Friday, April 8, 2016
Band Submission: Red Tape Revolution-Stoner Sludge Metal From Akron, Ohio
Band Name: Red Tape Revolution
Genre: Stoner Metal / Sludge Metal
Location: Akron, Ohio
Brief Bio/Description: The struggle of the proletariat is as real now as it ever has been. Long has the system successfully crushed the will of the people. Wealth is hoarded by the ruling class over people who have been overworked and coaxed into obedience by the world's major religions. Through the writings of great thinkers such as Karl Marx, Mikhail Bakunin, Emma Goldman, Noam Chomsky, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Orwell, Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, and Christopher Hitchens, one can begin to see through the red tape layered over the system built to oppress its people.
Aside from direct action, in no way has the proletariat expressed its anger and frustration and come together more effectively as it has through music. In 2015 our musical protest began when guitarist/vocalist Tommy Pillitiere and guitarist/vocalist Chris Hatfield began to write music for a project that was to be inspired by the many influences that had drawn them to music from early ages. From the revolutionary anti-establishment blues based rock of the 60s/70s to The Decline by NOFX to War Pigs by Black Sabbath to Propagandhi's Potemkin City Limits, the inspirations came fast and varied. Soon, the addition of long time friend and bassist Bobby Holmes, Pillitiere's former bandmate drummer Bill McClellan, and the voice of singer Bob Rivers the pieces were in place for what has become the project that was imagined from its inception.
With all members contributing to the music and lyrics, the band has become its own representation of true democracy. Music for the people and by the people. The DIY mentality of Punk. The straight forwardness of Hardcore. The mind expanding landscapes of 60s Psychedelia. The hammer strike of the heaviest Doom Metal. We are the movement. This is our creed.
It is with this in mind we bring forth this manifesto.
The Manifesto of the Red Tape Revolution.
Bill McClellan - Drums
Bobby Holmes - Bass
Bob Rivers - Vocals
Chris Hatfield - Guitar
Tommy Pillitiere - Guitar
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