The Wankerss have been raging the Italian underground rock scene since the very beginning of the new millennium.
Significantly inspired by the wildest 70s punk and by the heaviest hard rock of the following decade, The Wankerss take their first steps live with performances marked by a fast, rough and rabid sound, supported by a vibrant punk attitude.
Their early songs mix such rage and speed, but also present those features that will mark the band’s songwriting. A hard rock/punk-inspired base is matched by an attention to guitar solo details filling music spaces in their major role, and an inclination of lyrics and melody lines to highlight the darkest and shamelessly disenchanted side of real life, thus creating a brand-new and original soundspace.
After two self-produced demos, which embody the artistic path The Wankerss have followed since their very beginning, the band was noticed by Jetglow Recordings, a lively underground label from Padova, which releases their first official work in 2008, the single “Lullaby for annihilation”.
Only in 2010 did the band debut with its first full-length album “Tales for a sweet demise”, again released by Jetglow Recordings. The album received excellent reviews in Italy and internationally, and contains ten songs, again based on solid punk grounds, but characterized by a markedly rock sound, which ultimately voice guitar solos and the lyrics’ topics.
Between the album release and 2015 the band has been committed to a permanent live activity which led it to share the stage with bands such as Zeke and Warrior Soul, who have clearly marked their sound.
April 24th 2015 will see the release, again with Jetglow Recordings, of “Blackborn”, the band’s new album. This new chapter is darker than ever, the sound is heavier and more mature and the new songs are the summary of a lifestyle, of a way of living life trying to get to the end without mere illusions, only aware of your own means and possibilities.
Micke Lafayette - Voice/Guitar
GG Rock - Guitar
Syracuse Hewitt - Bass
MC Memphiss - Drums
Tales For A Sweet Demise