Crucible

Crucible

BandMetal

Good, bad and the ugly. Variable speeds with riffs to remember. Hawaiian Hardcore...seek and destroy. Friends of the forgotten... Brethren of the betrayed. Compared to Crowbar, Pantera and Dr. Know. Look out for Crucible...domination forever rising!!

Biography

Crucible formed in 1997 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since then, toured 16 countries in Europe and produced 3 hard hitting records. Crucible latest record "Scars of the Hardened" shows an ever-evolving band which has endured a totally self-reliant 10 year existence.

It all began in June 1997, a group of friends jamming hardcore and heavy metal in the garage after surfing the south shores on the island of Oahu, in the Hawaiian island chain. Perseverance prevailed and after heavy gigging in Honolulu and Waikiki, Crucible went into the studio to record their first album UNSHATTERED which has since become a cult classic. Mixing retro skate metal such as Corrosion of Conformity, Aggression, Minor Threat and Dr. Know with more modern metal crushers such as Pantera, Crowbar, Black Sabbath and Sepultura, Crucible forged its own sound from the molten calderas of Hawaii's perpetual volcanoes.

After the release of UNSHATTERED in 1998, Crucible embarked on their World Meltdown Tour in 1999. A six week, 15 country tour through the unforgiving blizzards of Europe in the months of February and March, which also included playing the 3 countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in 3 days. The tour was self financed and was very well received by the fans and media.

Once Crucible returned home from the European tour in 1999, they realized that they should try to promote bands to come out to Hawaii since no one, not even Goldenvoice was promoting Metal Bands anymore. Hence, the metal concert series Havoc in Hawaii was born. Crucible brought out Skinlab (SF) and Pissing Razors (El Paso) for the first Havoc in Hawaii show in December 1999. Then in March 2000, Havoc in Hawaii 2 featured Crowbar (New Orleans), and then finally Havoc in Hawaii 3 in December 2001 featuring thrash legends Testament from the bay area of California. Crucible also performed at these shows along with local thrash legends Broken Man.

After promoting the Havoc in Hawaii concert series, Crucible brought out producer, Keith Falgout from New Orleans to help out with the 2nd album SOULS WORN THIN. Featuring anthem like riffs, and a wall of guitars, Souls Worn Thin shattered the myth of the sophomore slump and reigned triumphant as a showing of progress and maturity. Some tight thrash mixed with some unusual rhythms, but what really stands out is the almost doom-like riffing on the title track, as well as the poignant requiem of "Isolation" featuring Keith Falgout on the grand piano.

CRUCIBLE just released their 3rd record "Scars of the Hardened" and is performing on a regular basis, having opened up for TESTAMENT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and HATEBREED with the help of local promoter SICK NICK. After 10 years, we are still holding our own solidly and would like to thank all of those who have helped along the way: GHS Strings, ESP Guitars, Dunlop Picks, Washburn Guitars, Randall Amps

Discography

Unshattered - 1998
Souls Worn Thin - 2001
Scars of the Hardened - 2006

Set List

45 minutes:

Escaping the Grid
Deadwood
War on Peace
Sentenced to Death
Odds Against
Die Another Death
Get to Even
Less than a Man
Empire of Scorn