Tim Suto – guitars, vocals (1992 – 1997)
Todd Peet – bass guitar, vocals (1992 – 1997)
Clay Peet – drums (1992 – 1997)
Ben Suto – bass guitar, vocals (1994 – 1997)
Eric Klinger – lead vocals, guitars (1992 – 1995)
Learn to break free and undermine monotony
Stray from disrespect and dishonesty
To grow into the person that you want to be
“It all comes down to finding the positives in a negative world.” With that simple credo clenched in hand, Eric Klinger leads Section 3 1 5 (that’s “three one five,” never “three fifteen”) steadfastly into a perilous future. From their dubious beginnings as Drop Dead, Section 3 1 5 have triumphed over indifferent surroundings and emerged as one of the hardest and most dynamic outfits on today’s circuit.
But nothing on this Earth
Compares to the rage I feel . . . .
Formed in Pittsburgh as Drop Dead in 1991, the band suffered from chronic lineup changes until fate brought together Klinger, Suto, Peet and Peet — four friends from childhood now reunited. In late 1993, the foursome decided a renewal was necessary — the name was changed and all but one of the band’s old tunes was scrapped. The newly-christened Section 3 1 5 set about writing songs “with a lot more energy to them, more aggression, certainly more talent!” relates Klinger. This hard new noise could not go unnoticed for long; in late 1993 a deal was struck with Sin Klub Entertainment.
My son, do you believe we can live in peace
without killing each other?
The future ain’t so bright, but it makes me stronger . . . .
The band’s first recording, entitled Drop Dead as a tribute to their humble beginnings, is a showcase of pissed-off post-hardcore force, delivered straight from gut level to astonish even the most jaded. Drop Dead was kicked out live, in the studio, with no overdubs to dilute the ferocity of the mighty 3 1 5. There’s no attempt to cross over, no bullshit props to a hometown scene that doesn’t exist, no attempt to pretty up the bleak visions of modern life rampant in the lyrics. It’s real, it’s hard as hell and it doesn’t give an inch.
CHAINS WON’T HOLD ME DOWN . . . . MOTHERFUCKER!
Rising from the laborious inner city of Pittsburgh, PA, these Keystone hard-core heroes quickly found them at the top of the ‘core heap with the release of their self-titled sophomore album. Original vocalist, Eric Klinger now resides in Cleveland’s Spudmonsters, and while the offers came in, the boys stuck with Sin Klub for another album or two! They’ve received national airplay, regularly perform in a number of markets and have the thickest press-kit of the label! They’ve already shared the stage with the likes of M.O.D., Pro-Pain, Machine Head, Skrew, Bruce Dickinson, Anthrax, Souls At Zero, the Cro-Mags, Skrew, Overdose, Cannibal Corpse, Integrity, the Misfits, Voivod, Eyehategod, Crisis, Shank 456, Madball and Life Of Agony. If you miss the boat on these boys, it’s no one’s fault but your own!