Fri, September 22, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA


This event is all ages

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Volatile Progressive Grunge band with distinct Hardcore leanings. QUICKSAND would prove highly influential on the major Nu-Metal acts that would follow in their wake. The band was rooted in the New York Hardcore scene with vocalist Walter Schreifels credited with membership of both YOUTH OF TODAY and GORILLA BISCUITS, guitarist Tom Capone a member of BOLD, bass player Sergio Vega an ex-member of ABSOLUTION and drummer Alan Cage with BEYOND.

QUICKSAND's inaugural album would surface on the independent Revelation label. Building upon a burgeoning cult following QUICKSAND took to the road in North America performing shows with the likes of FUGAZI, WHITE ZOMBIE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and HELMET. Their growing profile soon resulted in the inking of a deal with major label Polydor Records and in 1993 the 'Slip' album arrived. Strangely, in spite of the single 'Dine Alone' gaining regular MTV and radio broadcast, hard sales were unforthcoming and Polydor let the band go. Island Records would be waiting in the wings.

The 'Manic Compression' record would emerge as a more complex beast than previous efforts. Touring to promote the record found the band trekking across America as part of the 'Vans Warped' festivals. QUICKSAND finally dissolved following a swansong performance on the 12th of October 1995 at the Hollywood Grand in Los Angeles.

Post QUICKSAND all members got back into the fray with fresh endeavours. Schreifel scored production duties with CIV and also put his energies into a project billed as WORLD'S FASTEST CAR. Capone played on the debut album from New York 'Hardcore' band HANDSOME. Cage cut a new album with SEAWEED whilst Vega created FULLY.

The band reformed in 1997 and set to work on a new album for Island Records. Announcements would be made about live reunion gigs that year too but these would fall through. QUICKSAND eventually got back into the live arena with a February 1998 tour of Japan. Their first live performance in America for over three years of absence would take place in September 1998 in Boulder, Colorado, the group performing at a snowboard movie premiere. November of 1998 saw the band out on the road with road mates SNAPCASE and the DEFTONES.

In early 1999 bassist Sergio Vega would deputize for an injured Chi Cheng for the DEFTONES American tour dates. Tom Capone would session on the inaugural 2000 demo from Nu-Metal act REACH.

In 2001 End Of The Circle Records would request submissions for a projected QUICKSAND tribute album 'Driven State - A Quicksand Tribute'. Contributing artists comprised BIOHAZARD, HELEN 55, DRAGPIPE, LEFT, GLASSJAW, FORGE and WILL HAVEN.

Walter Schreifels, returned to action in September of 2001 with a new album credited to the all star act RIVAL SCHOOLS, a band founded in alliance with drummer Sam Siegler, a veteran of GORILLA BISCUITS, GLASSJAW, CIV, SHELTER, JUDGE and YOUTH OF TODAY, former CIV and ICEBURN bass player Cache Tolman and vocalist / guitarist Ian Love, previously with DIE 116 and BURN.

Ex-QUICKSAND members united with personnel from ERRORTYPE: 11 to forge INSTRUCTION in 2004, signing to Geffen Records for the album ''God Doesn't Care'.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123