Lode (band) is a power metal quintet with diverse influences. The band is comprised entirely of seasoned musicians. Vocalist, D. Ames (former O.C.D.) met guitarist Butch (former Dogheader) through the trades when he was looking to put together a new band after he left his previous group. Butch who was in the same position shared D. Ames. After playing with several different drummers Butch decided to give Dai (former Dogheader), his old band mate a call. They asked him if he would be interested in joining the project and lucky for them he was. LODE began searching for the final pieces of the band. To round out the rhythm section they had to find a bass player. This final piece of the puzzle was to be found in a young and talented bass player named Yoshi. Yoshi was playing in another band when he came down as a favor to the guys to jam with them. His situation quickly changed when the rehearsal went so well that within a week he quit his old band and became a full time member of LODE.