Wisdom In Chains, “Chasing the Dragon”, the second video from the album “Everything You Know” on I Scream Records.
This video is produced & directed by Universal Warning Records, filmed by Tim Martinkovitch and edited By Mike Varga. All of the footage was shot between January 2011 & June 2011 at six different venues, across three states and including PA venues: The MCL, The Polish Club, The Note, and Club Reverb.
Wisdom In Chains started a few years ago with members from America and Europe. Maarten, a guitar player from Holland in a band called Daredevil made the call to Richie and Mad Joe who where in Krutch at the time. Maarten had the idea to start an old school band, with heavy punk and oi influences. The three met while Krutch was on tour in Europe. The plans where made and Maarten came to the USA to record. The group released a self entitled CD on Gangstyle Records. Only one show was ever performed by the group due to the extreme distance between the members.
Eventually Maarten, who was a key writer in the band, would convince Richie and Joe to find local members and keep this band going. So they recruited local guitarist Tony Meltdown from a band called The Ninth Plague. Shannon Sparky was brought in on drums, he was also played with Richie and Mad Joe in Out To Win (aka Mushmouth). With Big Show Greg on bass, the new line-up was complete and they started touring, playing street rock with heavy old school HC and OI influences. The band members have played and toured with other bands like Krutch, FCK, The Ninth Plague, Boxcutter (another side project of Mad Joe Black), Out To Win, Feeble and others.