Fuzzripper’s sound harkens back to classic metal and cult eighties horror. The members of this Middle Tennessee four-piece have all been at it for years, but this latest outfit came together with perfect timing—a concrete amalgam of friendships and other dissolved bands.
Fuzzripper consists of Dusty Mahan on vocals and guitar, Tommy Scott on guitar, Christen Mahan on bass, and Jason Hartley on drums. Even though the official date of birth for the band was Halloween 2017, Dusty had been writing material for nine months previously in anticipation of the outfit. With various influences from the lesser known (Angel Witch, Diamond Head, Grim Reaper, Tytan) through to popular contemporary acts (The Sword, Ghost), Fuzzripper also finds inspiration in the DIY approach of composers like John Carpenter. Fuzzripper’s debut album ‘Nightstalker’ is heavily thematic and borderline a concept album with each track drawing on different real-life serial killers for lyrical content. Their full-on live shows are energetic with automated lights and stage props. The band is hard at work writing and recording material for a second album (with songs informed by the world of the paranormal), and this record will be more of a band collaboration than the first. Killer riffs have been written, and storylines are being thrown around at the band’s studio, Ripper Productions