Purge d.i.

Purge d.i.

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Purge: “To cleanse or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is un-pure, foreign, or too superfluous… Voted Best Original Band in New Hampshire at the Chantilley’s/Rock 101/Budweiser Battle of the Bands.

Biography

Purge: “To cleanse or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is un-pure, foreign, or too superfluous… This is a pretty good description of the sound: stripped down, powerful, heavily rhythmic. Voted Best Original Band in New Hampshire at the Chantilley’s/Rock 101/Budweiser Battle of the Bands.

Lead singer Jay Bellaud’s vocals are perhaps the most striking aspect of Purge d.i. and serve as the band’s trademark. Bellaud’s spooky vocals sometimes resemble those of Tool front man Maynard in his timing and timber. Keith Cuscia plays both lead and rhythm guitar and manages to set the foundation as well as blasting through the wall of sound built up by drummer Bob Austin and bassist Randy Ladd. Purge d.i. merges contemplative lyrics with the heavily pulsing rhythm to produce a disc suited for both raging road trips and a listening through headphones in a darkened room.

When formed in early 1996, no one would have guessed that an original act (from New Hampshire no less) would have the fortitude to go the distance. Quickly establishing a solid reputation in New Hampshire clubs, Purge d.i. found themselves garnering enough attention to land opening slots with many National Acts. Over the next few years while making their local rounds, Purge d.i. has shared the stage with bands such as Fuel, Godsmack, Days of the New, Slipknot, Linkin Park, and Disturbed to name a few. At one of these shows Ass-9 Records A&R recognized the unprecedented talent and intensity of Purge d.i. on stage. It was that chance meeting that ultimately led to the signing between Ass-9 Records and Purge d.i. in July of 2002.

In early 2003, through the collaboration of Ass-9 Records and Black Dog Promotions it seems there is no stopping the Purge d.i. machine. With the release of their National Debut LP, “Grounded” supported by a national tour, national retail placement with major chain stores, national commercial radio, an MTV 2 video on deck and a full-scale endorsement from Adidas, it seems Purge d.i. has “household name” locked in their crosshairs!

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For more information on Purge d.i., call or write:

Black Dog Promotions
Scott Kelly
9920 S Rural Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284
480-206-3435
www.blackdogpromotions.com
E-Mail: scott@blackdogpromotions.com

Discography

2003 - Grounded