A. Dracula spelled backwards
B. The best character from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
C. A rock band from Detroit
D. All of the above
The correct answer is D—Alucard is all of those things. Pronounced Al-uh-card, Mike Supina, Ryan Collins, Matt Morey, Colin Mattson and Tommy Tesnow have combined their wide array of influences, ranging from Soilwork to Bright Eyes, to create their original and innovative sound.
Whether playing to crowds as large as 10,000 or as small as 10, Alucard puts on a show that is surging with raw energy and power, rendering those lucky enough to witness a live show stunned. Their songs about relationships, politics and drug abuse are fast, technical and full of ridiculous guitar solos.
In only 13 months since the band's inception they have managed to self-release a 6 song EP and sell out the first two pressings. Alucard has toured all of Canada and most of the United States playing with bands such as: Finger Eleven, Ultimate Fakebook, No Motiv, Misery Signals and Roses Are Red. They have pressed on in the face of broken vans, broken trailers and even broken bones, bringing Detroit shredcore to the masses.
Look for Alucard's full-length album this summer and check the tour page to see when they will be in your town.