E-Town Concrete Biography
Anthony Martini - Vocals
DeLux - Guitar
Eric DeNault - Bass
Theo - Drums
From the inner city streets of Elizabeth, NJ, emerges E-town Concrete, a truly powerful four-piece sculpted by their urban environment. Their music is rock n’ roll for the next millennium, combining the dark, aggressive metal that dominated the late eighties with the street wise hip-hop that is the very definition of our present-day pop-culture. However, this is not your ordinary rock/rap hybrid by any means. They are not a political rap-core band, they are not “stoner” or “party” music, they are not bandwagon jumping copycats with whiny rap vocals, and they don’t employ the all too trendy DJ.
E-town Concrete is a new species more intense than their predecessors. They are a moody, multi-faceted, beast capable of assaulting the listener with violent guitar riffs, lulling them into a false sense of security with a melodic jazz motif or inducing head nods with the type of authentic New York style hip-hop that separates them from the pack. No, you have never heard anything like this before. This is a group that will redefine music forever.
E-town formed in late 1995 as a side project of another band for which, Anthony played guitar and Theo was on bass. Now, Anthony was experimenting on vocals and Theo found himself comfortably behind the drums. DeLux, a childhood friend of the trio, was recruited to play guitar, while Eric was the final addition on bass. E-town Concrete was now complete.
E-town Concrete’s debut LP “Time 2 Shine” was recorded live in only 10 hours and combines older material from the bands demo years - songs like “End of the Rainbow” and “Cycles” - with newer songs like “Nothanx”. The album merges raw talent with pure, honest emotion - elements that seem to be lacking in much of today’s music. “I think the reason why we’ve gained so much popularity so quickly, is because our message is real,” explains Anthony. “Nowadays kids are more screwed up than ever, so when I sing about my experiences and things that I’ve been through, they can relate.” Whether it’s the story of a friend who was shot and killed in “4 the Fame” or the cutthroat approach to success in the short but powerful “One Life to Live”, E-town Concrete’s music addresses the issues that face (or fascinate) young people now.
“Time 2 Shine” - on Resurrection AD Records - has gained E-town some well-deserved notoriety throughout the underground circuit. E-town Concrete sales have dominated many “alternative” record stores like Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ and Rock of Ages in Detroit, MI, surpassing those of many major label acts such as Pearl Jam and Metallica. Part of this success can be attributed to Time 2 Shine's exposure on college radio. On Seton Hall’s WSOU Pirate Radio - which is, arguably the most popular college station in America - E-town Concrete has achieved “star” status. Since their debut on the station in March, the requests have poured in. In fact, E-town has been the second most requested band in WSOU’s catalog, beating out even bands such as Korn, Deftones, and Sepulatura to name a few. They have also earned themselves some spins on commercial powerhouses like 92.3 K-Rock in New York City (the home of Howard Stern) and Energy 90.0 FM in Erie Pennsylvania. CMJ charted E-town Concrete among the top five loud rock adds in 1998.
In just three short years, E-town Concrete has risen from being rookies playing on borrowed equipment in Theo’s basement, to becoming one of the most popular acts in the Northeast ... and the buzz continues to grow louder.
Presently, E-town Concrete is seeking to take their success to the next level. They currently have enough material for another album. “Our new material is much more mature then anything we’ve ever done,” says Anthony. “Overall, it’s very emotional. The music is more thought out and the lyrics are even more personal.” He adds, “E-town Concrete is going to become one of the most legendary bands in history, right beside Led Zeppelin and the Beatles ... believe me.”
It’s time to let E-town Concrete make a believer out of you.
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e town opened up my eyes | Reviewer: pat nolan | 10/20/2008
i used to smoke and drink and do sleazey stuff but then i listened to e town and things got less blurry and more real.One day i heard mandables driving home from work and i was so pissed off i pulled into a local park and ran 4 miles all pumped up. Five and a half years later whenever i run i have a e town song lurking in my mind that stuff brings out the positive stuff that i wish these damn humans would use instead of drugs and sex and drinking excessively
ETC | Reviewer: ROSS | 3/28/2008
I understand that their music talks about their struggle in life and how it leans out and touches other people with problems but they shouldn't blame this on god just because he hasn't done anything about it. I mean God has gone through so much shit in a day than they have in their life. Anthony should blame this on his parents for getting him in his shit hole. But i still like the band.
Whats goin down? | Reviewer: Michael Pini | 6/21/2007
Hello, my name is Mikey. I first saw E-Town at Toad's Place in New Haven Connecticut were I'm from over in Clinton CT, got so into the groove that I bought there CD the second comming I think, The on with the clouds on the cover got it singnd went home and blasted it. I now live in Avon Park Florida now but saw E-Town again at the Jegermeister tour in West Palm Beach with Fear Factory and Slayer. I was rocking out hard that show cuz I even got some that day, hahahaha. But I cant relate to eveything E-town sings about but I can at the same time sor me being a poor suberb fucker I still think the music is totaly extravigant and I cant wait to see E-town again. My favorite song is the second song on the second comming, "if god forgives then god forgive me" and the whole CD of "The Renesance" is the shit expecialy all the songs hahaha. Well I'm out!
etc | Reviewer: sean | 3/28/2006
e-town is with out a doubt the greatest band today. the lyrics hit home to anyone who has had to strugle in life and the music is rock solid. i can't express the combined talents of the band.
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