Para Bellum

Booking Information

Terry Blair


Formed in late 2019, Para Bellum is a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band based out of Butler, Pennsylvania. In their short existence, Para Bellum has quickly become a fixture in the local music scene, and as one radio DJ suggested, “have become one of the hardest working bands in the area.” When not spending time writing and recording new material, they can usually be found playing in numerous charity/fundraisings shows as well as several indoor and outdoor music festivals for organizations such as Rock for Life, Shady Lady, and Speedfreak Motorsports. They also enjoy playing split shows with a variety of different bands. In the winter of 2020, they found themselves at world famous Rattle Clack Recording Studio in Pittsburgh, PA to start on their upcoming self-titled cd. In early 2021, they released their first single I Die Alone (which deals with veteran PTSD and suicide), and immediately starting garnering airplay and accolades. These included, the daily #1 on Banks Radio in Perth, Australia, 2021 regional winner in both the songwriting and band categories at the VAACF, and being featured on 97.7 FM’s the Grass Roots Show. Their rise through the scene continued with the release of another single, Dies Irae, in spring 2021 followed by a CD release in May of 2022. To date, Para Bellum has had six songs featured on the Grass Roots show, several songs in current radio rotation, two chart topping hits abroad, and been heard in over 17 countries. They have also spent time at Mr. Smalls Recording Studio, recording two songs that for an upcoming Sound Spectrum Media compilation CD with a release date pending.

Upcoming Shows

Meet the Band

Kate Aderman - Lead Vocals

An Air Force veteran from St. Louis, Missouri, with classical vocal education from Missouri State University and a large variety of choral experience. Her dynamic power and range are evident and easily recognizable. Previous bands include Fighting Fate, Gunpowder and Lilac, and Among Thorns.

Amanda Walker - Backing Vocals

An Army Veteran with a love for music and singing, to include a background in various choirs. Her ability to blend tone, intensity, and harmonies compliment and complete the Para Bellum vocal duo.

Terry Blair - Bass

An Air Force Veteran with over 15 years’ experience playing bass. He is an established veteran of the local music scene with experience both playing and promoting shows. Previous bands include Unfiltered, Master Your Demons, Dirty White Boys, Fighting Fate, Among Thorns, and Gunpowder and Lilac.

Eric Walker - Guitar

A Marine Veteran with 20+ years’ experience playing guitar. A career rhythm guitar player, he has taken on the lead role and flourished. Previous bands include Gunpowder and Lilac as well as bands in Central Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

Lee Blair - Guitar

An Air Force Veteran with over 15 years’ experience playing guitar, to include playing in bands in Korea and several fill in shows with local bands Unfiltered and Among Thorns.

JC Straynick- Drums

A local music scene veteran, he has been playing drums in and out of the Western Pennsylvania area for well over 30 years. He brings a unique blend of rhythm and tempo and sets the foundation for all the music the band writes. Previous bands include local staples like Evil Boll Weevil and Order 66.