Welcome to Orlando Weekly
's "Band of the Week
." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you A Feasting Beast
A Feasting Beast is playing Uncle Lou's on May 30 with Of Tyrants, Young Ghosts, and Tusk. The band is also playing a CD release show on June 16 at West End Trading Company.
Just the facts:
Who's in the band?
Marty Grosso - Guitar
Jono Sanchez - Guitar
Kyle Haneski - Drums
Shawn Clarson - Bass
Wesley Mitchell - Vocals
When did the band form?
Marty Grosso started the band in 2010 and was fortunate enough to complete the lineup in March 2017.
Currently available releases:
Describe your sound in five words:
Energetic, Fun, Aggressive, Exciting, Injurious
What has been your most memorable show so far?
We played live for the first time on April 28th, 2017. We were added to this show at the last minute, and it was an excellent first show with a killer lineup, featuring Incited as the headliner. Since it was not heavily advertised that we were playing, mostly close friends were in attendance, making it a special night for us. The full set is available to view on our Facebook page.
Which local band is your favorite one to play a show with?
Since we have only played one show so far, we can only look forward to playing with some of our favorite locals. However, it’s important to keep the scene growing by being open to play shows with newer and lesser known groups, instead of always playing the same shows with the same handful of bands.
What description gets used for your band that you would most
like to correct people on? Why?
We don’t correct people on our sound; everyone has their own perception of music and we welcome all opinions, good and bad.
What’s your favorite thing about being an Orlando band? What's your least favorite? Why?
Orlando has a very dedicated hardcore and metal scene, it’s awesome. The energy and the comradery associated with our scene and the local shows perpetuate attendance of future shows. We have no complaints of the Orlando music scene at this point – the five of us come from very diverse backgrounds and have all dabbled in different “genres” of the Orlando music scene for many years, each one of us bringing different experiences and perspectives.
Any big news to share?
YES! We are having a our CD Release Party for our full length Discorruption
at the West End in Sanford! We will be sharing the stage with Bobby Koelble that night, along with Heretical Lacerations, Sick Thrill, and The Witching Hour. It is sure to be a great night, and there may be a couple of surprises in store.