Brimstone is a rock band with a Southern edge. Make no mistake, this band is unlike many other bands, like those following latest trends, trying to be "the heaviest" or are simply self indulgent. After the release of their first EP, "Three Sheets to the Wind", Brimstone built an immediate following. With their entertaining, high energy stage shows, their reputation as a sought after live act began to grow. Set list staples like "Radio" and "Whiskey Lullaby", stomp along with a Southern swagger and have become fan favorites and have set the tone for what Brimstone is all about. Fat grooves, driving rhythms, guitar harmonies and catchy hooks abound the music. Taking its cues from Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brimstone offers a refreshing and revitalized take on classic and hard rock.
Brimstone is now preparing release its newest sonic creation, entitled "Dirt Road Revival". This band is on a mission and this album will spread the message. The elements that set them apart from the "cookie cutter" bands have been injected with steroids. Songs like "Bite the Bullet" slam and pound like a bar room brawl, while other songs like "Rest in Peace" and the title track act as a perfect soundtrack to a high speed getaway. The twin guitar attack of Mark Paniwozik and Glenn Unrath keeps things fresh with fat riffs, twangy licks, slick harmonies and soulful solos. The rhythm section (Matt Meppelink, bassist, and Kyle Stevenson, drummer) holds down a massive bottom end like runaway steam roller that stops for nothing. Frontman Jim Van Dam caps off the music of the band with lyrics and hooks sung in a range that few can replicate. Let it be known: The ante has been upped in regards to rock and roll; and one listen to "Dirt Road Revival" will prove it.
Jim Van Dam- Vocals, Mark Paniwozik- Guitar, Glenn Unrath- Guitar, Matt Meppelink- Bass, Kyle Stevenson- Drums