four-piece, based in Oakland, California. Their
organic hooks, artful soundscapes and crushing rhythms
drive home the intense emotion that characterizes
The band is composed of Aaron Rusch (guitar),
Todd Collins (drum), Brian Cartwright (bass), and Mike
Peaslee (vocals). Aaron and Todd, former band mates in
the San Francisco industrial rock band Here We Burn,
formed the band in early 2000. Brian joined later that
year. In August of 2001, they found singer Adam Yas.
After recording a demo, they began playing shows in
2002. Later that year, Yas left the band to join Wes
Borland's project Eat the Day.
Mike, the vocalist and composer for the dark
electronic band Cynyc, joined Stalking Tom in 2003.
Previous releases include the Spacewalkers/Cynyc split
Iconoclast (Orange Peal Records) and a remix of The
Dismemberment Plan's "Following Through" on the
farewell compilation A People's History of the
Dismemberment Plan (DeSoto Records).
Stalking Tom is currently playing shows in Northern California and promoting Rusted Red, while writing new material for a follow-up release.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Heavy Blooded
4. Prying the Gate