 2 - "POLARITY". The next step was to complete the balance.
     Our next development would come from the past to fuel the fire of the fellowship even further after a long overdue reunion. Named Jacobson 'The Enforcer', his undeniable solid riffage would be the key to a strong and cohesive tenor string alliance. This arrival had been there from basically ground zero, as he was the FIRST to join the fellowship. Things would certainly be different had Alpha & Omega not reconciled. This act brought forth a pinnacle of dedication and trust between brothers. Both sides of the Yin ('THE CREATOR' / 'THE ENFORCER') & Yang ('THE SCOURGE' / 'THE DESTROYER') had finally arrived at celestial equilibrium. The next move was finding the integral circle to surround, support, and defend the balance.
     The final addition so far has ties to 'The Scourge' of the north, and hails from the same region of thee as well. He is known as Skyler 'The A.I.'. His name stems from his otherworldly skill and ability, as he is not of natural origin. He provides alteration of your audible perception, giving texture and depth to our sound so great that you can travel through multiple dimensions, explore the undiscovered celestial expanse, and even travel far past the mirage of time - He is our circle of support.
     With that, we came to near the end of our trek so far, and Cycle 2 began to come together. Even though our fellowship remained (and still remains) incomplete, as our final slot - Sorcerer of the Beats - still remains vacant, we shall prevail until the right piece of the puzzle is found. Our search for the outer circle of defense continues.....
     As for our newest endeavor...
     In many instances, it is as if the universe had aligned with our energies to communicate a need for balance. This shall be the way of the world if we are to survive - unification, enlightenment, and understanding. We are all one; energy that may change its physical form, yet cannot be created nor destroyed. This became the theme of Polarity... A journey through life and the realization of its true meaning and purpose - to continually search for balance in all things, and share this knowledge with others. All is not simply 'black or white'. 'Good' is not always good, and 'Bad' is not always bad. Opposites exist for each other; eliminate one side and you annihilate the other. We hope this will in some way lift the shroud of confusion and lies away from your eyes, helping to progress the world into better times of understanding and enlightenment. There is still so much we don't know... but why should that scare us? Why should that divide us? Such is our purpose - to help you answer these questions and more; let us be your catalyst. ...Let us unite as one.

     We are the Knights of Convection, and this is our story so far...

  << - CONVECTION - >>  The Cycles of Music Never End.  << - CONVECTION - >>
                                        CVN ~ © 2017

About the Band

Brian Ellis (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals):

"THE CREATOR"

     Born into a life of music and creativity, this character was most influenced at an early age by artists such as Rush, Guns n' Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath. The first instrument ever touched was a drumset at age three. He's kept exceptional time since that age and continues to experiment with time signatures and tempos constantly. Brian became a multi-instrumentalist at the age of 10 by taking on the drums. He mastered these by the age of 16 but will sustain that there is ALWAYS room to grow. Other instruments learned include Bass, Trumpet, and a bit of Keyboard / Synth. He's got the goods in the music world i guess... and he also has a BIT of an ego, as you may have noticed here. No surprise there - if you knew him you'd understand. Either way, as the caretaker and creator of CONVECTION, he takes on a great deal of responsibility. Protective as hell and dedicated beyond belief, there is no rest for the wicked in this case... nor for the egotistical bastards. In all honesty, he's humble and respectful towards those who deserve it - other fellow musicians, artists, fans, family, friends, bandmates, etc. You can forget about the mainstream here - he will have absolutely NOTHING to do with that. FUCK the system (You will hear a lot of that from this group, fyi for future reference...); life as you know it is a sham! Society is SHIT!!! ...Anyways, after performing 95% of the recordings and instruments on "INTO DARKNESS", he's been able to include more of a band appeal for future releases. After all, that has been the goal since the beginning.

      "I find that success is not how big or popular you are, fuck that shit. Success is relative; many things are actually. I feel success when i'm happy doing what I love and doing it with the people I love and care about. It's not about the money, it's about the journey, and the lessons learned. Success is dying happy because you've done what you've wanted to do your whole life, and you wouldn't change it for anything. Fuck all that being rich with a big house and fifteen cars and shit, I want to be able to sit back, crack open a cold beer, and watch the sunset thinking 'I did it, I lived life, I made it, I made a difference, and I'm happy as fuck!' That's the dream, my dream." - THE CREATOR

     Brian's position in the band today (aside from being the recording, mixing, production, and band manager) is as the Lead Guitarist, Backing Vocalist. He expects great things for the band and its future, and won't give it up for anything. Not even a free unlimited supply of ALL the alcohol and chinese food he could ever want. Now THAT'S dedication. XD

 Steven Jacobs (Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals):

"THE ENFORCER"

     Coming soon...

 Ben Forbes (Lead Vocals, Guitar):

"THE DESTROYER"

            Ben Forbes, a practicing human, is a character who is currently and always in search of answers in regard to what planet he is really from.  When asked about his belief in his extraterrestrial origin, all he said was “I don’t know, man. I don’t remember being born here! Do you?”  Ben has always been heavily influenced by hard rock and metal music.  He accredits this to his father who at an early age introduced him such bands as Metallica, KoRn, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, etc.  However, when with his mother he would hear such things as Christina Aguilera, KC and the sunshine band, Elton John, and the soundtracks to many different Disney movies.  Creating what he calls a heavy metal fruitcake.  Overall he is “hella stoked” about the “dope-ass” opportunity to play with such a tight and talented group as Convection.

 Ben Morris (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals):

"THE SCOURGE"

     Coming soon...