Count Rugen
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Count Rugen

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
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"Review of Count Rugen “Chapter 1” E.P."

Reminiscent of a heavy Toadies somehow thrown together with the passionate delivery and energy of early Incubus, Count Rugen’s first official E.P., “Chapter 1”, is a collection of five songs that would’ve rocked the socks off of the flannel clad teens of the 90’s, but since it was written over the course of the past year, it’s even more daring, and subsequently, more amazing. The E.P. begins with the powerful and thought-provoking “Letter to God”. Count Rugen uses both dual vocals and dual guitars to increase the impact of the music itself, and the end result is simply beautiful, with tracks such as “Lying is a Self-Defense Mechanism” and “There’s No Such Thing as Ghosts”, the quartet delivers weighty and stirring hard rock that is as beautiful as it is emotive. “Nothing at All” is a fine ditty, displaying plenty of slap bass and screamy vocals, but nothing on the album tops the last track, “Oh…You’ll Remember Me”, a heart-wrenching and splendidly written song that displays all of the talents of the band at once, from the wonderful vocals, soaring and airy guitars, and tight rhythms from the drums and bass. Overall, Count Rugen’s “Chapter 1” is wonderfully produced, expertly written, and very easy to relate to. I highly suggest picking up your own copy when it is officially released early November, 2013! - www.RockInChicago.org


"Review of Count Rugen “Chapter 1” E.P."

Reminiscent of a heavy Toadies somehow thrown together with the passionate delivery and energy of early Incubus, Count Rugen’s first official E.P., “Chapter 1”, is a collection of five songs that would’ve rocked the socks off of the flannel clad teens of the 90’s, but since it was written over the course of the past year, it’s even more daring, and subsequently, more amazing. The E.P. begins with the powerful and thought-provoking “Letter to God”. Count Rugen uses both dual vocals and dual guitars to increase the impact of the music itself, and the end result is simply beautiful, with tracks such as “Lying is a Self-Defense Mechanism” and “There’s No Such Thing as Ghosts”, the quartet delivers weighty and stirring hard rock that is as beautiful as it is emotive. “Nothing at All” is a fine ditty, displaying plenty of slap bass and screamy vocals, but nothing on the album tops the last track, “Oh…You’ll Remember Me”, a heart-wrenching and splendidly written song that displays all of the talents of the band at once, from the wonderful vocals, soaring and airy guitars, and tight rhythms from the drums and bass. Overall, Count Rugen’s “Chapter 1” is wonderfully produced, expertly written, and very easy to relate to. I highly suggest picking up your own copy when it is officially released early November, 2013! - www.RockInChicago.org


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Count Rugen was founded in the spring of 2012 by B.J. Gerk on vocals and rhythm guitar(formerly of Permo), Tim Swanson on drums(formerly of Permo), Bob Mullaney on bass(currently of Impale, Whut?, and Stab.Twist.Pull) and Bryan Ruppell on lead guitar(formerly of Veil Of Maya). After six months of writing and rehearsing, Bryan Ruppell left and was replaced shortly after by Michael Sonnefeldt (formerly of The Electric Boogaloo).

Since its inception, Count Rugen has become a dynamic rock band filled with soaring melodies, relentless energy, and huge choruses: a mission to create powerful music to stimulate the masses. Beginning with an emphasis on the live show, they look to make an immediate and lasting impression on anybody and everybody they cross paths with.

In the summer of 2013, Count Rugen entered the studio to record Chapter 1 and Chapter 2; the first two EPs in a series that tells the troubling story of Count Tyrone Rugen. Chapter 1 was released on Nov 29th 2013 and Chapter 2 will be released in the Spring of 2014. Be sure to keep your eye on Count Rugen, as much of the story is still yet to be written.


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