Getting to Know Crypitus

Where are you from and when did you get started?

Doug: Im originally from a place called Satans Kingdom in Vermont, look it up I’m not kidding its a real place. I moved to Rutland in 2016 and Pete was my roommate, we started jamming together and found the need for a drummer. We found Zach online and Im glad we snagged him before someone else did! So this line up of Crypitus started in May of 2016. 

Pete: Crypitus is the sound of breaking bones! Doug and I started jamming together after being roommates and not being able to find musical projects. Originally I mistook Zach for another drummer friend of mine, but he turned out to be a perfect addition anyway.

Zach: I’m Zach. I’m from Mendon VT and I rock percussion for Crypitus. I started playing drums when my best friend died and left me his kit. I was like, shit, looks like I’m going to have to learn now.

Who are you and who does what in the band?

Doug: Im the Guitarist/Vocalist/Manager of Crypitus!

Pete: I’m Pete. I melt faces with some of the sickest guitar riffs ever written. I carry the rhythm end with Zach.

Zach: Im the percussionist for this act!

How would you best describe the sound?

Doug: I would describe it as a Thrashy Blackened Death Metal sound with a progressive twist. 

Pete: We’re a fusion of death, thrash, and old school heavy metal with lots of extra bits of jazz sprinkled on top.

Zach: I think I would classify Crypitus as psychedelic thrash metal. We pull from a lot of influences. Crypitus is the sound of breaking bones.

Dream rock moment (real or not)?

Doug: I took my first stage dive in Maine this weekend, I intend to do more!

Pete: My dream moment would be hanging out backstage at a festival we’re playing at and seeing the guys from Mastodon just come up and chill with us and drink some beer.

Zach: I guess my dream moment would be our first headliner, at some stadium, with thousands and thousands of maniacs screaming for Crypitus. It’ll happen.

Still got day jobs?

Doug: Yes! I’m a Pharmacy Technician, been doing it since I was 18. 

Pete: I work as a car detailer at a car dealership. It’s ironic because my car is fucking filthy. 

Zach: Yeah, I work full time with autistic folks in their homes, helping them to live a mostly independent life.

Any regrets?

Doug: I try not to regret but there’s plenty of moments in my life that I would use the time differently. More productively I would say. 

Pete: I regret being in a serious relationship in high school that kept me from jamming with people sooner.

Zach: Regrets? Yeah I’ve fucked up plenty in the past, but as soon as I’m done repairing myself, Crypitus goes worldwide. As far as Crypitus goes, I have no regrets. I couldn’t imagine a band to have so much in so little time. 

Buzzkillz – Scum Of The Earth


Debut album from Helsinki Finland act, Buzzkills. 12 tracks of punk/punkbilly from up near the top of the word.

As always, it thrills me to get to hear bands from all around the world. Buzzkills is no exception. Here I am in sunny SoCal and listening to a band from damn near the other side of the world. I’ve never been to Finland, but here I am participating in a little bit of their culture, by way of an offering into our common culture of music.

Buzzkillz deliver a solid blend of rock, punk, and rockabilly. They’re an interesting ensemble in that they are a four-piece rock and roll band with the tradition lineup of vocals, guitar, bass, drums. Where the band differs is in their use of double bass as opposed to electric. The overall effect reminds me a bit of The Peacocks, but, well, different.

Tracks mid to uptempo, with a blend of Western rock / cowpunk, reminisicient in a way of Social Distortion, or perhaps more Mike Ness solo. The tracks are sung in English, so as to be more accessible to a larger audience.

The band indicates that they will have new material coming out at the end of the year, so go check out their debut and get in on the ground floor. Tell all your friends that you heard ‘em before they were cool!

https://buzzkillzband.bandcamp.com/

Tracks:
1. Sick Of It All 02:41
2. Deepest Pockets 03:33
3. I’m Not The One 04:08
4. Scum Of The Earth 03:20
5. Losing The Fight 03:04
6. Outside 03:46
7. Fear Of The Unknown 03:31
8. Roll The Dice 04:34
9. Monsters 02:55
10. Some Scars 03:09
11. Sleepwalking 03:18
12. Cross To Bare 03:58

