Buried deep in the snowcapped mountains
of Colorado, a distant rumble breathes life to a new breed of dynamic metal; a
quintet by the name of
Switchpin. Formed in May of 2001,
Switchpin is Jon Novak (vocals), Pat Anderson (drums), Billy Thompson
(guitars), Geoff Frantz (bass), and Chris Scott (keys). Fusing together modern
alternative heaviness akin to the likes of Chimaira, American Head Charge, etc.
spiked with their own taint of melody, thunderous riffs, and a crushing rhythm
Switchpin leave no stone unturned in their quest to turn the tides of
metal warfare from a whiter shade of pale to a murky somber black. Since landing
a covetous band sponsorship from
and the famed
Switchpin have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with some of
metal’s most elite: American Recording Artists Slayer, RoadRunner
Recording Artists Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, 36 Crazyfists,
and Five Pointe-0, Century Media Artists God Forbid, Diecast,
and Candiria, Columbia Recording Artists The Union Underground,
Artemis Recording artists Dope, Nuclear Blast Artists Tapping the
Vein, Psycopathic Recording Artists Zug Izland, Metal-Blade Artists
40 Grit, Relapse recording artists, Mastodon, Nitrus Recording
Artists American Head Charge Psychodrama Recording Artists Dry Kill
Logic, and many more. Inspired and built upon by the likes of Sepultura,
Switchpin is the middle finger to the music business that is a now
cliché homogeneous mix of trends, and images. This five-piece is what your
mother doesn’t want you to listen to.
Flaunting such a powerful resume of
“Bands Played With”, the swank doesn’t stop there –
June, 2004 saw the release of Switchpin’s first full
length DIY effort,
…The Truest Form Of Flattery.
Produced by Switchpin, and Dave Otero (Cephalic
Carnage, Throcult, Synthetic Delusion). TFOF expands
on the band’s personal feelings, and pent up emotion.
The effort continues a tradition of heavy, where
“Redemption” (2002) has left off.
Having been ranked .1 in various regional
Metal charts on MP3.com, .2 in the International NuMetal..Hardcore
charts on MP3.com, with six other songs in the top 25,
it’s simple to see Swtichpin’s future is approaching
fever pitch. Two words indubitably define the musical
creativity and buildup of what this band embodies:
Passion and Aggression.
Switchpin are constantly on a strict
touring regiment, winning fans over nationwide breaking
into both the West and East coasts, and laying waste to
the Mid-West, their 7 states in 9 days ‘No Coast,
Whore-Core Tour’ is testament to the work ethic put
forth by these select group of musicians. 2004-2005 will
see its fair share of Switchpin shows. The quiet place?
An end? There isn’t one - clearly the bands impetuous
streak has not been quelled yet. With new material
always in the works, Switchpin is gearing up to take
their musical destruction into overdrive. A foreseeable
trail of empty beer cans, ravaged women, and fans
stricken with awe is what this breakdown in silence is
all about. Forget about the way it was, and prepare for
the onslaught that is Switchpin.
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