Geoff Saavedra: Vocals,guitars, bass, drum programming
Titanosaur is a New York one man Punk Rock/Heavy Metal crusher. It is the meat in a Rock sandwich, with two slices of Motorhead/Ramones bread, some Monster Magnet cheese, and your pre-requisite Black Sabbath garnish.
Geoff has been recording with The Raygun Girls, a Goth Rock/Alt Rock band, since 2004, but was forced to start recording at home due to his 3rd emergency heart surgery in 2009. Needing to separate his love of Heavy Metal from his love of Goth Rock, Geoff started recording for Titanosaur in early 2017.
“Titanosaur allows me to rock out, be silly and just have fun,” says Geoff. “I grew up on Queen, Mountain, Black Sabbath, Ramones, Sex Pistols, and some of that does come through in The Raygun Girls, but that project is dark and serious.”
Titanosaur released “Escape Velocity” in November, in anticipation of the release of the debut album Eat Me - an 11 track monster. Eat Me has crushing riffs, bashing beats. It’ll throw you against a wall while singing along to the chorus.
Eat Me is due to be released on all streaming and download platforms on 5/25/18.
“Lick my boots and kneel to the Queen of the Universe!”
Titanosaur is an adrenaline filled musical party that everyone wants to join in. The sheer intensity and speed of the album Eat Me, is insane and is like a cardio workout for your ears, in the most fantastic way.
One thing that I really respect about this album is its not too heavy in the themes. Sometimes you get an album that is filled with too many songs that evoke such dark emotions it becomes a bit consuming. Not saying it is bad but sometimes the listener needs a breather and not constantly plunged into darkness. You certainly don’t need to worry about this with Titanosaur, not saying their music has no soulful meaning but it’s more playful. It reminds you, you are alive and can still be a kid at heart. A perfect example of this is their song, Punk Rock Dad. The visuals I get of a music video for this song are absolutely fantastic because you can picture a hardcore punk rock Dad showing up for parent teacher meetings with the faculty’s mouths dropping wide. And it also breaks down a stereotype, that just because you are a punk rocker, metal head, or anything else, doesn’t mean you are not a good parent or significant other. You can be the ruler of your domestic life while at the same time sport tattoos, leather, and listen to aggressive music.
Now one of my personal favorites is the song Queen of the Universe 3000. The song is sassy, energetic, and gets stuck in your head for days. I can’t tell you how many times I have caught myself singing this song while I am doing other things. I even try to sing in the trademark gritty vocal styling of Geoff Saavedra, of whom I have been a huge fan of his voice for years, but sadly I can’t compare. But trust me, if you are dragging and in need of some instant energy, just listen to this song. Before you know it, you will be slam dancing and ready to take on anyone or anything. The song is executed perfectly with the rhythm and cadence of the guitars, which displays the mark of a true artist. They can create fast and energetic music without it sounding cluttered or just to be fast. It’s a release of inner energy set to music.
he song that made me laugh several times and made me feel genuine happiness was Gimme One More because it has to be the most playful song, it is like a musical comedic hissy fit that you can see someone having in the real world. It even includes some banter within the song that really finish it off perfectly. What is most impressive is the fact that the song is executed very well. He really did not sacrifice his musical talents just to make a fun song. As always vocals are gritty and powerful, the guitars and drums frame the song fantastically.
Overall the album Eat Me, is phenomenal. It gives you a break from the heaviness of the world and society today and reminds you to have fun and be playful. It is a great escape, especially if you have been drowning in darkness. Music doesn’t always have to empower people, sometimes it helps to just have a release, to escape the chains of responsibilities, rock out, and have fun.
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