Artist of the day: Cellgraft
Cellgraft’s mission statement: “Destroy the corrupt. Shatter ignorance with harsh noise.”
The grindcore group — Matt McKamey (vocals), Ryan Zell (guitar) and Chris Wotring (drums) — is loud, messy and unapologetic. “Imagine if you took punk and metal, put them in a blender and shot it out of a cannon,” Zell once told tbt*. You can download all of Cellgraft’s music for free via their Bandcamp page.
Later this summer, Cellgraft will be touring the East Coast with fellow locals Bastard Deceiver. But first, they have a gig at this Saturday’s Scion Rock Fest, taking place at venues around Ybor City. A ton of metal bands, including Down, Sleep and Sick of It All, will take the stage at the Ritz Ybor, Crowbar, Czar and Orpheum. Click here for all the details on the festival.