The Minneapolis MN based hard hitting, face melting crew PIRANHA was a vision of Tracie Radermacher (bass) – a small town girl from southeast WI. With the help of founding Member Adam Easterbrook (skins), the vision soon melded itself into what has become a Midwest powerhouse in raw riffs, body slamming beats & broken necks. With their 2013 release ‘Too Bad They Multiply’ – Ryan Boyd (axe) & former front man Benjamin Nichols were able to capture one of the most powerful displays of raw emotion the band had ever laid on tape. With tracks ‘Everything Falls’ – and the fast paced ‘Turtle’ – ‘Too Bad They Multiply’ saw moderate success up until the departure of then front man Benjamin in late 2013.
Picking up right where Benjamin left off – enter Jesse Maloney (vox), who joined PIRANHA in November 2013 – shifting the band in a new direction of simplified, post grunge inspired screams, skats & vocal drops.
Within a few short sessions, landed at Transient Audio in Minneapolis MN to record ‘JUNK PUNCH’ (released March 2015) – and found themselves sharing bills & venues with some of their idols in Wayne Static (Static X), Sevendust & GWAR throughout late 2014.
In efforts to promote both their raw sound & recent EP release to the masses, PIRANHA spent the majority of 2015 focusing on their hometown of Minneapolis MN. ‘Bounce’ off of JUNK PUNCH earned recognition & airtime from both Minneapolis based 93x (93x.com), as well as numerous local podcasts & medias. And ‘Drown’ – featuring Tracie, quickly became a fan favorite to sing out at live performances.
Looking to new horizons, PIRANHA entered 2016 with a vision to deliver a darker version of what their fans had come to know, and once again found themselves at Transient Audio. What came out of those sessions is soon to be the band’s first LP, and 3rd release – set to deliver in Spring 2017. With the addition of Peter ‘Weava’ Chamberlain (spins) in mid-2016, the bands now had new opportunities to not only enhance & define their live shows, but also produce something completely unique to their genre – paving the way for what will be the bands busiest year yet!