Spiral Crush

With catchy, hard-hitting riffs, heavy bass and relentless percussion, Spiral Crush is one of Michigan’s premier rock bands that cannot be ignored. Consistently delivering high-energy, unforgettable live performances, this band reminds us what loving and experiencing rock n’ roll is all about. Their sound is diverse and contains undertones of classic and alternative rock.
Consisting of brothers Shaun Smail (vocals, guitar) and Scott Smail (drums) along with longtime friend Jimmy Conrad (bass), this trio grew up together always knowing that music would be part of their past, present and future. They say that their shared passion for music, from writing to performing, is one of the many reasons why they work and play so well together.

The band independently released their self-titled debut album in 2001 before Scott and Shaun joined another band, Throttlebody, in 2004. With Throttlebody in full swing the Smail brothers decided to end Spiral Crush and concentrate on their new band. However, just as Throttlebody was starting to really gain a following, two of their members, Andy Patalan and Kyle Neely, got the call to Join the Platinum selling band, and Detroit native, SPONGE. It was time to move on.

In 2007, the guys came back together with a new bass player and childhood friend Jimmy Conrad and released their second album, Nothing To Lose. The album showcased their in-your-face rock n’ roll and was well-received by Detroit rock stations 89x and WRIF 101.1

In 2011, after countless live performances the band took a hiatus. While they stilled played shows occasionally they did not write or record any new material. Instead Spiral Crush took to playing many well paying gigs as a cover band. Finally in 2014, after admitting to themselves that they had been swept up in the cover band scene, because it paid so well and getting paid to play music is AWESOME, they once again decided that writing and playing original material is their true passion.

In 2015 Spiral Crush released their 3rd full length CD of original material. The album titled Electric Life showcases some of the bands best work as well as their growth as songwriters and musicians.

Spiral Crush continues to build a reputation as an aggressive and impressive live act that is hard to follow!