Since THE COMPANY BAND first got together in 2006, the group has solely existed through semi-annual corporate retreats. These meetings developed into an organization of odd fellows featuring vocalist Neil Fallon from Clutch, drummer Jess Margera from CKY, guitarist / vocalist Jim Rota from Fireball Ministry, bassist Brad Davis from Fu Manchu and guitarist Dave Bone. Since the beginning, the group has rarely surfaced to show their hand. In 2007 it was the Sign Here, Here and Here EP. In 2009 it was The Company Band album along with the It’s A Confusing World / Not Fragile single. And after a recent retreat at a beach house in Venice, the group have a new five song EP ready entitled Pros & Cons. Pros & Cons will be released in July 31st via Weathermaker Music.
Starting today both the CD and vinyl editions of the Pros & Cons EP are available for pre-order at THE COMPANY BAND’s Official Store HERE. The collector’s edition vinyl is limited to 1,000 individually numbered pieces with one side featuring etched artwork. Pre-order your copy now as these are sure to sell out fast.
An EPK has been released, which gives fans further insight into the band and the upcoming Pros & Cons EP. Check it out HERE and delve deeper into who THE COMPANY BAND are and what they stand for.
The first single from the EP entitled “House of Capricorn” received its exclusive premiere via Antiquiet.com. Check out the song and read a little insight on the track from frontman Neil Fallon HERE.
Not many have known the origins of THE COMPANY BAND until Jess Margera finally opened up about its inception. “I crossed paths with Jim on tour and knew we should open up shop immediately. Do some instrumentals that could be valuable in the placement market. Then he suggested getting Bone involved. It’s then when we laid down our original presentation that we took to Neil. We hoped he could be a guest speaker on one of the tracks but it fortunately turned out that he wanted a permanent seat. Brad Davis came seamlessly into the fold later as he was already a compatriot with several of the members, musically and socially.”
With everyone’s bands creating such a difficult schedule, how do they make it all happen? “I don’t want to say we pay great attention to astrology, but…” said Neil Fallon trailing off. “On this one, I chose the spot for the retreat in Venice. A great location will not only bring the people out, but it will also bring the best out of the people.” And when THE COMPANY BAND do get together, it’s an occasion not to be missed. The group can be seen performing limited live demonstrations toward the end of July. Dates are listed below.
Pros & Cons EP Tracklisting:
1) House of Capricorn
2) Black Light Fever
3) Kill Screen
4) Loc Nar
5) El Dorado
THE COMPANY BAND Live:
7/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – TICKETS
7/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus – TICKETS
7/28: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall – TICKETS
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