An energetic blend of new-wave and heavy progressive rock, FOUR STROKE BARON aspires to bring forth a lively and refreshing new voice to the music scene.Though comprised of only three members —Kirk Witt on guitars and vocals, Matt Vallarino on drums, and Keegan Ferrari on bass —the group manages to craft massive and immersive soundscapes juxtaposed over catchy, pop-like song structures.It is this penchant for blending familiar sounds and styles into something altogether new that has allowed the band to undergo a dramatic metamorphosis from its founding members improvising in a shed outside Reno, NV.
The dynamic and refreshing mashup of new-wave and heavy progressive elements that FOUR STROKE BARON emit on Planet Silver Screen landed them among LA Weekly’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2018 upon its release and continues to earn accolades and rave reviews. Planet Silver Screen is an amalgamation of all that FOUR STROKE BARON has come to represent musically thus far while simultaneously signaling the band’s evolutionary expansion into previously uncharted sonic territories. On the new album, the dynamic trio – Kirk Witt on guitars and vocals, Matt Vallarino on drums, and Keegan Ferrari on bass; showcase their hardest hitting riffs to date and add even more impeccable musicianship with the inclusion of a guest saxophone solo by blackjazz rebel Jørgen Munkeby of Shining (NOR) on the album’s concluding track, “Video Maniacs.”
Live show dates:
11/07 Minneapolis, MN
11/08 La Crosse, WI
11/15 Corpus Christie, TX
Planet Silver Screen is available here: