Deathtrap America came to form in September of 2010 on a sunny afternoon trip to Seattle. Out of the frustration with the current affairs and hardships of our nation, the idea of DTA presented itself to it’s willing members, JT Locke, Amanda VanderMeer and Steve Cook.
The three musicians, both having been in other projects and armed with the experience of national and international tours, set out to make an album.
Inspired by the rainy months of Portland, the trials and tribulations of everyday life in this nation, and the determination of giving hope to those around them, they achieved their goal.
They have blended the styles of rock, metal, pop, punk and prog rock to result in a sound of heavy, catchy rock and roll they call “Boutique Punk”.
Their aim is to entertain, and wake up the masses to a positive environment with their energetic and interactive live performance.
Deathtrap America brings to you their self titled album is available on itunes right now!
Gabriele “Dr. Zero” Cerruti is born in Turin (Italy) in 1974.
Since he was a child he has a passion for music: he starts playing piano at six and guitar at thirteen; finally at seventeen he chooses to play bass.
In 1992 he forms the first band with some High School’s fellows; he begins to write his first songs with italian lyrics, influenced by the favourite artist’s sound of that time: the italian rocker Luciano Ligabue.
In 1993 he enters in the first School’s Musical Contest with the song “Danzando nel Buio” (“Dancing in the Dark”); he ranks fourth, but he collects consents of audience and critic. In the same year he starts a collaboration with some local Christian artists; he writes the song “La mia risposta sarà Sì” (“My Answer will be Yes”) for the musical “Don Bosco: una Sfida” (“Don Bosco: a Challenge”) and all the songs for the musical “La Pelle di Dio” (“The Skin of God”) in 1994.
In 1995 he forms the first cover band with University’s friends, with which he plays the greatest hits by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Skid Row; however, the Grunge’s influence (Alice in Chains, MotherLoveBone, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog) and 70’s KISS’ Hard Rock push him to write songs with english lyrics: “I Forgot”, “Leap” and “Shame” are the most revealing songs of that time.
In 2001 with two of same University’s friends he forms CoffeeDregs, a PJ Harvey cover band; although there are great potential, the project has short life: CoffeeDregs disband after recording a Promo CD.
Years pass and he plays in bands of less importance, but the music is always existing in his life; even the songwriting gains substantial depth: lyrics now approach environmental and social issues: the most revealing song of that time is “Permanent Disaster”, written on 27 December 2004, the day following the Sumatra’s Tsunami.
In 2006 he discovers the American Christian Music; artists like Audio Adrenaline, Switchfoot and tobyMac, are considered like all those who have influenced his music and give new energy to his songwriting.
At beginning of 2008 he finds continuity and starts playing with assiduity: Cover The Top (2008-2009), AllTimeIsGone (2009-2010), MotorMouse (2010-2011) and Blaine (2011); the more exciting experience is with MotorMouse, cover band of great impact that plays 70’s Hard Rock (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, KISS, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and Thin Lizzy).
The desire to engage in a band’s project that features unreleased songs finally comes in July 2011, when he becomes Wheels’ bassist, Hard Rock band with whom he records an EP entitled “Big Snake”; but in this day, 14 october 2011, the dream is shattered.
And now… plans are planned: he decides to search a new band and to rearrange the songs written over the years, with the aim to share his music and to hear the feedback of other people.
In this day, 25 november 2011, all his dreams come true: in the Thanksgiving day God gives him a gift; after a session he was hired by rock band named Hangover. Alberto, Alice and Diego are his new adventure mates.
SPEAK YOUR MIND UP: C’MON, BABY, FREE YOURSELF!
Steamgunk is a steampunk-inspired glitch-electro project. Though electronic music at its core, the style and concept rest mainly within glitch-electronica, industrial, and a heavy ambiance. Steampunk is a genre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and technology based on steam power of the 19th century. Fressed electronic music for the newced contraptors, oiled gizmologists, and steampunkaneers.
Born from boredom and an appreciation of glitch electronica, an affection for old science fiction films, noir, steampunk culture, and a shameless infatuation with b-movie horror films. Inspired by light ale in summer nights, dark stout on winter days, men with beards, theater seats with cupholders, the 80’s, and my old 8-bit life. Past projects include Set Prometheus Aflame (late 2008 to early 2011) and Cyan Roddington (early to late 2011).