Vendetta Kind of Mood

Born to Defy. Live to Deny.

The FTW’s debut LP Vendetta Kind of Mood available now! 10 original ripping tracks by Michael Dolan, JJ Meraz and The Major Nelson, now on ITunes and 180 Gram 12” ORANGE Vinyl!

This special limited edition vinyl is currently only available for purchase through our Bigcartel store and digital download through Bandcamp

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  1. Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself
  2. Who Crowned You King
  3. Pill
  4. Minotaur
  5. Billy Batts
  6. Axe to Grind
  7. Bleed Out
  8. Demonize
  9. Pull Your Patch
  10. Pount of Flesh


Album Reviews

Uber compares it to Dianno era Iron Maiden and say they “knocked out a near perfect heavy metal

Vendetta Kind of Mood in The Obelisk’s Quarterly Review

“…the riffs are undeniable…”Nik Cameron, Glacially Musical

Vendetta Kind of Mood in Metal Kaoz


FTW? What the hell is FTW?

The F.T.W.

FTW – It’s an acronym that can be seen all across our great nation; it sits proudly next to 1% patches on filthy, greasy leather jackets and flies arrogantly on the backs of Harley Davidson motorcycles.

What does it mean? Fuck The World: A credo shared by bikers, punks and freak flag flyers worldwide.

The FTW is also the name of Michael Dolan’s new band. Dolan earned his own stripes touring the world with the surf punk outfit, The Turbo A.C.’s. But now he has his sights set on heavier horizons. He joined forces with underground guitar legend, The Major Nelson, and percussion powerhouse J.J. Meraz.

The FTW plays a brand of heavy NWOBHM rock and roll citing influences with bands like Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Motorhead. The Major’s thrashing, bluesy crank riffs meld brutally with Dolan’s Disciples of Lemmy Rickenbacker Bass and his Marshall stack cranked up to ‘Eleven!’

With the band’s latest LP Vendetta Kind Of Mood, The FTW are currently crushing skulls in clubs all around New York City and the world is next. The FTW keeps the torch burning, and burning brightly, for straight ahead high-octane metal and balls-to-the-wall rock and roll.

Band Members

The Major Nelson


The Major Nelson, Guitar

Michael Dolan

Bass & Vocals

Michael Dolan, Vocals

Jason Meraz


J.J. Meraz, Drums


Upcoming & Past Shows

The Kingsland

February 3rd, 2018 Brooklyn, NY Visit Link

El Cortez

December 16th, 2017 Brooklyn, NY Visit Link

The Kingsland

March 21st, 2017 Brooklyn, NY

Sideshows by the Seashore

September 22nd, 2017 Brooklyn, NY

Bar Matchless

May 27th, 2017 Brooklyn, NY


April 1st, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Visit Link

Lucky 13 Saloon

March 31, 2017 Brooklyn, NY Visit Link

The Grand Victory

July 27th, 2016 Brooklyn, NY Visit Link

Backstage Bar & Billiards

June 25th, 2016 Las Vegas, NV

Broadway Burnout

June 11th, 2016 St. Louis, MO Visit Link

The Grand Victory

May 28th, 2016 Brooklyn, NY Visit Link


January 12th, 2016 New York, NY Visit Link

Lucky 13 Saloon

July 18th, 2015 Brooklyn, NY Visit Link

Santos Party House

June 28th, 2015 New York, NY Visit Link

Gussy’s Bar

June 12th, 2015 Astoria, NY

The Cobra Club

May 9, 2015 Brooklyn, NY

The Grand Victory

Oct 27, 2014 Brooklyn, NY

The Paper Box

Oct 12, 2014 Brooklyn, NY

Public Assembly

Oct 28, 2010 Brooklyn, NY

El Mocambo

March 11, 2010 Toronto, Ontario

Fontana’s Bar

Feb 25, 2010 New York, NY

Pianos NYC

Dec 6, 2009 New York, NY


Performing at The Grand Victory, 2014


6/28/2015 – The FTW at Santos Party House Clip

The FTW Rehearsal

Axe To Grind


  1. We are thrilled to announce that we will be hitting the road this summer to play the Broadway Burnout in St.Louis. June 11th.


  3. And we’re back! Come check us out on Saturday May 28. Here’s a link to the Facebook invite Here’s a link to the Facebook invite


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