Sedition Atlanta presents:
Finite Automata, Recon
736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA, 30306
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM (event ends at 12:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
The Mexican group Hocico was officially formed in 1993 by Erk Aicrag (lyrics & vocals) and Racso Agroyam (synthesizer, programming). The names are ananyms of the real names Erik Garcia and Oscar Mayorga. Both cousins had been experimenting with electronic music, mixing Industrial and EBM, since they were fifteen years old and formed a band in 1992 called Hocico de Perro. The first live gig of Hocico was on February 18, 1994. Their music can be described as dark and aggressive electro-industrial. Their lyrics are mostly English although some songs are in Spanish.
The Spanish word 'hocico' means snout and is a derogatory term that indicates ugliness (i.e., ugly as a dog's snout).
Finite Automata is an Experimental/Industrial project originally from Pensacola Florida. While their early sound was very reminiscent of Skinny Puppy, Frontline Assembly and Project Pitchfork, their more recent endeavors have fused elements of classic electro-industrial and EBM, with elements of Aggrotech and Industrial Rock. They are known for their highly confrontational and controversial stage shows, which make heavy use of theatrics, makeup, stage props, sharp objects and various noise making devices. In the fall of 2013, the group relocated to Atlanta Georgia.
Formed in 2006 by Mod Eschar (Dom Price), the project grew out of a chaotic solo act in which Eschar was the only consistent member until early 2007, when he was joined by long time friend and keyboardist c. Grendel (Chris Stanley). The two were later joined on an off by guitarist and gadgetrist Mat Syn and for a short time, guitarist Vic Martinez. In late 2010, they were briefly joined by programmer/keyboardist Thomas Carpenter, who added a more Terror Noise influence to the project's over all sound. Today Eschar is the only remaining founding member, and is joined by Scott Storey (Formerly of Voodoo Velkro, Skabdriver) and Sidney Pirara (Saint Simian, Formerly of Dawn of Ashes)
The group's name is a reference to a concept in Computer Science related to finite state machines and their predefined behaviors, alluding to Humans as such machines and their behavior as being predictable in nature.
The band's career grew in earnest in 2010, with an invitation by Ludovico Technique front-man Ben V to play The Florida Underground Industrial Music Festival, which solidified their presence in the Southeast Industrial scene. In 2012, Finite Automata released Recurse, their first full length studio album and is currently in the process of writing for their follow-up release "Dogma Eye" slated to be released some time in 2015. Over the course of their career, they have shared the stage with Combichrist, William Control, Davey Suicide, Slick Idiot, God Module, and The Ludovico Technique.