Metal Monday presents
Led To The Grave, The Worst 5 Minutes of Your Life, Trapper Keeper
188 Main Street
Burlington, VT, 05401
This event is 18 and over
The Casualties members aimed to return to what they viewed as the "golden era" of street punk, embodied by bands such as The Exploited, Charged GBH, which they believed had disappeared by 1985. During the early years, the lineup was stable. The initial lineup consisted of Colin and Jorge on vocals, Yureesh on drums, Hank on guitar, and Mark on bass. Colin stepped out for several months to finish his education while Rachel, Rivits' singer, took his place.
At this point, Colin, Jorge, Yureesh, and Mark put together a demo. Fred replaced Hank, but then Fred left to go to school, and Scott from C-Squat filled in. Another guitarist, Steve, from Distraught, also filled in during this period. The EP 40 Oz. Casualty was recorded. By 1992, the band was touring and building up a fan base in NYC. In 1993, bassist Mark and guitarist Fred were replaced by Mike and Jake, respectively and Yureesh was replaced by Shawn on drums in 1994. In 1995, the band's second release, the "A Fuckin Way Of Life" E.P. was released on Eyeball Records. In 1996, Shawn left the band, and Meggers of the Rivits came to fill in and became the regular drummer. The line-up of Jorge, Jake, Mike and Meggers continued until 1997. Johnny (Of The Krays) served as bassist until 1998 (a position more permanently filled by Rick later that year).
The Casualties have continued to produce high-energy recordings and they have done US and international tours (e.g., Europe, Japan, and El Salvador). Under Attack was released on SideOneDummy Records in 2006, and they toured virtually non-stop for three years in support of the album. Their newest album, We Are All We Have, was released on the SideOneDummy label on August 25, 2009.
In December 2009, The Casualties toured alongside Hatebreed, The Acacia Strain, Crowbar, and Thy Will Be Done as part of the Stillborn Fest.
The Casualties are currently recording a new album with famed producer Zeuss, which is set to be released in Summer 2012.
Led To The Grave
Unholy Thrash Metal from the damned shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Formed in late 2006. S/T Full Length CD released October 2008. Followed up with two Eastern U.S. Tours in 2009/2010. September 2010 saw the release of the band's second self-released CD, "Sent to Burn". This EP comes as a 4 panel Digipack limited to 1000 copies. Shortly thereafter, the band embarked on another Eastern U.S. Tour in support of the new disc. This band is a classic example of what happens when you mix the ferocity of punk with the technically sound riffs of metal. They recently recorded a song for a 4-way split 7" to be released by Obscenity Cult Records.
The Worst 5 Minutes of Your Life
Frank Zee, Robert Hamel, Zack Martin, Brent Frattini, Mike Halverson
3 hombres, 3 pair of shoes, one cause