BIOGRAPHY: Cosmic Fury has a history. Maybe not compared to the 13.77 billion years that the universe has been around, but the members of this Chicago power quartet have been writing, performing, rehearsing and recording for several decades and the supergroup label is definitely well applied here. The band features former members of Daisy Chain, Mindbomb, Bunker Hill, Pivot Man, Supermercado, Roller and Zoetrope. Band leader and singer, Matt Mercado and bassist, Danny Vega, played together in the ’90s band Mindbomb. Mindbomb signed to Mercury Records which gave Mercado and Vega the chance to tour around the world with rock gods like KISS, Rob Halford, Jackyl and Mötley Crüe. Mindbomb songs were also featured in two major motion pictures: Kalifornia starring Brad Pitt and Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone. After Mindbomb, Vega went on to play with drummer, Frank Iffland, in the popular local outfit, Bunker Hill, while Mercado launched Supermercado with guitarist and Zoetrope alumnus, Michael Ray Garret. That band’s single “Ditch Kitty” was featured on the Gold-selling soundtrack for “FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage,” the demolition racing game released for the Xbox 360. Cosmic Fury bring a hard rock edge to catchy pop songs (think Weezer blasting off with Cheap Trick) and mix it with a bit of wit and humor that will appeal to any audience. “Frenemy,” the lead off single from their new six song album, Seventh Planet from the Sun (recorded at Mercado’s Sonic Palace Recording Studio in Chicago), exemplifies the hooks and contagious sing-along choruses that Cosmic Fury excels at and gives you a taste of what to expect both live and on record.
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