Formed in October 2010, the crossover two-piece began life in the ashes of Butera’s former thrash metal band Obliterator, whom Orr once saw open for Hexen, Mantic Ritual and Rattlehead at The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ. Butera had a vision for something “so stupid and offensive it had to work.” Fusing a lethal cocktail with ingredients ranging from Carnivore and D.R.I. to NWA and the Wu Tang Clan, Zamboni’s original lineup consisted of Butera, Orr and drummer “Nuclear” Nathan Wolff, releasing the “Blood on the Ice” demo, the “Mother of the Resistance EP,” their live album “Live Stupidity” and finally, “Sucks! The Stupid EP” before Wolff left the band due to career and personal reasons.
Zamboni would perform sporadically utilizing various live drummers from either other bands on the same bill or outright pulling random people out of the crowd before Butera would meet Roger Padilla at an Obituary concert in 2012. Padilla joined Zamboni shortly after and the band continued playing occasional gigs that they would book themselves, mostly to “help out underground touring bands that were coming though the area and needed a show.” Among these bands were Texas’ Insinnerator and Terrorist, Boston’s Sonic Pulse, Sweden’s Six In Line and Alabama’s Cancerslug. Zamboni would also organize and run the annual “Thrash Bash BBQ” festival – which is in its fifth year currently.
Robert Orr: Mixing, Engineering, Guitars, Vocals
Chris Butera: Bass, Vocals, Artwork
Roger Padilla: Drums on tracks 3-5 and 7-9
Bill Cosby: Drums and Pudding Pops on tracks 2 and 6
Mastered by Eric Feliciano
Zamboni uses: ESP and Dean Guitars, Ibanez Basses, Fender Amplification, Hartke Amplification, Ernie Ball Strings, D’Addario Strings
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All songs written, performed and published by Zamboni. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.