Baldwin, New York, USA

Ruppthritis is a metal/thrash/grime band from Long Island, New York, with influences ranging from Pantera to Hank Williams. By combining old school thrash, heavy metal, and blues roots, Ruppthritis creates a sound undefinable by genre.


Started in January of 07, Rupp has been gigging and writing songs steadily. With influences that vary between metal, blues, jazz, and every genre in between, Rupp has developed a sound that can't be totally placed in any one category. The soul of the band derives from unwillingness to conform, strong friendship, the love for music and the undying passion for riding vintage minibikes. The band recently opened for thrash legends Overkill as well as releasing their debut LP, Ruppthritis.

Joe Mastrosimone - Joe has been playing guitar for close to ten years and has a strong kinship with all things metal! He writes the riffs of devastation that shred right down to your soul and make you want to bang your head against the stage. He has been with Rupp since the start!

David Schneider - The voice of the band though sometimes you wish you didn't hear what he was saying! The brutal truth is love him or hate him he'll force you to listen anyway just to hear what absurdity comes out of his mouth next! Having been playing in bands for over 10 years on stages that range from grimy, dirty bar floors to Cbgbs. He is no stranger to music.

Matt Garzilli - Having been a friend to both Joe and Dave for years Garzilli gave them the tools they needed to start this band. 1. A place to practice. 2. A guiding hand in songwriting. The only thing they didn't have was a drummer. So out of sheer necessity Garzilli put down the guitar we all know and love him for and taught himself the drums. Having been a prolific guitar player in his band Fatal Edge who ran the metal scene in the old Castle Heights in Queens to Lamours in Brooklyn he had no reservations about getting on the stage.

Mike Mastrosimone - Having assembled an all-star cast of musicians.(haha) The boys had one last problem. Who was going to play bass? The only logical option was to get Mike, Joes older brother to buy a bass guitar and start playing. Having played the guitar for years it was an easy transition and it adds a melodic lead quality to his bass riffs.


2010 - Ruppthritis