Travis Windle, who grew up with a family that thinks “heavy metal music” is the devil, started his musical journey at the age of 13 years old when he got his first 6-string guitar, a B.C. Rich Mockingbird, for Christmas. All this was heavily influenced by his neighbor. When he was given a guitar for his birthday 8 months prior, Travis practiced constantly, picking it up every chance he could while also trying to play, learn and keep up! At age 19 while attending a community college and working at his Uncle’s mechanic shop, Travis got ahold of his first 7-String guitar - a Schecter Hellraiser. At the end of Summer 2010, Travis moved to Tyler, Texas and attended Tyler Junior College & UT Tyler. He graduated May 2015 and moved back to Dallas for a career in Land Surveying. From 2011 to Now, Travis has been in 8 bands, Without Sacrifice being most recent.
SYCOTIC: May 2011-December 2011, NuMetal, Lead Guitar
ANGELS OF THE ABYSS: January 2012-July 2012, Death Metal, Bass
INCULTA: August 2012-August 2013 & August 2015-December 2015, Melodic Death Metal, Rhythm Guitar
STILLBENT: November 2013-January 2015, Heavy Rock, Rhythm Guitar
THE DEVIL’S IN TEXAS: March 2018-July 2018, Southern Metal, Bass
CORE OF DESOLATION: August 2015-December 2015, Death Metal, Rhythm Guitar
Travis has played many shows in the past. Some of his most memorable shows include in 2014, STILLBENT got to play with CHIMAIRA and DROWNING POOL; in 2015, CORE OF DESOLATION had the opportunity to open for WARBEAST. There have been many ups and downs of success and failures that Travis has been through with past music endeavors, and sacrifices - from 2016-2017 he had to take a break from music due to a job opportunity he couldn't pass up requiring constant travel - now that the travel part is completed, Travis isn’t done yet as he starts his journey, WITHOUT SACRIFICE!
SYSTEM OF A DOWN, KORN, LINKIN PARK, TOOL, LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, BORN
OF OSIRIS, AMON AMARTH, INSOMNIUM, DARK TRANQUILITY, BE’LAKOR, METALLICA,
SLAYER, PANTERA, OZZY, CLASSIC ROCK!