THE CREEPSHOW STREAM NEW ALBUM, ‘DEATH AT MY DOOR,’ AT DREADCENTRAL.COM

September 12, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Canadian punk rock band The Creepshow will released their awaited 6th studio album, Death At My Door, on Friday, September 15th via Stomp Records. In celebration, the band has partnered today with DreadCentral.com to stream the record in its entirety. Fans can pre-order the record now at iTunes and BandCamp.
Stream Death At My Door now at DreadCentral.com: http://bit.ly/2ffqEmX
Death At My Door features ten tracks of raging, bloodcurdling and raucously rebellious fury showcase the very best from this roadharderned group of beautiful misfits. The haunting vocal stylings of Kenda Legaspi soar seamlessly over Chuck Coles’ buzzsaw sharp guitar lines and the ragtime gospel organs/keys of the Reverend McGinty; all the while held together by the hard-driving stand-up double-bass slapping rhythms of Sean McNab and the impossibly violent percussive assault of Sandro Sanchioni on drums. From the defiant and empowering “Sticks & Stones” and the incredibly anthemic “Til Death Do Us” to the circle-pit inducing “Tomorrow May Never Come” and the eerily heartwrenching ballad “My Soul To Keep”, Death At My Door is a diverse and addictive album from a genre-defying band who are at the very top of their game… Don’t sleep on this one, because you never know what’s waiting for you just outside your door.
Death At My Door  Tracklist:
1. Death At My Door
2. Sticks & Stones
3. A.O.T.B.H
4. Til Death Do Us Part
5. Blood Blood Blood
6. Tomorrow May Never Come
7. Another Way Out
8. New Kings
9. One Foot In The Grave
10. My Soul To Keep
The Creepshow Tour Dates:
Sep 15 – Jonquiere, QC – Le Délüge
Sep 16 – Ville De Québec, QC – L’anti Bar & Spectacles
Sep 22 – Peterborough, ON – Market Hall
Sep 23 – Kingston, ON – Mansion
Sep 29 – Montréal, QC – Foufounes
Sep 30 – Shawinigan, QC – Shop Wabasso Trou Du Diable
Oct 6 – Toronto, ON – Bovine
Oct 7 – Toronto, ON – Bovine
Oct 13 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
Oct 14 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Oct 16 – Joplin, MO – Blackthorn Pizza and Pub
Oct 17 – Denver, CO – Streets of London Pub
Oct 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
Oct 19 – Reno, NV – Shea’s Tavern
Oct 20 – Redding, CA – The Dip
Oct 21 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
Oct 22 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
Oct 23 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
Oct 24 – Vancouver, BC – Wisehall
Oct 25 – Kelowna, BC – Doc Willoughbys
Oct 26 – Calgary, AB – Ship & Anchor
Oct 27 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Freds
Oct 28 – Fort McMurray, AB – Quality Hotel Ballroom
Oct 29 – Edmonton, AB – Needle Tavern
Oct 30 – Regina, SK – Exchange
Oct 31 – Winnipeg, MB – Windsor Tavern
Nov 10 – Brantford, ON – Blackout Fest
Nov 11 – Ottawa, ON – Maveriks
For More Information:

Help After Hurricane Harvey

The initial and ongoing devastation from Hurricane Harvey has led to a desperate and frightening situation in Houston and the surrounding areas. The storm will eventually die down and people will try to pick up the pieces of their lives. Long after the storm passes, the ones who have been displaced will be in need of as much assistance as they can possibly get. If you are in any position to help financially, please consider making a donation to the Houston Food Bank. People need our help, now and going forward.

Getting to Know Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

Where are you from and when did you get started?
We are mostly from Tokyo, Japan. We started this band late 80s.
Cleanhead Gimura called up few of us and started Tokyo Ska.
His idea was to start a ska band yet combining ska music with what was happening in the Tokyo music scene then.
We were very underground when we first started.
 
Who are you and who does what in the band?
I’m Atsushi Yanaka and I play baritone sax.  I’m one of the original members.
 
NARGO: Trumpet
Masahiko Kitahara: Trombone
GAMO:Tenor Sax
Atsushi Yanaka: Baritone Sax
Takashi Kato: Guitar
Tsuyoshi Kawakami : Bass
Yuichi Oki: Keyboards
Hajime Omori: Percussion
Kin-ichi Motegi: Drums
 
 
How would you best describe the sound?
We name the genre of our music, “Tokyo Ska”
Based on Ska beat, we play rock, jazz, punk, soul to any genre of music.
The band members all came from different background, some are jazz musicians, one came from a rock band, one from a dub band, one guy is an expert on Frankk Zapp and some are total authentic ska freak.  We fuse all kinds of influences into our music.  It is hard to describe our sound.
 
Dream rock moment (real or not)?
We love the moments to witness our audience with only smile on their faces during our show. We are totally united with music.
We have been saying “Paradise Has No Border” as in the title of our song or of the album we are releasing.
Looking at everyone’s faces from the stage, we are convinced that there are no borders when you are all united with music.
Everyone is happy.  That’s our dream to see people smiling all over the world just like we see in the concert venues.
 
Still got day jobs?
No. Some members have different side bands.    
 
