After playing together off and on since 1998, in 2010 Matt McGuirk and Kevin Tulppo decided to hit the road as a two-piece instrumental band. After over a year playing a bunch of shows with punk and metal
bands in Michigan towns like Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, and Lansing, they decided that it was time to find a bass player and a vocalist.
Vocalist Trish Kane joined the band in early 2012, bringing a versatility, intensity, and dynamic presence that has proved to be a perfect fit for Mare Crisium.
Mare Crisium has yet to find a human bass player. (But that’s OK. They make machines for that now.)
“Mare Crisium the Sea of Crises isn’t only a lunar volcanic basin, it’s a band from Ypsilanti, Michigan. This band was on a mission to tear up the Ink Addict stage. Mare Crisium plays music which blends and defies genres. If I had to put a name to some of the sounds I heard, then I’d say Deftones, Tool, Corrosion of Conformity, and Ministry. There is no shortage of energy on stage. Definitely give this band a listen if you want to expand your horizons and try something out of the ordinary.” – Chuck Marshall, National Rock Review
MARE CRISIUM is a progressive and AGGRESSIVE three piece from Ypsilanti, Michigan. I caught their set in Toledo, Ohio Saturday night at the newly re-opened Long Horn Saloon. What I saw was a very tightly woven trio with some of the craziest timing I’ve witnessed live (and I’ve seen RUSH numerous times). Trish Kane is out front with growling vocals and never ending energy, while Kevin Tulppo is the kilt wearing guitar thrasher to her right and Matt McGuirk is the “Mad Scientist” to the rear of the stage throwing down some impossibly intricate percussion.
Good stuff, give’m an ear and go to a show. While you’re at it, buy some merch, like their album “Alien”. Support the Scene. – Jeremy Schindorff, NWO Metal Militia
5 Songs Podcast hosted by Kevin Tulppo