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CD Review: 800 Octane “Requiem”

Requiem_booklet_final.inddThere are a lot of bands out there in the music industry today. Some are decent. Some are not. And while many of these bands aren’t worth a second glance, there are still some that should be a lot more popular than they are. One such band that should be a lot more popular is 800 Octane.

800 Octane is a band of musicians who make their home in the Portland, Oregon area. The punk rock band consists of Dave on Bass/Vocals, Eric on Guitar, Justin on Guitar/Vocals, and Dustin on Drums. Together, they form a group that still findes the need to create strong Rock and Roll with plenty of life to it. 

The band has recently celebrated 15 years together as a band. In that amount of time, they have amassed a catalog of nine releases, many of which are 4 or 5 song demos. In 2008, 800 Octane released their current album entitled Requiem. Although 800 Octane put their latest release of Requiem out on the small Indie label of New School Records, that doesn’t matter as “Requiem” is a strong album that needs to be exposed to as many music lovers as possible.