Four dudes who all come from different backgrounds of music creating some random noise. With a love for intensity, perserverance and above all integrity, they created Capistrano: a heavy, intense wall of sonic crashes and faux-inebration. Taking their name from a moment in the blockbluster action movie, Dumb & Dumber, jokes are abound for Capistrano. Although a very serious project, the tongue-in-cheek song titles give you a glimpse into the very serious song contents.
With a passion to create music that is heavy, yet experimental in its demeanor, the guys of Capistrano have created a sonic experience that rattles even the least informed. After you hear them for the first time, you'll understand the audacity of the heart and passion put into the project. This has been about understanding for them, since the beginning. It's been about wanting to do something better than what's already out there. It's about trying to break the originality barrier without completely obliterating it.
Capistrano is about knowing who you are and taking that one step further. Passion, love, heartbreak and most importantly - loss. These are the reagents that form collectively.
All bands have a history. Ours might not be that interesting, but to us it was and still is all our lives are made up of. June of 2004 marked the beginning of this 'band'. Jeff was an aspiring drummer, recording .wav's, using Microsoft Sound Recorder, of him playing drums to actual songs. Dylan was a guitarist going on four years of playing guitar pretty avidly. Travis had just got a guitar and amp and wanted to try out the whole jamming with other people thing. They met in Travis' barn out on Watsonville Road, and Dylan brought along with him a friend named David. Fast forward a few weeks and a band was slowly being born, albeit a jam band nonetheless. David was the singer for the time being, until we got a PA system for him to sing out of. David eventually dropped out and didn't want to be in the band, and thus three members were left. A name was settled upon, and Shatter the Silence was born.
Towards the latter months of 2004 (August-ish), the guys realized that Shatter the Silence was already taken by a band on Myspace. So, they thought and thought of a new name, and realized that the song by The CafFiends, "Capistrano", was a great song - also where the name Shatter the Silence came from. Capistrano also paid homage to the movie, Dumb & Dumber, so the name was settled upon. Songs finally were born, and the first official real song was what is now called, "I Got Carpal Tunnel From Holding Your Hand". The band still plays this song at shows, for old times sake.
They played their first show as a 3 piece "hardcore" band without a bassist, on top of Trail Dust BBQ in late January 2005. The show was a success even though during a sound check the cops were called, because people saw the pictures and video of the event and swore to come to our next "gig". Shortly after the Trail Dust show, they stumbled upon Ryan Hahn in Jack in the Box and asked him to come by and "jam". Ryan eventually joined the band and help shape and mold up to 3 new songs that were performed at the Live Oak 2005 Battle of the Bands. After five minutes and thirty seconds on stage, Capistrano was shut off for "use of profanity in a high school environment", although no profane words were used. After that, Capistrano went into writing mode and tried to come up with new songs for a distant show. Slowly things started to fall apart and the members grew apart as friends and fellow musicians. In late March of 2005, the band came to a halt, as Jeff and Dylan carried the band into new directions by themselves.
After much deliberation, Ryan, Jeff and Dylan played the first 'real' Capistrano show at the Gilroy Gaslighter on April 7th, 2005. A thirty minute set with 9 brand new songs was performed and the reaction was good. Many fans were picked up and people began to take notice. A few days later, Ryan Hahn enlisted in the U.S. Army. He shipped out on April 19th, 2005. Shortly thereafter, Steve Hope was brought into the band on rhythm guitar and Travis moved to bass.
From then on, they had everywhere to go but nowhere to run.
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