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Louie Badalament

Meet the man who plays in Axe Ripper, Rawdogs and Ratchet Mess.

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Currently, my main band is Axe Ripper, and my side project is Rawdogs. I’m also starting another side project with Brian Weisserman from Dead Church called Ratchet Mess. I also squeeze in as much session work as possible. Whenever Detroit bands need a fill-in drummer or bassist, I come out and play. In 2013 I did session work for Karmic Lava, Dead Church, and Unidentified Drunken Injury. With my full-time job, my bands, and all of my promo work the only way I ‘m able to balance all of this is by drinking at least a pot of coffee a day, and sacrificing a healthy sleep schedule.

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