Zack recruited Ryan Fredette (Vocals), Chris Holden (bass), and Tony Melino (drums) to start... basically three retards like Zack who had little skill, but much desire to play. Recorded there demo for free with friends at the Ghost Chamber in Ventura, CA and it came out a week before there first show at Lazerstar in Oxnard, CA. This was the last Lazerstar show ever, but the beginning of a new era for the Nard.
A couple months later they put out our first 7" called "The Nard Curse e.p." on Zack's own label, Camel Clutch. They did there first NorCal weekend with Kill Your Idols and had a blast. They learned a lot from them. The first year was an amazing year, and raised a lot of eyebrows everywhere they went in So Cal, mostly due to the fact that they brought about 25 friends with us to every show.
The year culminated with a show at the Living Room in Goleta, CA on December 16th 2000, for a show that was documented on the Intense Energy 7", that Zack released shortly after. Ryan and Zack had saved up enough money, and planned to release there first LP, but Daniel Sant convinced Zack that he should talk to Dave Mandel first. Much to his surprise, Mandel backed the idea of doing there record, and they spent the money that they had saved up for there first LP on an '89 Dodge Ram Van. They recorded the "Another Year" LP in the summer of 2001 and left for there first full US tour with friends Fields of Fire shortly after.
The tour was a true test of character. On the 3 1/2 week tour Zack thought they played two shows to more than 25 kids and slept in the van every night except for about 4. The road breaks a lot of dudes, but Ryan and Zack were amped to get out there again. It wouldn't happen until June 2002, when they embarked on our 2nd US tour, this time for five weeks.
They wrote and recorded "The Truth Hurts" LP in various spurts surrounding the summer, and it was released in early 2003. They did two more full U.S. tours off that record in April and September. In Control had been plagued by member problems from the start, but they really started catching up to them after "The Truth Hurts" came out.
Zack can count the number of ex-members they had who aren't a bi#@h on one hand. In fact, Zack could flash a peace sign and count them on that. It's about 4 1/2 years since the summer that In Control started this s^i* in. The faces, bands, and times that surround them have all changed.
In Control's final 7" will be released in February on Rival Records, and IC will bite the dust shortly after. In Control's says thanks to the handful of dudes out there who always kept the faith. Discography: Hometown Pride - Nardcore '99 demo The Nard Curse e.p. 7" - Camel Clutch Recs Another Year CD/LP - Indecision Recs Plays the Hits 7" - For the Core recs The Truth Hurts CD/LP - Indecision/Martyr Recs s/t 7"/CDep - Rival Recs Band Members; Guitar:Zack Vocals:Ryan Drums:Tony,Matt Bass:Limp Chris, Micah, Robert, Davehard, Lance, Jones, Max myspace.com/inxcontrol & geocities.com/inxcontrol/ Read more on Last.fm.
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