Brewed in the heart of the Beatdown Bronx, BILLY CLUB SANDWICH'S sound is a metallic batch of crunching riffs, intense drumming and a vocal growl that bleeds New York City Hardcore. Powerfully combining off-kilter melodic grooves with bi-lingual lyrics, the foursome (Martin Gonzalez -Vocals, Tony Malone - Guitar, Gary Muttley - Bass, Glen Lorieo - Drums) have been creating some of the most uniquely aggressive music in the New York Hardcore scene for more than ten years.
Building on the strength of their live shows and first two strong EP's, 1997's Hold the Bologna (Nawpost Records) and 2001's Superhero's at Leisure (Inner Strength Records) Billy Club Sandwich cemented themselves as creative artists who were as willing to crash through the numerous misconceptions of hardcore bands as heartily as they were to crash through a stage with a sledgehammer. A wrecking crew both live and in the studio, 2004 saw them release their 1st full length album on Inner Strength Records, Chin Music. Skratchmagazine.com called the album "refreshing" and stated that it was "Straight up, no-nonsense East Coast hardcore." The blast beats and stomp parts as well as a spicy mix of humor and hip-hop proved BCS were ready for the spotlight and they relished it, touring Europe and Puerto Rico to support the album while playing to large festival crowds and packed clubs as well as several Superbowls of Hardcore in there hometown of New York City.
Band Website: WWW.BILLYCLUBSANDWICH.COM
Having played with a virtual hall of fame among various hardcore scenes in the US and in Europe, BCS felt it was time to return to the studio, what transpired is the hard hitting release, The Usual Suspects. Throwing in flourishes of genre's as far flung as Merengue and Thrash, Billy Club Sandwich's release on Dead City is hard hitting guitars, deep pocket grooves and Spanish/English lyrics dealing with everything from corruption to wild party nights. Tracks such as "Bottom of the Barrel" show the studio polish of a veteran band while, new flourshies in tracks like "Shark Tank" eye the future for these hard working hard living Hard Core Hero's. This is also an enhanced CD with 3 bonus videos.
Billy Club Sandwich-
"The Usual Suspects" CD
After continued touring
in the US, Puerto Rico, Japan and Europe, Billy Club Sandwich felt it
was time to document one of their tours and release it for the world to
see. The "Japan Suspects Tour" DVD is a snapshot of their tour of Japan,
including rare bonus footage and music videos from one of hardcore's most
diverse bands. This DVD features professionally recorded live footage
of classic songs such as Suckerpunch, Turning Point, Disturb, Justice
Unknown, Slow With Your Hands, Pito Wilson and more. Also features rare,
behind-the-scenes lost tour footage of BCS hanging out in the land of
the rising sun.
Billy Club Sandwich-
"Japan Suspects Tour" DVD
DVD Footage consists
of BILLY CLUB SANDWICH performing live in Japan. Also includes additional
Japanese touring and traveling footage.