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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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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: 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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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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Review: BIONATOPS “Voices” – Bloodrock Media

“BIONATOPS is as if Mike Patton (Faith No More) and Les Claypool (Primus) did acid, fucked like rabbits, and had a shiny new baby – what the fuck?!?!” – Bloodrock Media

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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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Premiere: BIONATOPS – ‘The Great Pancake Massacre of 1957’ – Toilet Ov Hell

“The ground was soaked in syrup, that day. […] a groovy banger that slowly creeps up your spine and lays eggs in your brains. Those eggs would probably go well with the massacred pancakes and some hash browns. If you … Continue reading

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Thank Satan It’s Friday: Mechanical Triceratops! – The Pop Break

“Let’s kick this week off with something that sounds like if Primus were a death metal band, yeah? […] The project is meant to be a simultaneous descent into a fun version of insanity, and a break from all the … Continue reading

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