How it started: Guitarist Lou Cuello, drummer Denny Carvell, and bassist Kyle "Shell" Shellhammer decided to return to their rock roots after touring together in a variety of metal bands. Without a singer or a rhythm guitarist, the three sought out an unconventional last resort in the form of an advertisement on Craigslist. The response? One message from "JB" that simply stated, "I'll sing my ass off". The band now had a singer, and when JB brought guitarist Mike Matranga along, The High Court were complete.
In a living room in Atco, New Jersey, it only took one rehearsal to know they had formed something huge. Regardless of their various music backgrounds, The High Court had a shared goal in mind: creating the music they loved and bringing their fans along for the ride.
07/24/07 marks the release of Puppet Strings, twelve hard-hitting songs that, according to Mike, "are going to stick in your head for the remainder of this decade" With their cutting lyrics, riffing guitar solos, and an irresistible personality, it would be hard to find a flaw in The High Court's brand of rock. They present a package deal and on top of everything else, they have a keen eye for business. The High Court understands the cutthroat nature of today's music industry and describe it succinctly:
"May the best asshole win"
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