Chicago skate punk with elements of thrash metal and '80s hardcore punk with unapologetically honest lyrics zeroing in on issues such as social responsibility, societal blight and the validity of theism, among other concerns of the human condition.
Loved it, EE made my night. The band members are good people that immediately felt like old friends, the music is blazingly great and regularly in my personal playlist now, and they were right on time despite a long haul and bad traffic. I plan to have them back. Do it.
Price Range: Negotiable
Gig Length: 20 - 45 minutes
What to Expect
Our energy has been described as explosive and powerful; aggressive female-fronted vocals and tight, driving guitars with vocal harmonies; heavy emphasis on crowd participation in choruses and gang vocal shouts.
Evil Engine's on-stage banter is known for the quick-witted and hilarious sarcasm.
"Go big or go home" is the motto; the bigger the space and lights the more we can play with, but Evil Engine can pack a local bar with 50 people shoulder-to-shoulder and still bring an unforgettable performance.
Evil Engine went from artistic concept to reality overnight when a video of vocalist Kryssie Crisis went viral on social media. Armed with months of material and inspiration from political and social injustice, songwriter and bassist Mike Skull (of live performances with 45 Grave, The Vile) connected with Kryssie Crisis (DEADMANSWAKE, CBS’s Big Brother Over The Top), guitarist Jamie Booth (Indolent), and drummer Colin Holmes (The Massacres, Crusader) to create this punk rock party with a message; their debut EP “Nullius in Verba” charting at #11 on Amazon its first night.
Evil Engine’s sound is reminiscent of early California skate punk; from the "Suffer" era of Bad Religion to more contemporary first wave and Oi! bands the likes of Cocksparrer, Slaughter and the Dogs, and Stiff Little Fingers, coupled with aggressive nods to the metal edge of Motörhead and Anthrax.
Used as a metaphor for pop culture's vapid stranglehold on society, the “evil engine” powers modern ideals and standards. Evil Engine is the resistance against such complacency with punk rock energy, heavy metal groove and aggressive female vocals, and unapologetically honest lyrics zeroing in on issues such as social responsibility, societal blight, the validity of theism, and other concerns of the human condition.
"Don't be a part of it; stand up and always question. And if you don't, then you're becoming the fuel for the evil engine..."
Additional Booking Notes
Stage plot available upon request!
Past Booked Events
|October 13, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Grand Opening|
|Mike Skull||Bass; Vocals|
|Jamie Booth||Guitar; Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
-Stiff Little Fingers
-Slaughter and the Dogs
-New Model Army
Stage plot furnished upon request