Biography

There are at least six artists/bands named “Saboteur”:

1)
Saboteur harkens back to a day in the not too distant past when lyrical intelligence and musical proficiency was not the exception in punk rock. They blend the existing facets of their other musical projects with tough guy pop punk and socio-political lyrics. The songs are loud, well crafted and instantly quotable. Influences range from Gang of Four to Rocket From the Crypt, and they’re recommended if you like those bands as well as The Clash, Alkaline Trio and Queens of the Stone Age. Saboteur began as a two-piece rock outfit writing songs in a Dallas loft in 2003. Angular punk rhythms barreling underneath melodies about the socio-economic state of the times filled the bomb shelter turned rehearsal space. Justin Wilson, singer and songwriting guru for rock beast Red Animal War, and Steve Visneau, drummer and spirit of punk-speedsters Slowride, were fresh off European tours that shared dates. After bouncing more than a few ideas off each other one night in Amsterdam, songs poured forth. The groups were far beyond the mark of “brother bands,” booking tours and local shows together since their conception and releasing a split EP on Deep Elm Records in 2002. Early in 2004, the songs took shape and called for more exploration of tonal dimensions, and some of the arrangements needed sharpening. Rob Marchant, the bassist and logic of Slowride, enlisted himself to lay down the bass carpet and tighten the band’s structure. Soon after, Gray Wilcox of melodic poppers Last Surprise came to the band to add another layer of guitars. Tony Wann of the rock-monster Tendril took over the skins when Visneau began to passionately pursue his carrer in photography. The result is an impassioned machine oiled with the fervor only friends can make. The band recorded seven songs with Deedle LaCour, who had produced both Slowride and Red Animal War before. End Sounds, an Austin label headed by Jonathan Gill, asked to be the party responsible for giving Saboteur its first official release. What you’ll hear on Saboteur’s self-titled EP is a culmination of razor-sharp songwriting and drop-kick rhythms. The new songs on the split with The Mockingbird Nightmare represent where Saboteur is headed, which is more a heavy, groove-oriented sound, but it still retains the pop sensibilities of their initial release. The songs were recorded at Maximedia Studios in Dallas, TX, once again with Darrell LaCour producing. Saboteur takes the rage and lyrical vision of Red Animal War and fuses it with the streamlined power of Slowride, mixing with it now, the pounding drumbeats of Tendril and harmonies of Last Surprise for a release packed with explosive songs and well-crafted artwork to match. Saboteur takes the lyrical vision and vocal strength from Red Animal War and the razor-sharp songwriting and immense power of Slowride to create tunes to shake your ass to.

2)
A hardcorepunk band from Stockholm/Sweden formed in 2002. Among the releases are a 9 track 7” EP. Music and info can be found at www.myspace.com/sab0teur

3)
Saboteur is also the name of a man who composes electronic music, nearly resembles the style of BT. The music is free and can be downloaded from his webpage at www.saboteurweb.com

4)
A band from Hamburg/Germany that contains former members of One Man And His Droid. They released a self-distributed 5-track-EP in 2006. On August 22nd, 2008 the debut album “A place where painters meet” was released in Germany via Defiance Records. Saboteur can also be found on MySpace.

5)
Dubstep/idm artist from Hungary. http://myspace.com/saboteur64

6) Hardcore punk band from Berlin, Germany, started in 2012.

Edited by annavoisanon on 21 Jan 2013, 22:21

All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Text may also be available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Factbox

Generated from facts marked up in the wiki.

No facts about this artist

You're viewing version 11. View older versions, or discuss this wiki.

You can also view a list of all recent wiki changes.

More Information

From other sources.

Links
Band Members
Labels