On their new song and video, “Shark Attack,” Consortium Changing Tymz pay a moving tribute to Peter Rossi, drummer Tony Rossi’s late brother and former bandmate.
Consortium Changing Tymz
Consortium Changing Tymz, a metal band from the Rust Belt, is coming to rock your socks off. This band, made up of seasoned veterans from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati, uses the New Single By Rust Belt Metal riffs, runs, and rhymes to address the problems of our shifting and challenging times.
Every member of the band contributes their own unique take on topics like addiction, spirituality, and relationships through a mature perspective. Tony Rossi, a drummer, hammers out rhythms with fervor and precision. They lay the groundwork for dual guitarists Timmy Wysong and Brian Weber to shred in the intervals between lead singer JoAnn Wolfe’s vocal fireworks displays thanks to the imaginative bass runs of Bryan McQuade. And the end result is not a cacophony but rather an orchestrated message, frequently one of freedom and hope.
The group has been hard at work producing an 11-track album that will be released later this year following the release of the self-titled album Changing Tymz in 2020. The band has been preparing their fans for an epic series of live performances by releasing a number of singles and music videos.
The new single “Shark Attack” from Changing Tymz is a promising preview of their forthcoming album. Peter Rossi, drummer Tony Rossi’s brother and former bandmate, is the poignant and masterful subject of the song. Before Peter died in 2017 from a fentanyl overdose, they wrote the song’s towering first riff together.
The song makes a comparison between Peter’s sudden death and a shark attack. Wolfe’s melodies and lyrics address the mental anguish of addicts and those who are close to them, and the series of guitar runs that look like a maze resemble the tangled paths of grief.
The harmful effects of drugs are the subject of the music video for “Shark Attack,” which was directed by Rossi and a friend Tom Fox Davies. A group of martial artists confronts the actual violence that drugs bring to their community in the film. Although we would anticipate that they would be ready to fight, overcoming addiction and its scoundrels requires more than rage. They suffer setbacks but, in the end, reconcile and recover together. The band stands almost in salute behind Peter Rossi’s guitar as the video ends, remembering and paying tribute to a life spent in music.