gaskit

gaskit

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Great songs and great performances, coupled with personality and a determination to work hard for what they want. Gaskit has become synonymous with Active Rock, with an edge that only a Chicago band could bring.

Biography

In the summer of 2004, after finishing their first full-length album Saturation, Gaskit began planning their first nationwide tour. Their Mission-to make a statement-to the fans; to the industry and to the world. Their goal was to tour all 50 US states in 49 days--which would break the Guinness Book World Record for fastest rock tour of all 50 states.

Break something they did-unfortunately it was not the world record. Halfway into their tour Gaskit's guitarist, Jay Hoyt, broke his wrist in a freak accident during a show in Santa Monica, CA. "We were at the end of the second song of our set, when the stage collapsed from under me and I fell backwards... I felt a snap and immediately knew something was wrong..." Realizing the world record would have to be put on hold, the band refused to be discouraged. "This is only the beginning." recounts Hoyt.

You don't have to spend much time with this foursome to realize, they are on a mission-a mission that began three years ago when this hard rock quartet hit the Chicago rock scene. Since then, they have earned their reputation of being tenacious, brash, and tireless in their pursuit of making heavy rock music and putting on a live show that rivals that of most signed acts. In their short time coming up in the Chicago music scene Gaskit opened for signed acts such acts as Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Soil, Tantric and others. This success has lead them to movie (Desert Cemetery) and TV placements (Jake 2.0 on WB), not to mention working with prominent LA producer Marc Jordan (Synapse, Rubikon) on their dynamic first full-length record.

Gaskit's sound combines a drop-tuned blend of smoldering guitar chunkiness, with the murky fortification of bass tones administered by Jason Schade. Jeremy Paretti's assaulting percussive skills-honed during his days as a marine infantryman- provide the rhythmic bedrock into which singer Freddie Feldman etches his caustic, yet melodic, inflections. The result is a hard rock elixir sure to please fans of bands like Chevelle, Trapt, Breaking Benjamin, and Smile Empty Soul.

"All we want to do is make music that moves people...by pouring ourselves and our experiences into our songs and our live show," Feldman adds, "it's that simple." Bones may be broken, but it is obvious that this band's drive remains in tact. There is no doubt that gaskit will continue to turn heads, and continue to make a statement.

Discography

Saturation, 2004
lost in silence, 2003

Streaming tracks available through: gaskit.com, sonicbids.com, and myspace.com.

Radioplay: Gaskit song "What Did I Do" in regular rotation on- Normal, IL (96.7 I-Rock), Minneapolis, MN (93.7 FM), Dubuque, IA (102.3 FM KXGE), Sheridan, WY (94.9 FM KZWY), Cookeville, TN (93.7 B-ROCK), Huntington, WV (Planet 92.7), Manhattan, KS (101.5 FM KROCK), Davenport, IA (97 ROCK), Lincoln, NE (104.1 The Blaze), Columbus, GA (Rock 103), Lewiston, ID (Z-Rock 96.5), Vestal, NY (92.5 KGB), Framington, NM (92.9 FM), Columbia, OH (99.7 FM The Blitz), Bateville, AR (93.1 FM The Max), San Antonio, TX (102.7 FM K-Rock), Modesto, CA (New Rock 96.7 FM), Manchester, NH (101.1 FM), Cape Girardeau, MO (Real Rock 99.3 FM), Billings, MT (96.3 The Zone), 94.7 FM (Chicago), 101.1 FM (Chicago), 1240 AM (Chicago).

Television Credits: Episode #14 of Jake 2.0 running on UPN (US), Skyone (UK), and Sony (Latin America) networks.

Film Credits: Body Damage: Crashes of Demolition Derby from CinemaWorx. Desert Cemetery (Flashdog Ent)

Awards: Winner of the Songs Inspired By Literature International Songwriting Competition (SIBL) both 2003 & 2004.

Opened for National Acts: Godsmack (Universal), Soil, Tantric (Maverick), Drowning Pool (Wind-Up), SouthFM (Geffen), Future Leaders of the World (Epic).

Sponsors: Monster Energy Drink, Understood Clothing, eBags.com, ConnectGO.

Set List

All original set, 45 minutes.