Blitzkid is one of the premiere horror rock bands of the new millennium. They began in Bluefield, WV in the winter of 1997. They have toured consistently all over the US and overseas. The band is headed up by Argyle Goolsby(bass/vokills) and TB Monstrosity(guitars/vokills). In the time they have been a band, they have garnered critical underground acclaim for their tireless work ethic, consistent, ever evolving album output and dedication to giving their audience the respect they deserve through providing great songs and energetic llive shows.
From the burning embers of horror punk band Gravedirt (members of The Massacres and The Gravetones), an new monster has been forged in molten steel… CRUSADER comes screaming to life with the spirit of metal, more specifically NWOBHM. We wanted to play heavier, harder and faster than we had an any of our other bands. Think of a Crusader tank driving over a minefield littered with the skulls of the enemy dead…We’re taking it back to the roots: Drinking beers, throwing the horns and playing metal…
JOHNNY MURDER AND THE 25 TO LIFE
Johnny Murder and the 25 to Life is a Psychobilly Trio straight from Chicago’s Southside. In mid 2004 Phil and Trojan decided to throw something together, not exactly knowing just which way it was heading, but figuring it out along the way. It would under go a few line up changes and take much hard work to get to be where it’s at today. Enthralled by early Psychobilly music the band tries to keep that sound alive today but adding our own aggressive touch. Each member has many different influences and this is expressed in our music, incorporating Jazz, early Country, and Surf into Psychobilly. Lyric content is explicit depicting everything from deranged stalkers to post apocalyptic underground dwellers. Johnny Murder and the 25 to Life is made for you to feel your darkest emotions, quiver in fear, wreck to, dance to, hobble, or whatever ever you damn well please…
THE PERVERT PREACHERS
The Pervert Preachers mixed different influences and styles of punk to make a fucked up band about destruction and drugs, sluts and rock N roll.
THE ALDER KINGS
The Alder Kings are a three piece, high octane, high gain, instrumental psycho surfabilly band from Chicago. Since forming in 2011, The Alder Kings have gained exposure on the national and international level. Rooted in the classics, but definitely not your Daddy’s surf.
Closing In formed in Streamwood, IL in 2009. The band has released 3 EPs: Z, Campfire Stories, and Archives/Transitions. Today, Closing In consists of Dan Gasik, Alex Rackow, Luke Zimmer, and John Perrin. The band is working on writing their first full-length album and will be playing shows extensively in 2012. Make sure to check out a show soon!