We’re playing Rebel Fest in Hamilton on April 14h and as part of that, the organizers did a bit of an interview with us…here it is:
RTR: I was reading a review of the band the other day, and it said that The Class Assassins are “no new kids on the block.” Very true, the band has been around since 2001. But really, you’ve all been playing punk rock well before then…tell us about some of the other projects/bands you guys have been involved in…
The Class Assassins: Dave played in The Unknowns in the late 70’s, he was also an original member of Direct Action, as well he played in Son Of Bronto, Gary played drums in Bitter Reality, and then The Problem Children from 1983 though to 1990. Chad sang in Chronic Submission for a little while, he was also the singer in Vacant Lot, and later on in Bitter Grin. Chris Far was best known for his guitar work in Baby’s With Rabies, and Hockey Teeth. Cactus played guitar in Bombshelter, 2-Pump Louie, and Sinkin’ Ships.
RTR: The band has been on few different labels over the years, how about a run-down of what you’ve put out musically?
The Class Assassins: Our first release was a self titled 7″ on Soap and Spikes Records, followed by the “No Justice” 7″ on Insurgence Records both in 2001. After that we released our first full length titled “State Of Emergency”. The CD was put out by Insurgence Records and the vinyl was made available by TKO Records in 2002. The next release didn’t come until 2010 in the form of the “You’ve Got It All Wrong” CD on Insurgence Records. Insurgence also released a digital download only compilation of previously-unreleased material that same year called “Going The Distance”. Next up was the “Treason” 7″ on Rebel Time Records in 2011. And most recently we just put out a CD called “Equalizing X Distort – The Studio 3 Sessions” on Anxiety Attack Records earlier this year.
RTR: For those not familiar with The Class Assassins, how would you describe the band, musically and lyrically?
The Class Assassins: Musically we’re Street Punk meets Rock and Roll. Lyrically we make you think and sing along. Our lyrics are socially conscious and fun at the same time.
RTR: After a bit of a hiatus, the band is back in fine form…what’s in the future for The Class Assassins?
The Class Assassins: The future is to keep chugging forward. This is the kind of band we all see ourselves playing in for a long time. There’s no plans to stop any time soon. We want to release another record this year. We’re always writing and working on new song ideas. We plan to continue hitting the road and playing as many shows as possible.
March 12, 2012