Clear Channel New band, Urbansnake, is an alternative metal/rock band from The Bronx, NYC. The band is influenced by a tapestry of creative heavy acts from the 70s through today, and has received worldwide airplay and strong reviews:
"I think they crank. They remind me of this mix of Metallica, Motorhead, Sabbath all just kind of contained in this ball of cranking power and controlled rage."
Michael Yusi - UCradio (Jul 19, 2007)
"Rising up from The Bronx in New York, Urbansnake are a motley lot that have bounced from band to band before all falling into the same rehearsal room. Their new album is just out, and quite frankly pins your ears against the back wall… of your next door neighbours living room. . ."
- britcaster.com (Nov 30, 2005)
Urbansnake aspires to compose music that doesn't draw on trends, but, instead, on the musical tastes of its individual members.
Lead singer, Vinny Corvino, has fronted several New-York based hard rock and metal bands, amongst them Holy Motorpunk and Stabbing Negatives. Holy Motorpunk's single, Meditation 17, received airplay on New York's 102.7 WNEW.
Rhythm Guitarist, Kevin Aponte's band Semanon drew serious interest from Metal Blade Records, but disbanded shortly thereafter. Before starting Urbansnake with singer, Corvino, Aponte toured the Florida club scene with Slyce. Corvino and Aponte have been a songwriting team for several years. The two were the major creative forces behind Holy Motorpunk. Aponte later rejoined with Semanon drummer, George Paige to form Stabbing Negatives.
Lead Guitarist Andy Romeo was the driving force behind NYC's Requiem. During the '90's, Requiem headlined in clubs throughout the city and opened for major acts including Life of Agony and Biohazard. Requiem received airplay on commercial and college radio and toured clubs along the East Coast.
Bassist, Rob Dominguez has played in many formidable bands based out of Westchester/Bronx/NY: Big Frankenstein Shoe, Mercury Bath, Brainstem. Rob is heavily influenced by Iron Maiden, Clutch, Faith No More, Led Zep and Skynyrd. Rob's very eclectic musical tastes range from mambo to country to punk to metal. He is a self-professed comic book and Star Wars geek
Drummer, Mike May's band Smokescreen was, for a long time, a top attraction for metal fans in the New York Tri-State area. Smokescreen performed with major acts. May would later go on to join The Juicemen who were signed and produced by Sean Slade. May also played with NYC favorite, Sons of Bitches, and has performed shows with death metal giants, Demolition Hammer.
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