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James Parks II



PROPHECY / Prophecy Records / TXDM FEST

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PROPHECY began in 1991 in Shreveport, LA (U.S.). James Parks II (guitars/vocals/drums) met a couple of other musicians and started jamming together, then decided to form a band. James chose PROPHECY as the name. A logo concept was decided by James and Mike Wilson, and then drawn by Mike, who was also the other guitarist of PROPHECY for the following 3 years. After playing in the Shreveport/Bossier City, LA area 3 years +, the 4 members decided to part ways. About 6 months passed before James met Joe "Boogie" Dunlap (guitarist). They decided to move to the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area. Soon thereafter, Phil Holland joined on vocals, and PROPHECY became a BRUTAL DEATH METAL band in 1995 (TXDM). PROPHECY began writing new material for their debut 5-song EP "It Shall Come to Pass". It was released by Prophecy Records on cassette in March 1996. In March of 1997, a 2-song promo was released by Prophecy Records on cassette for promotion of their debut full-length CD, "Foretold...Foreseen". It was released by Prophecy Records 10-28-98, and then re-released by Prophecy Records 2013). James Parks II officially endorsed by Jackson Guitars (2000-2003). "It Shall Come To Pass" (now full-length) was re-released on Prophecy Records 9-3-01. PROPHECY's 2nd full-length c.d. "Our Domain", was released on Shindy Productions (Czech Republic) and Forever Underground Rec. (U.S.) 7-7-02. And 2003 seen the 8th release, a 2nd European 7" split. And the 3rd official studio full-length, "Don't Fuckin' Mess With Texas" was digitally released 10-28-11 by Prophecy Records, and on c.d. 1-7-12 on Prophecy Records! James Parks II officially endorsed by Coffin Case in 2012. This brings them to where PROPHECY is today! With awards and endorsements under their belt and numerous major U.S./EUROPEAN festivals and tours played and many coming, PROPHECY has proven they are here to stay!

-Death Fest West I (1996) - co-headlined/James Parks II organized
-Death Fest West II (1997) - co-headlined/James Parks II organized
-Milwaukee Metal Fest (1997)
-Toured w/Dying Fetus and Deeds of Flesh (1998)
-Toured w/Divine Empire (1998) - co-headlined/James Parks II organized
-Grind Fest (1998)
-Michigan International Metal Fest (1998)
-"FORETOLD...FORESEEN" C.D. RELEASE (10-28-98) - headlined
-Grind Fest II (1999)
-Ohio Death Fest (1999)
-November to Dismember Fest (1999)
-Ohio Death Fest (2000)
-Ohio Death Fest (2001)
-Ohio Death Fest (2002)
-"OUR DOMAIN" C.D. RELEASE (7-7-02) - headlined
-1st European tour (2004) - headlined
-Fuck The Commerce Festival (2004 - Germany) - co-headlined
-Extreme Texas Metal Fest II (2004) - headlined
-Maryland Death Fest III (2005)
-Ohio Death Fest (2005) - co-headlined
-San Antonio Death Fest (2005)
-2nd European tour (2007) - headlined
-NRWDF (2007 - Wermelskirchen, Germany) - headlined
-Soul Burn Metal Fest (2010) - co-headlined
-FIRST TXDM FEST (2010) - co-headlined/James Parks II organized
-TXDM FEST II (2011) - co-headlined/James Parks II organized
-"DON'T FUCKIN' MESS WITH TEXAS" C.D. RELEASE (1-7-12) - headlined
-TXDM FEST III (2012) - co-headlined/James Parks II organized
-Pit-Bulls Society Metal Head Appreciation show (2013) - headlined
-TXDM FEST IV (2013) - co-headlined/James Parks II organized
-Las Vegas Death Fest (2014) - co-headlined
-TXDM FEST V (2014) - headlined/James Parks II organized
-3rd European Tour (2014) - headlined/Prophecy Records organized
-Obscene Extreme Festival (2014 - Czech Republic)
-4th European Tour (2014) - headlined/Prophecy Records organized
-NRWDF (2014 - Wermelskirchen, Germany) - headlined

-Voted .1 most requested band and song ("Feasting on the Flesh") of 1997 on KNON 89.3fm (Dallas, TX.).
-First Death Metal band played on 105.3fm and play the 105.3fm "Live and Local Show" (7-7-02).
-First Death Metal band played on KEGL 97.1fm "The Eagle" and First Death Metal band to play The Eagle's "Local Show" (9-22-02).
-James Parks II - endorsed by Jackson Guitars (2000-2003).
-James Parks II - endorsed by Coffin Case (1-2012 to present).
-James Parks II - Owner/Creator of Prophecy Records (1996 to present)
-James Parks II - Owner/Creator of TXDM FEST (2010 to present)

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James is an amazing musician, he not only is a bad ass guitarist but also handles business with Prophecy records and has his own pool service as well. This is one hard working guy that gives his all.Anyone that knows or has heard Prophecy knows the dedication and loyalty of their fans and are always supportive. 5 stars brother! \m/ - Jason "

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Hi James,
As you know I think you and your band are not only talented but, a great group of guys. Wishing you guy's all the best."

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Fucking sick ass person and musician!!!i will continue to support him/prophecy!!!"

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