Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Meet The Band: These Machines

Band Name: These Machines

Location: Binghamton NY

Formed: December 2008

Sound: Heavy and chaotic tech/death metal meets Neurosis and Today is the Day

Tom Doud::Guitar/Vocals (2010-present)
Paul Ghilardi: Bass/Vocals (2008-present)
Mike Emm Drums/Vocals (2009-present)

Past members: Derek Lindow, Rick Barto, Brandon O'neal, Dustin Schoelier

Releases: Month (Jan 2009), Pharmakon (September 2011)

About The Band: We basicly take the chaos and brutality of technical death metal, combine it with super heavy sludge metal riffs, and then add some Melvins/Today is the Day influenced weirdness to keep it interesting for ourselves.

Mike Emm is an absolute beast of a drummer, an experienced Marijuana Connoisseur and blast machine. I don't even know how he comes up with half the drum parts he does. He keeps the tradition of tough dude Binghamton extreme metal drummers alive and well, with his large biceps and a devestating right hook.

Paul Ghilardi is simply one of the smartest dudes I know. He's super creative and listens to a huge variety of music. He writes a lot of the songs and riffs. Totally inspiring musician to play with. He also has a sexy beard. Something that I can not grow even at the age of 28. So, Paul is also more of a man than I am.

As for me, I rip off Steve Austin of Today is The Day pretty badly.

The New Record: Pharmakon is completely finished and is currently being mastered. It was recorded by Kyle Serlington (Bass player for The Dirty Slits) so it obviously has a huge meaty sound. It's a loose concept record but we won't bore you with explaining it. We're just happy with it as a band and hope that some of you enjoy it as much as we do.

Band Influences: We love all kinds of different genres of music and listen to tons of bands, but as far as our sound I hear a lot of: Ed Gein, Today is The Day, death metal (Malavolent Creation, Nile), Mastodon, Converge, Cephalic Carnage.

Lastly, I want to thank all you excellent people in Ithaca for being beyond awesome as usual. We can't wait to make our Ithaca debut Sept 16th!!!