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Street Drum Corps

Street Drum Corps
Street Drum Corps performing at the M.E.N. Arena supporting Thirty Seconds to Mars on the Into The Wild Tour.
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Alternative rock, experimental rock, punk revival, industrial [1]
Years active 2004–present
Labels Warcon Enterprises, Interscope Records
Associated acts S.T.U.N., Faculty X, Circus Minor, TheStart, Julien-K, Dead by Sunrise, Sum 41
Members Bobby Alt
Adam Alt
Frank Zummo

Street Drum Corps is an American punk rock percussion band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 2004 by Bobby Alt, of S.T.U.N. and Faculty X; Adam Alt, of Circus Minor; and Frank Zummo, of TheStart.[1] To date the group have released two albums and have been part of tours such as Van's Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Thirty Seconds to Mars's Into the Wild Tour and Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution.


  • History 1
    • Formation and debut album (2004–2006) 1.1
    • We Are Machines (2007–2008) 1.2
    • 2009–present 1.3
    • Live performances 1.4
  • Discography 2
    • Albums 2.1
      • Studio albums 2.1.1
      • Compilation albums 2.1.2
      • Soundtracks 2.1.3
    • Singles 2.2
    • Other appearances 2.3
      • Videography 2.3.1
      • Video albums 2.3.2
      • Music videos 2.3.3
    • Unreleased songs 2.4
  • Members 3
    • Band members 3.1
    • Live members 3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Formation and debut album (2004–2006)

Street Drum Corps was formed in Los Angeles, California by drummers Bobby and Adam Alt and Frank Zummo. Prior to forming, Bobby and Adam had a show called Experiment, where they played at schools and camps, where they played with drum kits, garbage cans and hand drums. Drummer Zummo, who had moved to L.A., also had a similar project in Pennsylvania called Repercussion and after catching one of the Experiment shows and speaking to both Bobby and Adam, the three decided to get together eventually forming the group.[2] The group's first release was a cover of Happy Christmas (War Is Over) featuring The Used frontman Bert McCracken released in 2005.[1] Joining the Van's Warped Tour, the band was featured in a documentary, "Wake Up Screaming",[3] about the Warped Tour experience. The group entered the studio to record their debut album, produced by Limp Bizkit's DJ Lethal, which featured guest musician John Sawicki of Stomp. In November, System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian was said to be contributing a track to the group's album,[4] however this did not happen, and the group were added to the lineup of the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour scheduled to kick off on February 15.[5][6] The track "Flaco 81" was included on the "Best of the Taste of Chaos" album released in January 2006.[7] Street Drum Corps was released on February 21, 2006 via Warcon Enterprises.[8] They appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in March 2006.[9]

We Are Machines (2007–2008)

In 2007, the band were announced as part of the Van's Warped Tour[1] touring through 2007 to 2008[10] where they were joined onstage by The Used during the shows.[11] Street Drum Corps released their second album We Are Machines, produced by Street Drum Corps producer DJ Lethal, on April 1, 2008 through Lethal Dose Records which featured guest appearances by TheStart, Tor Kjeka, Adrian Young, David Adams, Sporty O and previous guest John Sawicki of Stomp. They were also announced as part of Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour, along with Chris Cornell, The Bravery and Ashes Divide, featuring on the Revolution Stage.[12][13] They joined Linkin Park for performances of four songs: "One Step Closer", No More Sorrow, "Bleed it Out", and "What I've Done". In November the band opened up for Mötley Crüe at the Palladium in Los Angeles.[14]


After being signed by Interscope Records, the group began recording the follow-up to We Are Machines in the Summer of 2009. The group plan on releasing a double album with the first disc being all-drumming and syncopated rhythms featuring guest drummers, produced by the band and Jamie Rise, and the second being a collection of rock songs recorded with producer Howard Benson, whose past credits include albums by My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach and Vendetta Red. Featured guests on the album include drummers Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, Brandon Saller of Atreyu, Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver,[15] Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion, Adrian Young of No Doubt, and Shannon Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars[16] as well as bassist Matt Wachter of Angels & Airwaves.[11][17]

In August 2009, Frank Zummo filled in for Tommy Lee for a string of Mötley Crüe shows.[18]

The group appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien in December performing with Thirty Seconds to Mars.[19]

In January 2010, the band were confirmed as the main support for Thirty Seconds to Mars on their Into The Wild Tour where they were previewing songs from their upcoming album such as "Marry Me", "Terror Surrounding", "Come Alive", "Play on It", "I Miss You", "Knock Me Out" and "Little Ones".[11][20][21] On March 17, the group announced that they had been added to the lineup of The Bamboozle festival taking place on March 27.[22][23]

In May, it was announced that the group would be making an appearance on American Idol on May 19, performing with Travis Garland, who would be singing his new single, "Believe".[24]

In January 2011, Frank Zummo became the new drummer for the band Julien-K.

In July 2011 their song "Knock Me Out" was featured in a teaser for the crossover fighting game Street Fighter x Tekken.

Live performances

The group uses instruments such as drum kits, garbage cans, hand drums, acoustic, buckets, kitchenware, recycled aluminium, rain barrels, marching band equipment, and even power tools to produce a grinding effect during live shows and have performed with the likes of Thirty Seconds to Mars, Stomp, No Doubt, Bad Religion, Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Atreyu, Strung Out, Alexisonfire and Deftones. Bert McCracken of The Used and Airin Older of Sugarcult have performed with Street Drum Corps several times, and shared the stage with them for the song "Flaco 81".



