Memoirs of Don Juan Gacy
Vulgar Pang is a new gothic presence, a dark marriage of the past and present in a powerful sound that merges classic metal and rock with industrial flavors that echo such giants as Dio, Black Sabbath, Nine Inch Nails, System of a Down, and Tool. Vulgar Pang was formed from the darkest reaches of the mind of Craig Hawkinson. Collaborating with producer/engineer/musician extraordinare Marc Golde of Rock Garden Studios in Appleton, WI, as well as top-notch area musicians Greg Thiel, Red Brown, Danny Jerabek, Steve Cooper, and Eric Harkoff, 'Pleasure of Schizophrenia' was recorded and completed in October of 2005. The studio unit progressed into a live band experience with Hawkinson, Golde, Greg Thiel, and Ken Rodgers bringing to life a second CD, 'The Memoirs of Don Juan Gacy', and a multimedia show which captures the emotion and essence of the music, as well as a raw power recalling the beasts of rock's glory days. '...Vulgar Pang is heavy both lyrically and musically... adventurous... The music straddles the line between melody and abrasiveness.' - Steve Hyden, Appleton Post-Crescent 'Powerful stuff....The diversity is impressive.' - John Payne, Rick's Cafe.