36 Crazyfists

Location: Anchorage, AK
Genre: Metal
Band Members: Brock Lindow, Steve Holt, Thomas Noonan, Mick Whitney

Despite the state of today's tumultuous world, the Alaska-bred, melodic metal band 36 CRAZYFISTS are inspired to look beyond the negative and aggressively emphasize the positive. They are able to distance themselves from the pack by never resorting to stereotypical metal rage while maintaining their heavy roots. Whether front man Brock Lindow addresses road fatigue, self-worth or accountability, the music is fueled by a contagious enthusiasm and optimism in the face of frustration.

Formed in Anchorage, Alaska in 1994, 36 CRAZYFISTS named themselves after a Jackie Chan film, and immediately created a buzz coming out of the frigid scene. When their original bassist died in a car accident in 1996, they moved to Portland, Oregon and persevered. They soon made friends with propulsive thrash band Skinlab, who passed their demo to the A&R department at Roadrunner Records. They were signed in 2000 and immediately entered the studio to work on their debut album BITTERNESS THE STAR which came out in 2002 established the band as a powerful new force.