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"Moral Defect - Howl at the Moon - 5 - 21 -12"

Moral Defect
Howl at the Moon
Overheard in the crowd: "That was the sickest cover of "In Da Club" I've ever heard!"

At Howl at the Moon last night, local group Moral Defect delivered energetic hip-hop rock infused with heavy metal solos and funk guitar. A mixed crowd of friends and fans sang along to their older jams and bobbed their heads in synchrony during new, unreleased songs.
Throughout the show, lead singer Jason T. Walters (formerly of Tears of Joy) used a plethora of foot pedals to create vocal effects in songs like "Loss for Words" and "Program Director." Their one cover was 50 Cent's "In Da Club"; not singing along was impossible.
A lot of their lyrics included drug and alcohol references, but Walters reached a little deeper on songs like "Wake Up:"

You keeping up with the Kardashians
People get their brains bashed in
Smashed in, politicians cash in
Children starve to death but your ass is overweight
While you're eating fast food they've got nothing on their plate...
We fight wars that nobody voted for
Kids in uniforms on their first and second tour

When it comes to creating a tight sound, these four guys have it down, but when it comes to creating alter-egos, not so much. Walters is also known as Preacher Pengus Khan, and then there's guitarist Kevin "Kitten" Saboe, bassist Joe Rockerfella and drummer Kyrt Diamond. Though the band is only six months old, its members have been on the scene for years. Some of their best songs, like "Friendz" and "Loss for Words" haven't been released on an LP yet. The band is currently working with director Eric Senchuk to create a music video.Personal Bias: I'm a sucker for passionate bands who give off a vibe of "we-eat-sleep-live this dream, even if we can't eat sometimes."

The crowd: Disgruntled Lakers fans and 20- and 30-somethings eager to support a local band.

Random Notebook dump: All of the guys in the band pronounce their band name as Moral D'fect, not De-fect. Set list:
Bitch Made
Loss For Words
Need To Get High
Baked Magoo
Truth Be Told
Wake Up
If Ya Don't Mind
In Da Club
Program Director

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"Moral Defect 2012" EP realeased Feb. 2012, available on itunes and for free download on soundcloud also in rotation on

"Moral Defect EP" to be released late aug. 2012

"Moral Defect LP" to be released Jan 2012



Moral Defect is comprised of four members:
Pengus Khan-vocals/guitar
Joe Rockerfella-bass
Kevin Saboe- lead guitar
Kyrt Diamond-drums

Based in North Hollywood,CA
Moral Defect is far from your ordinary rap/rock band, with a wide range of influences from drum corps, classic rock, metal, old school rap, hip hop, 70's funk, and even progressive rock. There's always something for everyone at a Moral D show. The dynamics of the different personalities in this band offer something special, amounting to an extremely volatile live show. Moral Defect shows are unrivaled, as they bring an arena rock show attitude to even the smallest of venues, always leaving the audience anxious for the next show. Often, you will see concertgoers leaving a venue completely rocked! There are several factors that make this possible: constant rehearsing, writing, recording, choreographing, and performing. But don't take my word for it. Check out their videos on youtube or go see them live. Their shows speak for themselves.