RIYL: Just In Case, Homeless Sexuals, the Zeros, the Penetrators, Blink 182, P.O.D., Sprung Monkey
- "Guitar Center Refugee" · May 17, 2017
Inception: San Diego, 2012
Ex-Band Members: Rob Ojendyk, Drums
Influences: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Propaghandi, Bad Religion, NOFX
Bossfight is a punk rock band formed in 2012 by bassist Brian Gilstrap and guitarist David Settimi. A former bandmate from the duo's 1990s band Godzilla was recruited in 2014, drummer Rob Ojendyk, later replaced by Paul Davis.
A 7-inch was released in 2016, recorded with P.O.D’s Marcos Curiel, Steve Russell (Stealth Recording), and featuring drum tracks by Ernie Longoria (Sprung Monkey), followed by their Prologue EP.
Their 2017 full-length Daze of Gray was produced by Marcos Curiel and recorded in San Diego at Stealth Studios by Steve Russell (P.O.D., As I Lay Dying, Sprung Monkey). Mixed by Clif Norrell (Weezer, Jeff Buckley, No Doubt) and mastered by Gavin Lurssen (QOTSA, Bad Religion, Social Distortion), drums were again supplied by Ernie Longoria.
The album was preceded in March by a single and lyric video for “Green,” and promoted with a 24 page comic book illustrated by Marvel artist FranzDG. “It’s about the greed that exists within corporations, specifically venture capitalists, and it has deep personal meaning,” says guitarist David Settimi, who spent nearly 20 years working for Guitar Center, first as a frontline accessory salesperson before rising to vice president of sales. The company was bought out in 2007 by Bain Capital for 1.9 billion.