the band

The band

"We wanted to write songs that were real to us, that could vent our aggression while at the same time exercise our demons of insanity....." states Tommy Bolan, N.Y.C. Vocalist/Guitarist. "I'm the guy on the New York street corner screamin' about everything and you'll FEEL that intensity in our live show."

Also, featuring Joe D'Ambra on Bass and G on Drums,N.Y.C. slams with aggressive grooves and fierce vocals that cut to the nerve. Raw as it sounds. A band on the "Edge" ready to "Break" wide open. There IS a Reason why NYC has an Unprecedented and Unheard of "48 FULL ENDORSEMENTS" from music equipment and "music related" companies that fully support NYC. Whether live on one of the band's many tours across the U.S.,(where NYC has shared the stage with many National Acts)or Slammin' in the studio rehearsing and recording, NYC is proud to have their support. In addition to the "Awesome Equipment", Catalog print ads, Magazine ads and Website ads, "stay tuned" and much more "NYC Promotion" is sure to follow.

Blasting like a 10 ton Nuclear Weapon NYC is Loud, Aggressive, and Very Pissed Off. No whining.....Just Fed Up and Disgusted at how good everyone else has it while waiting under a "Self Stitched Smooth Blanket of Hate"....Waiting to turn Negative Energy into Positive Results....Waiting to Rise from the Gutter.

"NYC is great and HOLY SHIT can Tommy play guitar."
Angelina Jourgensen(VP 13th Planet Records/MGR Ministry)

"Their music is ferocious! I've never heard a 3-piece band that sounds so huge live. NYC should definitely be heard!"
 Thom Panunzio (Producer of Ozzfests and U2's "Rattle & Hum", A&R Geffen Records)

"Dangerous...Extreme...Blazing a new frontier...When this group plays no one can turn their head away from the stage."
Bernard Baur (Music Connection)

"Tommy is an INSANE guitarist...N.Y.C. is a band that MUST be seen Live!"
Ben Cole (GHS strings)

"...delivers a backhanded punch that'll leave you reeling...a straight up set of ear f*ck"
Jedd Beaudoin, F5 Magazine(Wichita,KS)

"This Band is a MUST SEE...You can't believe it when you see them and you don't forget them...NYC is The Purpose...NYC is The Future"
Rock City News

N.Y.C Is fully endorsed, just check out the Slamnation page for more info.

But first... Let us know you were here, or see who else has been here.

Also, check out N.Y.C. on MySpace.

Guitar Player May 2010

May 2010 Guitar Player Magazine

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press release: jan 2012

Tommy will be Demoing and Shredding at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show Thur-Sat@2:30pm -Cort Guitars booth(#4458) Sun@3pm- ALFRED Publishings' Booth/Guitar Wheel(#4822) Also I am Now Shreddin on EMG Pickups and Rockin DIRTBAG Clothing!

press release: may 2011

Grammy Nominated Producer ULRICH WILD(Static-X,Zombie,Otep,etc) is Set to Produce/Mix/Engineer the NEW NYC CD.

"I think Ulrich is the Perfect Producer to Capture all the Intensity and Insanity of NYC and bring the Absolute Best Focus to the Guaranteed Sonic Madness of this New Disc" states Tommy Bolan.

Stay Tuned! MORE Details to Follow ASAP!

press release: january 2009

In 2008 N.Y.C. took the world by storm with the release of their slammin’ new album Zyko. In October, it premiered at 38 with a bullet and was the 3rd most added CD on the FMQB charts. Currently Munsey Ricci of Skateboard Marketing is onboard handling the ongoing radio campaign. Zyko has already closed 110 commercial and college metal shows, which includes heavy rotation with some stations pulling top 5 phones. The album was also added to rotation at 40+ stations nationwide and went to NUMBER 1 on KRWN (Farmington, NM). Zyko has also just been honored as Album of the Year by the syndicated radio show ‘Rock Solid Pressure’ hosted by J-Rock and Patty.
More hype: N.Y.C. will also be featured/profiled in the upcoming (April) issue of Revolver magazine. Numerous magazines ads are already out in full support with current ad campaigns from Guitar Wheel, Farley’s Essentials, Cordlox and Morley (who also featured Tommy as artist of the month in April 08). Upcoming ads from Cort Guitars, Tone Pros, BBE, GHS and TKL are on the way as well to help push Zyko over the top. Tommy also appeared in the Aug. issue of Guitar World performing on the included CD-rom demoing and explaining the awesome Guitar Wheel.
In between the ongoing ad campaign, Tommy also performed at the LA Amp Show playing on the Digitech Digi-truck stage and also did a clinic at Guitar Center (LA) for IK Multimedia. Future clinics are in the works as well.
This past March also saw Tommy on the road with the band Ministry when he was personally asked by Angie Jourgensen (manager of Ministry) to fly out and go on the road for two weeks as a backup due to health concerns within the band. A big shout out of thanks to the entire Ministry band and crew for being so great!
2008 also saw the addition of 12 NEW FULL ENDORSERS. Welcome to the NYC race team!!!
Cort Guitars, Bugera Amps, TKL Cases, Starr Labs, N-Tune, Mighty Mite, IK Multimedia, Axis Percussion, Drum Dial, Power Wrist Builders, Shred Neck and Mighty Bright. Also, a shout out of thanks to Affliction Clothing for the hook up.
So look for the N.Y.C. machine on tour this spring kicking ass, tearing it up and blasting the message of Zyko to the masses!!!!ou don't forget them...N.Y.C. is The Purpose...N.Y.C. is The Future" Rock City News

press release: august 2008

NYC's NEW CD "ZYKO" will be Dropping EVERYWHERE in LAte Aug 08..Look for Current ads of Tommy In Premier Guitar and Guitar World promoting the CD...MORE ads from Morley,Guitar Wheel,BBE,GHS and the Nearly 50 NYC Full Endorser's are on the way!!.The Cd will be Distributed by MVD Distribution and Munsey Ricci of Skateboard Marketing is Onboard for ALL the RAdio Promo Nationwide...A Slammin' NYC Tour is also in the works!..Also keep an eye out for more Clinics with Tommy and IK Multimedia ,as the last one at the Guitar Center in LAwndale,CA was a Big Hit!.....Check back soon to see more details of where and how to get the ZYKO Disc!!!

