2 IN THE CHEST RICH ORNELAS AKA REVEREND BLACK GUITAR/VOCALS Rich got started in music way back in 1977 when he was given a choice to go to culinary arts school to be a high paying chef or get the music gear of his choice well we all know what happened there. Rich never took a lesson on his axes and he had a reason for that, he stated that he never wanted to sound like anybody else. He has been in very few bands as the ones he was in stayed together for quite some time. He got his start in a local Christian band called Heavens Metal he did that for a few months until he was invited to a concert way out in north phoenix the band that was playing was called Sacrificial Death he liked the band so much that he showed up at their practice the very next day. And as luck would have it they needed a bass player and that was the start of his real music career. That band changed its name about 5 years later to Scapegoat, and they went on to play some major festivals and really started to take off but things did not work out between the members and they went their separate ways. Several years went by and he would continue to write music until he met Rachel at a metal show they hit it off and 2 IN THE CHEST was born. RACHEL BARELA AKA VELVET DRUMS 2 IN THE CHEST is a power trio made up of a bass player guitar player and drummer. Although the band is new to the scene they all have extensive experience in the music industry. The drummer Rachel Barela got her start at a very young age playing drums and has been is bands such as, whiskey rain, saguaro, skin witch, Merra’s fate, breakfast of champions and Lori bravo raped. She has won heat strokes 3rd and 4th annual drum competitions. Rachel was also mentioned in modern drummer magazine and The Percussive Arts magazine. Rachel was born in Denver, Colorado later moving to Arizona with her parents in 1988. She came to be in 2 IN THE CHEST when she met Rich at a local metal show and they hit it off right away. KRIS JOHNSON AKA DAGMAR JORDANSON, MD BASS/VOCALS Kris was born and raised in Seattle, Wa. to a musical household. His father and musical hero, who played and toured all during Kris’ childhood, bought him his first bass guitar at the age of 14. Kris taught himself to play listening to rock bands like Yes, Rush and Judas Priest. He played for many successful bands in the Seattle area such as The First Though, Avante Garde, The Puget Sound and Average Trade before moving to Phoenix. Locally he has recorded and performed with groups Kastle of Mercy, The Mark Allen McDonald Band and Rock Chamber before joining 2 IN THE CHEST where he abandoned his bass and moved to guitar.2 IN THE CHEST RICH ORNELAS AKA REVEREND BLACK GUITAR/VOCALS Rich got started in music way back in 1977 when he was given a choice to go to culinary arts school to be a high paying chef or g... read more.
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