MP3 The Hachness Epidemic - The Hachness Epidemic
A blend of classic metal, pop-punk, and hard rock as infectious as its name implies, The Epidemic has only one objective: to sweep across the nation like a plague and turn the masses onto its catchy hooks, heavy-hitting riffs, and frenzied rock attitude.
4 MP3 Songs in this album (14:22) !
Related styles: Metal/Punk: Pop-Metal, Rock: Hard Rock, Mood: Upbeat
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The Hachness Epidemic – a blend of classic metal, pop-punk, and hard rock as infectious as its name implies. Founded by longtime friends and musical collaborators Keith “Dr. M.” Liguori and Mo “Hach” Hallaba, The Epidemic has only one objective: to sweep across the nation like a plague and turn the masses onto its catchy hooks, heavy-hitting riffs, and frenzied, no-holds-barred rock attitude.
Mo (guitar, bass/drums):
Mo started playing guitar his senior year of high school, and played his first gig three months later in the band “The Tonedefs.” The set list consisted of a cover of “Pain for Pleasure” by Sum41 and an original punk song made up of no more than 5 power chords. He’s come a long way since then…
Throughout college, Mo worked on several projects including “The Projects” (how creative…), Sweater Airplane, and Warm Fuzzy House, which were all basically the same thing but with different names. It was during these college years that Mo met Keith and started what would eventually become The Hachness Epidemic. After graduating in 2007 and moving to New York City, Mo picked up the drums and bass, and continued to work on various song ideas, developing them beyond the rough sketches that they were. Finally, he recruited his WFH partner in crime Keith to add vocals to the instrumentals and the rest… well hopefully one day… will be history.
A diehard metalhead to core (and he is the first to admit this), Mo is the kind of guitar player who annoys everyone at band practice by riffing over the conversation of what song to practice next – which is fine because that’s how all the best riffs are written right? His influences range from classic metal bands (Metallica, Iron Maiden) to pop-punk acts (Blink-182, Sum41), and everything in between… artists like Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Jimmy Eat World, Story of the Year, and My Chemical Romance. A sucker for a catchy tune (and Mo has been known to blast some Natalie Imbruglia in the past…), his love for good melodies is only superceded by his passion for heavy riffs and shreddy solos.
Keith started playing guitar at 15, but was singing and writing songs long before. He had a brief stint singing lead vocals for a band called Aftermath in 2001, after which he joined Nick Thompson and helped create the project that would become known as She Plays Dirty, where Keith served as lead guitarist and backup vocalist. Eventually after a few shows and recordings, they decided to part ways. During his early college years, Keith got back together with Nick to form Fallback, eventually renamed The Fashioned. However, the group was forced to disband due to difficulties caused by distance.
Soon afterward Keith latched on to Sweater Airline while they were on hiatus, his first collaboration with Mo and his first venture into the world of metal. He continued lead vocals and rhythm guitar duties as they later became Warm Fuzzy House and produced their first song, “The Non-Stop Rock Symphony of Ultimate Destruction” (later renamed “Backing Out” for simplicity’s sake and because that is a ridiculous title). After a couple of years, post-college distance issues put things on hold again, but this time, they would be overcome. Through lots of hard work, frequent e-mails, and trips up and down I-95, Keith helped Mo put the finishing touches on a few existing songs and also managed to write a few new ones, including Bonfire, and The Epidemic. These songs would be the foundation for The Hachness Epidemic.
If you asked Keith what his musical influences are, he would just tell you “everything I have ever listened to,” but to know him and hear his work with T.H.E., there are some obvious influences that emerge, including Stone Temple Pilots, Guns and Roses and A Perfect Circle. In addition to the Epidemic, Keith is currently working on his own demo, “Meaningful Goodbyes EP.”