Tempel originates from Phoenix, Arizona consisting of only two members, Ryan Wenzel (Guitars, Keys) and Rich Corle (Drums). Founded back in 2003 the group started as a full band and eventually dwindled down to its remaining two core members in 2006. Instead of pursuing new members Ryan and Rich decided to continue on as a two-piece instrumental band and focus their craft in the recording studio. Eventually demos for the songs “Mountain” and “Rising From The Abyss” were recorded creating the foundation of their sound. Blending the darker elements of metal with the melodic, the duo continued to construct demos for their first full-length album. Covering all instrumentation between the two members Tempel went into the studio in 2009 to start the recording for their debut full length “On The Steps Of The Temple”. In 2012 the duo completed the album and self released it digitally to positive feedback and reviews. In 2013 Tempel signed with Prosthetic Records who will re-release “On The Steps Of The Temple” physically and digitally worldwide on January 21, 2014.

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