It was the end of another school year for two friends Enrique Garcia and Jose Benavides who looked forward to their free time during the summer of 2004.
Getting together to jam with their guitars was much more exciting than looking ahead to their freshmen year in high school.
Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, and Korn were a few of the names that inspired endless hours of practice that helped build what they are today.
With their hearts set on forming a metal band, they began to look for the other members. Sully McHaggis, a mutual friend, surprised them with his bass guitar and a few years later, after a line of try-outs, they were amazed by the way their drummer Tim Torres fell right into the seat.
From the start, the formation of the band was an unusual event considering that the predominant musical sound in Miami is mostly tropical. They knew they would have to deal with opposing forces and as they embarked in the search for listeners they did it under the name of "IMAIM" which is the fusion of the two words "I" and "Maim" with the meaning that if you took a chance at listening they would convince you of their quality and at the same time "IMAIM" is also the name of their city only backwards to uplift the other more obscure side of the city they love, Miami.
The initial idea was to start playing at local outlets doing covers of their favorite bands. However, front man Enrique disliked the idea, as he felt he had enough creativity inside him to start putting out original songs, and so they did Now after several years of successful playing, their original songs in the local scene the band decided to enter the studio to record new and original material. Picking of the tracks they managed to produced a low budget video (which can be found on youtube.com/officialIMAIM) the band has received praise by their loyal followers as well as new fans across the globe particularly: Italy, Great Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Russia amongst many other countries who are growing eagerly to see them play live.
IMAIM is now in search of a multi-national record label that could help them reach those fans as well as many others.