Antagonista

Antagonista

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Antagonista is a true power trio. We have been described as a combination of GnR, ACDC, Soundgarden and Zep. Our live shows rip.

Biography

Born in 2007 on the Lower East Side of New York City, Antagonista has already been hailed as, “…the band that could save rock and roll” (New York Press- Fall 2008). A consummate power trio, Antagonista combines pro songwriting, soaring vocals, crunching riffs, and sheer volume to bring you their own distinctive brand of heavy rock. Not content to conform with the simplistic nature of the average band on the circuit, technical ability is infused with Marshall Warmth and voracious energy. Antagonista kills live.

Eric G. is a New York City native and veteran of the rock scene. Known for his Plant, Scott, Rose, and Cornell style vocals, he is a sought after pro. Having played with members of The Cult, and founder of a project produced by Kirk Hammet, Eric is the front man you always wanted. Lyrics and vocal melodies are slaved over until The Reverend feels they are perfect. He is also the sole guitar in the band, managing to rips leads and executing signature riffs with professional ease.

Drummer Max Capshaw is also a New Yorker and veteran of the hardcore, punk and rock scene. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Max anchored well-known acts such as: Sick Of It All, Murphy’s Law, Burn, H20 and Lament. His band, Ashcan, was chosen personally by Clutch as their tour support. Bringing power from his past punk days with him into the rock of Antagonista, the foundation is bombastic and the groove deep.

Rounding out the line up, Steve Steele comes to Antagonista by way of Reading in the U.K. Within moments of playing with Eric and Max, it was obvious that Steele was the only man for Antagonista’s low end. His bass growls and grooves with technique and feel. Having been the root of multiple rhythm sections back in England he is expert at keeping the pulse while always keeping it interesting.

On stage, its clear that Antagonsita are a trio of tightly intertwined musician’s and friends. Their interactions are that of a professional outfit that wants to redefine what rock means. This is evident on their debut E.P. With the ominous presence of the already infamous Antagonista goat, you are in for quite an experience. The goat’s eyes will tell you. Look, but not for too long.

See you soon.

Contacts: Myspace.com/antagonistanyc
Eric-917-744-4474 vze2btbx@verizon.net
Max-914-819-7884 lummaxx@hotmail.com

Lyrics

Animal Mother

Written By: Antagonista

WELL DARK HAIRED BEAUTY..NICE
SIREN PLAYS ME LIKE A SONG
IN MANY WAYS IT’S SUICIDE
BUT OF COURSE I MAY BE WRONG
OH BAMBI I’S THE ONLY ONE
BRINGING FEATHERS FOR YOUR NEST
I WONDER WHEN I TRAVEL NORTH
IF YOU CALLIN HIM THE BEST

WELL I BEEN HOPIN DADDY JUST TO HAVE MY WAY, BUT NOW MY HEART IS HOME.
DADDY CALL ME, BUT CAN’T PROMISE YOU I’LL WAIT AT HOME

PAINTED VINES IS CRAWLIN, COME MY WAY
NOTHINS JUMPING HARLET I CANT WAIT ANOTHER DAY
OOH, I’M ON FIRE FOR YOU, BUT IM UPTIGHT
NOTHINS JUMPIN HARLOT, BUT TO ME IT’S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL

BOYS SHE ROCKS STEADY AT NIGHT
AND MAMA SWINGS IT TILL THE DAWN
TELL ME SISTA, SISTA WHEN DOES THIS NIGHTMARE COME A SONG..

WELL I BEEN HOPIN DADDY JUST TO HAVE MY WAY, BUT NOW MY HEART IS HOME. DADDY CALL ME BUT CAN’T PROMISE YOU I’LL WAIT AT HOME..
C’MON!

