Fastplants by Patrick Houdek DSC_7947_previewFastplants are an aggressive fast paced skate-punk band from Waukegan, Illinois. The band was formed in late 2012 by Matt Anzelone (guitar/vocals) and Marc Harman (drums). After a handful of guitarists had come and gone the band was finally solidified in 2014 with the addition of Abe Linders (guitar/vocals) and Joel Morgan (bass guitar). Fastplants released two self titled EPs (cd/digital) between 2013 and 2014, and in 2015 signed on with Beercity Skateboards and Records out of Milwaukee, WI. Since signing with BCS&R Fastplants have released two LPs, the first being a split with Scottish thrash/punk band Daniel Waxoff (2016-17), and the second their first full-length LP titled “Spread The Stoke” (2017). The band has had their songs used in videos for Thanks Skateboarding Magazine (EU), and is featured in Episode 17 for Scene TV Raw with Pro-Skater Scott Foss. The band has also independently booked two west coast tours (2016 & 2017) in support of their releases, performed extensively throughout the midwest, and have shared the stage in support of ZEKE, DRI, Agent Orange, McRad, NOBUNNY, Against The Grain, and many more.