Seattle’s EBM and Industrial Scene has re-emerged over the past few years and shown itself to be almost front running. There are actually a few bands out of the Portland area that also demand listener attention and are tearing up stages opening for major Industrial acts. Dead Animal Assembly Plant is one of those bands. Fresh off of opening up for Combichrist and Mushroomhead in 2014, being one of the headliners at Seattle’s Mechafest and Day of the Dead in late 2013, Dead Animal Assembly Plant is currently embarking on a new slaying array of music for their upcoming CD.
A little history: The boys of DAAP hail from the Sweet Meats Slaughterhouse. The now abandoned and cursed facility was home to a murderous, cannibalistic butcher who fancied the townsfolk as livestock. Now they haunt the dank hallways continuing the madness. Dead Animal Assembly Plant started back in 2007. Initially the solo brainchild of Z.Wager , DAAP quickly grew into a collective of (somewhat) like minded butchers. Inevitable chaos ensued. Also part of this motley crew: Case. Also, Vex March of Portland’s Particle Son on keys and samples, Eric B holding down the killer beats and Travis Geny on guitar. Let’s not forget the terrifying and sexy “Butcherettes”.
DAAP’s Horror Influences: It’s cliche’ to say that “We’ve been a fan of horror since children.” Well, we are another cliche’. As children of the 80’s epic slasher flicks like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm St and Hellraiser greatly influenced the tongue in cheek sense of horror DAAP has today. (And of course, the dirt and grime from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre mythos.) Clive Barker as a storyteller and creator of dark realities helped paint a lot of mental imagery as well.
Zach would like to extend a very personal invitation to take a listen and “come see us at one of our shows. We’d love to meat you… Bon appétit”.
I highly recommend doing both. This is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. And, if you are lucky, you just might see me singing a song with the DAAP crew! 😉