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"Band Bio"

Band bio: Cubane


Genre: Hard Rock

Hometown: Newark

Who's who: Matt Doyle, drums; Paul Stitik, bass; Shawn Trainor, vocals; Tom Castiglione, guitar.

Behind the name: "Paul came up with the name after watching a Learning Channel program about explosives. The show said that 'Cubane,' or C8H8, is a synthetic hydrocarbon molecule, (consisting of eight carbon atoms arranged in at the corners of a cube), with the highest density of any hydrocarbon, allowing it to store large amounts of energy. The name, in a word, best describes how we all feel when playing our songs." -- Shawn

Sounds like/Influence: "If Zakk Wylde, Flea, Shannon Larkin and Ed Kowalczyk were all in a band together, that would be us. Our influences range from '70s progressive rock to '80s guitar rock to '90s alternative rock. You can hear a little of everything in each song we play."

Web site:

My Space:

Upcoming Shows:

10.26 Pale Dog Tavern, Newark, 9:30 p.m.

11.24 Pale Dog Tavern, Newark, 9:30 p.m.

What they're working on: "We're currently working on some new material, but we just finished six songs in the studio and plan to record another six before the end of the year."

Favorite local venue: "Gators on Basin Road (in New Castle). Good stage, good sound system, and always an unpredictable crowd."

What to expect at a show: "You can expect to hear mostly original music, with a few covers thrown in for good measure. We come complete with a light show and pyrotechnics, when needed. Above all else, you can expect to have a good time against a soundtrack of great music." - Spark Magazine


Debut Album: C8H8
for sale online, in stores, and at shows.

currently playing on 93.7 WSTW:
train wreck

songs and video streaming at



Cubane - a compound, denser than water and able to withstand temperatures up to 267 degrees farenheit once existed, only in theory. After some careful research and planning, the group found a common bond in mixing different musical backgrounds and styles. They turned a leisurely jam session into a high energy, highly explosive chain of song writing. Original elements include: Paul Stitik, Tom Castiglione, Matt Doyle, and Shawn Trainor.

With an arsenal of songs, a few months were spent building the bond and trying to fuse all the elements into the mix, looking for the perfect composition. Once fine tuned, the energy level soared higher than ever, creating what intelligent scientists might call, an endothermic reaction. Hard work and patience paid off, for Cubane was whole.

Cubane is an element that is constantly expanding outward. It has been detected and well received from DE to NY. There is no doubt this band can exhibit the stability, high-density and ability to store the high levels of energy, needed to live up to the name, Cubane.