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“Snakefist were a different class entirely. The band explodes onto the stage in a blur of Motorhead/Zeke punk rock energy, and then tears through a set of manic hard rock future-classics. On record, they sound lighter—a bit Skid Row—and there’s nothing wrong with that. But you have to see them live to get the full effect. Tremendous band.”

“The Sunset Strip rock and roll scene is very much alive and thriving, thanks to bands such as Snakefist spewing their own toxic brand of sonic venom in locals clubs – and now on CD, ITunes and BANDCAMP! Total Zero is the name of Snakefist’s brand spanking new EP, packing quite a wallop with five diabolical anthems that will rip a new one into your computer speakers....”

“Interview New Millennium Music Magazine. You can find it here: http://newmillenniummusic.com/snakefist-11222013/”

"Half hour on air interview and multiple songs played on 91.9 KCSB"

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“Featured band of the week and air play on 92.9 KJEE!”


“These throwback rockers know how to bring the energy! Their melodic, yet hard-hitting sound will keep you head banging and slam dancing throughout their entire show. The band was founded just 6 months ago by guitarist Chris Vallee who writes their music. Vocalist, Zach Stokell writes the majority of the lyrics with contributions from bassist Dana Damico and drummer Bryan Kovaric. Longevity aside, Snakefist has a loyal fan base that recently named them the winners of the Independent/New Noise promoted Downtown Sound Battle of the Bands.”

“You would never be able to tell that this metal quartet just got together earlier this year with the amount of melodic chemistry they have on their hard-hitting and explosive single “Take a Ride.””

“—we also think that there are plenty of up and comers on this year’s New Noise bill that you best not miss. Below, our team handpicks some of 2010’s under-the-radar winners, and dishes on where and how you can catch ‘em before the break. Snakefist Where: Whiskey Richards (435 State St.) When: Thursday, November 4, at 10:45 p.m. Why: Aside from being this year’s Downtown Sound battle of the band winners, these S.B. boys know how to bring the rock. And they do, with a high-energy mix of old-school metal antics and contemporary alt style. It’s a heavy (but not too heavy) show filled with thrashing guitars, furious drums, and palatably intense vocals that you—and your folks—will want to headbang and fist-pump along with.”

“Congrats to the boys in Snakefist for earning the title of best band in Santa Barbara! After beating out literally hundreds of other bands in the voting process, then battling through two rounds of live performances, Santa Barbara's Snakefist has emerged victorious. They've won the title best band in Santa Barbara (and surrounding areas) as well as tons of new gear and recording time. They've also won themselves a spot playing this years New Noise Music Festival, which begins in Santa Barbara today, Thursday, November 4th. So, definitely check out Snakefist tonight at Whiskey Richards in Santa Barbara, and lets hope they use that recording time soon and give us something to listen too!”

“Nekrogoblikon and Snakefist @ Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara Sun, palm trees, the beach, a far cry from the cold, snowy, mountainous expanses of northern Europe where metal thrives. I was pleasantly surprised this weekend to learn that despite our un-condusive climate we actually have a metal scene here in Santa Barbara. Friday night, Velvet Jones hosted some of the loudest and heaviest bands I've seen in Santa Barbara in almost two years. First up was Snakefist, a Santa Barbara four-piece that played a good mix of 80's influenced hard rock and metal.”

“Snakefist on T.V! News report talks about Snakefist battle of the bands victory and slot in New Noise Music Festival! ”

“Snakefist announce upcoming shows in Santa Barbara! After a rowdy set opening up for Nekrogoblikon just a couple weeks ago, Santa Barbara's Snakefist have announced that they will be headlining a show at Velvet Jones this coming Friday night, June, 25th. They're also playing a show the next night, June, 26th, at Jensen's Main Stage. If you have to choose which show to attend, I personally recommend the Velvet Jones show to allow for maximum whiskey consumption. Either way, be sure to get your fix of good times and throw back 80's metal this weekend with Snakefist.”

“Then fellow Santa Barbaran's who are truly making a name for themselves, Snakefist, by advancing to the finals in the Santa Barbara battle of the bands, as well as proving that their volatile performances have NOT gotten them banned from Velvet Jones, took the stage and proved themselves worthy of all their acclaim.”

“Snakefist will be opening up for the one and only Valient Thorr October 13th at Velvet Jones. This is sure to be a great night of Rock n' Roll. Both bands are fast, loud, and deliver a non stop, action packed stage show! Valient Thorr is one hottest acts going right now and Snakefist is coming up fast. This is your one and only chance to catch Valient Thorr in Santa Barbara, Dont miss this explosive night of Rock n'Roll!!!!!!!”

“After playing to a Packed house Last weekend, Snakefist is coming back this Friday to give you more! They Filled Velvet Jones to the brim last weekend drawing in a full house with their electrifying stage antics and awesome riffs! By popular demand Snakefist returns to Velvet Jones this Friday! If you like the sounds of Guns n' Roses and Motorhead or just enjoy a high energy stage show, you'll love these guys! Come and see what all the buzz is about.”

“2010 Santa Barbara Band Guide Welcome, music fans. For version 4.0 of our annual Santa Barbara Band Guide, we’re switching things up a little, giving you a lengthy (and certainly incomplete) list of S.B. music makers – as well as some gems we spotted lying just beyond county borders. In the following pages, you’ll find a neat little list of up-and-coming artists, long-standing collectives, and everything in between, as well as a few fresh faces we think have what it takes to make it big. Snakefist You would never be able to tell that this metal quartet just got together earlier this year with the amount of melodic chemistry they have on their hard-hitting and explosive single “Take a Ride.” myspace.com/snakefistmusic”

“LET THE GAMES BEGIN: While it’s all said and done now, we here at The Indy were only halfway through the first round of our Downtown Sound semi-finals by press time this week. It was on Sunday that Velvet Jones played host to the first four of eight semi-finalist showcases in the competition schedule. The lineup included Ventura’s Birdfeeder and Santa Barbarans Dante Elephante, False Puppet, and Snakefist, and trust me when I say that every single player brought the rock. Hard rockers Snakefist closed out the show with a welcome and palatable mix of metal and punk that the audience was more than stoked to slam dance along to.”

“ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END: That’s right, readers, The Independent-sponsored, New Noise-affiliated Downtown Sound competition names its winner TONIGHT. For year three, our annual battle of the bands has seen more acts—and boasted more seriously solid performances—than ever before. And after a month of hustling from all involved, only four have come away with a chance to win top honors. This Thursday, S.B. bands Dante Elephante, Lonesome Dub, and Snakefist, and lone—and aptly named—Goletans the Goodland take to the stage at SOhO (1221 State St.) for a night of good ol’ fashioned competition.”

“Necessary kudos and back-pats aside, though, it was Snakefist who ultimately took home the night’s grand prize with a walloping 213 votes. (Well over 500 were cast throughout the night.) In addition to bragging rights, the S.B.-based hard rockers scored an Ernie Ball guitar, bass, and strings worth $6,500, professional recording time at Playback Studios, and a slot on this year’s New Noise lineup, which hits town Thursday, November 4 through Saturday, November 6.”

“While the acts are too many to name in one measly column, I figured now would be a good time to highlight the newcomers—including our own 2010 Downtown Sound winner, Snakefist. As the champions of our annual band battle, these four Santa Barbara boys will join in on the New Noise party in no small way. They bring their high-energy, bombastic mix of metal and glam rock theatrics to Whiskey Richards on Thursday, November 4,”