The Nerv Bio:
A new generation of Punk is rising, infused by what originally made Punk Rock great--raw power, combined with a socially conscious worldview. THE NERV best exemplifies this aesthetic with their driving beats and brutal, in your face instrumentation, combined with provocative lyrical content. Their songs are catchy, yet intense, giving them more impact.
THE NERV began in early 2008, but have only recently morphed into their recent incarnation with original members CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL (guitar) and vocalist NIS ANTHROPE joined by bassist IAN "Satan" LARKIN and new addition Darin Dacey (drums). The latter two have solidified the line up and coincidentally, the band has hit its stride professionally, supporting well-known acts as diverse as D.R.I., Agent Orange and THE TUBES and performing on big stages like the 35th Annual HAIGHT ST. FAIR. The band also has generated its own showcases, such as renting a flatbed truck to play before the crowd in solidarity with OCCUPY OAKLAND, as well as supporting the community by playing the BALBOA SKATEPARK GRAND OPENING.
It's that sort of rebellious spirit, combined with their unique sound and reckless abandon onstage, that sets this act apart. The band has recently completed a brand-new video that perfectly embodies these elements. The song, "Truth Be Told", details the excesses of certain members of Law Enforcement, and the video utilizes newsreel footage (as well as some filmed by the band members themselves) in conjunction with performance footage shot in a local cemetery for an explosive combination, which will almost certainly generate a great deal of controversy and debate.
THE NERV continue to expand their musical palate, with their new material now being written, and a planned release/tour in the New Year. This band is only getting started, and are unquestionably a force to be reckoned with.