Since 2005, AMG has been bringing the thunder to audiences throughout the Hudson Valley and Tri-State area. This band of brothers offers a truly energetic and unique sound whose live performances are chock full of brains, muscle, heart, and balls-- but mostly heart and balls. In 2009, the band dubbed themselves The Godfathers of the HeaVy Mellow sound after their second album "No Working Title" traversed all styles of music, from hip hop to hard psychedelic rock, acoustic jams, reggae, blues (and technically country-- see bonus track "Adjourned"). It left listeners bewildered as to whether or not to bang their heads or smoke a fatty, start the revolution or take a nap-- or do all of these things at the same time (WHOA). Either way, the groove was undeniable, as was the influence and inspiration of their surroundings in NY's artistic and culturally-rich Hudson Valley (hence the emphasis on "HV" in HeaVy Mellow). After 17 years of playing together, the Gorillas boast an impressive resume headlining several of the music festivals in their habitat (Froggy Daze, Backyard Boogie Down), Co-Producing Big Lee Mazzola's music festival (Mazzstock), opening for platinum selling artists (Candlebox, Fuel), maintaining a perennial Thanksgiving Eve Residency at The Falcon, and have nearly sold out The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie. With (2) full length albums (Band of Bugouts - 2006, No Working Title - 2009), and (2) EPs (The EP - 2011, Backflips and Burnouts 2012) already under their belt, the Alphas are excited to present their finest work yet in their third full length album. Dubbed "The Grizzler" for its huge and filthy grunge sound, the album was 100% written, recorded, engineered, mixed, mastered, and produced within the band, all of whom are original members: The Don Vincenzo (rhythm guitars, lead guitars, vocals), Schwinny (lead guitars, vocals), Davy Heinz (Bass, vocals), and Anthony "Deep Fry" Defraia (Drums, mixing, mastering, engineering), with guest appearances by saxophonist Joe North (Skydaddy, Joe North Quartet), and Keyboardist / Synth player Darren Denman (Up and Orange, John The Martyr). As the band adds the finishing touches to the album, they impatiently await the chance to unleash the fury of their new material on unsuspecting crowds in the summer and fall of 2022. AMG aims to treat the album's final lyric as prophesy, as they plan to literally captivate their audience--
"Now Yous Can't Leave!"
Time to upgrade the stereo systems and headphones everywhere in your life... This one is meant to be played LOUD with the bass UP! Keep checking back here at our .com site and our social pages for updates. "The Grizzler" is coming this late spring / early summer on all digital platforms
Who's going to show up and rock with the Alphas at their live show? Will it be original member Joe Milli (hip hop & metal vocals)? Andy Gladding (Keyboards & Synth)? Big Bad Baragon (literally any instrument you can think of)? Someone else or all of the above? AMG's live show is as unpredictable as the slew of musical comrades who regularly jam with AMG!
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