Retox was birthed in Southern California, specifically in San Diego and Los Angeles during the later part of 2010. The members; Brian Evans on drums, Thor Dickey on bass, Michael Crain on guitar, and vocalist Justin Pearson. Retox has been described as punk, post-punk, hardcore, metal, and even power violence. But anybody whose ears are not completely damaged by way of decibel pressure or contemporary media will agree that Retox is carving out a unique sound. The best possible description would be sci-fi/surf/punk. The songs are fast tempered clocking in somewhere between one and two minutes. The guitar’s harmony and disharmony battle each other, engaged in an endless standoff. Interwoven throughout the timbre is a driving bass acting as a referee for the rest of the instruments. Propelling the songs are drumbeats chopped up with surgical precision and stamina. The vocals are littered with subtle hooks as well as not so subtle irritation, influenced by political disdain, horror, and sarcasm. The band's inspiration is drawn from both horrific misfortune and sheer imagination. Either way this is good news for the listener.

Michael Crain: Guitar
Thor Dickey: Bass
Gabe Serbian: Drums
Brian Evans: Drums
Justin Pearson: Vocals


Cover for Ugly Animals
Ugly Animals

Upcoming Tour Dates

Date Location Venue  
Mar. 27, 2015 Bologna, Italy Freakout Club
Mar. 28, 2015 Rome, Italy Dal Verme
Mar. 30, 2015 Milano, Italy LoFi Club
Apr. 1, 2015 Geneva, Switzerland L’Ecurie
Apr. 2, 2015 Poitiers, France Le Confort Moderne
Apr. 5, 2015 Lille, France El Diable
Apr. 6, 2015 Rouen, France Le Kalif
Apr. 10, 2015 Leeds, United Kingdom Brudenell Social Club
Apr. 11, 2015 Brighton, United Kingdom Bleach
Apr. 12, 2015 Brussels, Belgium Magasin4
Apr. 16, 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Jazzhouse
Apr. 17, 2015 Aalborg, Denmark 1000Fryd
Apr. 22, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic 007Klub
Apr. 23, 2015 Nürnberg, Germany K4
Apr. 24, 2015 Munich, Germany Kafe Kult

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