#1
I want to start a band somewhere near Richmond Virginia. Richmond is about 60-70 miles from my house but closer to the Farmville area would be best.

If not richmond area or closer I can also do a band in the Henderson North Carolina Area. Which is 60 miles from where I live. Possibly a band from South Hill in that area also.

I want to start a metal band thats more like 80's metal and hard rock. I'm a guitarist and have played for 7 years and have been teaching for 6. I know extensively about music theory and play some shred guitar style stuff. I just want to form some kinda rock or metal band. Not mainstream rock though. I dont want a cover band, I want a real one that composes their own material.
#2
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=789883

Post there- easier to keep organized and you'd have a better chance. I saw a few people who were near your location.
My Old Progressive Metal Band:
Acrasia
For fans of Between The Buried and Me, Dream Theater, Cynic.

My New Progressive Rock/Djent Band:
Wings Denied
For fans of Deftones, Tesseract, Periphery, Karnivool, Cynic.