When Adam and I officially started doing Anarchy Club in the fall of 2004, I don’t think either of us had any idea of where that road would take us. We had been friends for years, and had worked on numerous musical projects together (Lashed But Not Leashed, Brothers Grimm, Fearless Vampire Killers, etc), but never got to really sink our teeth into anything because of other obligations musically. But that fall, everything fell into place. We were both sick of the music business machine, and the popularity and growth of emo and other more passive rock genres made us want to gag. So we decided that we just wanted to make the music we wanted to listen to, since nobody else seemed to be doing it at the time.
The first two songs we did were, as I remember, “Enemy Ace” and “Kill For You”. While “Enemy Ace” firmly was a template for where we were headed musically, it was our third song, “Behind The Mask”, that would be our first true “proof of concept” (And for the record, that song is about Batman).
The popularity of “Behind The Mask” skyrocketed with the success of Guitar Hero, and our first album was met with (mostly) rave reviews.
Since then, we’ve released an e.p. (A Single Drop of Red), another full length album (Art of War), and a handful of singles, with the most recent being our tongue-in-cheek cover of the Misfits classic, “Skulls”.
So, here we are, fall 2011. I think that Adam and I are closer than ever to transfering the music we hear in our hearts and souls into recordings in the studio. Our influences are many, as well as diverse, and in the past I think we unknowingly forced those influences into our music at times, as opposed to trusting what was inside, waiting for a chance to shine. But I can honestly say that the songs we’ve been working on recently are the most truly realized vision of the musical concept we’d aspired to in the fall of 2004. I’m excited to see them develop the way they are in the studio, and even more excited to hear what you, the fans, will think of them when they are released in the coming months.
So for all of you who’ve been along for the ride since the beginning, thanks for sticking around and standing by our side. To all who’ve come since, thank you for jumping on and becoming part of the international Anarchy Club family. For those of you who just found out about us, I welcome you into our random crew of misfits, outsiders, and thrill seekers. And I say to all of you, hold on tight. It’s been a long fun drive down this road to get where we are, but Anarchy Club has wings now, and it’s time to fly. Prepare for lift off.