|Origin||California and Arkansas, United States|
|Genres||Death metal, deathcore,metalcore, thrash metal|
|Living Sacrifice, Once to Die, Bleed the Sky, Chimaira, |
Session Drummer: Austin D'Amond
Solus Deus was a death metal project from, Orange County, California. All of the musicians have been in other bands, such as Bleed the Sky, Living Sacrifice, Chimaira, Time Spent Burning, The Elite, and Once to Die. The band's second EP, The Bloodtrail has received positive reviews. The band's name means "Only God", which Vocalist Jey Collins says is personal to him. Certain members in Solus Deus have their own personal beliefs. However, Solus Deus does not claim to be a religious band. 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.
Solus Deus started in 2012 with Vocalist Jey Collins and Guitarist Wayne Miller. The members recruited Miller's former bandmate in Bleed the Sky, Drummer Austin D'Amond and their friend Bassist Tony Aiello, as well as Guitarist Rocky Gray. The band released their debut EP soon after formation.
In late 2013, the band released their sophomore EP, The Bloodtrail. In 2016, the band announced they had signed to Dave Ellefson's EMP Label Group and were releasing a new EP. Shortky after signing with EMP Label Group, 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, titled The Plague. The EP was released digitally in February 2016. The EP also featured guest vocalist, Darryl McDaniels, from rap group Run DMC on a track entitled "Anacrime." The band stated in an interview that there will be a full-length album in 2017.  The EP was released on February 17, 2017.Guitarist Wayne Miller quit shortly after the EP was released. The project decided to disband altogether.