Just got home from work and I decided to make sure that the Music area here isn’t left stale again for a few weeks so I popped over to the Warped Tour 2008 website to read throught the list of bands on the tour this year just to find some new material. So going from the top to the bottom I came across the band named “Black President” which fits right in this year in the States.
Turns out that this is yet again a band formed from some bigger names from past bands (Goldfinger guitarist Charlie Paulson, Circle Jerks/Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson, vocalist/rhythm guitarist Christian Martucci (of Dee Dee Ramoneâ€™s touring band),Unwritten Law bassist Pat Kim and Guttermouth/Bullets and Octane drummer Ty Smith). They came together back in 2006 and have toured already with some big names in the music industry such as Bad Brains, Guttermouth, the Germs and Suicidal Tendencies and as stated above are heading out on the Warped Tour 2008 as well.
The line-up today is the following:
JASON CHRISTOPHER (BASS & ACYCLOVIR) new dead radio
ROY MAYORGA (DRUMS & SWORDS) nausea, sepultura
CHRISTIAN MARTUCCI (GRETSCH WEILDING HUMAN AIR-RAID SIREN) dee dee ramone band, strychnine babies
CHARLIE PAULSON (GUITARS, DRILL SGT.) goldfinger
The music is pretty much in-your-face punk rock n roll with good vocals giving the sound the edge it needs to come across real. Make up your own opinion – their debut record should be out this summer and I want to get it. This sounds yet again like a band that will have to be reckoned with in the future, looking forward to them!