Alec Kossoff

Alec Kossoff is the drummer of Wings Denied, as well as a trapeze instructor at Trapeze School New York and a dunker at Air Elite. You can follow Wings Denied on Twitter here.


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Wings Denied became a cohesive unit in February 2012. Three months later, the band self-released the Awake EP and ran out of free Bandcamp downloads, being downloaded 200 times in less than 24 hours. After releasing their first EP, the band embarked on a 14-day East Coast tour, co-headlining with Canadian progressive trio The Isosceles Project. The Awake EP was well-received, and was called “truly progressive in a landscape of music where progressive is becoming a dirty word.” Other critics praised the band’s “organic sound” and “[ability] to stand out from the ocean of copycats.” After embarking on another five-day tour in January 2013, Wings Denied released The Split EP with North Carolina’s As Oceans, followed by a 30-day headlining tour supported by Philadelphia’s A Minor Error. Immediately after this tour, Wings Denied enlisted renowned producer/engineer Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me, Scale The Summit, The Human Abstract) to record their first full-length LP. Like Prog? Like Metal? This is the band for you. Don't like prog? Don't like metal? That's okay. Still the band for you. Wings Denied strive to be a figure of balance, with the de-tuned riffs of djent, the atmosphere of neo-prog, and the time-signature modulation of progressive rock and metal, while still maintaining a focused and melodic centric base of coherent songwriting. Influences include TesseracT, Animals as Leaders, Deftones, Scale the Summit, Cloudkicker, Karnivool, Meshuggah, Periphery, Monuments, Cynic, Devin Townsend, Uneven Structure, Vildhjarta, and many more.... Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.