CB Spotlight : Threatpoint

ThreatpointBand Name : Threapoint
Home Town : Scranton, Pennsylvania
Year Formed : 2012
Current Lineup :
Chris James – vocals
CJ Krukowski – drums
Alex Olivetti – guitar
Matt Van Fleet – bass

For the uninitiated, give us a Brief History of the band:
Back in 2012 CJ and Alex were in a band that had just broken up and Chriss’ band at the time had just broken up as well. We knew each other for a few years since our old bands used to play together. Our bassist Matt is actually the one that told Chris we were looking for a singer, that’s where the initial seed for the band was planted. We’ve had many line-up changes through the years and now Matt is officially a part of the band. It’s very fitting since he’s the one that pretty much put the band together and we all knew each other prior. So far we have three full length albums and an acoustic EP.

And what’s been the highlight so far ?:
We’ve had some great shows over the years, it’s an honor to be able to bring our music to new audiences all over the country.

Big plans for the future ?:
Just getting off of a small hiatus actually, we’re starting to get the ball rolling with playing live again and started working on new material for the forthcoming album.

Describe your music in 1 word : Groovy

What is the most common misconception about the band?:
Just in general being in a metal band, everyone thinks we’re evil and satanic, which is not the case. We actually try to stay more on the positive side lyrically.

Tell us something interesting about the band :
We’ve played 37 states and make fun of each other constantly.

Who would be your ideal tour-mates ?:
Any band we’d fit with and be able to play to a bigger audience: Metallica, Testament, Killswitch Engage, I can go on forever.

And what would be on the rider ?:
Water, booze and chicken.

People say rock’n’roll is getting too safe, too tame. What’s the most “rock’n’roll excess” thing you’ve done ?
We don’t party as much as we should haha, sometimes we go overboard on the booze and get a little rowdy, nothing too crazy though.