2015 marks the 10 year anniversary of one of the most played albums on the Pennsylvania Rock Show and Indie Band radio, (kaj) – bombs. Below are the live versions of the songs that we recorded on the Pennsylvania Rock Show and Indieband radio live internet radio (kaj) CD release party! Click the song title to listen!
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Album Notes – (kaj) Bombs
Swooping down on the earth like a mystical bird of flame, (kaj) provides a rebirth of rock from the ashes of it’s predecessors. Driven by a strong vocal presence and melodic guitar riffs and brought together with intense bass undertones and driving rhythmic patterns producing a sound that you aren’t likely to forget.
Formed in 2001, (kaj) is a four member high-energy, modern rock band hailing from the Alle-Kiski Valley of Western Pennsylvania. The band consists of the following members: Brian Shaffer on the mic and acoustic guitar (Kittanning, PA), Curt Costanzo plays lead guitar and sings backing vocals (Ford City, PA), Kris Righi plays bass (Cadogan, PA), and Eric Anthony playing percussion and singing backing vocals (Kittanning, PA).
This artists site their influences as ranging from Tool, Staind and Stone Temple Pilots to Alice In Chains, Dream Theater and Nirvana. The four horsemen boast their experience and diverse backgrounds through their prior engagements in such bands as: Gibraltar, Timeless Flight, Cheap Seats, The Web, Free Peanuts Band, Distinguished Gentlemen, Common Ground, The Awakening Ritual, Fly, Intolerance, and SunDog.
(kaj) is currently getting great response to their second cd, released on March 14, 2005, entitled Bombs, engineered by Chris Lohr of The Yards (signed to Rust Records/Universal) at Lohrs Productions in Pittsburgh, PA, mastered by Rob Garrison (formerly of the Buzz Poets) in San Antonio, TX. With backing from Bill Domiano at AK Musicscene (www.akmusicscene.com), an organization designed to help support and promote unsigned music worldwide, (kaj) has been able to bring their high-energy Rock Your Face Off sound to the online community in various different formats, including streaming audio and video at such sites as: www.indiebandradio.com, www.megarockradio.net, www.fnr-radio.com, www.garageband.com, www.purevolume.com and others.
Bombs debuted at #1 on the Top Requested charts at www.indiebandradio.com, an online radio station devoted to up and coming unsigned artists all over the world, quickly becoming the largest and most popular unsigned streaming music site on the internet. The song Stranded has been at #1 since July, 2004. Along with internet radio airplay, (kaj) has received airplay on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s 102.5 WDVE and 93.7 WRKZ K-Rock.
In April, 2005 (kaj) was featured on XM Satellite Radio – Channel 52 Radio Unsigned’s RADAR REPORT, featuring the 12 most notable unsigned acts in the nation. As a result, (kaj) is now in regular rotation on XM’s Channel 52.
Through hard work, perseverance, and fan support (kaj) has turned into the musical whirlwind that you hear today. Stomping, talking, breathing… fighting and grinding their way towards their collective fate… The National Arena.
(kaj) – Self Titled – 5 song CD Sampler, released 2003
Bombs – Full-length CD, released 3/14/05
102.5 WDVE – Pittsburgh, PA
93.7 WRKZ K-Rock – Pittsburgh, PA
95 Rock – Augusta, Georgia
XM Satellite Radio – Channel 52 Radio Unsigned