Dave Cahill

A “Terrible ” time with Dave Cahill – The Elucidator

A “Terrible ” time with Dave Cahill

RW: What can you tell me more about the latest album?”

Photo by Brian HewittDave Cahill: “We’re Not The Only Ones is a hopeful call for peace and unity on this planet and all the others. I am sure that we are not the only ones, and that this current reality is just a small slice of what is actually real. It wasn’t until I realize how truly small we are that I found pure happiness and love for everything around me.”

“Brian Herman and I are putting the final touches on it now. Brian is a true genius at what he does, I am sure he would disagree if he knew I said that, but believe me, it’s true. I have spent the majority of my life recording music, and this project by far was the most enjoyable, experimental, and mind altering experience I have ever had. It is as if we tapped into another dimension somewhere, and listened to the music they had and took some of it home with us. It is hard to describe this all in words, but I can honestly say, my life has been forever changed after recording this album. It’d kind of like a near death experience packed into wave of audio. I cannot wait to begin the next album. I cannot wait to do this forever.”

“…RW: Any thoughts on how this album will be received?”

Dave Cahill: I never thought I would experience the feeling I have while listening to these final mixes. I feel empowered and joyful that we were able to create something so powerful, so beautiful and really capture the late night metaphysical experiences we lived through. I hope people all over the world get to hear this album. I am also going to be beaming the album into space with radio waves at the speed of light, hoping that someone out there will hear it. Or perhaps, when we die, we just wake up on another world somewhere else. In that case, perhaps I will be able to recapture this work in the next life. If there were no other life beyond, it seems like it would be a terrible waste of space. Of course life in the Universe is abundant, but really this experience we are having right now is just a hologram, there is no end to what we don’t know. We have much to learn and I hope we make it through the growing pains of being human. Only a very small portion of nuclear weapons must be detonated before everything is washed away, as if it never happened. Everyone you ever knew, every song ever written, every paint-stroke, every novel, poem, letter, conversation would be wiped from existence in an instant, forever. Of course, no one wants this, but we need to be ready to fight until our last breath to prevent it, it is our destiny to travel to the stars and share our stories with the others out there. We Are Not The Only Ones.”

– The Elucidator (May 31, 2011)

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“We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The Almighty Terribles rock. If you don’t believe us, tonight is as good a time as any to become a convert to the house of Terribles”

– Express Times / Lehigh Valley Live

THE ALMIGHTY TERRIBLES, a trio with big sound – The Easton Irregular

“THE ALMIGHTY TERRIBLES, a trio with big sound, thanks to band leader Dave Cahill’s guitar wizardry and passionate lyricism. One of Cahill’s many talents is his capable guitar skills; he may have drawn influences in Tim Reynolds and Stevie Ray Vaughn, but he has forged a sound all his own, which is a feat in its own. Very knowledgeable in music technology, Cahill backs himself up with his own recording when playing solo. This band played raw, with no filters or cares. Cahill sings with big, important things in mind: the government, injustice and the like.

Check out their website for an awesome music video for “Dream of Dreams” – we should all be so proud that this kind of thing is the product of our local music talent! And yes, if you were wondering – that was Pearly Baker’s own Nate Powell, on bass with THE ALMIGHTY TERRIBLES.”

– The Easton Irregular Feb 2010

Terribly Good at The Funhouse – Pulse Weekly

“Terribly Good at The Funhouse…THE ALMIGHTY TERRIBLES are a cool power trio mix of alt rock, punk rock, and reggae-funk. They have shades of The Clash, complete with socio-political lyrics, but with flashier guitar playing. I saw them at Lupo’s a few weeks ago and immediately became a fan. While there are strong songs on their latest CD Hope-nosis, their live show is where it’s at.

Guitarist Dave Cahill is from Asbury, NJ and calls his style “gypsy prog rock”, and that’s a good a description as any for this unique band. Bassist Nate Powell and drummer Ryan Decker are both Easton residents and are excellent, as well.

Do yourself a favor and check out these guys on YouTube, Facebook and Myspace. Don’t miss the interesting, pro-quality short films that go with several of their songs. See them this Saturday, Jan. 30 at The Funhouse in Bethlehem, and Feb 13 at Pearly Baker’s in Easton.”

– Blake Dannen (Blake’s Picks) in Pulse Weekly, Jan. 27, 2010

Praise For Wallflower (Indie Music Blog)

“THE ALMIGHTY TERRIBLES’ sophomore effort, Hope-nosis, is an intensely political statement suggesting that the gap between social reality and what’s fed to the public are two very different things. Lead vocalist, David Cahill, whom we covered before, is undoubtedly very passionate about his often very varied and plentiful opinionated messages, which may deter your ability to listen. But, do understand that there can be pleasure in even a secular listen as the band explores genres including folk, gypsy, punk, and rock to varying lengths and with impressive control – especially the guitar work, which is not only very intricate, but quite obviously labored and loved. The Almighty Terribles have returned with what’s very clearly a snapshot of a group that will never stop making music about things that really hit home. So, for a powerful, generally old-school punk influenced, and very raw record that will appeal to lovers of progressive-political-punk, look no further than Hope-nosis.”

– Praise For Wallflower (Indie Music Blog)