Blind Prophecy Records / Soulfood
November 2007 (Germany)
With a sound so rugged and heavy it could have been scraped from the vilest pits of hell, Pain Principle is slamming the far corners of the globe with their debut album, 'Waiting for the Flies,' on Blind Prophecy Records in fall 2007. Ready to shove 'Flies' in the faces of metal fans from the U.S. to Japan and everywhere in between, the trio behind Pain Principle stand sturdy and sneering, ready to face the world with all they've got.
In an industry filled with overnight sensations and one-hit-wonders ready to sell their souls in the last dying breaths of their careers, Pain Principle proves their power with years of experience and enough stamina to kick fads and fledglings out of their path.
Created in 1993 in Orlando, FL by vocalist Kevin "Bull" Bullock and guitarist John Sutton, Pain Principle began as an outlet for two jam buddies with a penchant for Death and Slayer. The two kindred spirits soon recruited drummer Mike Mazzonetto and the foundation had been set- one sturdy enough to withstand years of bone-breaking metal.
After a handful of demos ['Live With It' (1993), 'Until Someone Loses an Eye' (1996), Pain Principle (2003)] were unleashed into the underground, Pain Principle is eager to strike the surface with a vigorous start to a massive career. "I'm excited, one of the goals in my life is to play and have something released worldwide," says Mike. "The first goal was to be in an established band. Second was to get a deal. Third would be to play on a record and anyone could walk into the store and see it. The last goal that would make me happy is basically to tour around the world and play our stuff. So far it's working out that way."
Over the past few years, Pain Principle has seen it all- from marriages, divorces, deaths of friends, and new beginnings. Though one constant remains- their signature style- a savage crossbreed of deathly heavy hooks and classic metal structure.
"We just do what we do, what comes out naturally. It's all heavy, haulin' ass Florida metal with a bit of change-up," explains John.
Citing legends like Pantera and Death as primary influences, Pain Principle draws from all over the metal landscape to create their sound. "Even though it's not remotely the same thing, I like a lot of classic rock and classic metal…as far as the way you structure songs and structure choruses we might do things like that but we might not use the same tones," explains Bull. "I may be growling but the structure might be more like your standard classic metal."
Passing by offers that seemed less-than-promising, the band signed to Blind Prophecy Records in 2007 and the ass-busting began. Having recorded in Mana Recording Studios in St Petersburg, Florida with famed producer Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse), Pain Principle have spent most of 2007 seeing that their debut release reflects the real Pain Principle-- at their tightest and fiercest yet. Hitting the UK and Japan in October and North America in November, 'Waiting For the Flies' is set to jostle the world with fist-clenching, bone-rattling heavy with hooks.
After the release of their album, Pain Principle plans to hit the road with a rigorous tour that could leave no stones unturned. "The passport is ready to go! We want to tour every market we can get into as many times as we can and try and break this record and get everyone ready for the next one," remarks John. "Shows, shows, play play play."