North Carolina. US ASG is a small band with a sound that’s big in so many ways. The trio formed following the break-up of local Wrightsville Beach punk band the Urethra Franklins when Andy Ellis (bass) and Scott Key (drums) teamed up with guitarist Jason Shi. Together they created a perfect fusion of punk and metal. “If we had to classify it… we’d just say we play loud.” raves guitarist Jason Shi commenting on their punk, metal and classic rock n’ roll sound. “We’re definitely not emo”. And all who have seen them live would surely agree to that. However, ASG is just getting their start. They have no doubt left their mark. Supported by the intense surf/skate community in their hometowns of Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, NC, ASG has gradually taken off in the southern North Carolina music community. “We’re really proud to be where we’re from” states Jason, “There’s a huge music scene out here that people don’t really know about and there’s a lot of good bands out here that just don’t get recognized.” ASG managed to break the trend though and demanded the recognition they deserve. After self-releasing a self-titled full-length album in 2002 they were embraced by the surf community and soon after were added to the bill of bands on Volcom’s “We’ve got Bush” eastern surf tour, playing along side Volcom Entertainment bands Places to Park and Pepper. In February 2003 their hard work payed off when they were signed to Volcom En...

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