About Us

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HENCE  THE NOISE is a NY based modern metal band featuring Robbie Russo, who is a 14 yr old prodigy on drums.     

Rob Russo & Eddie Vandenko (guitars/songwritters) have a long history together. They have been  collaborating in various bands in the NY club scene ever since they met  at a mutual friends garage in Brooklyn NY in 1989.   

       Finding a drummer was a no brainer. Rob's son Robbie, who has been playing since he was 3 yrs old, was an easy choice. He is a creative powerhouse, with a style and feel well beyond his years.

       Their search for a singer ended when they saw an ad online for  international recording artist Chandler Mogel. Chandler is most  recognized for his work with Outloud and most recently as vocalist for  legendary ex Angel guitarist Punky Meadows' Fallen Angel.



What Inspires Us

Despite sharing many of the same interests, we all are inspired by different things that lead us to work seamlessly in a creative setting. Our lyrics are personal and are inspired by our own lives. We've written about the things that keep us up at night and give you a insight into our minds and hearts revealing our thoughts and fears. 

Our Influences

 We are not your typical cookie cutter modern metal band of today.  We combine a more classic sound with a modern twist that distinguishes us from the rest of the pack.  Combine our bands unique lineup, musicianship, intense lyrics  & heavy riffs, you have a band that's poised to be heard. Hence the noise!    

Our Debut Album

Minute With Me

Our debut album

Minute With Me was released May 30th 2017


Articles –  

   "The shining star in this band is drummer Robbie Russo, who is only 13  years old and the son of guitarist Rob Russo. The name of their band is  Hence The Noise, and the other great  part about this band is that one of my favorite new singers in the  Tri-State Area, Chandler Mogel, from Punky Meadow’s Fallen Angel and  Outloud, is the frontman in this band also. I listened to their debut  CD, Minute With Me, and this CD rocks! I’m a huge fan of  Chandler’s voice, but young Robbie’s foot is pretty thunderous tied in  with some tasty guitar work supplied by the elder Rob and Eddie  Vandenko. The songs that stood out for me off of Minute With Me were the title track, “Scars,” “The Enemy,” “War,” and “Prisoner of Time.” Personally, I would love to see  these guys live."

Tim Louie - The Aquarian

   "Robbie turned 13 while Hence The Noise was recording Minute With Me,  and proved to be a creative powerhouse throughout the whole process.  While other kids his age were preparing for middle school, he was doing  that on top of rocking out in a heavy metal band that explodes not only  in their sound, but lyrically as well."


   "By now it's clear that a great band is developing here, and the songs prove it with every note. Highly recommended, search it up!"

Mike Tabor - Pangea

   "Coming out of nowhere this is a breath of fresh metal air with a full length debut album of killer songs!"

Kevin Webber - Vents Magazine

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