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  •  Bryant "Mr.B" Piner- Lead Vocals 
  • Freddy C.- Lead Guitar 
  • Izzy Harrd- (DJ) Ryhthm Guitar 
  • Eric Jones - Bass Guitar
  • Pete Burns-Drums
Heavy Metal - Des Moines, IA


Gauntlet is a Des Moines area band formed in December of 2014, Veterans of the Des Moines music scene, Gauntlet brings a visual performance to rock and roll. Playing hard rock and roll from the 70’s to present day. Gauntlet is here to rock your world! 

In the fall of 2014, three of the founding members of Des Moines popular band Devil’s Deck, Freddy C., Izzy Harrd, And Bryant “Mr.B” Piner, decided to leave and form a new group, they would call Gauntlet, The search was on for a Drummer, Bass Player and Sound Technician. After extensive auditions with no luck, on the suggestion of local musician and founder of Des Moines band Resurrection Mary, Jason Boggs, they found Peter Burns to fill the percussion position, Then added Bassist Casey Ryan. They then hired Chris Sampson to round out the group and as they say the rest is history.  Gauntlet began playing shows throughout the area, bring there high energy show to local venues. So if hard rock from the 70’s to today, is your thing, then Gauntlet is for you, a must see band, so come rock with us you won’t be disappointed!


American Band - Gauntlet

Sin City - Gauntlet

Breaking The Chains - Gauntlet

Sex Type Thing - Gauntlet