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The best kept secret in music


"Trancending The Mundane"

Long Island's Fifty Four are a new hybrid band who have tapped into a completely new, innovative sound. Citing influences from Nine Inch Nails and Filter to Helmet and Nirvana, Fifty Four biggest influences may come from popular hip hop producer Taiwan Green (a.k.a. Mr. Fingaz). The prevalent element to Fifty Four's sound are the hop hop beats, although the vocals have nothing to do with rap.
The roots of Fifty Four were borne from Klank and Big Baby Satan. Klank was an industrial metal band with the misfortune to be on a terrible/ shady label (Conquest Music, now known as Progressive Arts Media). Following the release of Numb, Klank soon seemingly disappeared. Drummer John Zaletel and guitarist Pat Servedio hooked up with Big Baby Satan (great stoner rock) vocalist Kerry Merkle and bassist Ivan Gonzalez to form Fifty Four (named after the popular nightclub from years ago). While the music is strongly rooted in hip hop rhythms, which Klank dabbled a little previously, Kerry's vocal presence gives them some grit and power. This is an eleven-song debut and should help the band latch on to a label. It's a new sound which Fifty Four have created, but should have commercial and critical appeal. Plus these are serious, driven people- success is imminent.
- Brett VanPut


54 is planning on releasing a full length in 2003.A stream is available at, http://www.soundclick.com/54


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Formed in 1998 Klank signed with Tooth and Nail to record "Still Suffering".Thirty thousand were sold and Klank proceeded to tour the United States. Opening for such bands as P.O.D. and MXPX they expanded their fan base.After disbanding in 2001 John and Pat sought to move on in other musical directions.Looking to create a new sound combining Hip-hop, punk, metal and indie pop 54 has the sound of the new rock music.