Ordinance is a four piece Progressive Death Metal act based out of Frederick, Maryland. The band is comprised of Alex Rudinger (of Threat Signal), Greg Macklin (of System Divide), Mike Semesky (of Vestascension, Haunted Shores, Rest Among Ruins), and Gunter Ostendorp (of Knossis). Originated by Macklin and Rudinger in 2009 as a two piece, Ordinance joined forces with guitarist Ostendorp shortly thereafter, and began writing for the debut album Internal Monologues. Throughout the writing process, each new song found its way to YouTube via Rudinger’s drum video releases, bringing about an ever-growing online audience awaiting a record from the trio.
The vision of the album and the pressure from an eager fan base quickly led to the tracking of guitars, bass, and drums in early 2010. The band lineup was solidified after the addition of Semesky in October 2010, with vocal tracking following shortly thereafter. The debut album Internal Monologues was engineered and produced by the band’s own Greg Macklin, as well as Dustin Miller of Audio Aggregate Recordings. Navene Koperweis of Animals As Leaders also provided additional engineering.
The album was released worldwide on July 26th, 2011 and immediately received overwhelming reviews along with substantial growth in online followers. It is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, and the Official Ordinance Merch Store. The band intends to perform live in Fall 2011 and is currently working on their second full length album.