Looking to start Catholic punk band
I am a vocalist/guitarist looking to start a Catholic punk band in the Chicagoland area. After living in Europe for 7 years, I have come back to Chicago and would like to get back into playing music.
Even though there are probably thousands of Christian punk bands, to my knowledge only 4 Catholic punk bands exist/have existed:
Outer Fringe ( http://www.myspace.com/outerfringe
from Austria), Flanders (http://www.theflanders.com.br/
Brazil), Magesterium ( http://www.myspace.com/magisterium
grindcore from Florida) and Disarm a Catholic xhardcorex band that the drummer from Seven Sorrows used to be in.
Considering that the Catholic Church is the largest Church in the world and the one that was founded by Jesus Christ, with over 1 billion members, it is surprising that there are not more than 4 Catholic punk bands. It is a shame that more Catholics are not spreading the Faith through the medium of punk rock like the Evangelicals are.
I would like to start a Catholic punk band of any style (my preference is pop punk in the vein of the Ramones, Squirtgun, Screeching Weasel, Beatnik Termites, Mr T Experience, early MxPx, and early Green Day, basically LOOKOUT records type stuff....the good kind of pop punk, no cheesy commercialized stuff). I would like most of the songs to incorporate themes in our music that have to do with the Catholic faith. On the other hand I am not closed to doing some songs that, while not having a bad message, are not directly related to the Faith. I also speak Spanish so we would have the possibility of doing some songs in Spanish.
If you play any instrument and are 18 yrs old or older, a practicing Catholic who accepts ALL of the teachings of the Catholic Church in faith, morals, and discipline (even the "difficult" ones such as the Church's teaching on contraception, etc) send me an email. CatholicPunk@gmail.com