As far back as he can remember, Giuseppe Antonio "Gypsy King" Capolupo had destroyed most of his mother's kitchenware at an early age of 9 years old. Trying to emulate any beat he heard on the radio or his favorite songs, he moved his attempts to a remo practice pad that his parents had purchased for his older brother Domenico after signing him up for private lessons. Giuseppe started off taking private classical piano lessons, and it soon became his gateway into the world of music.
After a high-school career of winning local talent shows, becoming section leader for the high-school drum line as well as first chair drummer for the jazz ensemble, the Gypsy King started taking interest in punk and metal drumming. "I grew up listening to everything that my parents would put on in the car or at home, ranging from country to classical italian pop, to jazz and golden oldies. I felt that in order to stay versatile i needed to be able to appreciate all styles and genres of music," says Capolupo. During his junior year in high school he started to open up to the touring world after helping start a band called "demise of eros" from Pittsburgh, pennsylvania who later signed to strike first records after multipe D.I.Y. American tours and recording a 6 song ep.
Once his first touring band had run its course, he then joined "Once Nothing" which was a metal/hardcore outfit based out of his home city of pittsburgh as well. A well-crafted blend of southern metal and old hardcore, Giuseppe certainly added his own flavor to the rulebooks for younger generations to come with blisteringly technical footwork and tasteful fills to blend it all together. After self-booking over 200 shows per year without the help of a manager or booking agent, the band signed with C.I. records in Lancaster Pa to release a six song EP entitled "Earthmover" before the contract was released for Once Nothing to sign onto Solid State records to record their debut "First Came The Law".
After touring for almost 5 years, Giuseppe decided to leave the band. "I just felt stale, you know, when you hit a plateau and there's no more beneficial growth? It was a hard idea to accept but i had to move on to something new and see what the world would bring," said Giuseppe. He was soon snatched up by label mates and legends "Haste The Day" to fill their open position as a hired drummer. After travelling to Multiple countries including South Africa, New Zealand, multiple parts ofAaustralia, South America, Panama and Europe, Haste The Day asked Giuseppe to be a permanent fixture in the band.
Ever since he jumped on board, Giuseppe partook in over a year of a full-time tour schedule and recorded his first studio record with Haste The Day entitled "Attack of the Wolf King" which is currently available in stores across the nation as well as many digital music outlets. He's now been a veteran of the touring and recording industry for well over 5 years, and continues to be a road warrior after finishing up a 3 week run on the 2010 vans warped tour, and is currently on tour co-headlining with Enter Shikari from the UK on a full US 6 week run. Now endorsed by the likes of Mullins Custom Drums, Trick pedals, Promark Sticks, Evans Heads, and Zildjian Cymbals, he's constantly adding to his already staggering resume. With stick tricks and a stage presence that could give John Blackwell a run for his money, Giuseppe "Gypsy King" Capolupo continues to wow audiences across the nation. If you haven't seen this kid play, I highly advise a trip to see "Haste The Day" to add to your drummer bucket-list.