Hi Res Calabrese Promo Photo — Photo Credit- Andy Hartmark

Family always forges the strongest bonds. That’s certainly the case when it comes to music as well.

Steeped in a hard rock swing, brash punk energy, metallic bombast, and a healthy helping of death rock, these three musicians—Jimmy Calabrese [vocals, bass], Bobby Calabrese [vocals, guitar], and Davey Calabrese [drums]—established a diehard following and garnered immense critical praise outside of the traditional system, emerging as underground luminaries from their native Phoenix, AZ.

Tastemakers from Alternative Press and Guitar World to Metal Hammer, Rue Morgue, Fangoria, and Rock Sound have featured them, while the trio has shared the stage with the likes of Tiger Army, She Wants Revenge, Strung Out, Nekromantix, and more. However, Lust For Sacrilege, sees this D.I.Y. outfit become even more dynamic and deadly.

While supporting Born with a Scorpion’s Touch during a West Coast tour, the boys collectively agreed on the direction of what would become Lust For Sacrilege in late 2013.

“We were listening to darker, heavier bands like Mastodon, Danzig, and Black Sabbath, while driving through the mountains of Washington,” remembers Jimmy. “There was something about the landscape and the music that reflected a feeling we wanted to pursue. We’re from the desert, so the settings of Seattle, Portland, and Salem really inspired us. We decided to get heavier without losing sight of our other inspirations like Roy Orbison and Black Flag.”

Bobby goes on, “On the last couple of records, we tried for more of a lo-fi, in-the-garage punk feel. It was time to get evil and explore our dark side.”

The title track, Lust For Sacrilege up-tempo bounce bleeds into a resounding refrain that summons The Cult by way of The Misfits.

“Lust For Sacrilege is not so much a lust to destroy religion or anything like that,” explains Jimmy. “On a personal note, it’s more about breaking what we thought was sacred or we couldn’t do. We’re breaking down walls and making heavy music, which we haven’t done before. The band is going in new directions. It’s a special album for us.”

As they continue, this band of brothers becomes an even tighter unit on Lust For Sacrilege. “Sometimes, I feel like there’s more meaning to what we do because we’re family,” affirms Jimmy. “We’ve got this instant chemistry that’s irreplaceable. It’s what has allowed us to overcome certain trials and tribulations in the business.”

Ultimately, Lust For Sacrilege open the gateways into a different realm for newcomers and longtime fans. “I want everybody to listen to it and feel like they’re in Calabrese’s world,” Davey concludes. “Our music should take you some place you’ve never been before.”

Welcome to the family…

CALABRESE is:
Bobby Calabrese – Guitar/Vocals
Jimmy Calabrese – Bass/Vocals
Davey Calabrese – Drums


Sponsors:

Reverend Guitars
Orange Amps
Straight to Hell Apparel
Dunlop
Coffin Case
Inkbomb Tattoo


CALABRESE has supported live:

Cancer Bats
Skindred
She Wants Revenge
Franz Ferdinand
Doyle
The Misfits
Swingin Utters
Tiger Army
The Living End
Vandals
Adolescents
Strung Out
Nekromantix
Buck Cherry
45 Grave
Mad Sin
Michael Graves
Frenzy
The Meteors
The Quakes
Guana Batz
Rezurex
Wednesday 13


Independent Films featuring CALABRESE:

The Graves (As Seen on the SyFy Channel)
Blood On The Highway
Hoodoo For Voodoo
Prison A Go Go
Chainsaw Sally
Zombie Punks From Beyond The Grave
Cabras
Horror Film: The Movie
No. My Other Possessed-Zombie Girlfriend
Hack Job


CALABRESE has been written up in:

Alternative Press
Rock Sound
Heavy Metal
Fangoria
Maximum Rock N Roll
Guitar World
Rue Morgue
Metal Hammer
HorrorHound
The Phoenix New Times
The Dallas Observer
Carbon 14 Magazine
The College Times
TriState Scene
Big Wheel Magazine
Get Out AZ
Java Magazine
Az State Press
Prick (Tattoo) Magazine
Mobscene Magazine
Gothic Beauty
Skratch Magazine
Scary Monsters Magazine
Heavy (Germany)
Legacy (Germany)
Zillo (Germany)


CALABRESE have been invited to appear on such punk rock compilations as:

Rebels Of Rock N Roll #1
AZPunk.Comp V2
AZPunk.Comp V3
P.A.I.N. Soundtrack Vol. 1
Horror High Presents Prom Queen Massacre
Hellnight-O-Rama 2
This Is HorrorPunk Vol. 2
Horror of it All Vol. 1
HorrorPunk Compilation Volume 2: The Resurrection
The Morgue The Merrier
Ghouls Gone Wild


CALABRESE can be heard on the radio in regular rotation on:

98KUPD Arizona’s Big Red Radio
Bruce Dickenson’s BBC Rock Show
The Blaze KASC 1260 AM Phoenix
Radio Futuro 88.9 FM Chile
CFOU 89.1 FM Canada
KSCU 103.3 FM Santa Clara, CA
WZRD 88.3 FM Chicago, IL
Hero Radio 1650 AM El Paso, TX
Mutants From Outer Space KUCI 88.9 FM Irvine
In The Graveyard WNTI 91.9 AM New Jersey
Horror Business- Spook Rock Radio WSMU 91.1 FM Massachusetts
WIOJ 1010 AM Jacksonville, FL
Go Kat Go WNHU 88.7 FM New Haven, CT
Discombobulation 98.8 NW FM Melbourne Australia
Virus Radio 90.1 FM Champaign, IL
Where Monsters Dwell 97.9FM CHSR, Canada


CALABRESE can also be heard on the following Podcasts:

Rue Morgue Radio
Scarewaves
CreepyCast
The Chaos Report
Mondo Schlocko
Unsigned Podcast
My Life With Music
DopeRadio
The Delicate Art Of Noise
Pollution Podcast
Bad Dawg Radio Rock Feed
Crankcast Twenty Buttons Twenty Levers Podcast
WeBleed4Reel Wrestling TV
Radio Podcast My Life With Music
VooDooRadio
Tecnica Arcana Podcast (Italian)
Sitbonzo
Randon Signal
PodMafia
MothPod
DaleCast
Underlife
iSkateboard Vidcast
BloodLoss Horrorcast
VooDoo Radio
Blade Radio
Psychobilly Deluxe
Anti-Emo Empire
Nocturnal Radio
Winchester Journal
Indie Rock Radio
Awful Snacks
Sitbonzo
Out Of The Coffin
Sparton Youth Radio
Random Acts
xZachLeex Show
Sunday Night Aggro
Screaming Skull
Lucidity Podcast
Blaqart Radio
The Bull Pit