Modern rock and metal is facing a crisis. These forms of music we know and love have lost their way, accidentally severing their roots in an effort for progress and creativity. But instead of fostering those values, this has resulted in nothing but a wave of cheap, trite music, more concerned with some vague idea of 'development' instead of songwriting and maintaining the sort of power and intensity that defined those classic artists that such music is built upon. But one band has arrived to stem the tide of confusion and weakness that seems to be plaguing rock and metal today, and is determined to bring back the sound and spirit of the classic artists of old
Bishop has arrived
Brothers of both blood and metal Tommy, Rocky, and Vinny established Bishop to worship at the altar of oldschool rock and metal and to summon up the spirits of the old sound. The names of these artists speak for themselves. Motörhead. Black Sabbath. The Ramones. AC/DC. The bands that defined rock and metal in all its myriad forms. Bishop understands the power of these artists and is determined to resurrect the soul and sonic presence that made albums like 'Ace Of Spades' or 'Back In Black' instant classics. Bishop has single-handedly formed a new bedrock for other bands to build upon, reknitting the roots to the past as well as stoking the fires of the future, uniting what has passed and what has yet to come with their massive blend of hard rock and heavy metal. Bishop is a band that shuns modernity in favor of the tried and true methods of old, with every note they play not soaked in mere nostalgia, but the very essence of the oldschool
Driven by a pure, genuine passion for the music they play, these three brothers craft music of complete integrity and honesty. Bishop are a band that could never sell out or give up: music is in the blood of each member and always will be. Where other bands back down or cop out, Bishop stands tall, smashing the competition with a level of power not seen for many years in today's rock or metal scenes. Formed in 1999, Bishop is still going just as strong as they ever have, and with the same goals that they established upon the band's inception: to create heavy, aggressive, electrifying music that is as undeniably compelling as it is traditional. But don't think that Bishop is merely another band riding on the successes of past greats: while the trio honors the warriors of old, they also forge ahead with their own unique style, synthesizing the best of antiquity and modernity into an unstoppable musical force
2001's 'Centipede' EP got them noticed. 2005's 'Rock On' LP got them famous. And now, in 2007, Bishop's sophomore LP, 'Steel Gods', is poised to rocket them to the top of both rock and metal in one fell swoop. Ten tracks of heavy, aggressive, passionate music fill 'Steel Gods' to the brim with titanic riffs, anthemic lyrics, and songs that stay with you long after the album is said and done. Bishop represents the ultimate fusion of rock music and heavy metal, combining both the genres into something that is representative of both but slave to neither. Bishop is a band that writes no filler, uses no tricks, and has no need to fool the listener, relying only on their pure songwriting and instrumental talent to permanently entrench them in your mind. In an age of overproduction, overthinking, overwriting, Bishop's music is startlingly pure and starkly honest; this is music by rockers and for rockers, and pulls no punches in its delivery
To bring rock and metal out of their respective dark ages and into Renaissance, Bishop has come. This is the band that we've all been waiting for to deliver us from the evils of pretense and insincerity, and to take the music we love to an entirely new level. These three brothers from Albany are prepared to do whatever it takes to get their message out: to rock hard, rock loud, and rock eternally.