In 1998, the band recorded a demo that is still unreleased. In 1999, they released the “No Choice” LP on an independent label, and toured some east coast cities. In 2000 they played the Beer Olympics in Atlanta, GA, and briefly worked with GMM Records. They played the Beer Olympics again in 2001, as well as other shows, with bands like Oxymoron, Patriot, UK Subs, and the Templars, in Pittsburgh.
At this point Donovan left the band, and Rob Faulkner came on as lead singer. In 2002 they played the Holidays in the Sun festival in New Jersey, as well as countless local shows. Then in 2003, they released the “Steel Town” EP locally.
They signed with Impact Records out of Germany in 2004, and released the album “Dead Society”. In 2005 they recorded “The Way It Is, Was, and Will Be” (also on Impact). In 2006, they toured Germany with Evil Conduct, Hardskin, and 4 Promille to promote their last LP.
That same year, A.J. replaced Rick on guitar, then in 2007, Matt replaced Craig on Bass. The LP “Generation of Today” was released in 2008.
In 2009, Rob decided to leave the band to pursue his career. Original member and former guitarist from The Sussed, Dave Harris, took the reigns on lead vocals. After 13 years, the Traditionals are continuing to write powerful music to appeal to its working class following, and are looking forward to live shows and a new LP. titled Steel Town Anthems” Due out in March. The Traditionals will be on tour in April to promote the new album.
Band line up:
Dave Harris - guitar, lead vocals
Joe Harris - drums, backing vocals
AJ Falcione - guitar, backing vocals
Matt Janitor - bass, backing vocals
Edited by traditionals on 21 Jan 2011, 04:44
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