Butchers Hook

Written By: Antagonista

SANE, IT PASSED ME BY
ALL ALONG, NOT A MOMENT DRY
OH I BEEN TORN
AMAZING TO ME HOW HARD THEY’LL TRY
GETTIN OFF ON AN EMPTY SIGH
OH I BEEN…

OH NOW THE TIME IS JUST RIPE
YOU BETTER LET THOSE BOYS AT THE DOOR KNOW YOUR WITH THE BAND
SHO IS NICE, WHEN IT LASTS ALL NIGHT
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

COMIN AROUND IN RECORD TIME
SING ALONG AND TAKE WHATS MINE
OH I BEEN HAD
AMAZING TO ME JUST WHAT THEY’LL BUY
GLOVES OFF, DON’T EVEN TRY
OH I BEEN

OH MY FRIENDS, WHAT A CRIME
I DECIDE, I DON’T WANNA TALK ABOUT IT
LET ME GO, LET ME KNOW
BY DESIGN, FOR WHAT ONCE WAS
AM I TEN FEET TALL OR
SIX..FOOT UNDER..GROUND
WOUND UP LOW, TRAVELED HIGH

Sins and Needles

Written By: Antagonista

CAN YOU SHOW ME WHERE TO GO
IT’S SO GOD DAMN DARK IN HERE
I CANT SEE MY HAND IN FRONT OF MY FACE
SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT IN THERE

MOONLIGHT CRASHIN ACROSS THE SKY
ALWAYS MADE MY MAMA CRY
GET THEM HOUNDOGS OUTTA HERE
THIS AINT NO PLACE FOR THEM TO BE IN

WELL WE’VE ALL COME OUT ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD
TRUTH BE TOLD I KNEW THIS LONG AGO
PRAISE BE I BELIEVE I’LL STICK AROUND
GOOD GOD DAMN MY SOUL WEAVE MY WAY TO THE DARKEST COVE.

SET THIS KING UP ON HIS HILL
MAMA BRING MY WHISKEY FILLED
IF I SPUN YOU A TANGLED TALE
IS THERE SOMEWAY YOU’D LET ME IN

I KNOW I DONE NO WRONG
YOU KNOW IT DEAD TO RIGHTS
YOU SHOULDA CARVED A CLEARER PATH
BUT YOU KNOW HOW FAR I AM PAST THAT

GOOD GOD DAMN MY SOUL
BARRELS BLAZE, LOCK AND LOAD

Buckshot Reign

Written By: Antagonista

WELL, WE GONNA GET RIGHT THROUGH THIS,
EVERYONE SHAKIN WHAT THEY GOT

AND IF YOU TELL ME SECRETS,
MAMA I WILL GIVE YOU ALL I GOT TO GIVE

GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MAN
I AINT WAITIN ON A NEW SONG

PARTY’S NEVER OVER,
LONG AS THE BOTTLE STAY HALF FULL

ONE NIGHT, IN LOVE,
LITTLE SISTER GET IT ON

GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MAN
I AINT WAITIN ON A NEW SONG

SOLAR BEAMS RUN THROUGH ME
I’M SPENT AND HOW
ONLY GOT ONE LIFE TO GIVE
CAN YOU SEE IT ALL, CAN YOU SEE IT AL BY NOW?

DANCIN UP THE THIRD DAY,
NOW WE REACH THAT FINAL BEND

ONE NIGHT, IN LOVE,
LITTLE SISTER GET IT ON

SitStill

Written By: Antagonista

WAS IT SUMMERTIME? WELL I GUESS THE LEAVES TURNED GOLD..
BABY, DADDY CAN’T SPEND THE NIGHT
SHE TOOK ME TO THE DOOR, HER STEADY HAND WAVED GOODBYE.
I KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT’S BEST TO PUT ME IN THE GROUND

YOU’VE JUST MISSED YOUR FREE RIDE
TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER, I WONT BE HOME IN TIME
WHAT YOU WANT’S DRESSED IN ICE
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME PIECES LEFT BEHIND

TAKE THIS TOKEN APPEAL AND KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART
WOKE ME UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I FELL
IF I COULD FIND THE WORDS TO SOMEHOW SHOW WHAT YOU ARE TO ME, BUT I’M NOT A WRITER, A DRUNK, A LIAR IS ME

BETTER FRIENDS ONCE WERE WE
TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER, I WONT BE HOME IN TIME
AND IF YOU KNEW WHAT YOU NOW KNOW
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME PIECES LEFT BEHIND
DICKHEAD…

Sitstilluntilyouhearmesitstillwithoutawordiknowthatyoucanhearmesitstillwithoutaword

Discography

Antagonista -E.P.
5 songs
check it out at our myspace

Set List

Typically we do a 35-45 minute set. 9-11 songs. We can play for longer if asked.