February 27, 2024

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DRY KILL LOGIC – Tease New Music

DRY KILL LOGIC have announced their return with plans to have a new single titled “Vices” out in stores on September 6th through their Psychodrama Music Group imprint via eOne Music. The music will be the band’s first since 2006. According to the group, their initial plans will have them releasing a series of singles before eventually putting out an EP/album. Touring plans are also being discussed but nothing solid has been booked as of yet.

Band Members

Cliff Rigano – Vocals
Jason Bozzi – Guitar
Phil Arcuri – Drums
Brendan Duff – Bass

Originally formed in Westchester, New York in 1995, Dry Kill Logic took their cue from the proverbial gods of metal — Pantera, Tool, King Diamond, Sepultura and Fear Factory. In 1997 they released their first EP ‘Cause Moshing Is Good Fun’ on their own Psychodrama Records. “Psychodrama is everywhere,” Cliff explains. “I’ve always felt that the forces of stupidity surround the human race constantly. Everything has to be a really big deal these days. People aren’t willing to let go of even the smallest thing.” After wracking up some prime opening slots for the likes of Exodus, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Pro-Pain, the band went into the studio in July ’98 with producer Andy Katz (Overkill, Local H, Rakim) to cut a full length effort, ‘Elemental Evil’. Quickly hailed by their peers as a force to be reckoned with, they were invited to share the stage with Coal Chamber, Incubus, Anthrax, System of a Down, and the Misfits, just to name a few. “When we get on stage it’s such a ferocious, violent show,” Cliff states. Despite the local successes, internal tensions in the band were running high and when their then-guitarist split, Dry Kill Logic decided to spend 1999 taking some time off and strategizing their next move. This was not to be the end of Dry Kill Logic, it was merely the calm before the storm.

After this much needed break, Dry Kill Logic regrouped with a vengeance. In their search to fill the vacant guitar slot, the band met Scott Thompson, who was working as a piercer at a tattoo shop at the time, through a mutual friend and hit it off straight away. “You can spend years writing with people and never get anywhere,” Cliff admits. “Then you can spend minutes with the right person and get ten times as much accomplished. Hinge was taken to a new level once Scott joined.” Phil couldn’t agree more “Scott was a blessing in disguise. We all instantly clicked and he fit right in.” The newly forged foursome started writing for the new record in February of 2000 and went into the studio with Scrap 60 Productions (Eddie Wohl, Steve Regina and Rob Caggiano) in August. With the fire in them burning strong, they quickly tracked the 13 anything-but-quiet tunes that were to become The Darker Side of Nonsense. Talking about the session, Phil is still ecstatic “It was off the wall. We all knew what we were trying to do and everyone was on the same page. The vibe was great.”