Origin: Syracuse, New York, USA  
Genres: Hard Rock
Official Site
Page online: September 27, 2004
Last update/review: November 6, 2011

Brand New Sin

Hailing from Syracuse, New York, Brand New Sin have won many outstanding reviews from American journalists, many of whom seem to be lamenting the flood of nu-metal bands out there and looking for something fresh and yet reminiscient of the good old days of hard rock. True enough, these guys do stand out from the pack of nu-metal clone bands, their album a breath of fresh air even though it itself isn't the most original album ever recorded. Gritty hard metal is on display here, with influences from the likes of Corrosion Of Conformity, Down, and Black Label Society to name three, along with an occasional Southern rock vibe as well. Vocalist Joe Altier has a husky voice, a cross between Zakk Wylde and Phil Anselmo, perfectly suited to this style of metal, and with three guitarists on display, one can be assured of plenty tasteful solos and harmony leads. Brand New Sin isn't revolutionary, but frankly there aren't many bands playing this style at all, and for keeping the flame of plain old heavy rock alive, their accolades are deserved.

Current Members

Kris Wiechmann


Tommy Matkowski


Chuck Kahl


Kevin Dean


Former Members/Guests

Joe Altier




Ken Dunham


Eddie Carpenter


Mike Rafferty



Brand New Sin  
2002 Now Or Never
  1. Intro
  2. Broken Soul
  3. My World
  4. Desperate Times Desperate Means
  5. Sad Wings
  6. Oath
  7. Missin' You
  8. SPP
  9. Did You?
  10. Judgement Day
  11. Changes
  12. Shattered
  • Joe Altier
  • Kris Wiechmann
  • Slider
  • Ken Dunham
  • Chuck Kahl
  • Mike Rafferty

Recipe For Disaster  
2005 Century Media
  1. Arrived
  2. The Loner
  3. Brown Street Betty
  4. Black and Blue
  5. Running Alone
  6. Freight Train
  7. Vicious Cycles
  8. Another Reason
  9. Days Are Numbered
  10. Once in a Lifetime
  11. Dead Man Walking
  12. Gulch
  13. Wyoming
  • Joe Altier
  • Kris Wiechmann
  • Ken Dunham
  • Chuck Kahl
  • Kevin Dean

2006 Century Media
  1. Said and Done
  2. Did Me Wrong
  3. Spare The Agony
  4. Ice Man
  5. Proposition
  6. Old
  7. Worm Whore
  8. See The Sun
  9. Motormeth
  10. Numero Dos
  11. Elogio
  12. Reaper Man
  13. Acehole
  14. House Of the Rising Sun
  • Joe Altier
  • Kris Wiechmann
  • Ken Dunham
  • Chuck Kahl
  • Kevin Dean

2009 self-released
  1. Enjoy The Ride
  2. The Death Of One Thing Or Another
  3. Breaking Bottles
  4. Summertime
  5. Down Myself
  6. Fly
  7. Hideous
  8. Two Middle Fingers
  9. The Pledge
  10. The Pig
  11. Crossed Out And Changed
  12. My Loved Ones
  • Kris Wiechmann
  • Eddie Carpenter
  • Chuck Kahl
  • Kevin Dean

United State  
2011 Goomba
  1. The Lord Came Down
  2. Know Yourself
  3. All My Wheels
  4. Rotten as Hell
  5. Elbow Grease
  6. Infamous
  7. Groups of 5
  8. Your Song and Dance
  9. Goddess Of War
  10. The Cup and the Lip
  11. Bed of Nails
  12. Travel Well
  13. What do you do for Money Honey
  14. Glory Days
  15. Sad Wings
  16. The Wizard
  • Kris Wiechmann
  • Tommy Matkowski
  • Chuck Kahl
  • Kevin Dean

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