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Portrait of illStruck


About illStruck

Pembroke Pines, FL

Rock and Roll will never die; however it seems to take a sabbatical every now and again. After enduring an onslaught of mediocre music; customary Rock and Roll sounds have returned with a vengeance. illStruck is a South Florida based band that is continuing that "never say die" attitude. While many musical influences penetrate their arrangements, their songs convey a modern flair and stylistic groove that gives them their own niche in today's "Music Scene".

It all started when bassist, KAiNiN PAMBLANCO; after many downfalls in his life, decided to put together a band to release his angst and frustrations. KAiNiN went through many revolving musicians while trying to find the perfect fit with the right musical talent, image, and stage presence. Years later, the missing piece of the puzzle was found and illStruck was completed.

The band relies on each member’s musical passion and talent to succeed. illStruck is led by bassist, KAiNiN PAMBLANCO. The next additions to the band are MiCHAEL MARCiANTE and JORDAN MAYER whose aggressive guitar rhythms and unmistakable style could not be overlooked. Harboring the same dreams as the rest of the members, RYAN KAKAS distinctive style of drumming quickly became a natural fit. Finally the songs are completed by a combination of CHRiS CAPASSO's well-crafted lyrical melodies and vocal delivery.

The bands passion for what they do is evident in the music. With inspirations from a variety of genres, the group blends together its own unique sound. The groups’ self-titled EP is a collaboration of songs that deliver powerful musical arrangements and lyrics that take a sarcastic look at life. The songs were deliberately kept around 3 to 4 minutes for a very good reason; "never bore your audience and always leave them with memorable hooks” says bassist, KAiNiN PAMBLANCO.

“illStruck plays the victim better than anyone else, not just in lyrics and melodies but punishing guitar riffs and abusive drum beats, delivering a five song EP with as much distraught emotion as Eddie Vedder could shake a stick at.” ~ John Spano, 93 ROCK (93.1 FM).

illStruck is very excited about the up-and-coming year and has plans to heavily promote their debut EP throughout South Florida and beyond. With an aggressive campaign lined up, the band plans to perform well over 200 shows in the coming months. Stay tuned, the illStruck extravaganza has begun and remember…

…Rock-N-Roll will never die.