Light of Doom is featured as one of the Top 12 bands in the Fox network’s competitive reality television series The Next Great American Band. It is a group that has its roots back in the spring of 2005, when 11-year-old lead guitarist Dillon Cahill began to study and attend lessons at the Experience Studios Escondido, located just north of San Diego, California. For several months, Cahill received instruction from Adam Bruck, a band coach and music teacher. It wasn’t long until Cahill began performing at rock events in their local town area, together with a number of other fellow students who also trained at the studio.
In the midst of one of these shows, Cahill got to know another fellow guitar player, 11-year-old Erik Griffin. While Griffin had no prior experience with singing in a lead role, he was asked to do a cover version of the Iron Maiden song “Run To The Hills.” His initial performance was well-received, and even described as epic. Bruck decided to expand on his idea of having young talents team up into a band, and help them with songwriting duties as well as booking gigs. Cahill and Griffin were joined later on by 10-year-old Mitchell Wofford, guitar player Daniel Futcher, and bass player Lucas Canziani.
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