Featured Artist Marissa Martinez - Cretin / Repulsion
Lace Equipment: Drop & Gain
Marissa Martinez is known as "one of the most badass women in Metal". In 1992, she began her music career as vocalist and guitarist when she formed the death grind band, Cretin with bassist Matt Widener. Cretin layed dormant for a few years and when they were ready to be exhumed they came up angry and eager to tear things up. Cretin recorded a demo in 2004, titled Cretanic Grind Ambush, that Relapse Records released as an Underground Series 7". Relapse Records then signed the band in 2005. In late 2005 Cretin recorded their first full-length album, Freakery, which was released in 2006.
In 2011 she joined as rhythm guitarist for the "most influential grind core band of all time", Repulsion. Marissa's fierce shredding skills still continue to conquer today with her endorsed Fernandes guitars and Lace pickups of which she had this to say;
“My sound has always been a frenzied mess. But, I always kind of excused it away as "Hey! This is grindcore. It's supposed to be loose. It's supposed to be rough." Then I tried the Lace Drop & Gains and was totally blown away! That annoying muddy hum was instantly gone. And now my tone has an incredible range. Down tuned to C# or B, these pickups preserve note clarity while making the low end grind, and the highs scream. All it took was a little Lace to make me sound sexy...”
Recently Marissa has been seen on the cover of Decibel Magazine's 2012 Special Issue "Queens of Noise, Women in Metal". Cretin is currently in the studio working on a new record so keep your eyes peeled for it in the near future!
To find out more about Marissa visit her Facebook page HERE.
To find out more about Cretin click HERE.
To find our more about Repulsion click HERE.