22 was formed
by T.J. Berry in 1992 in Marietta, Ohio. When grunge was hitting
it big CATCH 22 stayed true to their
art form (metal) and treaded on.
In 1994 their first 6 song demo tape, "Crazier Than
Life" was released. One song from this demo, "Fate
Keeps On Happening" scored a spot on the Rodell Records compilation "Sounds
From The Underground". That was a brave move from Rodell Records because
at that time CATCH 22 were considered very uncool as anything metal was labeled
In 1995 we recorded a 3 song tape, that gained them some national exposure and
encouraged them to record a full length CD entitled "Through
Eyes Of Pain" in 1997. We scored distribution and a Metal Edge magazine
ad from Perris Records that is known for glam metal but saw the potential of
the band and couldn't resist it.
In 1998 CATCH 22 released their second album "Time
Reveals All" to rave reviews from all over the world. Songs such
as "Burn" and "Think
For Yourself" still pop up at the band's live shows. CATCH 22 played
at the March Metal Meltdown in New Jersey. The year was 2000 and we were surrounded
by death metal cookie monster vocals and the outcast once again, waving the flag
of true metal loud and proud.
The following year saw the beginning of a great relationship for CATCH
the Classic Metal Festival series. The band went to Kalamazoo, MI to play the
first annual CMF. At CMF 2 we met JB Mestad which led to his label Molten Metal
releasing CATCH 22 third album, "Awaken" in
CATCH 22 played at Classic Metal Festivals 1, 2, 4 and 5 and have shared the
stage with TESTAMENT, EXCITER, ANVIL, OMEN, ATTACKER, HALLOWS EVE, S.O.D., SEVEN
WITCHES, CAGE, DORO and many other well known acts.
CATCH 22 was featured on four tribute CDs released by Dwell Records, performing
songs of KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, WHITE ZOMBIE and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.
In December 2006 CATCH 22 entered the studio again to record songs for the new
album. The sessions resulted in 22 heavy and diverse US power/thrash metal cuts,
however due to the limited budget only half of these songs saw the light of day,
being released by the band under the title "Soulreaper
Vol.1" in 2007. This CD got many great reviews from all over the
globe, however it was more of a promo without the booklet, so METAL ON METAL
Records decided to release "Soulreaper" the
way it was meant to be in the first place: as a double CD with all the songs,
lyrics and a lot of additional artwork in the booklet.