July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm$20
- Author and Punisher
@Reggies Rock Club
Wednesday, July 24
Doors = 6:30 pm
Ages = 17+
Tickets = $20
Iconoclastic 3Teeth frontman Alexis Mincolla is dedicated to exploring the relationship between archetypes, mythologies, history, and the hypocrisy of the human experience. “We’re constantly dissecting the space between chaos and order in the eternal psychic battle between forces with opposing beliefs or perspectives, that we call the cosmic taint,” he says.
3Teeth use corrosive rhythms, acerbic samples, blazing guitars and a confrontational polemic to inspire listeners to question the ideologies that we hold sacred. It’s the same kind of musical activism sparked by groups like MC5 in the ‘60s and reignited in the ‘90s by Rage Against the Machine.
Having established themselves and cemented a following with their first two albums, 2014’s self-titled debut and 2017’s <shutdown.exe>, and having toured with Tool, Rammstein, Danzig and HIM, 3Teeth is in a good position to lash out with their most fiery, catchy and confrontational album to date, Metawar. Mincolla and his bandmates started working on the songs in their home studio. When they had a batch of material they were happy with, they called industrial music guru Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) to produce the album. And this time, there were no external distractions.
In addition to drawing inspiration from the biggest names in industrial music, 3Teeth are well-schooled in the pioneering demolition of the scene’s progenitors, including Skinny Puppy, Front 242 and KMFDM, to name a few. In addition, the band is inspired by the skewed sounds of bands such as Tool, Sepultura and Deftones.
Unlike most bands, which form to write songs, play gigs and maybe make some money, 3Teeth were born out of a synthesis of visual art, inventive thought and unconventional music. At the time, Mincolla was a creative director of an L.A. tech noir nightclub called Lil Death. Soon, after, he met keyboardist Xavier Swafford, with whom he had much in common. “I found out we actually lived next to each other and he was a producer,” Mincolla says “We started getting together and making some music but we were really just doing it because we were bored. Then we got more into it. Having a background as an art director, I started creating all this memetic force by creating imagery and leaking teasers about what we were doing. Everyone was like, ‘Who are these guys and where do they come from?’ That’s when we thought, ‘Damn, maybe we should just keep writing and do a record.’”
Mincolla and Swafford outsourced guitar and drum duties to various friends and peers until they teamed up Andrew Means (modular synth/ bass), Chase Brawner (guitar) and Justin Hanson (drums). In 2014, the members of 3Teeth met up once or twice a week to work on what became their self-titled debut album. A year later, an indie label in Toronto offered them a deal. As part of the contract, Mincolla stipulated that the album be released in limited edition on vinyl, which the record company was initially against.
“Our whole thing is about condemning our eyes in so many ways,” concludes Mincolla. “We’ve gotten to the point where even if you see something with your own eyes it doesn’t mean what you’re seeing is real, or maybe it’s just one side of reality. In the end, I think I just want people to think harder and to realize that if you’re not contradicting yourself with whatever you’re doing, you’re probably not thinking hard enough.” (Source)
Author and Punisher
Iconoclastic in the truest sense of the word, Tristan Shone inverts the tenets of doom metal completely, relying on cold steel and soulless machinery to sonically replicate the despondency of life. Described most succinctly as “industrial doom,” this one-man project utilizes primarily custom designed and fabricated machines and speakers, devices that draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics and focus upon the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines are designed to require significant force from the performer, aligning he/she with the plodding doom-influenced sounds that are created.
And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god. Directed and commanded by another power. The power of darkness, which many people do not believe exists. The power of the Devil. The power of Satan. The power of Baalberith. (Source)
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6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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