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FROM THE COLD WINDS OF CHICAGO, DEGRADATION IS PURE UNADULTERATED METAL. WITH DUELING LEADS, PUNISHING VOCALS, AND DRUMS OF DECIMATION, DEGRADATION PROMISES TO KEEP YOUR HEAD BANGING AND YOU BEGGING FOR MORE. HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY TESTAMENT, SLAYER, MEGADETH, AND IRON MAIDEN; WITH A STRONG EMPHASIS ON LIVE SOUND, QUALITY RECORDING, AND EVERY NOTE SOUNDING “ TIGHT ”, DEGRADATION STRIVES TO SET A NEW LEVEL IN THE HEAVY METAL WORLD.

THE FOUNDING MEMBERS, ALEX MANSKE AND MIKE HARTMAN ESTABLISHED THE BAND IN THE SUMMER OF 2001. SHORTLY AFTER ALEX’S BROTHER JOE JOINED THE BAND. IN JULY OF 2008 MIKE FELDMAN JOINED THE LINE UP. IN SEPTEMBER 2007 THE BAND PRODUCED THEIR OWN 4 SONG CD, WORKING ALONGSIDE JOHN CLARDY OF PROGRESSIVE PRODUCTIONS. WITH THE RELEASE OF “ UNLEASHED “, THERE WAS AN INSTANT INCREASE OF INTEREST IN THE BAND. MOST RECENTLY DEGRADATION WAS FEATURED IN THE MAY 2008 ISSUE OF METAL EDGE MAGAZINE, AND THE NOVEMBER 2008 ISSUE OF METAL MANIACS MAGAZINE. ALSO, THE BAND HAD THEIR TELEVISION DEBUT ON WPWR-TV ON TATTOO FACTORY TV. CURRENTLY THE BAND IS WORKING ON MAKING THE NEXT STEP TOWARDS BECOMING A NATIONAL ACT.

THE BAND’S LIVE SHOWS ARE INTENSE, ENERGETIC, AND FULL OF SURPRISES. AS A UNIT, DEGRADATION HAS PLAYED CLUBS EVERYWHERE FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF CHICAGO TO THE SOUTH SIDE AND WESTERN SUBURBS. AS CHARISMATIC, EXPERIENCED MUSICIANS, THIS INTENSE AND ENERGETIC BAND LEAVES IT’S MARK EVERYWHERE IT GOES.

Screen name:
degradation
Member since:
Jan 03 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years together:
4
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Age:
33 years

Influences

TestAmenT,SLAYER MetallicA,The Crown, Sepultura, Death, Megadeth, Overkill, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Exodus, At The Gates, Pantera, Classical guitar, the blues, Ac/Dc, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Haunted, Necrophagist, SUFFOCATION, Buddy Rich,Kreator

Members Of Band

Alex Manske, Joe Manske IV, Mike Hartman, steve holy

EQUIPMENT

9-piece Tama Grand Star. Engl, Genz-Benz, Peavey 6505+, Marshall Mode 4, U.S.A. Jackson guitars, B.C. Rich,

MUSIC