From: Nanaimo, Canada
Last Known Status: Active
Since its inception in late 2000, Gross Misconduct helped resurrect the relatively dormant Vancouver Island metal scene with their brand of Canadian metal. With the emphasis being on harmonies and all out speed, Gross Misconduct emerged from the ashes of two Nanaimo-based skate punk/metal bands (Fuck Right Off and Spent Load). The four piece started with original members Dave London (guitars/vocals), John Kurucz (drums) and Jesse Brooks (bass) in 1999. The band went through an arduous process in finding the second axe needed to fill out the assault, but that man was found in the summer of 2000 in Jesse Brint. Since then, the band has concentrated on writing their signature brand of metal: harmony laden riffs over top of a crushing rhythm section. Their sound takes from both the European thrash-metal movement and the North American death metal scene to create a vortex of beautifully catastrophic metal. The band played countless shows on Vancouver Island with the likes of NomeansNo, Anonymous and Meatlocker 7 to name a few. In September 2003, the group re-located to Vancouver, with the hopes of conquering the Vancouver death/thrash scene.