Since its founding in San Antonio, Stiff Valentine has grown from a bloody and confrontational one-man performance art concept to its current form: a four-piece industrial punk juggernaut that calls Vancouver, B.C. home.
Led by "Loud" Chris DeMarcus, SV tackles dance floors and mosh pits alike with heavy riffs, thumping beats, throat-tearing vocals and its not-so-secret weapon: a sense of humor.
Stiff Valentine's upcoming album, America Bleeding, weaves stories of a zombie road trip through an American apocalyptic fallout. The album builds on DeMarcus's work on the road with several industrial rock groups and features the talents of Eric Powell (16Volt), Jason Bazinet (SMP, Front Line Assembly, Chemlab, 16 Volt), Craig Huxtable (FLA, Noise Unit, Landscape Body Machine), Jared Slingerland (FLA), and more.
Don't be surprised if you see SV screaming through loudspeakers outside of a closed-down night club in Albuquerque, New Mexico, or banging trashcans in a snow castle near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Whatever it takes.