The Alpha Complex is a 5 piece hard rock / metal band based out of Sacramento, Ca. The band features Michael “Angel” Woodruff as the vocalist who is best known for his work in Motograter.
The Alpha Complex started in September 2012 with Michael Woodruff (Relevent, Motograter, Riven) being the founding member. All Together Music partnered with the band immediately as they had previously managed Riven. The first member to join Woodruff was Steven Samora, who co-wrote “Til The End” in the songs early stages. The two split ways shortly after. Austin Kennedy joined the band and within a week they had written 6 songs and recruited Kery Glennon (Relevent) to the line up. The trio wrote the remainder of the album over the period of the next two months. Bassist Brian Barnard was added to the line up after responding to the band’s ad on craigslist. Kery and Michael attended the 2013 Monster Energy Drink Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, Ca. There they found drummer Martin Bechtel during a chance side stage meeting during Love & Death’s set. The band’s line up was completed in September 2013, one year after it’s inception.
The Alpha Complex played their first show on December 21, 2013 in Modesto, Ca at The Fat Cat. The show was headlined by hometown heroes Better Left Unsaid. It was also the first ALL AGES show ever held at The Fat Cat. On May 11, 2014 TAC and All Together Music split ways. All Together Music was quoted in saying “Unfortunately, ATM and The Alpha Complex have parted ways! We wish the band the best in their future! The band is a hard working independent band who doesn’t need management at this time.” via ATM’s Facebook page. Shortly after on May 17, 2014 The Alpha Complex was announced as one of the bands to play the V103 Rockfest to be held on October 4, 2014. The festival would include a number of Northern California bands as well a surprise national headliner for the first time. The Alpha Complex’s debut album “GENERATE” was released May 23, 2014 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, Ca. The show featured national bands Powerman 5000, 9 Electric, and DEDVOLT as well as local favorites FALLRISE. TAC filmed a live music video for their song “Never Again” at the show. On May 24, 2014 the group shot another music video in Jackson, Ca.