The sound of Murder Weapons has been described as Shock-Rock Horror Industrial.Samples from actual trials of serial killers, horror flicks and other auditory terrors are amply delivered by this quintet, punctuating the tracks with bloody CHEESE. Live shows feature a “SPLASH ZONE” of blood and various body parts. Audiences have become accustomed this Murder Therapy, featuring gory visuals, simulated murders and blood splattered cage dancers. Amidst the scene of chaos, gore and murder the band churns out a barrage of guitar driven, hard hitting, rhythmic, aggressive, electronic industrial audio terror for your delight!
Murder Weapons began in 2012 when founder Jesse RazOrr begun writing music based on a fascination with serial killers, horror films, and the finer things in life. Not surprisingly, the music was dark and aggressive. Jesse began forming the band with keyboardist, Luke Guillotine , drummer Lynn Shank and guitarist, Gorey Clawhammer. All that was needed was a vocalist. In summer of 2012, Murder Weapons was offered the opportunity to open for a national act in Seattle. Seattle rock-electronic vocalist, Dawn WoodKill, joined the Family and rehearsal commenced. By December, Murder Weapons was opening for major Industrial acts such as My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Angel Spit, Angels on Acid, Psyclon 9, Charlie Drown and Hanzel und Gretyl, as well as co-headlining Seattle’s Mechafest later that year. Currently, Murder Weapons is working on new material as well as a studio album and is obliterating the Northwest regularly. The next live show in Seattle will feature Murder Weapons, once again, opening for My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult.
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Grasp Logic began (an alternative/industrial- electronic project created by electronic artist Mi-kel Munzter) in 2009. Grasp Logic’s abrasive tones and distorted impacts revolve around a dark obscure atmosphere. Visually caliginous, various influences include: Horror, Sci-fi, Metal, Dark Wave, Ambient, Cinematic, Noise, and various forms of electronic music. Garrett, Mi-kel Munster started out doing scream vocals for a metal project in high school in Washington State. Eventually, he wanted to branch out into something different, yet still keep his metal influences. He has an avid love for horror films and some of his favorites are: Dementia 13, The Mad Monster, Attack Of The Giant Leeches, Halloween, Bruiser, Army Of Darkness, Dead Alive, and Bucket Of Blood (to name a few). In high school he spent a lot of time watching horror films, reading comics and working on music inspired by those interest, which eventually lead to starting Grasp Logic. So far music releases have include an experimental EP entitled “Poetry In Machine” realeased in 2011 and since then, Grasp Logic has been releasing singles working toward another release. At live shows, Grasp Logic features artist, Robert Bauder. Robert’s gripping artwork has been on exhibit at art shows all over the country.
Seattle’s EBM and Industrial Scene has re-emerged over the past few years and shown itself to be almost front running. It’s about time! I remember when clubs were reluctant to play anything but rock (thrash, rockabilly, garage, punk or grunge). Electronic bands either had to play covers, slyly slide onto a rock bill, play an underground club or play a room that normally just had a DJ. It is encouraging to see numerous EBM, electronic and industrial bands start to gain attention in the region. It is also quite common to see these musicians being a part of at least 2 other projects. The scene is, at times, incestuous. Most of the bands/projects are less than 7 degrees of separation from one another. (Case in point, industrial rock band, Desillusion.) Desillusion is fronted by the hardest working musician I know, Wes Halvorson. Wes has worked his ass off to get electronic/industrial bands into the Seattle live music scene. Wes is also the guitarist of My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult and Anguisette. He is the drummer for Endless Sunder and he is very much in demand to fill in and collaborate with a variety of Seattle EBM bands including Elektronika. Desillusion Keyboardist and Producer, Asher Vast is also in Endless Sunder and quite collaborative in the Seattle music scene. On bass, is Jesse O, who also plays bass for his project, Murder Weapons Jesse is quite talented in video editing and has worked on the band’s videos along with ThinkPiece Productions. Desillusion’s versatile percussive talents belong to Lynn Sepeda. Lynn is also in Murder Weapons and has played drums with a
plethora of Seattle talent such as: The Donettes, Otherness, Mary Abaddon and Eddie Spaghetti.
Desillusion’s latest CD (set to be released by Fall 2014) is heavy and infectious, but their sound is now more creatively laced with stompy blistering industrial explosions and hypnotic dance beats. Westin added a female back up vocalist to the mix in 2013 to add a new dimension to the music. Desillusion’s new material is reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM with a dash of Stabbing Westward and Gravity Kills. Their songs: “Anthem” and “Mod Me” are infective with a lush, hypnotic groove. “Mara” and “Jaded” are memorable, energetic and stompy anthems. “Vices” is pretty rockin’ in that “Stabbing Westward kind of vein” and the very catchy “Left Behind” and “Fall” mixes it up and featuring the accompaniment of female vocals.
Desillusion’s latest project titled: “Anthemphetamine” is scheduled for release in Fall 2014 Check Desillusion out on Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation, Lastfm, Youtube and Vampirefreaks.com.
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