For well over 20 years, Walter Schreifels has been on the forefront of loud, fast and heavy music since his emergence as the guitarist for such legendary Long Island hardcore groups as Gorilla Biscuits and Youth of Today in the 80s through to his groundbreaking explorations into innovative heavy alternative in the 90s as the frontman for Quicksand right up to his work with Rival Schools and the Smiths-inspired Walking Concert in the 00s.
For the new decade, Schreifels showcases yet another new avenue for his talent with the release of his first proper solo album, a predominantly acoustic affair entitled An Open Letter to the Scene. Scheduled for release on May 4th via the Academy Fight Song imprint, the album will feature a stripped-down cover of NYHC buddies Agnostic Front's anthem "Society Suckers" and a tune entitled "The Ballad of Lil' Kim".
Check out the first single, "Arthur Lee's Lullaby", by right clicking here.
And to get a better feel for what a Walter Schreifels acoustic album will sound like, check this out.
Thank you. -Ed.
Video for "Arthur Lee's Lullaby":