From the heat of the desert southwestern United States comes Book of Numbers. Book of Numbers is a Power Doom Metal band in the vein of Ozzy, Dio, Sabbath, and Rainbow based in Phoenix, Arizona
Book of Numbers was founded in June of 2019 by Brent Barker (guitars) and Kevin Schuhmacher (vocals)
while rehearsing material for a Black Sabbath tribute band. They decided to join forces to write material
with classic doom metal riffs, soaring powerful vocals, and virtuoso guitar solos. They then recruited
bassist Dennis Hayes (Iced Earth, Tim “Ripper” Owens). Originally, Dennis was recruited to join the U.S.
based Ozzy Osbourne tribute band “I Don’t Know” which Kevin has led for the past 13 years and also
features Brent on guitar. However, greater things were meant to be as Kevin and Brent wrote an entire
album of original material which became the basis for the band Book of Numbers. Phoenix, AZ session
drummer Gary Bruzzese recorded the drums but is not an official member of the band.
The vision of Book of Numbers is to take the listener on a journey that has elements of classic heavy
metal, opera, and movie soundtracks, all tied together with great songwriting and musical
Recording sessions for Book of Numbers debut album, Magick, took place at several studios in their
hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. Initial recording sessions were engineered by local legend and
Grammy award winning Clarke Rigsby. Final mixing for the album was completed in Nashville, TN U.S.A
by the legendary David Thoener (Rainbow, AC/DC, Aerosmith). Upon reviewing final mixes David
commented. “the quality of this band reminds me very much of my work on the album Rainbow Rising”
which of course featured the legendary Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio. Mastering was
completed by Marc Frigo in Nashville, TN U.S.A.
In June of 2021 Dwain Miller (KEEL, Rox Diamond) was brought in as the official drummer for Book of
Numbers completing the lineup. Dwain can be seen in the video for the second single “Magick” which
will be released by Pride and Joy Music on August 6 th , 2021.
Book of Numbers is:
Kevin Schuhmacher- Vocals
Brent Barker- Guitar
Dennis Hayes- Bass
Dwain Miller- Drums
Book of Numbers debut album “Magick” is scheduled to release on August 20 th , 2021 by Pride and Joy