NYC Metal Newcomers LOSS BECOMES Featuring Esteemed Chef Brian Tsao Reveal Third Single, “Memory”
New York City metal powerhouse LOSS BECOMES, featuring esteemed Chef Brian Tsao on guitar, has revealed yet another crushing track, “Memory,” from their upcoming debut.
“‘Memory’ is a song that checks off all the boxes for what I want to play in a metal band,” Tsao says. “THICK CHUGS, Dimebag/Zakk Wylde squeals, a touch of melody and easy to play. I absolutely LOVE to play this song and can't wait to get in front of an audience!”
The group’s music is unforgivingly aggressive and executed with intensity and vigor. Vocalist Anthony Copozzi’s ferocious enthusiasm can be heard on every lyric, giving the band what can only be described as a full aural assault.
“I’ve been really fed up with people not meaning what they say,” explains Copozzi. “You can tell by who is real and who isn’t right away. This one is based on the rage that I have for the fakes out there. I see you. We all see you.”
Anyone who knows Tsao knows that he loves his metal licks as much as his tasty licks, so it was only a matter of time before Tsao threw his chef hat into the metal ring. Recognized nationally for defeating Bobby Flay on his eponymous show Beat Bobby Flay, and regionally for leading the kitchen at Beauty & Essex NYC, Tsao is not your typical chef - he wants to fill your ears as much as he wants to fill your belly. With a heavy appetite for heavy music, Tsao picked up his guitar and was ready for a new adventure, so he reached out to friends Alec Kossoff and Will Gomez, both established musicians in the heavy music scene. Kossoff, previously of DC-based progressive metal act Wings Denied, had relocated to NYC where he made his mark as a professional acrobat, stunt man and trapeze instructor. Gomez, a hospital radiologic technologist who continues to work through the Covid outbreak since March, earned his stripes as the former bassist of NYC bands Johnny Cage is a Fake and Tiger Flowers.
In the bowels of an NYC practice room called Funkadelic, the trio carved and shaped their varying styles, writing together for months until LOSS BECOMES was born. In search of a powerful voice to complete the circle, all roads led to Anthony Copozzi who earned his vocal chops as lead singer of Long Island metal act Thracian.
LOSS BECOMES’ debut full-length was recorded at Long Island’s Westfall Recording Co. with producer Anthony Lopardo at the helm (Moon Tooth, Johnny Booth, Give Up The Goods).
LOSS BECOMES is:
Brian Tsao - Guitar
Will Gomez - Bass
Alec Kossoff - Drums
Anthony Copozzi - Vocals
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Photo: Selwyn Tungol