"Cathercist has the musical sensibility to make great hook-heavy, ready-for-rock-radio-songs, but with the ability to quickly shift gears and crank out some brutal, driving metal. After listening to songs submitted by over 5000 bands for the 2011 Uproar Festival Battle of the Bands, Cathercist stuck out early and often as one of the best young, un-signed bands in America. After listening to their album “The Untimely Death of Zack Sawyer”, it is encouraging for us to know there is a new generation of musicians out there ready to accept the torch and keep the genre moving along nicely." -Ben Hove, Best Buy Music Gear Corporate Business Team
Best Buy Music Gear
"...Cathercist is truly remarkable. Hellzapoppin SideShow Revue has shared the stage with literally hundreds of some of the biggest and greatest rock bands of all time and one of our all time favorites was this incredible underground rock band Cathercist!" -Bryce Graves, Owner Hellzapoppin
Hellzapoppin SideShow Revue
"Even though you guys don't have a label or management, I think you guys are onto something and it's only a matter of time." -Frank Aresti, A&R D'Addario/Planet Waves
Frank Aresti, D'Addario
"It's good to hear heavy bands with good production." -Paul McCoy, Vocalist for 12 Stones
"Working in radio and media, Ive had the privilege to work with quite a few local artists and musicians, but none perhaps as promising as Cathercist from Gulfport Mississippi. With the onstage energy and finesse that rivals that of an established major market act, and the hunger, ambition and tenacity of a band ready for a real opportunity, Cathercist brings 110% to the stage everytime. Cathercist has the maturity and musical ability to share the stage with acts like All that Remains. Sevendust and 10 years, and most importantly embraces their fans with a love and appreciation of a band that is ready to fight for their goals and dreams. Cathercist is always ready to rock. I am excited for Cathercist's potential success and look forward to the day that I can say I knew them before they hit it big....as long as they dont forget to drop me a backstage pass every now and then... [;)] "
Riley Knight 97.9 Cpr FM
"Cathercist's high energy live performance, reinforced with explosive riffs and infectious lyrical hooks has made them a major player in the Gulf Coast rock scene." -David Troia, Recording Engineer (Mudvayne, Down, Evanescence, Down)
"Cathercist expertly creates a polished sound...with a whole lot of edge." Christopher Noble, Cenico Music
"From start to finish, Cathercist takes you through the highs and lows with all the angst and intensity of a gunslinger. This LP shoots from the hip and hits between the eyes on every track..." -Christopher Chasse, Owner of NUROQFM
"Cathercist is a band with something to say and they say it very well." -Jerry W. Henry, Alabama Music Office
Alabama Music Office
"When I look at you guys, I see a professional band." -Jeff Totten, Founder of Project Independent
Just one week prior to the Taste of Chaos show, Cathercist had even more to celebrate when they were named the top band to proceed to the semi-finals of the CPR Fest Battle of the Bands. Saturday afternoon, however, none of that mattered.
"He’s off in another world, man," Roberts said before the show, referring to himself, during a walk through the still quiet Coliseum. "I used to build stages like this, now I’m getting to play on one. Just looking at the size of that stage, we’re really going to be up there playing for a couple thousand people. It’s going to be nuts. Kind of a dream come true, you know?"
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