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Switchblade Suicide / Bio

Switchblade Suicide is a prolific, original rock band hailing from Boston, MA. Their sound is colorfully described as the bastard child of hard rock and heavy metal, devouring the riffs of the ‘70s (KISS, Aerosmith), the driving dominance of the ‘80s (AC/DC, Guns ‘N Roses), and the remorseless angst of the ‘90s (Alice in Chains). Compound these sounds and "The Blade," as their fans have dubbed them, personifies the next incarnation of raw, ruthless rock ‘n’ roll, refusing to replicate.

Their relentless rock sound is driven by the vocal harmonies of frontman Dennis Vasconcelos. Sleazy-riffing axeman Geoff Jewett provides powerful backup vocals, exchanging lyrical words with frontman Vasconcelos. The rhythmic backbone of Switchblade includes the vigorous bass work of J.J. Baulz and Barry Silver's thunderous beats and funk-infused precision on drums.

Switchblade Suicide has performed throughout the Northeast with notable performances in cities such as Pittsburgh, New York City, Hartford, Manchester, and Boston, with airplay on WBCN, 94.1 The Loon in St. Paul MN and appearances on WAAF. Additionally, Switchblade Suicide has opened for KISS, Queensryche, Cheap Trick, Squeeze, Dizzy Reed (Guns ‘N Roses), and members of Quiet Riot, Warrant, and White Lion.

In 2008, Switchblade Suicide won Best Metal Act and in 2007 Best Up & Coming Band at the Worcester Music Awards. Their new EP "Japanese Release" (available on iTunes and CDBaby) features the single "Stronger," a runaway freight train of powerful rock melodies, harmonizing and edgy vocal sounds.

With a sound and vibe that is uncompromising, unapologetic, and unbridled, Boston-based Switchblade Suicide will infectiously inject you with a lethal dose of original rock ‘n' roll ... just what the doctor ordered for the revival of rock music.

General Info

Band Members
Dennis - Lead Guitar/Vocals, Geoff - Lead Guitar/Vocals, Alex Linardi - Bass, Barry - Drums
Artist Name
Switchblade Suicide
Home Page
Rock / Metal

Contact Info

Boston, MA
Barry Silver781.915.8085