From the battlefields of Iraq to the legendary stage of Radio City Music Hall, the American Hitmen have done it all! Brothers and Marine Corps Combat Veterans, Tim and Dan Cord, founded the band with fellow Marines and musicians in 2005. After serving 4 honorable years and 2 combat tours in Iraq, they decided to leave the Marine Corps to pursue a career in music in 2007. The brothers left the over-saturated Southern California music scene and moved to Utah, where they fell into true harmony with the addition of drummer, Phil Snyder, and bassist, Dave Briggs.
Tim & Dan Cord performing with Charlie Daniels, while deployed with the Marines to Iraq in 2006.
In late 2009, the band was invited to be the first American rock band in 36 years to perform in Vietnam. At the Ho Chi Minh City Hard Rock Café, the American Hitmen brought a new and unfamiliar sound to the Vietnamese people, performing Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" with none other than Run DMC in front of a sold-out crowd, on the night of the Hard Rock grand opening.
Performing with Run DMC in Vietnam in 2010.
In 2013, the band auditioned for and made it through 3 elimination rounds on Season 8 of America's Got Talent, finishing out their run with a pitch perfect live and televised performance at Radio City Music Hall. With their new found popularity, the band hit the North American tour circuit with a fury! Within the last 3 years, the American Hitmen have performed alongside some of the most internationally recognized musicians, such as Foo Fighters, Living Colour, Black Stone Cherry, the Charlie Daniels Band, Sheryl Crow, 3 Doors Down, Social Distortion and many more!
Made it through 3 elimination rounds in Season 8.
As of 2018, the American Hitmen have performed in 30 countries, on 4 continents, and in 43 US states, on both commercial and Armed Forces Entertainment tours. The Hitmen have gained a sizeable and loyal international following as a result, leaving both civilian and military fans and venues begging for the band's hasty return to their side of the world!
Headlining a show in Ramstein, Germany, in front of 20,000 people, in July 2017.
The American Hitmen are definitely becoming the true definition of all things Rock ‘n' Roll!
Phil Snyder (Drums), Tim Cord (Vocals), Dave Briggs (Bass), & Dan Cord (Guitar)
Official Website: www.americanhitmen.com; Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/americanhitmen; Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/americanhitmen/; Sonicbids EPK: www.sonicbids.com/band/americanhitmen/
Discography: SoundSlave (Single) 2018; Give 'Em What They Want (LP) 2015; Soundtrack of Violence (LP) 2011; American Hitmen (LP) 2009; (All music available for sale on every digital music store worldwide; iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, etc)
Live Cover Songs: Ace of Spades by Motorhead, Ring of Fire / Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash, Sweet Emotion / Walkin' The Dog by Aerosmith, Rooster by Alice In Chains, Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd, House of the Rising Sun by The Animals, Ice Cream Man by Van Halen, Lonely Is The Night by Billy Squire, Trouble by Elvis Presley, Helter Skelter / Hey Jude / Blackbird by The Beatles, Paint It Black / Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones, Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry, Crazy by Gnarles Barkley, Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley, Cortez The Killer by Neil Young, Got You Where I Want You by The Flys, Creep by Radiohead, For Whom The Bell Tolls / Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, and many, many more!