Studio albums

List of studio albums
Title Album details
Street Drum Corps
We Are Machines
  • Released: April 1, 2008
  • Label: Lethal Dose
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Big Noise
  • Released: November 16, 2010
  • Label: DGC, Interscope
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Children of the Drum
  • Released: November 6, 2012 (US)[26]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
10 Year Anniversary
  • Released: July 16, 2014 (US)[27]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD


List of soundtracks
Title Album details
Blood Drums
  • Released: September 14, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD


List of singles, showing year released and album name
Single Year Album
"Happy Christmas (War Is Over)"
(featuring Bert McCracken)[28]
2005 Taste of Christmas
"Action!"[29] 2007 We Are Machines
"Knock Me Out"[30] 2010 N/A
"God, Oil, Rock & Roll"[31] 2011 Children of the Drum
"Images of Justice"
(Street Drum Corps with [32]
2014 10 Year Anniversary

Other appearances

Title Year Album
"Flaco 81"[33] 2006 The Best of Taste of Chaos
"Circuitry" (Electric Valentine featuring Street Drum Corps)[34] 2013 Circuitry


Video albums

List of video albums
Title Album details
Big Noise Live @ The Roxy
  • Released: January 2, 2012[35]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" (featuring Bert McCracken) 2005 Bert McCracken and David Brodsky[36]
"Flaco 81" 2006
"Wrecks" Artificial Army[37]
"S.D.C.X" 2013 JB Jacobs[38]

Unreleased songs

List of unreleased songs
Title Year Notes
"Rise Above" 2008 Was available on MySpace for a short time and was performed live on the "Rockstar Energy Get a Life Tour" & "Projekt Revolution Tour".
"Before I Die"[39] 2011 Was written and recorded with Chris Doss in Burbank, CA. Originally to be released as a single for their fourth studio album. The song was also co-written by Bobby's wife Caroline D'Amore and long time friend Andrew Beall. Chris Doss is also featured as background vocalist on the track.[40]
"Caught in the Swing" Written and produced by Bobby Alt and Chris Doss in Burbank, CA.[41]


Band members

  • Bobby Alt – vocals, drums
  • Adam Alt – drums
  • Frank Zummo – drums

Live members

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Street Drum Corps Biography".  
  2. ^ "Street Drum Corps: A Lesson in Misfit Drumming".  
  3. ^ "Wake Up Screaming > Home". Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  4. ^ "SYSTEM OF A DOWN Guitarist To Guest On STREET DRUM CORPS Debut".  
  5. ^ "TASTE OF CHAOS Tour: More Bands Announced".  
  6. ^ "TASTE OF CHAOS Featuring DEFTONES, AS I LAY DYING, ATREYU: Tour Dates Announced".  
  7. ^ "DEFTONES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL Featured On 'Best Of The Taste Of Chaos' CD".  
  8. ^ "Street Drum Corps (CD/DVD) > Overview".  
  9. ^ "Street Drum Corps".  
  10. ^ "Street Drum Corps Brings the Noise This Summer on Projekt Revolution Tour". Rush Pr News. July 11, 2008. 
  11. ^ a b c "Street Interview – Street Drum Corps". Ruled by Rock. Mar 3, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Linkin Park Snags Cornell, Bravery For Projekt Revolution".  
  14. ^ "From Buckets to Blade Runner: Misfit Drummers Street Drum Corps Bang Out New Album, Open for Motley Crue".  
  15. ^ "Street Drum Corps".  
  16. ^ "Interview With Street Drum Corps' vocalist Bobby Alt". Disarray Magazine. Sep 22, 2009. 
  17. ^ "SDC Matt Wachter Tracking Bass!".  
  18. ^ "MÖTLEY CRÜE Recruits STREET DRUM CORPS' FRANK ZUMMO For Next Three Shows".  
  19. ^ "Street Drum Corps : News : SDC to perform with 30 Seconds To Mars on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien!".  
  21. ^ "Street Drum Corps Confirmed As Opener For 30 Seconds To Mars Shows". Ruled by Rock. Jan 27, 2010. 
  22. ^ "The Bamboozle Music Festivals".  
  23. ^ "SDC added to Bamboozle Festival!!!".  
  25. ^ "Street Drum Corps".  
  26. ^ "Children of the Drum".  
  27. ^ "SDC 10 Years CD!". Street Drum Corps. July 16, 2014. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Action! - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Knock Me Out - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  31. ^ "God, Oil, Rock & Roll - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Images of Justice (feat. Roy Mayorga) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  33. ^ "The Best of Taste of Chaos".  
  34. ^ "Circuitry". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Street Drum Corps' BIG NOISE Live OUT NOW!".  
  36. ^ """Street Drum Corps – "Happy Christmas (War is Over).  
  37. ^ """Street Drum Corps – "Wrecks. MTV. Viacom Media Networks. May 23, 2006. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Street Drum Corps "S.D.C.X" Official Music Video". YouTube. Google. February 26, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  39. ^ "Before I Die – The Street Drum Corps by Chris Doss".  
  40. ^
  41. ^

External links

  • Official Web site
  • Street Drum Corps discography at Discogs
  • "Wrecks" artist commentary
  • Burning Stars Interview with Frank - April 17, 2008
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