Fuck the Mainstream

Fuck the Mainstream

BandMetalPunk

Tired of the mundane? So are we! That's why we offer intense & in your face shows that you'll never forget! Our music is tried & true, and the words are filled with more conviction then most men's lives! FREEDOM is the name of the game & ROCK is merely a means to an end. Doubt us? Come see yourself!

Biography

Fuck the Mainstream formed in April 2000.With Will T. aka Dwill(vocals), Chad D. aka the Spyda (geetar), and Carlos G. aka Solrac(bass). At that time we had no drummer. During this time we recorded 4 to 5 very horrible straight to 8-track demos which will remain nameless. Shortly later we felt something was missing and we added Carrie A. aka Karebear/Shy Sensitive Flower to the line up as our then rhythm guitarist. Shortly later Chad moved and Carrie took over the duties of Lead Guitar. We then decided to give it one more chance and recorded our first real demo "who will you serve?" [2000] a 5 song cassette demo using a drum machine named B.I.L.L. The 1st pressing was originally only limited to 13 copies. However, due to demand we ended doing two more pressings of 13. Shortly there after we added the then Full Scale Riot drummer Steven F. aka the Machine Gun - who we had been trying to get as our drummer for some time- as our first live drummer. This was all during 2000. We played several parties and realized something was missing. By the end of 2000 we met someone who we felt fit the FTM mold and brought something fresh to the table. Thus, Adan D. joined the ranks of FTM as our Rhythm Guitarist to make Fuck the Main$trean an unstoppable force! This line up became the longest lasting FTM line up to date and rocked Texas relentlessly till mid 2005. Though, Steve left the band for most of 2004 due to conflicts with his family life and professional life. It was then shortly after completing their debut album "Sursum Corda" during the promotional shows that followed its release that Rhythm Guitarist Adan parted ways with FTM to pursue life in the BIG CITY. With an open spot in the band and another mini promotional tour soon to be underway the band turned to Max Keller aka Climaxxx to fill the now vacant spot. A month later they had the honor playing with & meeting Dr. Chud of the Misfits. This line up lasted till mid 2007 when Max and the band felt it best to part ways due to personal reasons. During this time FTM starting tracking a new 3 song EP with SpinalCore Records. Shortly there after long time guitarist Carrie A. decided she needed some time to herself and took an extended break which ended in her inevitably making the decision to leave the band indefinitely. During this time Will T took over guitar duties and the band continued to write and practice as a 3 piece whilst looking for a replacement guitarist. However, production on the EP was halted near the end of '07 for numerous reasons. It was around this time that Steven felt the need to take a break from the band as well. Leaving only Will & Carlos to carry on. As pressure & tensions rose things seemed bleak for the bands future. Will who had been homeless for most of the last year found it increasingly difficult to justify staying in a town that had nothing to offer, especially if there was no one left who cared to carry on the band he had spent the last 7 years fighting against all odds to man. Shortly, there after Will enrolled in College and left town to attend University for a bachelors in Fine Arts. The break didn't last long, and it wasn't long before Will meet & befriended a level headed drummer [Stacy V.] originally from Houston [CINEMA OF FEAR]. They clicked and started a short lived metal band called DEATH'S HEAD. The band's existance was breif but within weeks of its demise the two began writing new material. Shorlty thereafter Fuck the Mainstream was reborn. In no time at all Carlos was back on bass and work on a new album began. For the rest of 07 and all of 2008 they recorded, wrote, practiced, and fine tuned as a three piece. By Jan 09 the newly reformed band was ready to do some warmup shows. Longtime band friend Adam Gonzales aka Cowboy [Feeling Zero/OBLITERATES] was called in to handle some of the live guitar duties. They cram-practiced older material for a month, booked a few small local gigs, and then Adam went to jail. Former rhythm guitarist Max Keller aka Climaxxx agreed to fill in for the gigs. Then Cowboy was released and the group managed to get on the 4th Annual South Texas 420 Fest show and this time the band played with both Max & Adam. This show was also Max's last show with the band. The outpouring of postitive response from the recent shows was all it took to know they had to carry on. Then that May Stacy parted ways with the band to focus more time on his schoolings, and his new found passion for theatre. Drummerless but not hopeless the band instantly started searching for a drummer of the right caliber for the band. It was around this time that it should be mentioned that the band was located in two towns 2 1/2 hours apart. Adam soon relocated to Kingsville. A new drummer [Mike Valdez a fellow student at the local university and formely of the Del Rio based metal group Ferrum] was soon found who had the right combination of skills, levelheadedness, and inspiration. Practice resumed, new songs were writte

