Scraping Genius Off The Wheel


  • Gary Suarez

WAIT… THERE’S A NEW BAND WITH MEMBERS OF HATEBREED, MADBALL, AND TERROR?As a world-renowned music journalist, I am subjected on a daily basis to a barrage of emails from bands and publicists, all pleading for me to type something on their behalf. Each morning after my standing massage appointment, I set aside some time (usually 6-8 minutes) to quickly scan devote considerable attention to these promotional notices in case one would for make a juicy MetalSucks blog post. Lo and behold, in the latest Reaper Records update I found such a newsworthy item.

If you’ve read the headline of this post, then you’re already ahead in the game, kiddo. It seems that Terror frontman Scott Vogel and drummer Nick Jett have joined forces with Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie, Trapped Under Ice guitarist Sam Trapkin, and noneother than Matt Henderson formerly of Madball and Agnostic Front. (If you don’t recognize who Matt Henderson is and why this is a big deal, catch up on your hardcore history here.) The most unexpected hardcore supergroup since Hazen Street, the appropriately named S.O.S. have yet to release any music, yet their very existence will bring excitement to all who care about metallic hardcore. Rumors of the group’s existence have been circulating for some time and the band’s Facebook page (which doesn’t even mention who’s in it!) is more barren than the cast of Sex And The City 2. A 7″ is due out this May on Reaper.

In related news, Trapped Under Ice are headlining a few U.S. shows this weekend, supported on all dates by Dead End Path and No Values. Perhaps I can pull Mr. Trapkin aside at some point at the NYC show this Friday and press him for some more S.O.S. info. Here are the TUI dates:

Trapped Under Ice, Dead End Path, No Values
Feb 25 Santos Party House – New York, NY (w/ The Last Stand)
Feb 26 Static Age – Romeo, MI (w/ Face Reality)
Feb 27 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH


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