Dead Weight Burden
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Dead Weight Burden

Port Chester, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Port Chester, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Classic Rock


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Dead Weight Burden

Dead Weight Burden are a powerhouse, southern, hard rocking, heavy 70's rock band from Port Chester, NY. These 3 musicians have been brothers for years, jamming and getting to know each other musically, culminating what in we see and hear today as Dead Weight Burden. Greg Sotire, John Scampoli and Cheech Carriero are hard working, slaves to music with amazing chemistry. The band got their official start in 2010. They hit the woodshed and wrote tunes like "Greasy Fingers" and the bands namesake track "Dead Weight Burden", eventually self-releasing a demo/E.P. of a few originals, showing amazing potential, songwriting prowess and as the band themselves would put it, "Musically trusting each other".

Greg, Cheech and John are currently supporting their brand new full length album "Drop The Rock", a 10 song slab of pure sludgy, American rock n' roll. The self released album, is a grimy and raw listening experience. It can, in short, be summed up as whiskey swilling, blue collared, 70's hard rock. Front man Greg Sotire's guitar work recalls the frantic playing of Stevie Ray Vaughan and the catchy phrasing of Tony Iommi. John Scampoli's tight, funky style and Cheech Carriero's deep, thumping bass grooves melt flawlessly into each other while simultaneously accenting Greg's riffs and snarling vocals.

Power-trio may be an often used and over rated description, but that is exactly what Dead Weight Burden are. The band have the uncanny knack to kick things into overdrive with heavy metal aggression, soothe your soul with beautiful acoustic melodies and heartfelt vocals, and get you shaking with deep grooves and southern rock swagger.

Dead Weight Burden have been making their name the old school way in the NY music scene playing various clubs and local venues with bands like Left In The Attic, Crazy Jake, Here There Be Monsters and The East Coast Rednecks while also showcasing themselves to bigger audiences playing huge gigs at multiple town fairs throughout Westchester County and even taking part in the Ossining Bi-Centennial. This band is poised and ready to take their music and performance to the next level, already currently having their second album written and ready to be recorded.

This band is all around very original and a breath of fresh air in our local music community. DWB gives us unforgettable blues tunes with a heavy metal attitude. If you've always wanted to hear Lynyrd Skynyrd jam with Metallica, Black Sabbath collaborate with Government Mule, or Jimi Hendrix write songs with Clutch, then get ready for your new favorite band : DEAD WEIGHT BURDEN.

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