Touring in support of a their new single “Heart in My Hands” and a soon-to-be-released album entitled “Dreaming in Black and White” Trust Company made their Vinyl Music Hall debut in front of a die-hard group of Pensacola fans.
Pensacola is more than just a tour stop for the members of Trust Company, Hailing from Prattville, Alabama, the band originally known as 41 Down, has been playing shows in Pensacola since their early days as one of the premier alternative metal bands of the late 90’s.

As I walked into Vinyl Music Hall, The Icarus Effect were in full-force, laying down their brand of hard rock on the Pensacola crowd.

“This is our second time playing this space. This is the second time playing anywhere.” declared an exuberant Scotty Houseknecht, vocalist for The Icarus Effect. Playing like metal road-warriors, the band is completed by Josh Apple (guitar), Mike Bersabal aka “Mike B” (turntables/Mac/all things electronic), Cory Dull (bass) and Ray Ruddy (drums). Anyone who remembers when Trust Company first started making waves will definitely remember Ruddy and his powerful drumming style from his days in the local alt/rock unit, Emulsiphier. This may have been their second show, but with a new CD on the horizon and a heavy live show, The Icarus Effect will definitely rock many more shows in the future.

Having recently announced on their facebook page that guitarist James Fukai is fighting through a potential spine problem, the band still rocked their latest Pensacola engagement. Led by Kevin Palmer (vocals, guitar), Fukai (guitar), Jason Singleton (drums), and Wes Cobb (bass), the band played songs from a catalog of music that has carried them on tours with sonic heavyweights such as Korn, Disturbed, and Papa Roach. Trust Company were relentless in sharing their energy with the intense crowd. With cuts from their debut album “The Lonely Position of Neutral” (which showcased the monster track “Downfall”) to their newest album, “Dreaming in Black and White”, Trust Company proved that they are still powerful players on the current hard rock landscape.

– Michael L. Smith