Derailing the Train of Thought
ANON IS: Dan Caputo (Vocals), Tage Franks (Vocals), Check (Drums), Joe P. (Bass) and Ron M. (Guitar) ORIGIN: Long Branch, New Jersey CREDITS: Samples of Anon's music have been featured on MTV in such episodes as: 'Dimebag Remembered', 'They're Angry About Something', 'Beer-Fueled Mayhem' and 'Showering and Laundry on Tour'. ANON HAS PLAYED WITH THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL ACTS: Accident Experiment (Former P.O.D.), Agents of Man, American Head Charge, Autumn Offering, Blood Simple (former Vision of Disorder & Downset), Candiria, Dredg, Element Eighty, E-Town Concrete and Otep. RECENT PRESS: '...I know this is North Jersey notes, but the band Anon from Long Branch, NJ sent me a package that was just F'n awesome! I couldn't let this opportunity roll by without featuring another good product from Jersey. Singers Dan Caputo and Tage Franks put together some cool, dark melodies and harmonies with some very strong hardcore verses. The sound fits the metal sound of today perfectly! Author: Tim Louie Source: The Aquarian / East Coast Rocker 'Anon have made a name for themselves on the Jersey Shore club scene over the last year and a half by playing the type of hard rock that they want to play and answering to nobody but themselves. Their recent victory at The Battle of the Bands is just another wrung in the ladder of success for uncompromising local band Anon, who will continue to make music on their own terms.' Author: Alex Biese Source: Night & Day Magazine 'Utilizing two lead vocalists, they complimented each other very well. A very energetic unit, both vocalists found it hard to stay on the stage. As a matter of fact, they took their vocals to the top of the bar, all over the floor, and in mini mosh pits. However, they weren't just about vocals. Their music never seemed to miss a beat. This unit should be prescribed by doctors for the relief of tension!' Author: Donnie G Source: The Rag Fusing heaviness and raw aggression with dark and moody melodies, Anon has captivated audiences with their original sounds. Anon's dual vocalists sing, harmonize, and scream together; achieving a broader range than many of their contemporaries, rather than limiting each to a prescribed role. The chemistry of Anon's instrumental core drives the listener through every possible emotion. In the spring of 2004, Anon came within a few votes of making it to the finals at the Emergenza Festival, a world wide competition held by Sony/Colombia Records. Anon also gained the sponsorship of Dirte Jerze / Hardcore Clothing Companies; hand picked by the owner to represent his line of merchandise. Anon won The New Jersey Battle of the Bands on August 15th 2004. Sponsored by Jerseyshows.com, this was a seven month long competition between hundreds of acts from all around the Tri-State area. As the only band in the contest's history to achieve a perfect score, Anon went undefeated through the finals, holding First Place until the bitter end. Anon invested their winnings from the New Jersey Battle of The Bands in their first full-length CD, recorded by Brooklyn's Purple Light Studios; who has produced such acts as Candiria, E-Town Concrete, 40 Below Summer, 54 Visions, Agents of Man, and many more. The album has since dropped and singles have been featured on 89.5 FM WSOU (Seton Hall Pirate Radio), and 95.9 The WRAT. In October of 04' Anon was nominated for Top Live Act, Top Male Vocalist, and Top Hard Act by The Asbury Music Awards, at which they were a featured performer. After an energizing performance in the Twelfth Annual Asbury Music Awards, Anon won the award for Top Live Act of the Year. Anon has pushed and pulled their way to the top. Taking initiative to reach a larger audience, at their expense the band members have established and trademarked their own record label, Venom Records. Anon has also designed and marketed an original merchandise line. Since releasing their CD, they are coming out stronger than ever.