Bulgarian pop-punk group. 1) Aftertaste was a five piece band from Cape Town, South Africa consisting of Chad Butler (vocals), Shaun Potter (guitar), Mike Pauls (drums), Geoff van Tonder (guitar) and Wilbert van Niekerk (bass). They released a full-length album "Two Minutes To A Heartbeat" on Angryson Records. They were well-known on the South African music scene and after they disbanded, some of the members re-formed as Tonight We Die. 2) Aftertaste, who began splitting atoms in the summer of 1996, got their start like all of the sweetest affairs: drummer Erick Banks (25), guitarist Mike Petersen (25), and bass playing lead vocalist K.C. Eggo (25) started their foray into music as best friends.
The explosive threesome were originally college roommates who decided to kill both time and boredom by buying instruments and teaching themselves how to play. So intent on making music their cure-all, the trio wrote their first two songs the first day they played together. Looking back, Petersen recalls: "I think looking at each other and listening to the songs we had just written, we realized that being sweaty, sexy rock stars would be a whole lotta fun!" Aftertaste's dynamic chemistry and shared unique sense of humor has allowed them to quickly develop their happy "poprocks-in-your-gastank" brand of music, by mixing equal parts of pop/punk and indie rock. "Our sound is just what naturally falls out of us - it's a combination of what we all bring to the table emotionally," says Eggo.
"Our music isn't suppose to be taken seriously, it's supposed to be a fun release, and we make sure we keep it that way." With a contagious sound that is continually being refined, Aftertaste has played a wide variety of shows throughout the Pacific Northwest, including two Free Tibet festivals at the University of Montana, as well as a supporting stint for the band's favorite indie stalwarts, Alkaline Trio. During the early half of 1997, Aftertaste released two "hilariously awful tapes" as they now refer to them: "Aftertaste" & "Revenge of the Nerds." Both tapes were limited run editions, with each of them selling out to local fans shortly after their release. In May of 1998, Aftertaste stepped up their efforts to put new music into the hands of their fans, and released "Circus Monkeys", a four song CD that jump started their online promotional campaign. Shortly after posting all four songs on MP3.com, during a time when the online site was still making a name for itself, all songs shot up the charts in the Alternative/Rock genre, with the title track peaking as the number one most downloaded alternative rock song.
In the same vein, the now defunct Riffage.com, whose staff members regularly played Circus Monkeys around the office, included Aftertaste's music on both of their nationally distributed compilation CDs "Jet Set I & II". As the band solidified their online presence with the launch of an official Web site, they began preparing for the inevitable - their first crack at a full length studio album. In August of 2001, Aftertaste's first, highly anticipated, full-length album, "The Threat of Gravity," was released to the masses. Encompassing 16 of their very best, the album was met with resounding success among fans.
By the end of 2001, the band's online success continued as their song "Geek Out" beat out thousands of others to finish a close second place in an international competition, earning the band praise from industry professionals and new fans alike. But as the personal lives of each band member began to evolve, they found it much more difficult to continue playing - in 2004, the band cut their final 10 songs in a garage studio and released an unofficial album titled "The Last Laugh" - their intention was to get the final songs they had rolling around in their heads out to the masses. In the end, Aftertaste disbanded in 2004, and they have never looked back. Although the intense and energetic combination of Banks' over-caffeinated octopus attack, Petersen's sonic equivalent of a devilish grin, and Eggo's subtly addictive blend of sarcasm and honesty has resulted in tunes with more hooks than a coat rack, Aftertaste knows they'd be nowhere without their rabid throng of fans. "Our fans are the greatest.
I have never met so many people with a common love for our punkoppity rock," says Banks. Affectionately known as Tastebuds, their loyal and enthusiastic numbers have grown exponentially as Aftertaste continues to focus on it's one and only goal: taking over the world, two ears at a time. "Their blend of college rock and indie music has taken them to new heights...bringing out great crowds wherever they play. Be sure to catch [a] show - the band is worth it." - Statesman Journal 3.) Aftertaste is also a band in Mumbai...One of the Guitarists is Michael. 4) Bulgarian pop punk group.
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