Single Bullet Theory
(Now booking dates for March / April and May 2012)
Most recent Release: "IV" (Goomba Music) Sept 27, 2011
"On Broken Wings" (Crash Music 2007)
"Behind Eyes of hatred (Crash Music 2004)
"Route 666" (Crash Music 2003)
Style: American thrash
Similiar Artists: The Haunted, 3 inches of Blood
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Led by former Pissing Razors (Eagle Rock / Spitfire records) guitarist, Matt DiFabio Single Bullet Theory is a sonic force to be reckoned with.
Drawing inspiration from the refined vehemence of black metal to the classy flair of power metal, the Philly-based quintet Single Bullet Theory formed in 2000. They displayed a strong do-it-yourself ethic from the start, issuing a self-released EP in 2000 and financing five US Tours including tours with Hypocrisy, Soilwork and Killswitch Engage. During this time, their self financed EP (produced by Eddy Garcia of Pissing Razors) went on to chart at Number 4 on Metal Radio for three weeks.
After signing with Crash Music is 2003, Single Bullet Theory entered the studio to record their debut CD, Route 666 (Mixed by James Murphy of Testament, Death and Obituary). The album was release in April and received good reviews from the metal community and the video for the song "Murder Machines" received airplay on MTVs Headbangers Ball and Fuse Uranium. The band also toured with Entombed and King Diamond during this time period.
"Behind the Eyes of Hatred"(Produced and mixed by James Murphy (Testament, Death) followed in August 2004 , the band went out for five weeks with Into Eternity, Amorphis and Beyond The
Embrace during this touring cycle. They also did select shows with Pissing Razors." "Hollowed Out" was the albums lead track as well as the video for "Behind Eyes of hatred".
"On Broken Wings"(mixed by Eddy Garcia of Pissing Razors) was SBT's third record and was recorded in 2007 for Crash Music. The record also features 5 additional live tracks that demonstrate exactly what a force this band is on stage.The band did over 30 regional dates in support of this record. However, inner turmoil cause the group to essentially disband in 2008.
After some much needed line-up changes Single Bullet Theory, the rejuvenated band has created their strongest release to date... "IV".
"IV" is diverse as well as being much more muscular than their previous releases."IV" is a musical barrage of intensity, power and vehemence mixed with a classic metal flair.
In addition to the 9 tracks, " IV" also features a nine-minute instrumental track called Auctioneer of Souls. The track features 20 guitar solos from 13 of metal s finest axe-men (Jeff Loomis, James Murphy, Tim Roth) and is destined to become a heavy metal classic among guitar enthusiasts.
IV features new members John Ruszin III (guitar), Jeff Kalber (bass) and session player Acacio Carvalho (drums). All drum tracks were recorded at Clay Creek Studio in Newark, Delaware with engineer Nick Rotundo. The remainder of the record was recorded and mixed by SBT's John Ruszin at Ruszin's studio in Wenonoh, New Jersey. The record was mastered by Matt DiFabio.
"IV" also contains bonus tracks from previous sessions, including a guest performance from Matt Thompson (King Diamond) on a blistering cover of Death- Spirit Crusher .
Note: All dates subject to change so call before you haul!
2/28/13 Dingbatz Clifton, NJ
3/1/2013 Cherry Street Station Wallingford, CT
3/2/2013 The Bug Jar Rochester, NY
3/30/13 Reverb, Reading PA
4/06/13 McStews, Levittown PA
5/25/12 - The Note, West Chester, PA
5/26/12 - California Brew Haus, Rochester Ny. (with Seven Witches)
5/28/12 - Long Island Live FM radio appearance / performance 103.9 wrcn
6/16/12 - Warehouse24, Woodlyn, PA (with Givethemrope and Seeds of Perdition)
7/21/12 - Mcstews, Levittown, PA Ride for Dime event,
North American Tour With Into Eternity and Riksha
8/09/12 Blue pig: Cudahy, WI
8/10/12 The Reverb Rock garden, Waterloo, IA
8/11/12 Another Hole in The Wall, Steger, IL
8/12/12 I-Rock: Detroit, MI.
8/13/12 The Foundry, Lakewood, OH
8/14/12 California Brew Haus: Rochester, NY
8/15/12 Hard Luck bar, Toronto, Ontario
8/16/12 Petit Campus, Montreal Qeubec
8/17/12 - Middle East, Boston MA.
8/18/12 The Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY
8/19/12 Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY
8/20/12 - Empire (Formerly Jaxx): Springfield, VA
8/21/12 - Mojo 13, Claymont, DE.