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Xombie - Nu-Metal Meets Real Rhymes
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

It’s Friday night in New York City and Dominion NY is tightly packed. The sound system is set at a tinnitus inducing level, people are crowd surfing, and an emcee by the name of Adam Cruz is hitting listeners with dose of lyricism over a thrashing heavy metal sound. This is a typical evening with Xombie.

This is not your father’s nu-metal.

OK, so maybe your father didn’t have nu-metal, but the point remains the genre has grown since its birth well over a decade ago. The main difference for Xombie is that the band is led by a real emcee, who was involved in hip-hop before ever thinking about rock. This gives them a quality we haven’t heard that often in the genre. Xombie is made up of (pictured Left to Right) guitarist Rob “Fish” Fishkin, guitarist Roy Galvan, bassist “Cadillac” Mike Martabano, drummer Rob “Bangers” Patierno, and emcee Adam Cruz, and RapReviews caught up with all of them before their show at Dominion NY to find out more about the group, how tequila and Jay-Z helped bring them together, and how a trip to Kentucky led to scarring from a soda can. The band also discussed their just released album, Swaggaholix: Deluxe Edition, and where a pirate ship fits into their plans.

Read the full interview at RapReviews.com.

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