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Premiere: Stream the melodic, dreamy new album from HUMANS ETCETERA, Intelligent Skeleton – Treble

“HUMANS ETCETERA is the project of U.S. citizen Christopher Henry, who lives and records in China. The album is a melodic, sometimes dreamy, sometimes abrasive indie rock record that recalls the likes of alt-rock heavyweights like Failure as well as … Continue reading

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HUMANS ETCETERA: Intelligent Skeleton By China-Based Outfit Streaming At Treble; Album Out This Week Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

HUMANS ETCETERA, the creation of China-based American multi-instrumentalist Christopher Henry, will unveil the outfit’s eighth full-length, Intelligent Skeleton, via Nefarious Industries this Friday. Advancing its release, Treble is now streaming the entire album early, alongside an interesting set of track-by-track notes … Continue reading

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The Anatomy Of: Bionatops – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“You may not immediately recognize the name BIONATOPS, but you’re likely familiar with the two dudes behind this oddball avant garde rock project. Ringleader Joseph Spiller is a longtime friend of the site, and is known for his band Caricature in addition to serving time in acts such as System Divide and Binary Code. Percussionist Jeff Willet has done session and touring drums for many acts in the past, most notably Black Crown Initiate and Aborted Existence. Their new project is unlike anything that their lineage may suggest; their debut album VOICES is wonky Primus and Mike Patton worship that often hints at thrash leanings.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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Review: Brandon Seabrook’s NEEDLE DRIVER – Can This Even Be Called Music?

“Needle Driver is the latest experiment of Brooklyn musician Brandon Seabrook. The hard-to-describe EP seamlessly bridges contemporary classical music, experimental jazz, and mathcore into a nasty instrumental tapestry. The trio even includes some microtonal intervals, spotted in the song “venwhorerisin’”. … Continue reading

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HUMANS ETCETERA: “Bedsores” Video Premiered At No Echo; Intelligent Skeleton Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

No Echo has debuted the new “Bedsores” video from China-based American musician Christopher Henry and his HUMANS ETCETERA project. The track is pulled from the outfit’s Intelligent Skeleton album, impending release through Nefarious Industries in less than two weeks. Intelligent Skeleton was written, produced, recorded, … Continue reading

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Humans Etcetera: West Virginia Musician Is Obsessed with Death on “Bedsores” (PREMIERE) – No Echo

“With the Humans Etcetera material, Henry dives into his love for ’90s alt-rock and post-hardcore, and incorporates elements of ambient music and other sonic textures.” – No Echo

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AMN Reviews: Brandon Seabrook’s Needle Driver – Needle Driver (2017; Nefarious Industries)

“Perhaps Zevious is the best point of reference for NEEDLE DRIVER, as Seabrook and company provide five short bursts of energy, each featuring aggressive riffing, speed picking, and disjointed time changes. Particularly, Deblase and Seabrook’s lines are barely controlled chaos, … Continue reading

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BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER Debuts “Synonymph” At Invisible Oranges; Debut Nears Release Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

“Synonymph” is the lead track to the debut by New York City-Based exploratory/alternative metal outfit, BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER. With the Needle Driver record confirmed for release through Nefarious Industries in late October, Invisible Oranges has debuted the opening anthem. Offers Seabrook with … Continue reading

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Track Premiere: Brandon Seabrook’s Needle Driver Twist The Knife On “Synonymph” – Invisible Oranges

“It’s a similar kind of “musicianship as a cudgel” approach that bands like Helmet, Unsane, Behold The Arctopus, and countless others have used to punish New York audiences for decades. Seabrook, Miller, and Deblase carry on that legacy with devilish … Continue reading

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Full Album Stream: Bionatops – “Voices” – Decibel Magazine

“If you’ve ever wondered what a high-speed collision between Revocation and The Dillinger Escape Plan plus any or all of Mike Patton’s musical endeavors would sound like, look no further than BIONATOPS. The duo, signed to notoriously odd label Nefarious … Continue reading

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