Dub Apocalypse is an instrumental dub reggae band from Boston, MA. Band members are Tommy Benedetti (drums), Van Martin (guitar), Johnny Trama (guitar), Aaron Bellamy (bass), and Timo Shanko (sax/bass). The band came together in 2007, led by drummer Tommy Benedetti and guitarist, Johnny Trama.
The DA sound is an evolving mix of original compositions and their own interpretations of classic Jamaican and UK songs and dub plates. Heavy hitting drum and bass grooves set the table. A twin guitar attack, with Trama's rhythmic anchor, and Martin's dub sonics, swirl in and out in tandem. These pieces, combined with Timo Shanko's Coltrane inspired sax approach, give Dub Apocalypse a sound that is truly their own.
The band has appeared at many clubs and festivals throughout New England. They've won a Boston Music Award, were named "One of 10 Local Acts You Need To Hear Now" by The Improper Bostonian, and have one of the most popular and longest running weekly residencies in Boston. Dub Apocalypse released their first cd, "Road To Oblivion" in March 2015. The cd release will be followed by an International release on vinyl through Mnemonic Dojo Records out of the UK.