Any regrets?
Don’t think so.  Our motto is live 100% today.  You may not have tomorrow (who knows!) so enjoy today and do everything you can do today with 100% of your energy!
Find out more: http://www.tokyoska.net/

NEW QUICKSAND ALBUM INTERIORS TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 10 ON EPITAPH

NEW QUICKSAND ALBUM INTERIORS TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 10 ON EPITAPH

SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “ILLUMINANT” TODAY

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW

New York City post-hardcore band Quicksand are pleased to announce the upcoming release of Interiors, their first album in 22 years. Interiors features the band’s original (and only) lineup of drummer Alan Cage, frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels, bassist Sergio Vega, and guitarist Tom Capone. The album will be released on November 10 on Epitaph.

Quicksand have also shared a new video for the first song shared off the album titled “Illuminant,” the lead single and opening track from Interiors.

Watch the video for “Illuminat” now: https://youtu.be/xgIJatX2uug

With its heavy but melodic guitar lines, intense rhythms, and emotionally charged lyrics, “Illuminant” shows the scope of Quicksand’s influence on post-hardcore and indie-rock bands over the last two decades.

Recorded at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Interiorswas produced and engineered by Will Yip (The Menzingers, Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth). While the album finds Quicksand embracing the cathartic, guitar-driven dynamic of their earlier work, Interiors also takes on a wider spectrum of sound.

“It was all just about being ourselves and who we were as well as who we are,” says Schreifels of the making of Interiors. “We did it for us completely.”

Pre-orders for Interiors are at: http://www.quicksandnyc.com

 

INTERIORS TRACKLIST:

1. Illuminant

2. Under The Screw

3. Warm And Low

4. >

5. Cosmonauts

6. Interiors

7. Hyperion

8. Fire This Time

9. Feels Like A Weight Has Been Lifted

10. >>

11. Sick Mind

12. Normal Love

 

Formed in 1990, Quicksand made their full-length debut with Slip—a 1993 release recently praised by The A.V. Club as “a nearly flawless record that combines the irony and heaviness of Helmet with Fugazi’s penchant to dismantle sound in the most energetic ways.” Arriving in 1995, their sophomore album Manic Compressionappeared at #1 on the Top Five Best Post-Hardcore Records list from LA Weekly (who noted that “if there were any justice in the world, Quicksand would have been the biggest underground band of the ’90s”).

“We were very influenced by Fugazi and Jane’s Addiction” says Schreifels of the band’s beginnings. “But we were doing it in a certain context with an energy that was just special and unique and kind of shined through.”

Throughout the early ’90s, Quicksand toured with bands like Helmet, Fugazi, Rage Against the Machine, and Anthrax. After disbanding in late 1995, they reunited for a one-night performance in June 2012. They’ve since appeared at festivals like FYF Fest and Pukkelpop, and in 2013 embarked on their first North American tour in 15 years.

Additionally, Quicksand will tour North American this fall; tickets on sale now.

QUICKSAND – PROMO PHOTO – CREDIT ATIBA JOHNSON

 

QUICKSAND TOUR DATES

Sept 05 Seattle, WA – Neumos

Sept 06 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

Sept 08 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

Sept 09 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram

Sept 10 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Sept 11 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up

Sept 12 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

Sept 14 Dallas, TX – Trees Dallas

Sept 15 Austin, TX – Mohawk

Sept 16 Houston, TX – Walters Downtown

Sept 17 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks

Sept 19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Sept 20 Nashville, TN – Exit In

Sept 21 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

Sept 22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Sept 23 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

Sept 24 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

Sept 25 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Sept 26 Detroit, MA – El Club

Sept 27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Sept 28 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

Sept 29 Washington, DC – Black Cat

Sept 30 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Oct 01 New York, NY – Warsaw

 

For more information on Quicksand, visit:

http://www.quicksandnyc.com/

https://www.facebook.com/QuicksandNYC/

MU330 – Don’t Worry Don’t Stress

A great new track by the legendary MU330:

Don’t Worry Don’t Stress

“MU330 rejects the violence and hate speech of alt right nazis in Charlottesville. White supremacy must be stomped out and uprooted from this country. Let’s throw these tired ideas in the garbage once and for all. There should be no safe space anywhere on the political spectrum for a group of people that advocate genocide, anti-Semitism, and the oppression of minorities. As a country, we need to stop defending such vile behavior. This has to stop, and our president must be held accountable for defending such hateful ideology. Are you thinking, “wait, I’m a conservative and I’m not a racist!”? That’s great! The good news is that you can be a conservative while rejecting nazis and a racist president that defends them.

100% of all donations from downloading this new MU330 tune will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Peace, MU330″