Mass Punishment is an Extreme Metal recently signed to Worm Hole Death Records. The band's music is designed to inform as well as hit as hard as the facts and events the songs are written about. Current events on a social, political, environmental, economic scale. Of government corruption and depopulation with a population facing death by design. The band is known for their intense live shows that leave audiences speechless, and their latest album has been hailed as a masterpiece of the genre. Don't miss your chance to see Mass Punishment live and experience their music for yourself.
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Mass Punishment is not your average metal band. They are a force to be reckoned with, tackling tough subjects and delivering their message with unbridled intensity. This is a band that is not afraid to speak their mind and push the boundaries of what is considered acceptable in society. Their live shows are an experience like no other, and their music has been praised by fans and critics alike. If you want to experience the full force of Extreme Metal, then you need to check out Mass Punishment.
Mass Punishment is a 4 piece Metalcore/Extreme Metal band based out of New Jersey music designed to inform as well as hit as hard as the facts and events the songs are written about. Current events on a social, political, environmental, economic scale. Of government corruption and depopulation with a population facing death by design.
Mass Punishment is:
Erick Laurino (Vocals)
Christopher Milos (Guitars/Vocals)
Brian Donat (Drums/Vocals)
Scott Ferguson (Bass)
Mass Punishment was established after Christopher Milos returned to the United States from serving in the Army and fighting on the front lines in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Christopher having played guitar since childhood had started writing the riffs and lyrics that would soon become the foundation of songs for Mass Punishment to build upon.
Erick and Christopher had linked up having knowledge of each other sharing the same goal in mind of creating a metal band that no one had ever heard or seen before. Erick’s strength and integrity is pounded out fierce and clear commanding the attention of the listening audience without compromise.
Christopher and Erick then sought the talent of drummer Brian Donat. Having held a position as center snare in Drum Corps & qualified to compete in ‘World’s Fastest Drummer’ Brian was destined to unite with the two.
Bass player Scott Ferguson had joined ranks upon the urgent request of Erick, Christopher and Brian. Scott’s ability to write bass harmonies and compositions shines through brilliantly in the earth shaking sound of Mass Punishment. This would complete the lineup of the band and Mass Punishment would become the focus of the four members.
Christopher credits James Hetfield of Metallica and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth for the desire to learn to play guitar from childhood. Erick’s inspiration to be a vocalist came from Phil Anselmo of Pantera and Burton C Bell of Fear Factory. Scott wanted to learn to play guitar and bass after hearing Angry again from Megadeth and from being an early fan of Scott Ian and Anthrax. Brian had admired living legendary drummers Thomas Lang, Steve Smith and Blake Richardson and credits them as his inspiration for his versatile drumming technique.
We grew up on the best metal bands of our time. The metal bands that had gone against the grain and fought the norm of society. Those who’ve paved the way and put metal on the map that wouldn’t allow heavy metal to be swept under the carpet.
Our music has influence from many bands such as but not limited to Pantera, Slayer, Fear Factory, Megadeth, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Korn, Misery Signals, Emmure, Slipknot, Rush, and Soulfly.
Sharing The Stage:
Mass Punishment has had the honor to play with world renowned bands such as Emmure, Acacia Strain, Upon A Burning Body, Texas In July, Unearth, Mucky Pup, Decapitation, Agnostic Front, Motionless In White, and GWAR to name a few.
Mass Punishment-The form of retaliation whereby a punished group may often have no direct association with the other individuals or groups, or direct control over their actions. Those who Suffer For The Actions Of Another.
Christopher had taken the name for common term used in the military. Christopher says “If one of us fail, we all fail. If one of us is to be punished, we all get punished”.
Lyrically and musically our songs are of current events, civilization, our societies around the world being divided, conquered and destroyed. The need to unite people and and find peace through understanding and compromise or the absolute destruction of us all.
“God Less America” This single was recorded at The Bomb Shelter Recording Studio in Jackson NJ under Producer George Ponds and is being released on July 6, 2023. This song also features Mike Gurnari of MADBALL. The song was inspired by the nightmare of chaos and division that has stricken the US to the core. The lockdowns, protests and riots along economic collapse and poor leadership to the top of a corrupt government that has brought us to the brink of civil war.
“The Breaking Point” This single was too recorded at The Bomb Shelter Recording Studio with Producer George Pond and is slated to be released 2023. This song is about a confrontation of one person against numerous law enforcement officers and a fight that ensues.
“Worldwide Genocide” Recorded at The Bomb Shelter Recording Studio with Producer George Pond. This single is about the world descending into darkness and population control being enforced by entities both elected by the people and those unelected elite. The end of society as we know it. To be released 2023.
“Proving Grounds Vol. 1” The first studio album was recorded at Trax East in South River NJ under Producer/Engineer Eric Rachel and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music Mastering and released July 4, 2014. The album consists of 11 original tracks. Two of the tracks, Desert Rogue and Infantryman’s Creed, feature Mike Romeo of Symphony X orchestrating a four string quartet. The 53 minute long album encapsulates Christopher Milos’ time in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“The Suffering You Know” Is a live studio album Recorded by Jeff Wallace The Jam Room Recording Studio in Howell NJ. It was released August 28, 2022. The album consists of 9 tracks including 1 demo track “God Less America” and 1 industrial remix “Line of Departure”.