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The best kept secret in music


"The Noise"

"They clearly do have talent, as this slickly produced CD features some of the best guitar tone I've heard from a local release." - L'Aretino


Debris, a heavy young act, is a hard group to classify. They also feature a great drummer. I love the dual guitarists and this tight band dueling it out for absolute pure rock fury. On this night, Debris is playing monstrously. Check out their sites, they are highly recommended. - Mike C.

"The Boston Globe"

Morse Code

Last Friday, no sooner had Junkyard (a solid Alice In Chains tribute band) finished in the bigger room, than the feisty Debris started blasting in the smaller room. Debris was very impressive, sporting an original sound that held the audience in rapture. Debris is a local band that could have a national future if it gets the right breaks. - Steve Morse 5/22/2003


Debris - The Lost EP This intensity building, guitar driving band rocks live and they hammer it home with authority on "The Lost EP". The intensity of these six songs will increase your heart rate. With one listen it's easy to see why Debris is a band to watch. Justin's singing (and overall) vocals are a perfect complement to the musical assault, a combination not easily found. If the music alone doesn't get you to buy the album, then maybe the other features of the CD will. The band included a computer interface on the CD that lets listeners view the video for "Thru This" and videos of the band making each song as they play! Need another reason to pick it up? I wake up at 5 every morning and commute 2 hours to work. This CD is on my short list of albums to wake me up and keep me going all day. THIS EP ROCKS!

5 Cores
Suggested Tracks: Thru This, Stuck Inside and Circle
- Kevin Curran

"Metronome Magazine"

Debris is much more than just your typical hardcore metal act. Hard driving rhythms interlocked with slick sound bytes and excellent vocal tracks fuel Debris' larger-than-life sound. Guitarists Justin Ballard and Michael Dudas share vocal duties while drummer Bryan Bales and bassist Steve Ordonez lay down a flaming foundation of molten magma.

They're as tight sounding as any band in their genre and display ingenious songwriting skills. Taking cues from Metallica, Pantera and others that have come before them, Debris spearheads the new sound of metal. Ass Kicking!
- Anonymous


Just Promotions Compilation – Locobazooka – 2003
Lollipop Compilation Issue 63 – 2003
Just Promotions Compilation – Ozzfest – 2003
The Lost EP – 2003
Lollipop Compilation Issue 62 – 2003
Just Promotions Compilation – Summer Sanitarium – 2003
Lollipop Compilation Issue 61 – 2003
Lollipop Compilation Issue 60 – 2003
Underworld Muzak Vol. 1 – 2002
Lollipop Compilation Issue 59 – 2002
A Little Thanks – 9/11 Benefit Compilation – 2002
Mass. Destruction Vol. 1 - 2001


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Debris is a Boston-based hard rock wrecking machine, hell-bent on annihilating everything in sight. Lollipop Magazine calls Debris's music "A roller coaster of longing, violence, introspection, and ass-shaking groove." Their crushing blend of melody and aggression has brutalized many an audience. Venues Debris has decimated include: Bill's Bar and The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, Middle East Upstairs & Downstairs, T.T. the Bear's, and The House of Blues in Cambridge, The Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester, The Rockpile in Saugus and Sharky's in Nashua, NH, where they won the Rockfest battle of the bands.

Debris has received airplay on WBCN, WAAF, WFNX, and WCUW 93.1 in MA: Rock101.1 NH: and KMRQ 96.7 in CA. They appeared on the 2001 Berklee Career Music Expo compilation CD, a 2002 compilation benefiting The New York Fallen Firefighters and Rescue Workers Fund, Canada's Underworld Muzak compilation series, multiple Lollipop Magazine compilations, and have self-released an enhanced live CD. Debris’ latest release, "The Lost EP," is an enhanced 6 song EP featuring their single, "Thru This."

Debris’s influences include Korn, Metallica, Tool, Faith No More, Incubus and Rage Against the Machine - but Debris's music can't be placed comfortably into one genre. Bryan Bales's ballistic drumming and Steve Ordonez's heavy, fluid bass lines provide a solid foundation, upon which Justin Ballard's 7-string explosion of brutal riffage and Michael Dudas's effects-laden guitar swirls create a dual sonic punch. Atop all this is a barrage of vocal shrapnel consisting of Ballard's melodic growl and backups from Dudas and Ordonez.

The seismic power of Debris, combined with their take-no-prisoners outlook, has made them a foreboding presence in the Boston music scene. Stay tuned for further destruction.