press release: january 2008

A landmark year for N.Y.C., 2007 saw the completion of the full- length cd “ZYKO”. This CD guarantees to deliver on all the slammin’ hype that follows N.Y.C. At press time the CD is being mastered by Grammy- nominated engineer Mike Lazer at Paramount Studios. Look for many upcoming endorser ads supporting the release with a nationwide tour to follow.
This year also saw 17 guitar clinics featuring Tommy. After doing 7 Southern California Sam Ash clinics (April), the response was so overwhelming that ESP and Morley sent Tommy to Florida in August to do 5 more Sam Ash clinics. After more positive reviews poured in, ESP sent Tommy back to Florida for 5 more clinics at big independent dealers.
More ESP clinics are planned/confirmed for 2008.

Also on the promotion end, GHS Strings has printed/pictured the cover of Tommy’s instructional DVD “Metal Primer” along with N.Y.C. links inside 60,000 sets of strings currently shipping worldwide. This coincides with a full page feature ad set to run very soon.

N.Y.C.’s newest endorser Guitar Wheel has totally ramped up the promo game. In addition to running ads with Tommy consistently through ‘07 in Guitar World and Guitar Player, he has also contributed a feature lesson to their upcoming Guitar Wheel book soon to be published by Hal Leonard. This book also includes a DVD segment with Tommy explaining the wheel. To view this segment go to

In June Tommy was personally asked by George Lynch to participate as a bh guest instructor at his LA Dojo Summit for his online teaching academy. The event was a huge success and future summits are planned.

Also look for Chaz to be featured in an online eBay auction sponsored by Pintech Percussion. This promotion includes autographed N.Y.C. and Pintech merchandise to be auctioned off for charity. Past auction participants include Lamb of God, Linkin Park, Hootie and The Blowfish and Seether among others.

June also saw a reunion with Tommy and former band mate Doro Pesch onstage at the legendary Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood. The following is a quote from the LA Times review by Greg Burk 6/22/07 “ for the encore, bearded wildman guitarist Tommy Bolan, once of Warlock, stepped up to flay his axe”.

N.Y.C. would also like to welcome its newest full endorsers to the race team: Alvarez Acoustics, Celestion, Guitar Wheel, Accutronics, and Farley Essentials.
N.Y.C. now has a mind- blowing 48 full endorsors supporting the machine.

Lastly a special N.Y.C. “Shout Out” of thanks to: Tone Pros, Graph Tech, Sabine, Q-Parts, TUK Shoes, GHS Strings, and Guitar Wheel for all their additional clinic support.

So, when “ZYKO” drops prepare yourself for 2008 to be the BIGGEST F*%KIN’ N.Y.C. YEAR YET!!!!!!

tour info


5.19 - Sky Ute Casino Resort, Ignacio CO


9.03 - UB's, Mesa AZ.
9.04 - Desperado's, Durango CO.
9.09 - Kamikaze’s, Ogden UT.
9.10 - Club Vegas, Salt Lake City, UT. (w -Frank Hannon Band(Tesla))
9.11 – Klein Ranch Amphitheater(9/11 Revolution Music Festival,) New Castle CO.
9.13-- The Hookah Lounge,Grand Junction,CO(w- Diecast)
9.14 – Hodi’s Half Note, Fort Collins CO.
9.16 - 400 Bar Warrensburg,MO
9.17 – Davey’s Uptown Rambler's, Kansas City MO.
9.18 – Cains Ballroom,Tulsa,OK (w -Crooked X )
9.19 --The Hunt Club,Tulsa,OK
9.22 – Reggie’s Rockhouse, Chicago IL.
9.23-- The Hull Ave Tavern Des Moine,IA
9.24 – Bar Games, Northwood IA.
9.25 - Charlies Barfly Saloon,Spirit Lake,IA.
9.30 - The Phoenix Lounge, Harrisburg SD.
10.1 - Rowdys Bar,Crocker,SD
10.7 - Steel Grill,Gering,NE
10.8- Denver,CO-TBA
10.9 - Mesa Theatre, Grand Junction CO.
10.11-Los Angeles,CA-TBA
10.12-San Diego,CA-TBA


10/02 Club Vegas, Salt Lake City, UT
10/03 Mesa Theater, Grand Junction, CO
10/04 Dickens Opera House, Longmont, CO
10/06 Knickerbockers, Lincoln, NE
10/07 House of Bricks, Des Moines, IA
10/08 Rustix Roadhouse, Humboldt, IA
10/09 Penny Road Pub, Barrington, IL
10/10 Planet Rock, Battlecreek, MI
10/11 Rock House, Indianapolis, IN
10/13 Hi Fi Club, Cleveland, OH
10/15 Europa, Brooklyn, NY
10/16 Ding Batz, Clifton NJ
10/18 Zakks, Murfreesboro, NC
10/21 Ground Zero, Spartanburg, SC
10/23 The Dungeon, Orlando, FL
10/24 Doc’s Place, Lakeland, FL
10/25 The State Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
10/27 TBA Birmingham, AL
10/29 The Balcony Club, New Orleans, LA
10/30 The Riverside Warehouse, Shreveport, LA
10/30 The Warehouse, San Antonio, TX
11/04 The Aqua Club, Beverly Hills,CA

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