"Armored Assault is pure thrashing mayhem! Chugging bullet train of evil guitar riffs, ripping solos, breakneck tempos, and demonic shouting will keep you thrashing til death!"
If you really want to know, come to a show and ask me. I'll gladly tell you our tale over a pitcher of beer and a shot of crown. -Tommy-
Anxiety High is a Chicago punk band. Formed in 2008, members from several different bands decided to collaborate and create quality Midwest punk music. Knife Jones and "Fish" Vogel (White City Black/Quiver Lip) sought out drummer Ken Wallin (Land of the El Caminos) to form the nucleus of what would soon become Anxiety High. They then recruited former drummer Jim Nagrant (Phistine Verona) to assume lead vocals. In 2009, they scooped up Aaron Cleall "Snatch" on bass (Land of the El Caminos/The Silents) to solidify the current lineup. Although they are considered fairly new on the Chicago punk scene, Anxiety High is a DIY band that has already shared the stage with local icons such as Pegboy, Teen Idols, Muchacha and The Bollweevils. Also, they were asked to participate in Riot Fest 2009, where they opened for Teenage Bottlerocket, Teen Idols and The Dead Milkmen. With catchy melodic hooks and a hard punk edge, Anxiety High follows in the footsteps of fellow Chicago greats such as Naked Raygun and The Effigies, as well as combining West coast influences such as Bad Religion, Social Distortion and Face to Face.
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Panther Style as The Cult
CHICAGO TRIBUNE METROMIX - BEST NEW MUSIC: "Sometimes a rock band just needs solid playing and full-throttle songs to make you take notice, and there's plenty of snarling intensity here to justify introducing Panther Style to the upper notches of your volume knob."
CHICAGOIST: "Panther Style has mastered the simple equation most bands seem incapable of pulling off; write solid tunes, turn the amps way up and let loose."
BLOGCRITICS: "...heavy on the guitar and light on the bullshit."
"An album that comes with its heart on its sleeve from the opening moments, this is music that never apologizes and never takes its finger off the trigger."
SOUND CITIZEN: "...the product of veteran Chicago rockers and a very welcome, refreshing addition to the scene."
CHI TOMATOS: "If I was still 16 I think I would have gotten a fake just so I could get into clubs to see them."
Process has recently completed a 6-song demo that showcases the band’s range and quality of songwriting. They have been playing various gigs throughout Chicago and its suburbs for the past 5 years. Having been friends since grade school, they have a bond that most bands don’t. This is evident in their music, and also results in a particularly tight live sound. Adam Rooke (guitar-vocals), Nick Sperti (guitar), Brad Neville (drums), and Brian Reichard (bass) grew up together. The band hooked up in 1995, and when they weren’t covering Nirvana, they began crafting their own songs. They made their live debut in 1998 at their high school talent show, where they performed as Seven Ten Split. After high school, the band changed their name to Process.
“Vortis” derives its name from “Vorticism”, a short-lived but influential British avant-guerre movement featuring rebel poets, novelists, dramatists, painters, photographers and sculptors who considered themselves “Primitive Mercenaries in the Modern World”. Its eccentric circle included such Modernist luminaries as Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, Ford Madox Ford, T.S. Eliot and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Each contributor expressed his/her Vortex. Each member of Vortis expresses all of his experience, all of his past and all of his future rushing vividly through his instrument. “The Vortex is the point of maximum energy, it represents, in mechanics, the greatest efficiency”. Like it’s namesake, the Vorticist “Cause is No-Man's” and can be best described as punk, exploring “Violent Structures” of “Adolescent Clearness” through its signature style of Agitainment: loud, raucous, fast, savage and anarchic rock n’ roll. In a chaos of imperfection, discord, etc., Vortis finds its stimulus. “Our Vortex is white and abstract with its red-hot swiftness”. It is a music “that means a hundred pictures, the most highly energized statement, the statement that has not yet SPENT itself, but which is the most capable of expressing” its energy despite the futility of the modern world.