Prosthetic Records signs new wave prog rock outfit FOUR STROKE BARON

An energetic blend of new-wave and heavy progressive rock, FOUR STROKE BARON is the latest band to join the Prosthetic roster. Comprised of three members — Kirk Witt on guitars and vocals, Matt Vallarino on drums, and Keegan Ferrari on bass — the group crafts massive and immersive soundscapes juxtaposed over catchy, pop-like song structures. It is this penchant for blending familiar sounds and styles into something altogether new that has allowed the band to undergo a dramatic metamorphosis from their humble beginnings improvising in a shed outside of Reno, Nevada, to preparing for the debut of their second full-length album, Planet Silver Screen, due out on Prosthetic Records on November 9th.

A teaser featuring the video for the title track can be seen here:

The band comments on the signing: “We cannot fully express the level of excitement we feel to have been signed to Prosthetic! Each one of us in FSB have had a favorite band or album come from their ranks — to be included amongst such a prolific roster is surreal.”

Reactions to the group have consistently exhibited an air of positivity and excitement from its very inception. The band’s introductory self-titled EP was released in January of 2014, catching the eye of internet-metal extraordinaire Ben Sharp, aka Cloudkicker. As interest began to grow for a follow-up release, those in FOUR STROKE BARON began to realize their potential and take matters more seriously. Their next endeavor, a full-length titled King Radio, was released in the winter of 2015 to substantially more fanfare and acclaim. Sputnik Music claimed in an album review, “Simply put, Four Stroke Baron is a band that defies categorization. Their choruses are simultaneously abrasive and soothing, the riffs recall both Mastodon and Rush…,” and, “Four Stroke Baron is weird, and fun, and bizarre, and hooky, and crazy, and they will be on repeat for a very long time.” It was this album that later caught the attention of Prosthetic Records, who swiftly offered an opportunity to join their prestigious roster.

With such a wealth of motivation and encouragement fueling the band, FOUR STROKE BARON set out to produce their biggest and most ambitious record yet for their label debut. Recorded over the majority of 2017, Planet Silver Screen is an amalgamation of all the band has come to represent musically thus far, while also pushing themselves into previously uncharted sonic territories. From having their hardest- hitting riffs to date, featuring a guest saxophone solo by blackjazz rebel Jørgen Munkeby of Shining, to commissioning a full-blown stop motion animation music video for their debut single, FOUR STROKE BARON have truly arrived in full force and will make even the most diehard muso take note.

9/26 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s with Sleep Signals
9/30 Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewing with Sleep Signals
10/4 Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar with Sleep Signals
10/5 Mountain View, CA @ O’Malley’s Pub

“Four Stroke Baron is actually the protuberance of a multi-dimensional being into our local spacetime, that has chosen the form of a time-traveling group of Gregorian monks with a penchant for technical metal and pop sensibilities.”
 – Cloudkicker

Kirk Witt – guitars and vocals
Matt Vallarino – drums
Keegan Ferrari – bass


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