"Showing up to the gig with a broken axe is definitely not metal!!"
Jesse Grossmann is a veteran of the Bay Area Metal Scene. His current project, Trial By Combat, is at the forefront of the relatively new Western Black Metal movement which combines the musical elements of traditional black metal with the history and mythology of the old American West.
As a big fan of traditional black metal Jesse realized that, as a native Californian, he wasn't really authentically connected to the traditional Scandinavian Black Metal Scene. So in order to satisfy his creative hunger and still retain his metal credibility he helped found and is the primary creative force behind Trial By Combat.