Lyrics

BETRAYED

Written By: William Daniel Thompson

So you say you cannot betray?
Why would anyone doubt you?
When you’re just as convincing as you are!!!
Thank you for the Judas kiss…
Hit or miss with an iron fist & will…
The line is forming around the block,
The ticket sales are through the roof,
Proof of greatness at hand,
All good soldiers die on command.
All good profits praise the land…
Good enough to care a little,
Dazed enough to stand in the middle…
But the sign reads “please stand to one side”
Decide to no longer delay,
Myself I cannot betray,
No longer shall you steal from me!!!
Myself I cannot betray,
You have just been betrayed…
You are now the betrayed!!!
BETRAY THE BETRAYAL
BELIEVE THE BELIEVER
DECIEVE THE DECIEVER
BETRAY THE DELAY
TO CONQUER THE DAY!!!
BETRAY THE BETRAYAL
BELIEVE THE BELIEVER
DECIEVE THE DECIEVER
BETRAY THE DELAY
TO CONQUER THE DAY!!!
So you say you cannot betray?
Why would anyone doubt you?
When you’re just as convincing as you are!!!
Thank you for the Judas kiss…
Hit or miss with an iron fist & will…
The line is forming around the block,
The ticket sales are through the roof,
BETRAY THE BETRAYAL
BELIEVE THE BELIEVER
DECIEVE THE DECIEVER
BETRAY THE DELAY
TO CONQUER THE DAY!!!
BETRAY THE BETRAYAL
BELIEVE THE BELIEVER
DECIEVE THE DECIEVER
BETRAY THE DELAY
TO CONQUER THE DAY!!!
The line is forming around the block,
The ticket sales are through the roof,
Proof of greatness at hand,
All good soldiers die on command.
All good profits praise the land…
Good enough to care a little,
Dazed enough to stand in the middle…
But the sign reads “please stand to one side”
But the sign reads “please stand to one side”
But the sign reads “please stand to one side”
BETRAY THE BETRAYAL
BELIEVE THE BELIEVER
DECIEVE THE DECIEVER
DECIEVE THE DECIEVER
BETRAY THE DELAY
TO CONQUER THE DAY!!!
So you say you cannot betray?
Why would anyone doubt you?
When you’re just as convincing as you are!!!
Thank you for the Judas kiss…
Hit or miss with an iron fist & will…
The line is forming around the block,
The ticket sales are through the roof,
You have just been betrayed…
You are now the betrayed,
This is all betrayal…

CRUTCH

Written By: William Daniel Thompson

Let’s throw away our inhibitions
Let’s get some exhibition goin’ on
Fuck me & I’ll fuck you
We’ll lay around a bit
and play with our shit
God knows why we fuck this way
We’re insecure and we feel like shit
But that doesn’t stop us from having some fun…
[Q: Don you feel dirty?]
[A: No]
We’ve cum so far on empty pill bottles…
With dreams of models doing things no one should do,
The people in our beds are nothing like what’s in our heads,
Yet we scream & moan and pray for the climax
It’s over before we know it
And we’re back at it again
Fuckin’ another friend
Wishing it would end
But we’re going the distance
No one wants to be dissed
But some people you just shouldn’t kiss
Let’s throw away our inhibitions
Let’s get some exhibition goin’ on
Fuck me & I’ll fuck you
We’ll lay around a bit
and play with our shit…
Everybody’s got something to say!!!
Everybody’s got something to say!!!
We fuck when we’re drunk
And sometimes I like to stick it in her butt
So what? So what the fuck?!?
WE ARE PEOPLE!
WE ARE PERVERTS!!
WE FUCK TILL WE DIE!!!
WE FUCK TO COME ALIVE!
WE ARE PEOPLE!!
WE ARE PERVERTS!!!

HEAL

Written By: William Daniel Thompson

From the pain, From the shame,From the brain,From the lame Wound so deep they cant be felt,
broke emotions hidden in the lines,Sympathetic eyes for pathetic lives,
still no-one takes the time to HEAL, HEAL Some say the pain doesn't hurt,
other say they like the feeling, So, what's with all the squeeling? Dealing with these toughts of shit.
Everyone's a hypocrit, but no-one wants to be judged..Pain is in your eyes...
Till someone buys the lies...Wounds are meant to heal...Yet we pick the scabs...
We get mad when are wounds will never truly heal!It's time to HEAL.It's time to feal.It's a time to heal yourself!!!

What's Goin' On?

Written By: William Daniel Thompson

Hear the sirens, whistle, & bells
We’re under attack and we don’t know what to do
Accelerating – mind racing out – of – control
Take a walk on the wild side
Take a walk on the wild side
Take a walk on the other side
Take a walk on the wild side
Over step your boundaries over & over again
The same message over & over again
Tripping yourself time & time again
What’s going on?
What’s going on?
What’s going on?
What’s going on?
It’s the sound of change
Just turn the page
And don’t look back…
What’s going on?
What’s going on?
What’s going on?

Discography

SELECT WORKS:
Who will you serve? 2001
MiNdLeSs 2001
HATE promo 2002
I.E.N. 2002
DEMO-NIC 2002
DEMORALIZE EP 2003
RAREITIES & DEMO TAPES VOL.1 2004
SCAR SONG SINGLE 2005
SURSUM CORDA [full length]2005
What happened to Evol? [single] 2006
Heaven Lies [single] 2007
Music From the Frontline Comp. 2008
TIME WAITS FOR NOW ONE: SIX SONG PROMO 2008
SURSUM CORDA RE-ISSUE 2009
DEMORALIZE EP RE-ISSUE 2009
TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE [full length] 2009
Sunlit in Sin EP [coming DEC 2009]

Set List

Our typical set list is about 45 min. We typically play 10-11 songs. We strictly play originals, although recently we've been playing an old Beck tune on the occasion. At the moment our setlist is these songs in various orders:
A Little Proof
Mediocrity
Demented Delight
So Long
Crutch
Fuck ourselves
Crucified State
Mirrorglass reality
Open Wound
Just One More
Motherfucker*