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YEAR FORMED: 1991
HOME TOWN: Boston, MA
Brian Fair - Vocals
Mike D'Antonio - Bass
Pete Cortese - Guitar
Scott McCooe - Guitar
Jay Fitzgerald - Drums
From August 1991 to November 1998 we five had an obsession with music entitled OVERCAST. Motivated by having fun and playing songs that went against the grain, we stayed true to ourselves by writing music we wanted to play ... fashionable or not. Money was never an issue back then mainly because there wasn't any to be had. Sometimes we would play for gas money, most times for far far less. Only through sacrifice and perseverance did we make it work. First hand experience and trial and error provided our path. We had no one to rely on but ourselves. Years and years of weekend warrior tours took us places we normally would never have gone or seen. It was indeed a time we still reflect on and a time we will never forget.
Now 8 Years has passed since OVERCAST was an active band. All of a sudden the stars have aligned, the planets have shifted, and old friends find themselves back home with substantial amounts for free time. OVERCAST is reborn.
OVERCAST is proud to announce the following:
1. OVERCAST will be playing this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Fest (Saturday, April 29th - on Mainstage)
2. OVERCAST will be re-recording 10-14 classic tracks and 2 unreleased songs for a full length album entitled "Reborn To Kill Again", in May 2006. Adam Dutkiewics has signed on as producer of this endeavor and we could not be happier. As far as a label - talks are still currently in negotiation (more as it comes).
Why, do you ask, is OVERCAST re-recording classic material?
Simply put, we are having the time of our lives hanging together and playing these old songs again. We feel as if we are breathing new life into this dead material. Suddenly the ambition to "one up" ourselves has returned, more thirsty than ever. But most importantly, our main reason is due to the overwhelming excitement of the old skool fans, even to this day. For the kids who have shown us MUCH love over the years by coming up to us at shows and telling us how much they appreciated OVERCAST. These people have provided us with the greatly needed encouragement and enthusiasm we have been lacking. They have given us a vision to try this band one more time.
For them we dedicate our new found time and energy towards this recording. We consider it an honor that some of you still care.