Readers' Choice Best Band: Force of Habit

The readers of Dixon Patch have spoken and they have named Force of Habit as the best band in Dixon.

It's all about Force of Habit say the readers of Dixon Patch. Through their comments and poll votes, they have chosen Force of Habit as Readers' Choice Best Band.

"There’s a lot of good bands around here covering tons of genres," said Ryan Mendisco, the band's drummer. "It’s a good variety. So it's pretty cool out of all of them that we were chosen."

Formed in February 2011 by brothers Ryan and Dominic Mendisco and their neighbor Dakota Binninger Force of Habit has been rocking venues in Dixon and throughout the region with their brand of heavy metal/thrash metal that keeps their fans thirsting for more.

The current lineup of Force of Habit includes guitarist Brazjae Georges, drummer Ryan Mendisco, bassist Dakota Binninger and guitarist/vocalist Dominic Mendisco. Force of Habit practices in Dixon and records at studios such as the Sound Farm in Vacaville.

Ryan Mendisco describes his band's sound as hard rock, but at the same time admits that the sound really depends on the song.

"It’s hard… because every song varies," he said. "We have more mainstream-type music and we have harder music. I would say hard rock, different people say other things."

Force of Habit's musical chemistry is tight enough for the band to compose songs within an hour of one of their guitarists introducing a riff to the band, says Mendisco. Most of the songs deal with karma, "You get what's coming to you," Mendisco said.

The band completed an EP back in June 2011 and has been playing venues including the , the , The Boardwalk and Ace of Spades. Force of Habit has shared the stage with many fellow local bands and big-name acts such as Smile Empty Soul.

Looking at the band's influences, it's no surprise why this band rocks so hard, say the readers of Dixon Patch. Their influences is a list of who's who in the world of rock/heavy metal including AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Godsmack, Lynard Skynard, Megadeth, Poison and Black Sabbath.

Mendisco said that the band's fans and supporters make it all worthwhile.

"The fact that they are really loyal and they support us," he said. "When they come up to Sacramento with us we'll caravan with a bunch of people, all of our fans will come up as a whole and leave as a whole. They are really good."

Force of Habit began in Dixon, but has quickly earned a reputation among their fans and the bands that they share the stage with as a band that's destined for great things.

What's next for the band?

"Definitely this year we are going to be playing some bigger shows and hopefully within the next couple of months go back in and record another EP or another album," Mendisco said. "And hopefully if all goes well, release it on iTunes and release it on Amazon."

Dixon Patch congratulates Force of Habit on being the Best Band in Dixon. 

Take a look at the rest of the Readers' Choice 2012 winners here. 

Like Force of Habit on Facebook for more news on the band, photographs and to listen to their sounds.

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Greg Coppes May 26, 2012 at 05:57 AM
We would like to have your winner perform at Legion Live. If Force of Habit is interested they can give us a call at 678 6308
Robert Martino June 05, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Readers should know that the name was hyjacked from a Woodland band firmed in 2008


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