Solus Deus
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Solus Deus
Solus Deus
OriginCalifornia and Arkansas, United States
GenresDeath metal, deathcore,[1][2][3]metalcore, thrash metal
Living Sacrifice, Once to Die, Bleed the Sky, Chimaira[3]
MembersJey Collins
Rocky Gray
Wayne Miller
Kevin Garcia
Session drummer Austin D'Amond

Solus Deus was a death metal project from Orange County, California, United States. All of its musicians have been in other bands, such as Bleed the Sky, Living Sacrifice, Chimaira, Time Spent Burning,[4] The Elite, and Once to Die.[5] The band's name means "Only God", which vocalist Jey Collins says is personal to him.[3] Other band members have their own personal beliefs.[6] However, Solus Deus does not claim to be a religious band.[3] In 2016, the band signed to EMP Underground, and Imprint of Dave Ellefson's (Megadeth) label, EMP Label Group, who have a distributing deal through eOne.[7]


Solus Deus started in 2012 with vocalist Jey Collins and guitarist Wayne Miller.[2] The members recruited Miller's former Bleed the Sky bandmate, drummer Austin D'Amond; their friend, bassist Tony Aiello; and guitarist Rocky Gray.[2] The band released their debut EP soon after forming.[2]

In late 2013, the band released their sophomore EP, The Bloodtrail.[8] which received positive reviews.[9][8]

In 2016, the band announced they had signed to Dave Ellefson's EMP Label Group and were releasing a new EP.[7] Shortly after signing, bassist Tony Aiello left the band for personal reasons. He was replaced by Kevin Garcia. The band soon released a single titled "Immovable" and announced the name for the EP, The Plague. It also featured guest vocalist Darryl McDaniels, from rap group Run DMC, on a track entitled "Anacrime." The band stated in an interview that there would be a full-length album in 2017.[6] The EP was released on February 17, 2017.[10] Shortly after vocalist Jey Collins parted ways with Solus Deus due to personal reasons. Remaining members Wayne Miller, Kevin Garcia and Austin D'Amond decided to recruit vocalist Noah Robinson and reform the band Bleed The Sky.


Former members[1]
  • Jey Collins - vocals (2012-2017)
  • Rocky Gray - lead guitar (2012-2017)
  • Wayne Miller - rhythm guitar (2012-2017)
  • Kevin Garcia - bass and guitar (2016-2017)
  • Austin D'Amond - drums (2012-2017)
  • Tony Aiello - bass (2012-2016)


  • Solus Deus (2012)
  • The Bloodtrail (2013)
  • The Plague (2017)
Other songs
Music videos
  • "The Bloodtrail" (2013)
  • "Ride Or Die" (2014)
  • "Horror Of Nothingness" (2015)


  1. ^ a b "Solus Deus". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Solus Deus going Thug Metal". Ghost Cult Magazine. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Interview with Solus Deus". GHGumman. May 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Solus Deus releases new music video for "The Bloodtrail"". Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Ex-Evanescence, Chimaira, and Bleed the Sky members join forces in Solus Deus". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ a b The Bearded Dragon (April 25, 2016). "Interview: Solus Deus". Doodlekit. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ a b Admin (March 22, 2016). "EMP Label Group forms EMP Underground imprint. First Signings Include Helstar, Skumlove, Solus Deus (Members of Bleed the Sky, Living Sacrifice, Chimaira)". Welcome to the Dark Side. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ a b "The Bloodtrail review by Jason Z". SkullsnBones. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "The Bloodtrail review". SD Metal. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ Beard, Mason (February 20, 2017). "Solus Deus release new EP "The Plague"". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved 2017.

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