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With the release of both their third EP Real Boy Times and their first music video in April of 2012, Vancouver hard-rock trio The Pit has some serious momentum to say the least. The EP was recorded at Vogville Recording in the lower mainland of BC, ranked among Canada’s finest recording studios. Some songs are raw and in-your-face such as I Wanna Plant Bombs Everywhere, while songs like Stillborn will pull you into a trippy, slow-heavy groove. With this dynamic effort, the band has achieved a sound that is both gritty and catchy.
The Pit started in Kelowna, BC, Canada in 2005. The band consists of Trevor Hutton on guitar and vocals, his twin-brother Tyler Hutton on drums, and Scott Lubchynski, their friend since grade 8, on bass and vocals. With many influences, including stoner rock, grunge, punk, and heavy metal, the band began to chisel out a sound that combined elements of all these genres. Remarkably, the 3 members have played together for 7 years with no lineup changes.
In summer of 2010, the band relocated to Vancouver, stepping into a bigger music scene to progress toward their musical potential. Since then, they’ve been gaining notoriety with a Supernova Battle of the Bands win, and being voted into the Fox Seeds 2011Top 50. A supernova.com Featured Artist article stated “In the vein of killer classic bands like Kyuss, Black Sabbath and The Melvins, The Pit brings an energy that smacks all doubt square in the face” The article also noted that the band had “ripped originals showing off great originality and skill”.
The Pit recently made a big splash with their CD Release Show at Joe’s Apartment, filling the Vancouver venue with a crowd as energetic as they are on stage. With a stronger than fan following than ever, The Pit is, without a doubt, establishing themselves as a band to keep an eye out for on the independent scene.