A lot of us tried playing the Powerball to win big this week, when the jackpot went over $400 million. These guys didn't have to. They won money all on their own!

Have you ever heard of The 9th Planet Out? These guys haven't been around Rochester long, but they are quickly making a pretty awesome impact already.

They released their first EP Burn It Down last May.

Oh, and as for that winning $5,000 thing, you can check out the story on that here. The 9th Planet Out went to Boone, Iowa, for the Forte Studios 'Battle of the Bands.' They scored big!

They are a straight-shooting hard rock and heavy metal band. Plain and simple. Did I mention they're also playing Rockfest? We're definitely going to be hearing more from these guys, and I can't wait to see what they do.

The 9th Planet Out is...

  • Greyson Serie (Lead vocals)
  • Josh Kulack (Guitar)
  • Andrew Head (Guitar)
  • Nick Wanek (Bass)
  • Clay Ebertowski (Drums)

You're also going to want to catch them next month at the very last Wicked Moose rock show. They will be opening up for Saving Abel! How cool is that?

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