Sounds | 3Teeth, President X
Wat is het zalig om die Industrial Metal sound te horen: de distorted gitaren, de zware keyboards erboven en dat alles gedragen door een repetitieve slepende ritmesectie. Metawar hadden we eigenlijk zelf moeten reviewen, but hey, erover gekeken zeker? Dan maar live aan het werk zien op 7 februari in de Kavka.
Metawar verscheen eerder dit jaar via Century Media Records. Gigview schreef erover.
3Teeth is an American industrial metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2013, the band currently consists of Alexis Mincolla (vocals), Chase Brawner (guitars), Xavier Swafford (keys & synth), Andrew Means (modular synth & bass), and Justin Hanson (drums). They have currently released three studio albums - their self-titled debut in 2014 and <shutdown.exe> in 2017. Their third studio album, Metawar, was released on July 5, 2019 on Century Media Records.
The group initially formed as a fun passion-project between Mincolla and Swafford, who lived down the street from each other in Los Angeles. Mincolla did not have a musical background but had experience in visual arts and promotion. Mincolla and Swafford met at a weekly party called Lil Death, which was hosted by Mincolla, where they began discussing some ideas for a multi-media mix of visuals and music. The two soon met Andrew Means after being impressed by an online video he sent the pair which Mincolla described as looking "like a computer virus."
After some of their music was hosted online and began to gain traction, the three sought out a guitarist for the project. Guitar work had initially been outsourced but the turnaround time was slow. Means had grown up with Brawner and suggested that the trio audition him, and after a successful audition Chase joined and 3Teeth had officially formed.
The band took the name 3teeth from the concepts of Odontomancy, which Mincolla described as an ancient form of divination where "the seer would read prophecies in the teeth like rune stones." as well as the word trident, which comes from Latin for "three teeth." Mincolla said of the trident: "...this divine weapon of God that brings destruction. It's what Marduk killed Tiamat with -- this caught thunderbolt or trident."
The original line-up consisted of Mincolla, Brawner, Swafford, and Means, with Andrew Means performing live drums on an electric kit. Andrew Melendez joined as a live drummer the spring and summer tours in 2017 before Justin Hanson joined the group in the fall of 2017. The band signed to Century Media Records in April 2018 with Hanson being announced as the official fifth member of the band. (Bron: Wikipedia)