The Stryd come from the outskirts of Rome : hardcore neighbourhoods where young people fall easily into criminal gangs or become truck drivers or musicians. In a certain sense Stryd embrace all these elements. They play the twistedness of our times at a supersonic speed. You'll love it you'll dance like there's no tomorrow because that is how it really is: time is running out. Strange as it may seem Stryd actually means "struggle".
The band officially started in 2014 but the three members knew each other since the 90s and have occasionally been playing together although in several formations: thus, they went through very different musical genres before forming The Stryd.
Vocalist and guitarist Marco Maurizi was a member of Lendormin, an impro-rock duo that was part of the Roman underground scene from 2001 to 2009, releasing a concept album entitled "Night Dawn Day - Music for George Romero".
Bass player Massimo Chionne, who studied bass and double-bass at the Saint Louis College of Music and at the Conservatorio Ottorino Respighi in Latina, performed in both folk and jazz projects, as documented in the album "Portrait" by Roberto Aversano Trio.
Drummer Roberto Cavedon had a more rock-oriented carreer in bands like Refugium Peccatorum (a psychedelic blues act that relesead an eponimous CD) and, above all, in the rock-blues project The Clockers: he plays drums in their first official album entitled "Love & Dirty Roads".
Although coming from very different musical experiences, Marco, Massimo and Roberto all share the same visceral love for rock'n'roll and decided to start a band that would take them back to the roots of their musical passion: heavy, fast but melodic songs, composed with the accuracy of the Beatles and played with the urgency of the Ramones.
Their music is a perfect synthesis of their energy, their musical skills and their mutual affection and understanding.
The band began playing live in January 2015: their first show at the Fanfulla club, one of Rome's most important venues for underground music, alongside the historical Roman band P38Punk was an electrifying success.
At gigs they're having good audience feedback and a growing fan base. They have things to say but they're saying it in the pure and direct language of surf, garage, rock'n'roll and punk.
Making people dance and think at the same time is possible. The music of the Stryd is here to prove it.