Former members of Thursday, From Autumun To Ashes, Glassjaw launch Get Involved!Former members of Thursday, From Autumun To Ashes, Glassjaw, Judge and Death In The Park have joined forces in a new New York City-based hard rock band called Get Involved!
The idea for a new musical project has been in the works since all members played in their respective groups. Once Todd Weinstock (Glassjaw) realized that schedules had opened up in these prolific musician's lives, it was time to get the ball rolling. Weinstock then reached out to Brian Deneeve (From Autumn To Ashes) along with Tucker Rule (Thursday) who had been touring tirelessly as hired musicians to start on a heavy rock-influenced band. Together they recruited Lars Weiss (Judge) and Derrick Karg (Death In The Park) and Get Involved! was formed.
All members of the new group have been long standing friends, all having been raised in the tri-state area. The friends have all toured with one another, collaborated on music together and have braved the changing music industry but never have all five guys been able to all come together and create an entirely new group. Get Involved! share a love of punk rock, hardcore, new wave and metal. They all have their own unique take on these various musical styles and together combine their various aesthetics to create a modern and forceful take on heavy music.
"We all talked about working together for a while, but all of us have been so busy touring and recording seperately that it was only a pipe dream," said Weinstock. "We finally found ourselves living close by and having regained the passion to play heavy music decided to make this a reality. We even enlisted producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, Glassjaw, The Cure, Sepultura) to bring this project full circle."
Get Involved! has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to record and release an Ep slated for summer/fall 2013.
Helmed to record and mix the Cd is Ross Robinson. Some of the rare opportunities for pledging include an internship at Robinson's studio while the record is being recorded, music lessons and signed albums.
"Kickstarter allows a band to create and produce music together through generous help from their audience and therefore allows us as a band to do what we do.. and that's make music," said Rule.