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Ohio based alternative metal rockers Poetic Descent are known for their unabashedly faith-based lyrics and face melting shredding on guitars as well as on point harmonies.” - Matt Durlin

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Left to Right: Jared Lacey (vocals), Adam Thompson - Drums

Left to Right: Jared Lacey (vocals), Adam Thompson - Drums


Poetic Descent is an American Alternative Metal band from Dayton, Ohio featuring Jared Lacey (vocals) and Adam Thompson (drums) who are former members of Mayfly (Voluminous Records).  They draw influence from bands such as Disciple, Project 86, As I Lay Dying, Underoath, and Dead Poetic.

All songs are composed by Jared Lacey, who created the name Poetic Descent after discovering that the biblical Hebrew word for his first name means "to descend.” Lyrically, his songs touch on deep, personal topics such as theology and addiction.

Jared (vocals, guitar, bass) and Adam Thompson (drums) entered the Darkroom Recording Studio (Piqua, OH) to record six songs with Justin Moore shortly after Mayfly announced its end in March of 2017. These songs were released as singles online on all major streaming and download sites a year later, with the final song being released in June of 2018. Since then their debut single, Close Encounter, has had much success on the radio staying in the top ten on the Christian Rock National Airplay Billboard chart six weeks in a row from May through June.

In November of 2018, the duo re-entered the studio with Jake Bryant (former guitarist for Dangerkids) and Shaun O'Shaughnessy (Encore Recording Studios in Dayton, OH) to record a new single titled Pariah which was released on March 29th, 2019. This song was initially composed by manager and former Mayfly guitarist, Joel Holycross, but was rewritten by Jared and Adam. Joel was asked to contribute vocals on the song and it ended up finishing off 2019 at #8 on ChristianRock.Net's Top 100 chart and #54 on Christian Music Weekly's Top 100 Rock chart.

In 2020, the band added Jason Elam as their lead guitarist and made their debut appearance at Kingdom Come Festival in Greentown, Indiana.  On July 24th, 2020 they released a new single titled Shallow Graves featuring their friend, Paul Carnahan, who is the vocalist for Knoxville (TN) metalcore quintet, Time & Eternity.  

In 2021, the band released reimagined versions of Close Encounter and Martyrs.  The summer of 2021 also brought the return of the band to Kingdom Come Festival and Jason's departure from the band.

Tour Dates

Jammin For Jesus - 3 Days Under, Poetic Descent, Monarchs To Oblivion, Weapons Of God, Chains Off, & Rising Within

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First Church of the Nazarene, 300 W. Elm St., Lima

Jammin For Jesus is a FREE Christian Rock concert at the First Church of the Nazarene in Lima, Ohio featuring 3 Days Under, Poetic Descent, Monarchs To Oblivion, Weapons of God, Chains Off, and Rising Within.

Food trucks and vendors on site. Bring a lawn chair and hang out!

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