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What has happened to the days where bands made their mark with conviction and angst instead of fashion and gimmicks? Amidst call of the neon colored, mid-tempo, cookie cutter nonsense, The Catastrophe thrives on delivering up-tempo in your face melodic punk rock that has almost been long forgotten.

Combining heartfelt lyrics, shredding guitars and soaring harmonies it’s obvious that these four haven’t forgotten their roots. Their love for the 90’s “Fat-Wreck” punk bands has never wavered and they can prove it with their sound.

The Catastrophe was formed in late 2008 when singer/guitar player Aaron Horrell(Five O’Clock Charlie), drummer Pj Caruso(Punchline) and bass player Dane Weir(A Week In July) decided to get together and write songs to pass the time. Once they decided this was heading in the right direction, they decided it was time to add another guitar player to get the ball rolling. Aaron got ahold of his guitar solo ripping friend Lou Swidowski to play lead guitar and The Catastrophe was born.

Their first show was in late Nov. of 2008 when they rushed their songs along to play a benefit show for a long time friend that was seriously injured in an automobile accident. 

Soon after becoming established they were opening shows for touring bands such as Strung Out, Flatliners, Guttermouth, Misfits, The Swellers, I am the Avalanche and Pittsburgh’s own Anti-Flag.  In July of 2010 The Catastrophe was awarded a slot on Pittsburgh’s stop of the Van’s Warped Tour after winning a contest sponsored by Ernie Ball. The guys are continuing to write their own songs as well as paying homage to the bands that brought them to where they today by learning several cover songs that people haven’t witnessed live since the days of Club Laga.