Weapons Of Mass Creation
Weapons of Mass Creation (WMC) is a four-piece art rock band that combines different artistic forms and musical genres to highlight social injustice. Known for explosive and unpredictable live performances that often include different artistic elements such as film projections, live painting, dancers or performance art. WMC’s unique sound comes from powerful story driven songs, that blend slam poetry with genres like Rock, Folk, Blues, Indie and Hip Hop. Each of the four band members is an experienced artist.In his trademark bowler hat multi-disciplined artist and activist Pan Pantoja fronts the band spitting fiery poems and truths like a man possessed.
Originally from Montana, Pantoja has two degrees, is a leader in the Potentialism Art Movement and founder of The Potentialist Workshop a space that fosters and promotes interdisciplinary arts projects from music to visual art to theatre to ballet and has created every form of art from films to 75ft sculptures to a Hip-Opera (before In The Heights or Hamilton) to having over 40 art and poetry books published.Singing out in high clear voice like a bell and with his Les Paul (known as “The Odyssey”) slung over his shoulder, Nowhere Joe Atack churns out riffs and melodies as he swaggers across the stage. Born and raised in northern England, Atack trained and has worked extensively as a professional actor and director in the U.K. and U.S., he is a member of the acting company and Director of Education for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and is Producing Artistic Director at contemporary theatre Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company. Aric Shapiro prowls and stalks the stage while belting out thunderous and sweet bass jams that will make you want to get down with your bad self. Shapiro, is a metal sculptor and has worked on large scale art projects for Burning Man such as Embrace and The Space Whale. Aric is Executive Director at Reno Art Works and also founded the highly successful Sculpture Fest.
Steven Sperber pummels the skins providing sick beats to get the feet tapping and the blood pumping. Sperber, is a respected musician that performs in two other bands besides WMC; as the drummer in Alisha Sadler and the lead guitarist in SevenOUT. Sperber also teaches drumcore and serves as a judge at Drumcore and Marching Band competitions. WMC have continue to expand their horizons with live with shows across the west coast of the U.S. in venues of all sizes from large venues such as Whiskey a-go go and The Key Club in Los Angeles to smaller acoustic shows adding banjo and viola into their sound for coffee houses like Venus Rising Coffee House in Butte Montana. WMC has also played in several art galleries as part of large scale art events, at the Speak Your Mind Festival and in the inaugural OffBeat Music Festival.
WMC has shared the stage with many different artists including Hed (P.E.), Soil, Sunflower Dead, Arden Park Roots, Thera, Juice, The Skurfs, Memory Motel, Loves, Venrez, LA Velvet, Ex Hang Ups, Chasing Ghosts, Centox, Sucka Punch, Rosie & The Cobras, Snow, Salty Dog, Bazooka Zoo, The Redfield Clipper Band, over 50 different emcees and DJs and many, many more bands…In 2012 WMC released their debut album, For Your Revolution. Recorded with engineer Michael Stosic and producer David Newman at Pixie Records For Your Revolution contains 10 powerful tracks.Weapons of Mass Creation latest album “Generation We” will be released in Spring 2017 – See more at: https://tunetrax.com/weapons-of-mass-creation/gallery#sthash.6zDU9vSB.dpuf