Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser

Channeling 50 years of hard rock heritage, Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser deliver heavy shredding and posi vibes. Currently based out of Miami, they’re dedicated to spreading the shred worldwide.

Formed in 2014 amidst the dirt and frenzy of Boston’s electric DIY community, DeGreaser is the unruly lovechild of one Ben Katzman (previously of Guerilla Toss), a self-trained shredder with deep roots in Miami’s metal scene yielding an undying love for KISS, Van Halen and the Ramones. Playful yet earnest, DeGreaser celebrates the rock and roll ethos, but with a dedication to the core belief that you can only be cool by being yourself. Mix in an obsession with astrology, cults, soaring guitar solos, and all things John Travolta, and you have yourself a potent cocktail of rippin’ good times.

The band has toured and played shows across the U.S. with La Luz, Mannequin PussyColleen Green, Tall Juan and countless other fellow shredders. Their new album, Astrology 101, is out now on Starburns Industries Press.

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Talks

All the Roads We Have to Walk Are Winding

By Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser | December 13, 2022

All the Roads We Have to Walk Are Winding

How Ben Katzman's Oasis obsession (and a pilgrimage to Knebworth) helped him navigate depression this year.

Ben Katzman and Juan Montoya Are Living Shred

By Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser | October 25, 2022

Ben Katzman and Juan Montoya Are Living Shred

The friends and collaborators talk KISS, first guitars, “Hall of Mirrors,” and much more.

Without Astrology, Ben Katzman Would Have Never Started Shredding

By Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser | May 5, 2021

Without Astrology, Ben Katzman Would Have Never Started Shredding

The Degreaser frontman’s energy has always been “off the charts,” but the stars showed him how to use it.

An Anthem for Every Shredder: on Tour Life and Ace Frehley’s Spaceman

By Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser | October 19, 2018

An Anthem for Every Shredder: on Tour Life and Ace Frehley’s Spaceman

“This album gets off to a more rocky than rocking start, but don't worry—there's some gold in this rock & roll coal mine.”

Introducing: Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser’s “Too Old For Retail”

By Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser | August 31, 2018

Introducing: Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser’s “Too Old For Retail”

Stream the new track and read Katzman's and Colleen Green's musings on retail hell.