A growing force in the realm of female-fronted heavy rock, Carolinas-based Tattermask weaves complex guitarwork into expressive drumbeats overlaid by powerful vocals with intellectual lyrics.
Music snobs... or “enthusiasts” ...express delight with the level of craft and analysis that this quintet puts into its melodic/rhythmic interplay to create a deeper meaning for each song. With “an explosive sound that falls somewhere between Evanescence and Sevendust,” Tattermask proves it can run the gamut on the rock-metal continuum and maintain universal appeal.
Since its inception in late 2007, critics and fans alike have flocked to experience Tattermask’s live performance that delivers “a wallop of overall intensity” and grab a coveted copy of the band’s 2008 debut EP, “Looks Can Be Deceiving,” which drew a great deal of media attention for the band. Spending the majority of 2009 and 2010 playing shows, vying for awards and honors, and developing their sound and their fanbase, the members of Tattermask finally released another record, the full-length album “After the Storm...” on 11/11/11 to an enthusiastic audience in their hometown amid a frenzy of radio, newspaper, and magazine interviews. With that, Tattermask’s reach has gone global, and the band is as thirsty for more eager ears as fans are for more music.
In addition to the seriousness with which the band approaches its music, the members are also showing their silly side with a couple of well-received mockumentary “webisodes” that prove the band is not all-business, all the time. Already having written yet another full-length album’s worth of tunes since the last release, Tattermask seeks to stretch itself to the limits by playing bigger concerts, touring more extensively, networking with more bands and fans, and continuing to write the best music of which it is capable.
tat * ter * mask. n. An emotional facade put forth to hide one's true feelings and avoid potential negativity from those who seek to hurt.