Band Members:

  • Bobby Kopp - Vocalist
  • Chris Wilkins - Drums 
  • Darren Van Duzee - Guitar / Vocals
  • Dave Tetmeyer - Guitar
  • Jarris Vonzombie - Bass Guitar


San Tan Valley, Arizona  Genres:  

Heavy Metal, Thrash

Years Active:  

2015- Present




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Prepare The Gallows ™©® is a local San Tan Valley, Arizona based Heavy Metal band. We are slashing our way into the local and national music scene with our screaming rhythmic vocals, skull-splitting guitar rifts, followed up with bone-crushing drum beats and heart stopping bass. 

Founded in 2015 by Drummer Chris Wilkins and Guitarist Darren Van Duzee (surname pronounced: Vanduhzee).

We are currently unsigned and independent. However, we do have endorsements and we are always willing to accept additional sponsors that want to be a part of our journey; equipping us with our weapons, as we venture into the great unknown! 

PTG™©® is always open to musical opportunities to which we can perform and express whom we are as Metal Warriors on the stage of destruction! Please contact us via our Facebook page with any inquiries and/ or quests to entertain the masses, our fans!

Chris Wilkins had a goal and a dream to get this band going, but it just didn't come together as he had wanted! Chris met Darren Van Duzee in December of 2015. The two souls began their musical relationship when they started chatting about hunting, guns, and music. They quickly learned they had a lot in common. They also learned they resided within the same neighborhood, which made it easy for them to get together for a jam session. There was a musical chemistry allowing them to write their first Prepare the Gallows song in just a few days!! 

They felt they had something, and decided to begin their journey by locating comrades with vision and skills to form the band now known as Prepare The Gallows™©®. 


Past Band Members:

  • Randall Herring - Vocalist: 07/2018 - 12/2018
  • Joey Cola - Vocalist: 04/2017 - 02/2018
  • Nik Clark - Lead Guitar: 06/2016 - 06/2017