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the art of self defense

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The best kept secret in music


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The Art of Self Defense are in the studio working on their debut release, slated for release on July first.


Feeling a bit camera shy


THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE came into fruition to satisfy the collective needs of four musicians, determined to find a new, groove oriented, heavy melodic kind of 'sound'. Their diverse influences combine to create a potent musical cocktail only bested by their awe-inspiring, spleen-bursting, high energy live show. This Music flows with the intensity of a runaway locomotive and the effortless grace of a soaring bird; while the lyrics explore desire, love, pain, doubt and hope with equal ease and poise.

For Rock fans in search of something new, but palatable, the search is over!

The Vocals of Chris Morales and Chris French's guitar melodies texture a sort of call and response that range from frantic to sweet, chaotic to collected. The Bass of Ramon Salumbides provides a syncopated thump the melds seamlessly with Ian Caruso's simple, groove foundation.

This Band does not need to rely on the gimmicks and pyrotechnics, sonic and otherwise, to get their music across, these things are not necessary. Those who hear it need neither convincing nor a second listen... they get hooked. To put it in the simplest terms, THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE WILL KICK YOUR ASS, and YOU WILL TAKE IT!

Everything about the band, from sound to stage show, packaging to performance, feels organic and natural for one very good reason, it is. These men do one thing with their instruments and that is be themselves, but dear God, they are good at it.

Fresh and addicting, just be happy you weren't the last to experience them.

Ian played in the controversial Seattle band Courtney Killed Kurt, it was a lot cooler than you think.

French and Ramon carried the Seattle hodgepodge known as Ophelia.

Morales previously fronted the award winning Cork Ireland rock act, 'The New Messiahs'. Prior to that he held lead for the Chicago rock group 'SAPO' with Mobe Shileds and Frank Cavanaugh (Filter)

Thanks for watching.

Have a good evening.


Oh yes... people tend to compare us to System of a down, Mudvayne Faith No More.... and the live show? Think The Carpenters meets The Jesus Lizzard, were they healthy and fully clothed.