Deficient: Live at the Launchpad
The Ground Beneath is the premiere touring three-piece melodic metal band from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brutal drumming and crunchy guitar riffs all come together in a massively catchy power groove. Being the hardest working band in the state is no picnic, however. TGB is constantly on the road out of state and recently opened for Army Of Anyone in front of 800 people. OK maybe it is a picnic. The debut album from The Ground Beneath is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Borders.com, CDBaby.com and more. The Ground Beneath came together in July 2004 and played their first show two days later. Following that was a full color picture w/article in the local newspaper along w/hundreds of local gigs in a short two years, and now TGB is one of the most well known local acts in their hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. 'I'd be lying if I didn't tell you these twenty-somethings weren't residents of talent city', proclaimed local columnist, Simon McCormack of The Albuquerque Alibi. After being included on the nationally distributed 'Rock Outside the Box Vol. 2' Compilation CD set, The Ground Beneath released their own debut self-titled LP on December 23, 2005. The CD immediately sky rocketed and a lineup change was necessary. Armed with new drummer Justin Florez and new bassist Chris Mattson, TGB tore into the national scene. The Ground Beneath has been getting nothing but the highest acclaim for their local shows and musical talent. Their unforgettable stage presence leaves many an old fan's jaw on the floor and brings them new fans and friends by the hordes. Their debut recording has sold out regularly on cdbaby.com and amazon.com and sells nicely on iTunes. Recently they recorded a live album slated for a June 2007 release. They are still unsigned. The Ground Beneath will continue to tour and turn a profit on it's own. The high demand of out of state crowds keeps them on the road for most of the year. There is no question who the hardest working and most popular band out of Albuquerque is. Record label interest has already ensued and The Ground Beneath has also landed the opening slot for metal favorite Prong later in 2007.