MESSER means "knife" in German, and the Dallas, Texas band expects to cut a memorable swath through the Rock world in 2018, starting with new single "Make This Life". You’ll hear this song and also hear an interview with Maddox Messer on Revelator #236.
Maddox and I cover a lot of ground in a short time from Gene Simmons, hair, live music, social media and all things Messer. Maddox hints that the band is ready to hit the road and play live in front of people anywhere they can.
The band's cutting edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like Pantera, Drowning Pool, Hell Yeah, and King's X. Dereak knew he wanted to pursue singing as a career while in High School in Iowa and started honing his chops with local bands.
The band grew their fan base locally, and began to branch out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick Puppies, Candlebox, Hinder, Vince Neil, Black Stone Cherry, Lynch Mob, Drowning Pool, Local H, Trapt, Metallica, Dokken, Scott Stapp Of Creed, Avenged Sevenfold, and Buck Cherry. It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason. The band felt an immediate comradely with Chad and a lasting bond was made. Messer started writing with Chad, and their first collaboration became "Simple Man". Fan favorite "Whiskey" soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would eventually become their self-titled debut album "Messer", which will be released on 4/20/18 on Maddpants Records. The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, and Disturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa Roach, David Bowie, Motley Crue).
Official website: https://www.messerband.com
iTunes/Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1330811425?ls=1&app=itunes