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I photographed Submecca frontman, Michael Nussbacher. Mike is very charismatic and soft spoken and when he's on stage he almost becomes another person. It's a brilliant and almost eerie transformation. Check out Submecca and soon there should be some new tracks for your listening pleasure. - Casey Bennet/ Truth Explosion Magazine

Last night I had not only my ear drums blasted out, I had the priviledge to photograph three very distinct and talented bands from Victoria. Transient, Submecca and Radiant City Lights. I knew both Nic and Garrett of RCL's and they threw me on the guest list to get into the gig --- a concert is sweet -- a free concert cuz you're on the guest list is even sweeter!! Anyways, pics will be posted on Truth Explosion in the next little while, in the meantime, enjoy some samples from last night.
Also, expect some promo shots in the next couple of weeks that I'll be doing of Submecca!! These guys really throw it down. - Truth Explosion Magazine


- Recover, 11:15, Scars to Remember (all available in rough format for listening at

-Self-produced demo in circulation.
- Professionally produced EP to be recorded beginning in April.

Radio Airplay:
-Songs to be featured in February 2008 on "Zero Tolerance" radio show on CFUV FM (College radio)
- Songs requested by program manager at The ZONE 91.3 FM for Band of the Month consideration.
- Opened for Threat Signal on Hard Harvest tour.
- Opening for Okanagan band of the Year "Helcion" with local band "Saul"



The lights go down on a Friday night as the ambient din of the venue begins to quiet. Heads turn toward the stage as a bass drum begins to reverberate through the room. Patrons quickly make their way over to the stage when moments later an ominous riff rings out and begins to build. For a moment the crowd is still until the band explodes into the first song of their set. The band and crowd both go wild, bodies surge forward, hands fly into the air, and the earth shakes with the raw energy of a Submecca show.

Submecca thrives on connecting with the audience through a tight and cohesive sound that is the sum of its parts. The group was formed in 2004 by guitarist Matt B. Serjeant and drummer Chris Krausert, two long-time musicians who had both relocated to Victoria from other parts of B.C. Those who heard the pair agreed that there was something compelling about the guitarist's textural and catchy riffs and the drummer's tasteful but hard hitting edge.

It all began to come together when Ryan Booth joined the ranks on second guitar, bringing a heavier edge and attitude to the band, and his heavy crunch perfectly complemented Matt's countermelodies. Then, in 2007 Jason Booth staked his definitive claim to the bass, adding his fluid style to the band. It didn't take long before Jason and Chris locked in together in order to give Submecca the formidable rhythm section it has.

The final piece of the puzzle was set in place a few months later when “Michael” auditioned for the group after scores of applicants had tried out. His powerful, versatile, and sincere singing and lyrical style made everything from that point forward pure magic.

Since their first gig, the band has grown closer as friends and has begun to seriously tighten up and write many new songs as a unit, all the while turning heads and ears with their style of music that is fresh, different and relevant. Submecca's live shows are fierce and full of intensity; the live show channels their energy into the crowd, who magnify it tenfold and give it back to the band. The live show is a chance for each member to express their innermost emotions through the music. This is the essence of what makes their music so honest and genuine. Fans usually approach the band after a performance and comment about how it hit a certain button that needed to be pushed.

Recently, Submecca has confirmed shows in Washington State, and has quickly risen to be able to book shows at Vancouver Island's top venues such as Lucky Bar and Evolution. Truth Explosion Magazine is to feature the band in a pictorial in the coming months, while many shows are on the horizon with opening spots for some major touring bands in the works after the recent success of an opening spot for Canada's "Threat Signal" during their Hard Harvest Tour has gotten promoters talking.

It’s all about music that speaks to people. Submecca does not just play to the audience from the heights of a stage. The band enjoys meeting their fans face to face whenever possible. The music is nothing without that direct connection to the listeners at every show.