Wisdom In Chains
Everything You Know
I Scream 88
Released on November 3, 2009
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Founded in early 2003, as a musical collaboration between musicians
from both America and Europe, Wisdom In Chains have put their mark
on the American & European hardcore, punk and Oi! scene. Maarten, a
guitar player for the band Daredevil (Holland) contacted Mad Joe &
Richie, who at the time were both in Krutch ("Whatever It Takes"
released on I Scream Records in ‘02), with the idea to start an old school
band, with heavy punk and Oi! influences.
The three of them met while Krutch was on tour in Europe and not much
later Maarten flew to the USA to record their self entitled debut, which
was released on Gangstyle Records. Originally the band only played 1
show, due to the distance between its members, and eventually Maarten
suggested that Richie & Mad Joe would seek new local members to
keep the band going. They recruited local guitar hero, & just plain crazy
motherfucker, Tony Meltdown who was in The Ninth Plague and
basically shreds on the guitar. After that Shannon Sparky was brought
in on drums, who also played with Richie and Mad Joe in Out To Win.
The search went on to find a bass player who could jam with these cats.
The very obvious and only guy for the job was local drunk and trouble
maker Big Show Greg. The new line-up was finally complete and it was
time to hit the road and take their killer street rock with heavy old school
hardcore and Oi! to the masses.
A few years and 2 very well received albums later Tony Meltdown
would leave the band to be replaced by long time friend Evan Feeble.
He joined the fellas right in time for their long awaited I Scream Records
release, "Everything You Know".
The biggest question today "Can they top their previous releases?" can
be answered very shortly: Hell Yeah!!!! Wisdom In Chains have outdone
themselves with this new record and "Everything You Know" is an
album full of surprises. Musically divers, great lyrics, a solid production
and even a guest feature by Lou from Sick Of It All.
Simply said an absolute classic.