VOODOO TERROR TRIBE—Rockaway, NJ
I recently received an email from Thomas Comito aka T-Bone from the band Voodoo Terror Tribe letting me know that the last time that I featured the band, they had a totally different lineup, and that I should give them another listen because they’re sound has changed since. Last I saw of Voodoo Terror Tribe, my bro Harry Dullys was fronting the band. According to Tom, Voodo Terror Tribe had replaced Harry with singer Gil Pz over two years ago, and they recently replaced their bass player. Under Tom’s advisement, I went and listened to a few tracks off of Voodoo Terror Tribe’s 2009 CD, Symptoms of Sin, which was produced by BioHazard’s Billy Gradziadei. I was blown away! They sounded like a polished metal band on tracks like “You’re My Punishment,” “Wake of the White Devil” and “The Victim,” which they filmed a video for with my bro, Shottie Shotwell.
Voodoo Terror Tribe was formed in 2004 by guitarist Emir Erkal and Tom. The duo would soon bring in a guy named Primer to play bass, and they would continue to work their tails off to build a small following. When things didn’t work out with Harry, Voodoo Terror Tribe parted ways with him and found this new frontman from Texas who ‘masterfully vocalized emotional poetry.’ His name was Gil Pz. The guys headed into the studio in mid-2009 armed with the new singer and Billy Graziadei (Biohazard/Suicide City) in the producer’s chair. They came out of the studio with Symptoms of Sin.
Now, in 2011, Voodoo Terror Tribe is back in the studio with Billy again working on their next opus. These guys are definitely working like they have something to prove. They recently opened for my brothers Spread Eagle at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ, and they’ll be onstage at the Bamboozle Festival this spring. Back when I originally wrote about these guys, I wrote “I have to say that these guys are part of the hard working band fraternity. I'm sure their fan base is huge already, but if these guys keep trekking the way they are, they're definitely going places!” Those are my words and I’m sticking to them! Check out Voodoo Terror Tribe at vttrocks.com.
NORTH JERSEY NOTES UPDATES:
I can’t remember if I mentioned this or not, but my boys from Sixty Miles Down have been hard at work on a brand new four-song EP down at Crystal Studios in Park Ridge, NJ with Lowbuz’s Mike Koenig engineering the project. At the time that Sixty Miles Down started recording, they didn’t have a drummer, but they were lucky enough to have another one of our buds, Eddie Faust, to fill the void to get the project finished. Eddie will be heading back to the Steve Bello Band, while John Mosco and his cohorts will be reuniting with their former drummer Chris Delli Santi. John says that the new Sixty Miles Down songs, “Soul Murder,” “Burned,” “Candy” and “Light Up Ahead,” will be ready for release sometime this month or early March. For more info on Sixty Miles Down, log onto 60md.com.
The guys from Scarlet Carson recently did something pretty cool. They were asked to partake in Hot Topic’s Local Static promotion where they played unplugged at the Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold, NJ. Talk about exposure! It seems like good things keep happening to what could be Jersey’s next big thing! In fact, you can catch them live at this year’s Bamboozle Festival for the third year in a row. For more info on Scarlet Carson, log onto facebook.com/ScarletCarsonRocks.
And finally, if you haven’t already done so, my homies from The Dirty Stayouts are making their Starland Ballroom debut this Sunday night, Feb. 27, when they open for the legendary D.R.I. Though, The Dirty Stayouts will pretty much play next to a taco stand, this will probably be their biggest gig to date. So, check them out this Sunday night in Slayerville, NJ. For tickets contact the band at facebook.com/thedirtystayouts.
That’s all for now! If your band is from North Jersey, and you want some exposure, send your press kits to Arts Weekly, c/o Tim Louie P.O. Box 1140 Little Falls, NJ 07424, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, where you can also let me know where you’re performing next!
Just remember: we are all in the same boat, so every little bit of exposure counts!
Tim Louie is the Author of S**t Happens.
NJN Concert Calendar:
2/23—Steve Brown—The Copper Bottom, Florida, NY
2/24—Steve Brown—Firehouse Eatery, Rahway, NJ
2/25—Dinosaur Eyelids—North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA
2/25—Steve Brown—The Grasshopper Too, Wayne, NJ
2/26—Steve Brown and the Fallout—Elm Street Grill, Oakland, NJ
2/27—The Dirty Stayouts/D.R.I.—Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
3/5—Flames of Fury—The Trash Bar, Brooklyn, NY
3/5—Evan Toth—Caffe Vivaldi, NYC
3/6—Voodoo Terror Tribe—School of Rock, South Hackensack, NJ
3/11—Dinosaur Eyelids—Fontana’s, NYC
3/12—Voodoo Terror Tribe—Kickstart Saloon, Huntington Station, NY
3/19—Christine Martucci—Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