Hollow is a Thrash Metal band from Scunthorpe, UK. The band was formed in the early weeks of February 2013 by Vocalist/Guitarist Ben White, Guitarist Tomasz Suwala and Drummer Ian Humberstone. The band was originally formed as a Heavy Metal band but after a few practices it was realized that this wasn't going to work. It was only after covering the song Propaganda by Sepultura that the band decided to try playing Thrash Metal and found out that it worked a lot better. The band played a few gigs before deciding to try the band as a four piece instead of a three piece (as Ben had previously been playing Bass) however after trying and failing to find a second Guitarist it was decided that Ben was to take the role of the second Guitarist and Rob Rogozinski was brought in on Bass.
Ben White Vocals/Guitar
Ben is the front man of the band and also a Guitarist. He is also the reason the band plays in such a low tuning, as his voice is better suited to the lower tunings. His influences range and he has different influences for his Vocals and for his Guitar. His main influences for his Vocal parts in Hollows songs come mainly from Sepultura, Hatebreed and Machine Head in which you can hear in the way he screams and the way the Vocals are structured. However Five Finger Death Punch and Slipknot etc. mainly influence his Guitar parts. These all being band with heavy, punchy Guitar lines. Ben brings something different to the band with his unique Vocals and Guitar parts.
Tomasz Suwala Guitar
Tomasz derives influence from many different bands across many different genres in which you can hear in his playing style and song writing. However the main influences that can be heard in his parts in Hollows songs mainly come from bands such as Acid Drinkers, Lamb of God, Sepultura etc. These all being bands that have heavy rhythm parts and technical solos which is exactly what Tomasz brings to Hollow.
Rob Rogozinski Bass
Rob was a late but valuable addition to Hollow as his chucky bass lines cut through bringing power to the songs. His influences come from Slayer, Death, Sepultura and many more, which you can hear in the tone of his Bass and the way that he plays.
Ian Humberstone Drums
Ian is the foundation in which the band is built upon, as his loud and powerful Drums don't just keep the band in time but drives it forward as well. Like all members of Hollow, Ian's influences vary across different genres. However when listening to his Drum parts in Hollows songs you can hear that he has been influenced by bands such as Slayer, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Hatebreed, Sepultura and many more.