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Feb 2012

Band Of The Week: KANERKO

KANERKO call Providence home and totally rock. They are actually heading out this week on an amazing opportunity to play for the US Troops in Kosovo as part of a Goodwill Military tour. They return home for a huge show at JR’s Bourbon Street Rock House inside Mardi Gras in Cranston on March 22. Check out their video above and follow them on Facebook.

BIO: Stemming from the northeastern corridor of the United States of America, comes four individuals who pride themselves on delivering their loud and unapologetic brand of heavy Rock N’ Roll. Collectively they are known as KANERKO. Lead by Al Mahoney (vocals), who brings nothing but pure energy and passion to the stage. With lyrics fueled by love and life’s everyday obstacles. His unique and melodic way of expressing himself and his vocal chords is a sight to be seen. Anthony James (guitar) with his less is more attitude, has plenty to bring to the table. Strumming away violently as if possessed by the music. Anthony delivers that distinct Kanerko sound that leaves listeners begging for more. Holding down the low end is Kevin Marz (bass) who brings forth a ground shaking and heart pounding bass sound. His larger than life persona and even larger sound is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Where would Kanerko be without their most explosive member Nick Iddon (drums). Nick rounds out the quartet bringing forth a controlled chaos of many different drum beats and funks grooves, making for a complete and amazing rock spectacle! Kanerko has shared the stage with national acts: Type O Negative, Trivium, Hurt, Sponge, Seemless, RA, All That Remains, Sick Puppies, Ankla, Kilgore, Brand New Sin, Danko Jones, and Nonpoint. Kanerko has also had the privilege of recording with Life Of Agony’s Joey Z in his Brooklyn New York studio METHOD OF GROOVE STUDIO. Kanerko has also recorded in Damage Studio’s with mastermind Pete Rutcho (Unearth, Seemless ). Their debut cd SHOWTIME was co-produced by Unearth’s and Kingdom of Sorrow’s Derek Kerswill. Derek lays down some mean tambourine’s on a few tracks and some growling vocals on the track 365.