Stuck In Kaos AKA SIK (S.I.K.), the Heavy Metal band based in Stephens City VA (USA) through Heavy, straightforward music & lyrics with a message and real content forces listeners to look deeper at the society they live within. The message of Stuck In Kaos is that of a war cry against everyday evils and injustices for the everyday person. The world around us, with its pressures to succeed at any cost, greed, injustice, and ignorance is… S.I.K.
The music that carries the S.i.K message is constructed from a variety of genres, sounds and influences. Every member has different influences and it’s this diversity that coins the Stuck In Kaos sound of brutal baritone grind of guitar, deep underlying bass and tribal/groove influenced percussion mixed with dynamics of soulful aggression.
Stuck In Kaos has been together since 1999 and have been playing regionally since 2001. Since, they've opened for bands such as Soulfly, Hatebreed, Ill Nino, Otep, American Head Charge, Biohazard, Kittie, Superjoint Ritual, Mushroom Head, 18 Visions, Dope, Flaw, 40 Below Summer, Motorgrater, Chamiara, Dry Kill Logic and more along with some of the best local & regional bands around.
Members include Brandon Batton on vocals, Jeremy Selby on Bass, J. Dove on Guitars, Jeff Deeds running samples/vocals and Chris Faircloth on Percussion.
Stuck In Kaos put out their first full length album entitled "You're All S.i.K" in 2002 containing 10 songs to what they consider their true debut album. In 2005 they released their long anticipated album “Society” containing 15 songs on CD and a full length live show on DVD. They’ve also been featured on countless compilations, some of which by Massive Aggressive Marketing, Feoh Records, Erayce Records Presents & many more. They’ve also had their music featured on the movie soundtrack “The Wickeds”, a horror film directed by John Poague & starring Ron Jeremy.
The Stuck In Kaos live show can be best put as part music, part spectacle, balls to the wall energy and all for the fans. The audience is both the driving force and the life blood for the music and message being spilled out from their performance. Their goal is to blur the line between stage and audience by not only encouraging audience participation, but becoming a part of the audience as well.
But it’s the fans who are really the reason Stuck In Kaos do what they do. While this statement has been whored upon by nearly every musical act, it is the genuine soul of Stuck In Kaos. Every single person that supports Stuck In Kaos in any way is as big of a part of the band as any musician or writer. And while the message and the music is held sacred by the bands 5 members, the people who support them are deified. Every person who comes to a show, buys a CD, buys merchandise, looks at their website, stops to notice who they are and what they are doing is as big of a part of this band as the 5 guys writing and performing the music.
Transcript from an Interview with S.I.K.
Why this name?
Our band name is not just a name, it is an introduction to everything that we are about and sums up the message we are spreading.
Do you play live?
Please check out www.StuckInKaos.com/shows for all upcoming and previous shows
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
We believe the internet has done great things for music, especially the independent scene. Now bands can promote themselves and do everything independently by working with others with greater ease through the use of the internet. The internet will hopefully brind a re-structuring to the commercial labels, radio and TV and force them to realize that they do not own a monopoly anymore and that music has been given back to the individual to find and decide on their own what music they like and what music they don't, and not just have what’s on the commercial radio on TV to choose from.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
We would much rather start our own or start a partnership with an independent label.
System Of A Down, Soulfly, Sepultura, Rage Against The Machine, Tool, Slayer, Old Korn, Old Metallica, Pantera, Kottonmouth Kings, Corporate Avenger, Machine Head, Motograder, Mushroomhead, Anything creative and written with meaning.
Official Website: http://www.stuckinkaos.com/
MySpace page: www.myspace.com/stuckinkaos