On July 15th I was a bit perplexed when Brett Lloyd posted on his social media, “So…… Pillbuster has decided to part ways and go different paths. I wish the guys the best and hope they find very cool people to make music with. That will be all that is said…..”. Considering the many disappointed comments that soon filled the thread, I was not the only one taken back by this sudden revelation. Pillbuster was one of the more promising southern metal bands to emerge in the 7 cities in recent memory. Often alongside brother band Saltine, front man Lloyd and Pillbuster put on several of the more memorable shows of 2013. Partnering with FM 99 for local events and receiving some promising national press, the future seemed bright for the band. For the next edition we’ll, despite his guarded social media post, be sitting down with Lloyd to learn more about Pillbuster’s disappointing breakup.
Brett Lloyd of Mammoth Black
Lloyd has clearly not let the split slow him down. Just a little over a month after the announcement of his departure from Pillbuster he invited 757E Magazine to a music video shoot at Shaka’s in VB for his new band Mammoth Black. Along with shooting the video, Lloyd, Steve Ross (Bass), Billy Strong (Guitar), Ross Becker (Guitar), and Corbitt Carrol (Drums) ran through several songs the band will be releasing in the not so distant future. We’ll also be interviewing Becker for the next edition of the mag to learn more about how he and the band craft Mammoth Black’s sound. Until then keep your ears open. With easily stuck in your head tracks like “Death Mask” soon to be released and sonically reminiscent of early A Perfect Circle, this band is without question new and noteworthy in Hampton Roads.
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757E Zine is a bi-monthly music, arts, and culture magazine dedicated to local musicians and artists who are not afraid to push boundaries. 757E Zine doesn't strive to be "safe" but rather in touch with what is new and unique in Hampton Roads music and art.