Sapphic Musk have come to greet you with a fierce alchemy of homo-centric Warrior/ Viking hard rock. Their music pays homage to the tried and true sounds of heavy rock, punk, and metal and is complimented by an energetic and humorous live stage show replete with props, lights and fog. With her wry wit and captivating moves, vocalist Sara T Russell sirens the crowd into joyous battle like a black cat on the prowl towards the gates of Valhalla. Mia Ferraro dutifully slings her axe with power and passion as the obligatory guitar-hero, while the driving rhythm section comprised of bassist Christina Ylva Ownby and drummer Freddie McCullough blast the unit forward into the clash of swords and shields. In just a short time since forming the band has built a steady following of enthusiastic fans notably opening for Pansy Division in Los Angeles and playing the main stage at Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. Sapphic Musk have been a regular attraction at Krampus LA events and Carson City NVs Sassabration Diversity Community and Equality festival. Their album “Lady of the Twilight” was released in the summer of 2017, and a “Krampus Bitch”/”2 Bottoms (Don’t Make a Top)” double-single from A64A Recordings is available now.
Fans of heavy metal and tiny kittens alike will rejoice in this amazing new video from Sapphic Musk, a self-described lesbian Viking metal band from Leztonia. Currently based in Los Angeles, the band (consisting of vocalist Säärrää Trüssellsson guitarist Miiaa Ferrääro, bassist Christii Griinwiid and drummer Tammz Germansikgaard) formed just a year ago and seem poised to take over the world. Their thunderous new track “KITTENZ” was produced by Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper) and sounds like… well, like Black Sabbath if they were obsessed with cats.
Nothing else I tell you about this video will matter unless I inform you that it features:
- kittens crowdsurfing
- kittens trashing a dressing room
- kittens jumping out of a bass drum
- kittens operating fog machines
- kittens blinking
- kittens taking naps
- Sapphic Musk shredding (guitars)
- kittens shredding (furniture)
Sapphic Musk are hosting a premiere party for the single and video August 1 in LA at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe. The band will be performing live and also hosting a Q&A about the video.
Ever wondered what a crowd surfing feline looks like? Thanks to the newly released Sapphic Musk“Kittenz” music video you can see it happen!
The self proclaimed “homo-centric Euro-Nordic hard rock” band Sapphic Musk created something that is sure to set the blogosphere ablaze. “Kittenz,” the latest single in the band’s arsenal, is now available digitally via Amoeba.com. “Kittenz,” produced by Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper), boasts heavy guitar riffs over big tight drums. It’s the stuff that turns mosh pits into raging tornadoes! Tastefully produced and perfectly executed, the single definitely stands on its own. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the ladies of Sapphic Musk drop a gem of a video to accompany their feline fantasy.
Shot at the famed DIY punk venue The Smell, the video opens with the meow of a cute and cuddly kitten just before Sapphic Musk unleashes a sonic assault of rock goodness. Complete with on screen explosions and cut-aways of little kittens, the video has subtle nods to cheesy old school editing that makes for a super entertaining watch. But don’t let the cute kittens fool you. Vocalist Sara T. Russell, dressed in a horned headpiece sings, “claws like demon knives, they don’t die they’ve got nine lives…” A simple reminder that even the cutest of kittens can be the most demonic. Guitarist Mia Ferraro and bassist Christy Greenwood lay down some serious headbanging while drummer Tammy Germani channels her inner Black Sabbath a la Bill Ward as Sapphic Musk rocks out to a packed house of die hard fans. The end result is an awesome song with a tongue-in-cheek video that is well worth the watch… over and over again.
Sapphic Musk is quickly picking up steam in the short year they’ve been around. They have opened for pioneering gay punk rock band Pansy Division in Los Angeles, and performed the main stage at the famed Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. Their legion of enthusiastic fans, dubbed the “Musketeers,” continue to flock to their energetic and humorous live shows. Watch the full video and be thoroughly entertained. Take note of the crowd surfing feline. It’s too awesome!
If you’ve been paying any attention whatsoever to this magazine over the past 100+ issues, you know the Decibel staff unconditionally loves the shit out of two things: metal and cats.
So, you can imagine how quickly our blackened hearts went tits over tails when we discovered the new video “Kittenz” by Sapphic Musk, the self-described “Lesbian. Heavy. Metal.” band from Los Angeles.
We have absolutely had this dream: Kittens crowd surfing. Kittens in teeny tiny horned helmets. Kittens rocking out in the front row. Kittens detonating a bomb on stage. Kittens fucking up the band’s dressing room.
Bonus: The Sabbath-y song itself is pretty freakin’ killer.
L.A. BEAT MAGAZINE
“Nordic” punk metal rockers Sapphic Musk occupied El Cid Restaurant on Saturday night, much to the delight of the crowd (sapphic inclinations or not) who welcomed the invaders with open arms. Sapphic Musk is comprised of veteran LA rockers vocalist Sara Truusselson (Sara T. Russel, Silver and Gold, Sharp Ease), guitarist Miia Ferraarigaard (Mia Ferraro, Silver and Gold, Bobsled), bassist Christie Greinwiod (Christy Greenwood), and drummer Tamz Garmaskagaard (Tammy Germani). Among those in the crowd who were eye-and-ear witness to the one hour adrenalin-inducing rock occupation were Carole Pope (Rouge Trade), Chris Freeman (Pansy Division, GayC/DC) and bandmate Brian Welch (GayC/DC). Sapphic Musk have promised to “return” to America soon – from the crowd’s reaction this will be a re-occupation they look forward to!
LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
… Sapphic Musk are an all female band from “Leztonia,” who are something of a throwback to womyn’s rock. Although most of the band’s backstory is made up, their music and live shows are seriously entertaining. The band consists of well-known local musicians who earned their chops playing in other popular bands from years past. Parody rock and roll is a dying breed; here’s a chance to experience the best the genre has to offer.