Our good friend Dan Lorenzo sent this along:
You may have already heard of MARRA’S DRUG frontman, Steve Zing. Member of Danzig, and formerly a member of both heavy rock legends Samhain, Son of Sam and punk legends Mourning Noise.
That said, Zing is not the type to put any sort of musical limitations on himself. Influenced by everything from heavy punk rock to metal to progressive rock – even ‘50s music! — Marra’s Drug debut CD is heavy, yet at the same time listener-friendly. “Marra’s Drug music is indescribable,” Zing explains. “It’s very intense – it’s not pop punk, and we’re not whining.”
Perhaps New Jersey-based Marra’s Drug music is diverse because all four bandmembers (Zing, Guitarist Steve Falco, John Caton drums, and Danno on bass) did not cut their teeth on the same musical fare. “We didn’t all grow up on punk rock,” Zing reveals. “I grew up on punk and ‘50s music, like early Elvis, Bill Hailey and Buddy Holly. Falco and Caton dig hard-core metal, Danno is into progressive rock…our music has each of our signatures, and we put our own spins into it.
The tunes are aggressive, in-your-face and honest. Of course there’s anger in there, which is at the core of any good heavy rock music. Yet, there is also a very subtle underlying melancholy if you listen closely enough. Zing continues, “We don’t try to write songs. We do what is best for the song, whatever it takes to make the best tune possible.”
You can hear/view Marra’s Drug on ITUNES at this location.
For more on MARRA’S DRUG visit their official web site.