Metalcore trio from Tampa, Florida. Similar to Pro-Pain, S.O.D. and Sepultura.
Despite being unsigned, they garnered over 10K fans on Facebook within a year of their first release. With the newest album, the band hopes to push it past 20K… and they’re almost halfway there.
They formed in 2009 and released their first album, Planet Graveyard, on JUNE 15, 2010
Slightly in depth
Mike Cutolo had performed in a couple of original bands over the years, but just as a guitarist. His “metal” voice arrived late. “One day I woke up and I could scream and play guitar at the same time. It took me a while to figure that out.”
As one band goes on hiatus…another started to form. Cutolo began writing the riffs and lyrics that would become Planet Graveyard’s first album.
“I had resisted writing lyrics over the years. Everything I wrote was goofy, tongue-in-cheek or intentionally humorous. I struggled with it, big time. I was trying to be profound and write meaningful shit. Later in life, I realized my talent is writing the absurd… so, I decided to go with it. It’s easier to write serious stuff now but I do a mix of both.”
“Back in’09, I emailed some ideas to my pal Donnie Dubose. He was anxious to play some aggressive drums and was into what I sent. Luckily, I still had my rehearsal space, so we got together and ripped it up. We had been band mates before so it was a great fit right out the gate. Seven months later, we put our first album out.”
The duo recorded that first album in Cutolo’s warehouse. Scott Carino (Death, Lowbrow, Fester) came in afterwards to record his bass lines. He was a member of the band for about a year. When Carino decided to pursue other endeavors, Dubose and Cutolo recruited Michael Sullivan to handle the low end. After that, the boys recorded the Aftermath EP in 2012 and the full-length Mighty Master album in 2015.