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Photos by Joey Oey
THE BODY (Oregon)
“There’s heaviness. There’s brutality. Then there’s The Body.” It has been said by more than a few intrepid listeners that The Body is the most brutal band on the planet. With ravishing grimness and impenetrable walls of noise, the duo of Chip King and Lee Buford create music that goes beyond what is normally considered harsh and violent, advocating a doctrine of misanthropy to those brave enough to take the plunge. Since their recording career began in earnest in 2004, The Body has expanded the definition of what it means to be a metal band, incorporating elements of noise, avant-garde composition, and experimental electronic music into their crushing doom and searing black metal foundation.
MUSLIN (Rhode Island)
Steven Vallot layers synth and sample textures to build shimmering sonic artifacts, at times cold and indifferent like the electricity that constructs them, they always return to a melancholy heart, one that is apt for the current historical moment in which we suffer.
LINGUA IGNOTA (Rhode Island)
Kristin Hayter is an interdisciplinary artist, composer, and performer currently living in Rhode Island. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Digital Language Arts from Brown University. She will be pursuing a doctoral degree in the Fall of 2017.
A classically-trained vocalist, Kristin works with a variety of media and technology to create dense works harnessing the tech-mediated or acoustically extended voice, and is inspired by vernacular extreme forms such as black metal, power electronics, and harsh noise as well as sacred and liturgical music.
Her solo project LINGUA IGNOTA explores violence and gender in extreme music through a morally ambiguous, emotionally/physically intense performance practice that has been described as “crushing.”
CUSE ME (Maine)
Portland noise-mongers featuring members of Mouth Washington, An Anderson and Gimme Goldar. Hang on to your hats & don’t forget your earplugs…