"The album echoes an earlier era of rock, when lyrics were loud and finishes were big." - Molly Cannon, OnTap Magazine
A super-sonic to salute hard rock and heavy metal's most time-tested conventions, Assrockers were formed in the District of Columbia during the summer of 2001. The brainchild of bassist Misty Stainz, the band's name, vision, and rallying cry -- "We Will Rock Your Ass 'Til You Bleed" -- was set long before the band's line up was even finalized.
Joining Stainz in her quest to rock asses and revive an all-but-non-existent DC rock scene were lead guitarist Riff Rokkwell, drummer Shang-Hi Skorz, rhythm guitarist Killer-T Roxx, and lead vocalist Bison Roughbottom. While it was apparent from the start that the group's songwriting talents displayed respectful nods to their influences -- Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, and AC/DC, among others -- Assrockers quickly developed their own unique sound and style, known to fans and bandmembers alike as "Assrock."
Since the band's first live appearance in July 2001, news of the Assrockers and their over-the-top shows quickly spread through word of mouth and favorable press coverage. Thanks in large part to their fast growing fan club, known affectionately as the Global Assrock Conspiracy [GARC], Assrockers have played to capacity crowds in Washington, Baltimore, New York, and Philadelphia. A highlight from the band's recent tour includes an opening slot for the international act The Datsuns at D.C.'s most prestigious live music venue, the 930 Club.
The summer 2003 release of the band's first studio recording, the critically acclaimed "All Inputs," is yet another milestone for the band and certifiable proof that hard rock is alive and well and probably passed out on the floor somewhere in Washington, D.C.