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Hard Rock, Metal, Pop Rock, Groove, Funk, Hooks, Melody, lyrics, Creative, Moody, Dark, Catchy, Harmony, progressive, time signature, clever, heavy, bottom-hea
Old school integrity with a modern punch. Crushing Ground does everything from blues to progressive music, all with the hooks and chops you'd expect from a national band. Influenced by the classic artists such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Soundgarden, Crushing Ground carries this artistic approach into the modern age.
Band/artist history
Once in awhile, a new band comes along to make you forget the excesses of the guitar-bass-drums groups. Thats what newspapers are writing about Crushing Ground, a rock band hailing from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. The Tribune Review goes on to say: (Crushing Ground) take rocks basic format and update it for the new millennium. Formed as a trio in 1998, Crushing Ground has developed a sound that can be described as tight, melodic modern rock with colorful vocal harmonies and a slight progressive punch. Scott Mervis of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes: Crushing Ground came out of the studio with a slick sounding finished project...a straightforward power-trio rock record with strong harmonies. The Tribune-Review writes: What sets the band apart is their song writing...Silhouette and On the Other Hand are radio-worthy tunes. The band has had two recent lineup changes. Keith Uram, on bass and Josh Walters (formerly of The Juliana Theory) on the drums. Together, they have really completed the evolution of Crushing Ground, a band that has finally grown into it's name. The new music, currently being tracked for the second disc, has a deeper concentration on dynamics, mood and impact. In an age when a lot of bands rely too heavily on technology in the studio, this band proves itself live.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Everywhere in Allegheny and Westmoreland County so far...we love it! It's a chance to escape the ridiculous demands of the real world and share the release with others! Win-win.
Your musical influences
Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, King's X, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Fuel, Black Crowes, AudioSlave, Nirvana, Shinedown, Alter Bridge.
What equipment do you use?
Mesa-Boogie, Marshall, Ampeg, Pearl, Sure.
Anything else?
Catch one live show and you'll know that CG is the real deal.
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