The Employment

An alternative rock band based in Somis, California.




The Employment is an Alternative Rock Band based out of Somis, California. Primed and out of the gate with an album produced and recorded by Ken Andrews of the critically acclaimed band “Failure.” Ken Andrews is known for working with many well known bands such as Paramore, A Perfect Circle, and Nine Inch Nails. The Employment has a goal to leave a permanent mark in the music industry. By performing alongside Escape The Fate, Ice Nine Kills, Sid Wilson of Slipknot, and many more, The Employment has already sprinted across many milestones in their music career. With their line up of five people and a wide range of influences, such as Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters and many more, the live set that emanates from them is definitely something worth witnessing. Between the thickness of their dropped tuning and their harmonizing feedback, there is never a dull moment.

The Employment is constructed of very dedicated and genuine musicians - Singer/Guitarist Chris Traylor, Bassist/Synth Matthew DeMartini, Guitarist/Singer Blake Russell, Lead Guitarist Alex Strahle, and Drummer Free Hallas. By melding rich harmonies and haunting hook-filled melodies, these composers are destined for an exceedingly great stature.



It’s great to see musicians still working at their art. I’m loving the new material, and these young guys are truly stars in the making.
— Chris Fehn from Slipknot
I wanted to say that I think your vocals really shine on all these tunes. You sound commanding and confident, and yet vulnerable when you need to be.

...I’m really drawn into your voice on these tunes. So good on you!

— Ken Andrews from Failure






Live Show (Halloween Show)




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