Artist Biography by Mario Mesquita Borges
Discharging energizing concepts within the most extreme grounds of raw heavy rock, Groop Dogdrill seemingly creates a unique brand of unadulterated rock & roll. Founding their compositions on styles like stoner metal united with the rhythmic features of punk, Dogdrill succeeds in providing novel and constant substance for their own musical choices. Groop Dogdrill formed in the early '90s, in Doncaster, U.K., with a lineup consisting of Damo Fowkes (bass), Pete Spiby (vocals, guitar), and Hug Kelly (drums). In 1996, the British trio released its debut record, the single Gentleman's Soiree, and made some of its first live performances. Gracelands, the group's second single, presented the crew with even more media exposure, and within a short while, the band gained a respectable and always growing fan base, along with good reviews within the local music scene. During the time that followed, the squad entered an extensive tour alongside Cable that eventually only ended in 1997. Following one year of studio work, Dogdrill finally issued its first full-length disc, Half Nelson, in 1998. Two years after its debut release, the group decided to record their sophomore studio effort. Every Six Seconds, Groop Dogdrill's second album, hit the record stores in 2001, again receiving enthusiastic praise and considerable results.