Circuitry seem to be the kind of band that don’t take half measures. Just a listen to their hyper-chaotic yet very melodious music should clue you in to that. You can’t write these kinds of songs if you’re not throwing yourself in head first. But even the members’ rigs are completely off the deep end: especially guitarist Christian Colabelli. It’s like a master class in gear obsession. He has an absolute cream of the crop amplifier (and second in sticker shock only to few like US-imported Diezels), a modded Bogner Ecstasy, but then threw in an Axe-FX (the XL version, no less) just for effects. Oh, and you know a couple days ago how I was wondering why world touring bands don’t use more bulletproof foot controllers? Well that FAMC Liquid Foot Pro was one of the alternatives I had in mind. And just for good measure Colabelli rounds it out with what seems like a beautiful guitar from every major boutique manufacturer. This video highlights the Vigier, Mayones, and Carvin pieces in his collection.

The rest of the band’s setups are no slouches themselves. Matt Guglielmo has a very respectable assortment of drums and cymbals. I’ve never had a chance to play that newish Pearl Demon direct drive pedal, but everyone’s been telling me that it’s worth checking out. And then Joel Monet doesn’t get much into his vocal setup, but does describe the band’s bass robot in detail. You heard me: bass robot. It’s like Glenn Fricker rewrote the plot for the terminator.

Circuitry’s self-titled debut LP will be released November 4th, but rest assured, you can preorder it today via the group’s Bandcamp page.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.