Event Horizon is a progressive death metal band founded in Los Angeles, CA by guitarist/songwriter Max Sindermann. Event Horizon fuzes metal, classical, and jazz in an attempt to tell new types of musical stories and help fuel the constantly growing progressive movement in the metal scene.

In 2013, Max teamed up with vocalist/writer Brandon “Voidspawn” Leigh to help work on the band’s debut EP, The Emancipation of Dissonance.


maxbiopicMaximilian Lee Sindermann, lead guitarist and founding member of Event Horizon, is the musician and songwriter to whom the band plays brainchild. Trained in classical music, beginning with the occasional piano trifle from a very young age, Max went on to formally study Music at Santa Monica college, following up with Music and Music Industry courses at Cal-State University Northridge.

Being initially drawn to the death metal genre, Max first conceived the beginnings of Event Horizon in the form of the band’s predecessor: a death metal band called Norazzah, which gained popularity in the Los Angeles area after winning a fiercely competitive battle of the bands at the Knitting Factory (Hollywood) in 2008. Despite Norazzah’s success, Max found himself slowly drifting away from the limitations of strict death metal music and leaning to newer, more adventurous ideas.

Having used his years in school to perfect a unique fusion of classical fingerpicking with the progressive death metal styles he was formerly drawn to as a musician, by the time of his graduation Max had already constructed and composed a full Extended Play, The Emancipation of Dissonance, with an entirely new and original project all his own: Event Horizon.

Brandon is a baritone vocalist based in Limburg, Belgium, who featured on Event Horizon’s first Extended Play, The Emancipation of Dissonance.

Event Horizon (metal)   EVENT HORIZON, Los Angeles, CA, United States

  • A Comment on Darkening999's
    Sorrow Reservoir at 2.24
    on March 07, 2014 21:12

    great use of dynamics

  • A Comment on Zander Noriega's
    Born In Fierceness at 0.37
    on March 07, 2014 21:07
  • A Comment on Druids Lab's
    Nietzsche at 2.42
    on March 04, 2014 05:08

    Some really cool ideas here. Very unique!

  • A Comment on Lee Kajko's
    I Am Akuma at 2.10
    on February 27, 2014 00:35

    Really great, I didn't even realize there weren't any vocals for a while.

  • A Comment on Legionary's
    An Inconvenient Lie at 1.18
    on February 27, 2014 00:20
  • A Comment on Laith Al Qaissi's
    Xanthochroid - Rebirth Of An Old Nation at 6.15
    on February 26, 2014 20:38

    love the varying styles, great dynamic changes

  • A Comment on Simensis's
    Empire Of Ruins (guitars & drums) at 0.37
    on February 26, 2014 20:19

    I like it! Very Gothenburg-y

  • A Comment on This Sun No More's
    Storm at 2.15
    on February 26, 2014 20:10
  • A Comment on SuperNova Junction's
    SuperNova Junction - The Fall (part 1) at 1.36
    on February 26, 2014 19:55

    epic melody!

  • A Comment on Jim Rask's
    A Moment of Peace at 1.32
    on February 26, 2014 19:51

    Great arrangement... would sound amazing with a full ensemble!

  • A Comment on Tacit Fury's
    Territory (Sepultura Cover) at 0.23
    on February 26, 2014 08:05

    Awesome! Love the groove and vocal style.

  • A Comment on Dmitry Proskurin's
    Filling of the Soul at 4.26
    on February 26, 2014 07:57

    Love the dynamics here. Such a unique approach to metal.

  • A Comment on Event Horizon (metal)'s
    Prelude [Rachmaninov] at 1.29
    on December 10, 2013 20:04

    @Archaeologist (metal): Oh yeah it turns out really insane. I play most of it with my fingers to get all those arpeggios. I did a lot of practice arranging for large ensembles at my school, that's helped me put arranging in a better perspective. If you split it up the right way with some arranging techniques it sometimes isn't that bad. I think that Debussy piece would sound beautiful in a metal context.

  • A Comment on Event Horizon (metal)'s
    Prelude [Rachmaninov] at 1.29
    on December 10, 2013 17:51

    @Archaeologist (metal): Thanks dude! I've been working on a lot of these kinds of arrangements. They can be really hard and not always work out like you imagine. What Debussy piece are you trying to work with?

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