PLATTSBURGH - Cutthroat Logic is one of the newest bands in the local music scene but is one that's already developed a following.
The band started in late 2009 when guitarist John Cayea approached bassist Kenny Ackerman about the idea. The two teamed up and, after a few months and "a slew of different musicians playing in the band," said John, they happened upon vocalist Dave Grube Jr.
"I had done a short project with Dave in the past and decided that he had the sound that I was looking for," said Cayea.
Their sound was rough, at first, said John, until they brought in Brandon Cayea on drums. Then, things started falling into place, he said.
"The music clicked easily and we wrote songs with relative ease," said John.
It was only a few short months before the band had practiced enough to start playing shows around Plattsburgh. Their first gig in the city was at the former Coffee Camp on Margaret Street last July, which started the growth of the followers they have today.
"They are a great bunch of people," Dave said of Cutthroat Logic's fans. "They are supportive and are dedicated to the local music scene that we have in Plattsburgh. Without them, there would truly be no local music at all. It's them that make the show we play possible."
Prior to their Coffee Camp debut, the band played the "Warehouse Warzone" metal festival in Tupper Lake, establishing their "classical metal mixed with thrash and punk" presence outside Plattsburgh, said John.
The band's name, said Dave, came from a song he had written a while back during a jam session. "The song at the time, in my opinion, had a very confrontational in your face kinda punk rock sound," he said, "which fit the scheme for the lyrics I had written."
Cutthroat Logic's sound, he added, is one that doesn't try to fit into any one genre.
"We stand out by branching out beyond any genre or style, by blending them and creating something powerful and original," he said. "I don't believe we sound like any other bands around the area because we push ourselves to be dynamic even if it may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar."
The band released its first album, "Self-Inflicted Evisceration," in October. The project was recorded in the span of 12 hours with the help of the band's good friend, Joe Cross, at Whathaveyou Records.
"The whole experience for me was great," said Dave. "I enjoyed recording and putting our music out there for people to have and experience again and again."
"We are currently working on a new release," said John, adding the release date is still in the works. "We are planning on expanding our merchandise into clothing as well as other options."
(Editor's Note: Cutthroat Logic will play Cocktails, 42 River St., Morrisonville, this Saturday, Jan. 15. The show will start at 5 p.m. Check out the band on MySpace and Facebook by searching "Cutthroat Logic." Their album, "Self-Inflicted Evisceration" can be found at Music N More at the Champlain Centre mall in Plattsburgh.)