Strata got their start in suburban San Jose around 2000. Then called Downside, the quartet -- vocalist Eric Victorino, guitarist Ryan Hernandez, bassist Hrag Chanchanian, and drummer Adrian Robison -- started playing out frequently, and by 2001 had self-released an LP. An Internet release followed. Tours with homeboys like Alien Ant Farm and Dredg raised Strata's stock, and though numerous labels showed interest in their post-grunge grooves (similar to types like Trapt or even Hoobastank), the band eventually signed with mondo-successful startup Wind-Up. Their largely self-produced, eponymously titled debut appeared in July 2004. Presents the End of the World followed three years later. The trio spent the next two years writing songs while touring the U.S. and U.K., then returned to hit the studio and record Strata Presents the End of the World, released in July 2007. - Johnny Loftus, All Music Guide
Strata (formerly known as Downside) was a four-piece from Campbell, California. Strata released two independent EPs before their major-label debut. In 2001, under their previous name Downside, they released a 9 track disc entitled "Sleep," and in 2003 a 7 track disc under the Strata name entitled "Now the Industry is Outnumbered. Their Factories are Burning Down." In 2004 they released their self-entitled debut album on Wind-Up Records. The album featured on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, where it peaked at #41.
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Strata was a rock band from Campbell, California formed in 2001. They released two full-length albums with Wind-up Records, before disbanding after the departure of vocalist Eric Victorino on 19 January 2008.