DeGreaser — Chill Position
“The driving, growling rock — churned out by self-described ‘dorks that are obsessed with KISS and the Ramones’ — is loud, unabashedly honest, and awesomely infectious in more ways than one.”
Have you ever wondered what the love child of Judas Priest and the Ramones would sound like? Look no further: The name is Ben Katzman and the band is DeGreaser. In the midst of running BUFU Records (Tall Juan, Free Pizza, Japanther) and playing in White Fang and Guerilla Toss, Katzman formed DeGreaser. The pop-metal outfit’s dynamic sound, coupled with their diary entry-like songwriting has formed the band’s recognizable world of all things astrology, shredding, and self-improvement.
DeGreaser has played extensively across the United States, playing landmark venues such as Zebulon (Los Angeles), Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn), The Middle East and Great Scott (Boston), Gramps and Las Rosas (Miami). The band has toured alongside Mannequin Pussy, Colleen Green, and Tall Juan, as well as sharing numerous bills with La Luz, Guerilla Toss, Downtown Boys and Potty Mouth.
The latest addition to DeGreaser’s discography is the Colleen Green produced full length, Quarter Life Crisis. The album tells the no-nonsense journey of your twenties, with the universally relatable titles: “Too Old for Retail”; “Cool Point’s Don’t Pay The Rent”, giving you exactly what they say on the tin. Reminiscent of riff conceptors KISS and Van Halen, DeGreaser breathes a new kind of energy to old school rock and roll.