For this week's edition of Sunday Sludge, I have chosen Long Island, NY's very own Borgo Pass. For those of you unfamiliar with the band, Borgo Pass has been slamming skulls since the mid 90's with their intense brand of Stoner/Southern Sludge metal. Tom Crane (guitar), YT (bass), and Joseph Wood (drums) were the founding trio of Borgo Pass in 1993, originally known as Slow Painful Death. The band continues to this day with extensive touring and self-releasing their own music on their own label Loud Belly under the current lineup of Jimmy Tammarazzo, Paul Rosado, Tommy Crane, Thom Karcher (Sasquatch), and Joe Wood.
Powerful!!! This is how New York's Borgo Pass describes their sound. As an American five piece band formed in the mid 90's, Borgo Pass has built themselves a large loyal fan base with their grooving infectious sound. They have also created quite a buzz in the heavy music scene as a force to be reckoned with now, and for a long time to come. Borgo Pass cites hard rock/metal and good ol' southern rock from the late '60's and '70's and mixes it together with a more modern and aggressive approach. Realizations of everyday life is their main influence. The band's second self-produced album "Powered by Sludge", released in early 2000, was extremely well received by their ever growing legion of fans, creating a feeding frenzy of downloading on MP3.com. The album became critically acclaimed worldwide, being named one of the top 10 albums of 2000 by the Netherlands' Aardshock Magazine! Borgo Pass has played with many top bands including: Type O Negative, SuperJoint Ritual, Heaven and Hell, Alice Cooper, Queensryche, Shadows Fall, Alice in Chains, Clutch, Kittie, Anthrax, Bio-Hazard, Life Of Agony, Kings X, The Misfits, Unida, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Overkill, Dokken, W.A.S.P. and many more. The band continuely plays with the local, heavy, Long Island Music Scene which involves many strong up and coming bands. Borgo Pass has had a self-sufficient tour of the Southern United States including a wicked performance at The House of Shock (NOLA). If you enjoy music that is powerful, diverse, and emotionally charged, then you must experience this roller coaster ride of the senses called Borgo Pass.
Check out "Rotted Chain" off of their latest CD "Dead Water" due out 5/11/11 as well as some other killer tracks.
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