Battalion Of Saints

Chain Reaction Records Presents

Battalion Of Saints

Nobodys, The Cryptics, King Rat

Thu Oct 12 2017

7:00 pm

$5.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Battalion Of Saints
Battalion Of Saints
Hardcore punk from San Diego, California.
Nobodys
Nobodys
Mixing four-chord Ramones-inspired rock anthems with an unadulterated pornography fixation, the Nobodys have sprung forth from the fertile grounds of Colorado Springs to become the reigning Ron Jeremys of the punk rock world!

It all began with their 1996 debut album on Hopeless, "Short Songs for Short Attention Spans." Produced by Joe Queer of The Queers, the record, full of two- minute gems, had fans getting it up from coast to coast as the band brought their live show across the country and around the world, touring the US, Europe and Canada several times over. Of course, this only made fans wet for more, so the Nobodys came again with their 1997 tour de force, "Smell of Victory" (produced by Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals). It all began with their 1996 debut album on Hopeless, "Short Songs for Short Attention Spans." Produced by Joe Queer of The Queers, the record, full of two- minute gems, had fans getting it up from coast to coast as the band brought their live show across the country and around the world, touring the US, Europe and Canada several times over. Of course, this only made fans wet for more, so the Nobodys came again with their 1997 tour de force, "Smell of Victory" (produced by Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals).

Tours with The Queers, Chixdiggit and Guttermouth won over even more converts. By now, collectors were going crazy trying to snatch up all the Nobodys material they could, so the band made it easy by compiling their numerous 7", compilation and demo songs onto one CD, appropriately titled "Greatasstits." (The cover, a close up on the enormous chest of renowned porn star Taylor Wayne, is as unforgettable as the music.) Soon to follow was the inevitable Generation XXX, produced by Donnell Cameron (Bad Religion, Rocket from the Crypt, NOFX) with twenty-five tracks of, what some would call ...sloppy, loud, perverted, snotty, annoying and not to mention overbearing punk rock from Colorado springs... Yeah, that's about right. Tours with The Queers, Chixdiggit and Guttermouth won over even more converts. By now, collectors were going crazy trying to snatch up all the Nobodys material they could, so the band made it easy by compiling their numerous 7", compilation and demo songs onto one CD, appropriately titled "Greatasstits." (The cover, a close up on the enormous chest of renowned porn star Taylor Wayne, is as unforgettable as the music.) Soon to follow was the inevitable Generation XXX, produced by Donnell Cameron (Bad Religion, Rocket from the Crypt, NOFX) with twenty-five tracks of, what some would call ...sloppy, loud, perverted, snotty, annoying and not to mention overbearing punk rock from Colorado springs... Yeah, that's about right.
The Cryptics
Andy moved to New Hampshire all the way from Michigan to join permanently. Anthony Calderone joins us from Groveland, MA and picked up bass duties putting me on standalone vocals from here on out. Taylor has been with me since August 2015. It’s been 2 1/2 years since there’s been an official lineup. I’ve never been more excited to play with anyone than these guys. We’re all here for the same reasons. We’re all here for the right reasons.
King Rat
King Rat
King Rat has been cranking out original two-and-a-half minute tirades about partying, passion and pain for 20 years. Their DIY work ethic and bring-it-on attitudes confront banality while hacking away at the strictures of the status-quo. They celebrate the rush of joy at life's brightest pinnacle and traverse the mire of despair in life's deepest ditch. Their music applies literary blue-collar grit to the old-school punk rock ascetic. The result is a sound that hurls forth a cacophony of courage, calamity, sarcasm and rage at varying velocities.
King Rat released their 8th independent studio album Buy the Ticket Take the Ride on June 27th 2014. The event was part of the band's 20 year anniversary celebration which included a two hour set by the band as well as performances by 12 Denver bands playing their versions of King Rat songs. The weekend was recorded live which will be used for a double live album release of the band's music in December, 2014. The band plans to continue writing, recording and playing their notoriously wild live shows for many years to come.
Luke Schmaltz - lead vocals, guitar
Sometimes referred to as the "word man," Luke's quest for a way to rant, scream, confront and swear without getting into trouble led him to punk rock. He steered his penchant for penning offbeat diatribes about life's scowling underbelly into a songwriting arc that spans from his late teens through today. He has offended many, and is only occasionally accused of embellishing to which he firmly attests: "I am not lying, I am making up the truth."
Mike Makkay – lead guitar, backing vocals
The only things more engaging than Mike's onstage facial expressions are the notes he hits during guitar solos. His ability on the six string is magnified by a sublime sense of timing and Mojo. Music is in his blood and rather than be a spectator with cans on his ears he chose to pick up the steel and trust it would lead him to rock. He delivers lightning with a mean attack, a keen sense of melody and a serious ax to grind.
Anthony Delilli – bass guitar, backing vocals
It has been an exhaustive effort on the part of Ant's relentlessly cruel band mates to fine eve one mean thread in his persona. In the Life Awards for the Nicest Guy in the World this guy will be crowned champion. A self-professed Star Wars geek, he locks into rhythms like a man with whom the Force is strong. His Jedi-like ability to have a good time assures that everyone around him does the same. Always.
Doug "Pockets" Hopper – drums
They call him Pockets for his ability to find the rhythmic "pocket" within any song and ride it out like he's rolling off on his vintage Indian motorcycle. He is a sonic guidepost – enabling bleary-eared band mates to focus and keep the music wired tight. His talent translates to an uncanny ability to find a gig's location in any city (without a map) and to detect the existence of an In And Out Burger from two states away.
Venue Information:
Marquis Theater
2009 Larimer Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.themarquistheatre.com/