CRUMBSUCKERS Talk About Upcoming Reunion Show

Steve Saks of recently conducted an interview with the legendary New York hardcore/metal act CRUMBSUCKERS. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: What are your feelings and thoughts about this reunion show and is there any chance for it to continue in some form? A new album perhaps? and will you be recording or taping the show? A live CRUMBSUCKERS album would be killer.

Gary Meskil (bass): "So far, we just have the one gig at B.B. King's on the plate for August 3rd. I think we would all enjoy doing more, but I'm not so sure that it's at all possible, as other obligations might prevent us from doing so. However, it's still early in the game, and we'll take everything as it comes."

Chris Notaro (vocals): "I agree with Gary. We're taking it as it comes." What is the set list looking like for the reunion show? Will you play songs from both albums or any other surprises in store for us or maybe a new song?

Gary: "I would assume that we'll probably try to take on all of 'Life Of Dreams', and most of 'B.O.M.B.', as well as a few surprises!!" Looking back would you think 20 years later you guys would be playing again together and headlining in New York City? and do you realize how influential the CRUMBSUCKERS were on the metal and crossover scene and the countless number of bands since then that have paid homage to your sound? Especially the vocal style of Chris Notaro? A lot of these newer bands have a very similar sound and style just like you guys had.

Chris: "Dude, I would never had thought I'd be back doing a show now. I totally realize how influential we've been. I know we've influenced the biggest names in thrash metal. I know we've influenced bands like BIOHAZARD, PANTERA and many many others. These bands have been to our shows, and they list us as an influence on them. We had a giant problem, in that we didn't have good management, promoters...nothing. If the right people could have promoted and marketed us properly I think we would have been much more popular." What can the fans expect this August 3rd at B.B. King's in NYC? And what are your expectations of the reunion show?

Chris: "They can expect me to be in top form with cat-like reflexes, I expect I will be aching and a bit gassy."

Read the entire interview at


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