Melt Banana

Ashes always seem to find a place and settle.
Out of the old ashes sizzle and scream a new wave and realization simply called MELT-BANANA. A maelstrom of experimental heart surgery, Melt Banana walk on water, They effortlessly juggle all of those sharks that think they're swimming in new, unexplored territories. Here are the imported children of the no waves gone by, a hardcore-informed, audio info overload from Tokyo's ferocious underground. MELT-BANANA sweat out a super-adrenalized, maxi-caffeinated collision of frenzied drum rhythms and torturous guitar squeals through tiny, frantic, hyperrhythmic little songs. Frontwoman Yasuko O.'s ultra-high-pitched screeches and Agata's screaming slide guitar vie for supremacy across a rhythmic frenzy that is so ridiculous and precise, it will crush you with it's brilliance. Here are the cerebral gnashing guitars, the aggravated pep squad proclamations and the neck-snapping rhythm change-ups irresistible to those seeking a new musical truth. MELT-BANANA doesn't sound like anything you've heard. Simply put, they are unclassifiable. If that's not enough for you.... well then, back into your cave Grogar. Tonights gonna be chilly.

Brain Tentacles

Brain tentacles is a journey in improvised and structured sound based off a duet of drums (Dave Witte) and saxophone (Bruce Lamont) that will consume, evolve and then regurgitate ambiguous noise upon its listeners.


Birthed in Minneapolis in the autumn of 2006, the newly Chicago-based Guzzlemug is Tom Kelly(bass, vocals), Shane Prendiville(guitar, vocals) and Charlie Werber(drums, percussion). Since it's inception, the group has journeyed to the furthest stretches and dustiest corners of the midwest and left a permanent stink trail along the east coast, performing with the likes of RUINS, Lightning Bolt, Don Caballero, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Cheer-Accident, Dysrhythmia, Unexpect, Stinking Lizaveta, and tons of other great bands.

In 2010, the group self-released their debut album, Away With The Wind and Noise, a seamless six-track odyssey that is at once driving, lush, complex, and sedate. Adrenalin Metal Union raves, "...Guzzlemug is truly an act devoid of any classification. There are so many elements coming together that make up an original sound..."

Guzzlemug recorded their second album, To Leave The Earth, at 1984 studios in Brooklyn, NY in the summer of 2010, and released it via their own Bad Human Records and Speaks Volumes Records 11/17/2012.

Fall of 2011 brought Guzzlemug back to Minneapolis and to the engineering genius of Adam Tucker of Signaturetone Recording. Released 9/15/2012, Nervously Counting Rosary Beads is a 29 minute epic that spans aural territories of choral arrangement, drone, doom, dub groove, technical prog wizardry, free-form improvisation, soundscape ambience, krautrock, drum and bass, and various fashions of metal, with sparse vocal content that calls awareness to the human conditions of fear, guilt, and judgement.

On Rosary Beads, "...Finding the right balance of aggressive heaviness, jazz intimacy, and quiet space is usually a challenge with music this varied, but Guzzlemug is a band that knows how to create their own sound using their hands, ears, and pedals. Generally I just ran around like a crazy person and grabbed as much audio as I could while trying not to let my brain dribble out of my head as the music flowed...I'm looking forward to seeing people's reaction to this one, I can only hope others get the same uncontrolled mind melt from it that I do."

Recently relocated, Guzzlemug is currently hard at work burning its image into Chicago's ugly landscape and decoding rat entrails for new material.


Late '80's style crossover thrash a la COC, DRI, Accused, Agnostic Front, Cryptic Slaughter, Bad Brains, Slayer, etc.



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