Band Profile

Snapcase

Snapcase
Hometown: Buffalo, New York Current Label: Victory Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Daryl Taberski - Vocals
Jon Salemi - Guitar
Frank Vicario - Guitar
Dustin Perry - Bass
Tim Redmond - Drums

Snapcase Bio:

Adamantly challenging conventional thought and opening the floodgates to positive self-realization, Snapcase have promoted free thinking through communication and the unrelenting quest for change over the last decade. As one of the most progressive and influential bands in independent music, Snapcase have been on a dedicated mission to combine intellectual theory with aggressive music - the foundation of their career. Many of today‘s commercially accepted rock bands have cited Snapcase as one of their main influences. Regardless, commercial acceptance and its inherent trappings have bypassed the group. Since their inception in 1991 Snapcase have consistently evolved, as opposed to sticking to a fixed musical formula. Their focus has always been on prioritizing artistic integrity. They are always one step ahead of the bandwagon. Snapcase‘s success is measured not by superstar, breakout sales or contrived radio singles but by the fact that each subsequent album has sold more than its predecessor. The new album "End Transmission" is an intense, artistic, cathartic and progressive musical odyssey. It is an album for true fans of groundbreaking, distinguished music.

Throughout Snapcase‘s pragmatic career they have been revered as one of the most innovative, intelligent and undeniably inspirational bands. From their first release on Victory, a 7" single titled "Comatose" (1991), to the scene transforming "Lookinglasself" (1993), the revolutionary "Progression Through Unlearning" (1997) and their millennial document, "Designs for Automotion"(2000), they have continually altered the direction of underground music. Snapcase have become renowned for the subtly evolving shifts in their musical persona; "End Transmission" is the latest chapter in their fascinating career. The album tells the tale of their cerebral, conceptual vision of a futuristic society. Snapcase have built a reputation for composing lyrics exploring themes of self-determination, affirmation and personal challenge. With complex guitar lines, harmonic distortion and relentless rhythms, they create the soundscape of sonic explosion that made them one of hardcore‘s greatest bands. Snapcase spent well over a year focusing all of their creative energy on "End Transmission", with long hours spent in their Buffalo, NY studio and then the solitude of Salad Days Studios with producer Brian McTernan. Jon Salemi and Frank Vicario‘s tumultuous guitar hooks and sharp dissonances lull you into a labyrinth of deceptively calculated tempo shifts, while Daryl Taberski‘s menacingly powerful vocals shoot provocative lyrics through the complex musical stratosphere. In the past, Snapcase have toured with established acts ranging from the Deftones to Papa Roach along with multiple stints on the Warped Tour. They continue to focus on their "hardcore" roots while continuing to deliver their trademark take-no-prisoners live show. The moment you hear "End Transmission" there will be no disputing why Snapcase have absolutely altered the outlook of so many of their listeners over the years. They have all of the attributes that make them a truly important band.

One Comment

  1. Dplus6/17/2012 12:02 AM | Permalink

    Yeah, this one is pretty great but I don’t know if it ouoetds legendary tunes like Maybe , She Wants To Move or Run From the Sun. This reminds me that Fly or Die was such a great & commercially underrated album.

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