"This NY-area band has a full-length album of smooth, proficient
rock material that, in spirit, harkens back to classic Doobie
Brothers and Bowie's Young Americans.… There's no question
the band can truly play and their material is solidly crafted." –
MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE
It’s ironic that in an age dominated by strife – from the Culture
Wars to the War on Terror – we find ourselves living through
history, yet without a soundtrack in which to define these times.
Such an attitude embodies what The Inferno Merchants are all
about. From the moment they take the stage, the audience is
helplessly aware that it is witnessing a musical capsule moment
as they’re taken on a sonic tour that fuses a mix of influences
ranging from David Bowie to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Pearl
Jam. Of course they also come for the jams, or to watch the
band, “Go Inferno!” to borrow a phrase that is commonly used
The inferno is blazing and the buzz is spreading throughout their
hometown of New York City and beyond. Their debut album
Warchild’s Play has twice been the feature on the weekly radio
program, "RockWired," broadcast on KTST-FM, out of Orange
County, California. And in November 2008, snowboarding
enthusiasts will get a taste of The Merchants at the box office
when their song, "Love, Springfield," will be featured in,
"Shred," a comedy starring Tom Green.
What fans have described as, “The soundtrack of the Drudge
Report,” is beginning to generate a buzz around the clubs of New
York and beyond. Perhaps this is why The Merchants are
packing historic venues such as The Bitter End. Stay tuned as
the heat from the inferno continues to rise….
In The News...
Well, it's been quiet for a while since we've
had any news to report, but that hasn't
stopped us from reading all the lovely
e-mails we get, particularly those that
simply say, "Go Inferno!" -- an expression
that is especially appreciated when the
Inferno is a bit dormant.
There is one noteworthy item and it's taking
place on the other side of the world --
Australia, the land of boomers and
wallabies! We have recently signed a
distribution deal with Blue Pie Records.
Additional details will be forthcoming, but I
think it's safe to cue the line from Matt
Dillon's character in Singles ("Guys, just
remember we are huge in Australia!").
In the meantime, you can see our page on
Blue Pie's web site: here
LICENSED TO SHRED!
Snowboarding enthusiasts will get a taste
of The Inferno Merchants at the box
office this fall. The licensing agreements
have been signed and Love, Springfield
will now be featured in Shred, a
snowboarding comedy starring Tom Green.
SHRED, written and directed by the
producers of Shreducation (Francis and
David Mitchell) tells the story of two
washed up pro snowboarders (Dave
England and Renee Renee) who decide to
make a comeback by starting a team only
to have the evil head of the National
Snowboard Association (Tom Green) try
to stop them. Following in the tradition of
'Ski School' Shred is a hilarious
snowboard comedy that will appeal to the
mainstream and core culture.
The movie is slated to be released in
MUSIC CONNECTION REVIEW
Music Connection magazine reviewed
Warchild's Play in its April 23, 2007 issue
and said, "[This] NY-area band has a
full-length album of smooth, proficient
rock material that, in spirit, harkens
back to classic Doobie Brothers and
Bowie's Young Americans....Frontman
James Frey is a crooner, not a shouter;
he articulates every word and his
bandmates are tight and in control, never
hiding behind a fog of noise...there's no
question the band can truly play and their
material is solidly crafted.