Covalence is a four-piece, dynamic rock/alternative/metal/grunge band that regularly explores the melodies and rhythms of the punk, progressive, and doom metal genres. Founded in the autumn of 2016 by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Carter Manson, the band also features co-vocalist/lead guitarist Harrison Hammett, bassist Tad Long, and drummer Richard David Hodges.
While Manson’s meticulous guitar playing and sometimes gritty, full-throated/other times tamer, smoother vocalizations define and exemplify what Manson refers to as the “hard/gentle blend” of the band’s primary sound, Hammett’s raw, aggressive performances and electrifying stage presence add a depth and variety uncommon to many bands of Covalence’s ilk. Underscored by the powerful bass thrum of ever-tone-conscious Long and the thunderous precision of Hodges’ drums, Covalence harmonizes its myriad of talents into galvanic, crowd-pleasing concerts that have resulted in growing recognition and burgeoning respect in the Knoxville’s music scene.
While, previously playing mainly covers of songs by Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, All Them Witches, and the Deftones, the band is presently continuing to book gigs as they concentrate on developing original material (they currently have written 5 songs, the first of which, “Burn”, was recently recorded at Ridgetone Studio for inclusion in the band’s first EP, the release date and title of which have yet to be announced).