Alan Robert has been up to no good. Since he returned from touring the world with his band Life of Agony, he’s been seen in New York City driving around in an old checkered cab dressed as Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle. Most recently, he was caught on video being arrested at the Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn, NY.
It’s all in good fun though. Robert has resurrected his punk rock trio Spoiler NYC to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the group’s debut album with a pair of music videos and a brand-new, remastered release titled Banned in 38 States.
“I grew up on punk rock when it was dangerous. When burned out buildings lined Hell’s Kitchen instead of these shiny, billion-dollar, high-rise condos. We’re bringing back that raw, old-school angst with Spoiler NYC,” said Robert. “I remember the feeling that chaos could break out at any given moment…”
Watch Spoiler NYC’s “Banned in 38 States” Music Video:
Watch Spoiler NYC’s “Damaged Goods” Music Video:
Both videos were directed by Derek Soto/Sinestra Studios with Marissa Ann/Scryer Photo.
Grammy-Award winner Ken Lewis, of Wu Tang Clan, Beastie Boys, and Eminem fame, produced and mixed Spoiler NYC’s “Banned in 38 States” and “Damaged Goods”. Both new songs are included on Spoiler NYC’s new album (also titled “Banned in 38 States”) along with 12 other remastered tracks that first appeared on the group’s 2007 debut “Grease Fire in Hell’s Kitchen”. Remastering was done by Life of Agony’s Joey Zampella at The Nest Studio in Long Island, NY.
“Banned in 38 States” is available everywhere digitally right now, and on limited edition vinyl this Halloween. Vinyl pre-order: https://bit.ly/3SBOSc2
Spoiler NYC is:
Alan Robert: Lead Vocals/Bass
Chris “Junkyard” Silletti: Guitar
Tommy “The Kid” Clayton: Drums
Friday, 11/18/22: Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NY. Spoiler NYC ‘Record Release Show’
Sunday, 12/11/22: Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY. Matinee.
Sunday, 12/18/22: The Bowery Electric, NYC. All ages matinee.
About Alan Robert
Internationally renowned musician and graphic novelist, Alan Robert, is the creator of several critically acclaimed works: Wire Hangers, Crawl to Me, Killogy, and has illustrated lithographs, comics, and other merchandise for heavy metal giants such as Black Sabbath and Pantera. He is also the creator of the bestsellingBeauty of Horror coloring book series for IDW/Penguin Random House. The hit adult coloring book series has sold a half a million books and continues to expand with new products such as action figures, tarot card sets, and guided journals. Robert has traversed the globe as the bassist/songwriter for seminal rock group Life of Agony (who just announced a uk/European tour) for over three decades, and that experience was documented in the 2022 film “The Sound of Scars”. A Brooklyn native, Alan’s journey as a comic book creator began at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he attended on a scholarship and studied cartooning under legendary Thor comic writer/artist Walter Simonson.