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Phil Sgrosso Debuts New Band Poison Headache

Posted on June 6th, 2016 by Morgan Brunner

Phil Sgrosso is no stranger to the metal scene, having earned a solid reputation as former rhythm guitarist for As I Lay Dying and Wovenwork. Now, the musician is venturing into new hardcore territory with new band Poison Headache.

Seven years in the making, Sgrosso leads the powerhouse trio also comprised by guitarist Andrew Kukta and drummer Kyle Rosa.

“We were just jamming for fun and being kids again,” Sgrosso tells Decibel magazine of how the band came together. “That excitement of making noise. And I was kind of getting the itch to get it done and finished.”

The band’s newly released eponymous album features ten monstrous tracks filled with violent riffs and a storm of pure thrashing hardcore chaos.

“I’ve always been a fan of many subgenres of heavy music,” Sgrosso explains to Decibel. “The bond that we have is more this style—mean and aggressive. Andy is a really strong riff writer, and when we’re in the mindset of this band we really immerse ourselves in this sound and it’s more just attitude.”

Experience some of that attitude with the single “Sin Eater” below.

Phil Sgrosso of As I Lay Dying Checks In

Posted on November 12th, 2012 by MDuffy

During the band’s current tour of Europe, As I Lay Dying’s Phil Sgrosso checked in with some sick professionally-shot pictures of his new Charvel guitar from photographer Fiaz Farrelly.

“I love everything about my Charvel,” Sgrosso said.  ”Its got a clean look, comfortable feel, and most importantly it sounds great no matter what style of music I’m playing”

The San Diego quintet – which recently released their sixth album, Awakened - gets back to North America on Nov. 16 with a show in Edmonton, Alberta to kick off a run of shows that wraps on Dec. 14 in Nashville.

Click here to check out more shots of Sgrosso and visit As I Lay Dying’s official website.

Photo credit: Fiaz Farrelly

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