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Transilience: Progressive thrash metal band from Reston, Virginia…..

Transilience – Cut The Mountain

The town Reston was ranked as the Best Place to Live in Virginia by Money magazine for its expanses of parks, lakes, golf courses, and bridle paths as well as the numerous shopping and dining opportunities in Reston Town Center. Obviously Reston is obviously also a nice place to make music and the band Transilience is an exciting and fascinating band from Reston. Here are the single/video Cut The Mountain video from the legendary prog thrash band Transilience!

Transilience consists of members of Corrosion Of Conformity BLIND, H.R., Righteous Fool & Ghost Work revive Spookey Ruben’s.

Transilience was an American progressive thrash metal band from Reston, Virginia, founded in 1988 releasing one demo and one album before breaking up.

Unless you were deeply entrenched in the late eighties D.C. Hardcore/metal scene – chances you’ve ever heard of Transilience are pretty slim. But, in the few years this young trio (Spookey Ruben:guitar/vox, Andy Johnson:bass, Jamie Guggino:drums) was active, their unique mashup of one part Bad Brains, one part Voivod definitely struck a chord in the D.C. music scene – gaining them supporting slots for C.O.C., Shudder To Think, Leeway and Biohazard. Their first demo cassette Threatened Fears DEMO 88 and debut self-released album Mouthful Of Buildings also caught attention overseas w/ rave reviews in Rock Hard and Metal Hammer, Germany.

Fast forward to 2019 – Transilience is asked to play the 30th-Anniversary of Jam For Man, the Reston VA punk rock benefit concert series, famous for launching the career of Richmond VA’s AVAIL — With Andy and Jamie no longer musically active, old High School pals Jerry Barrett (Animal / Corrosion of Conformity BLIND), Jason Browning (H.R. Human Rights / Righteous Fool) and Andre Love (Soulcraft) quickly stepped in to bring Transilience back to life!

The rehearsals and success of the show ultimately gave birth to a new song: Cut The Mountain- a title which eludes to the grotesque fast-food-mentality of recklessly cutting things out of the natural environment simply because they are in the way.

Cut The Mountain was written by Jason Browning (guitars) and Spookey (vox) – joined by Jerry Barrett on bass guitar and newest addition Sean Husick (Milemarker, Ghost Work) on drums. Recorded in Chicago IL, Annapolis MD and Los Angeles CA. Mixed and mastered at Airbuss, Hollywood by Spookey. The single/music video goes LIVE July 30th 2021 (in advance of TBA full-length release).

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6856 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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