Animosity (band)

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Background information
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Technical death metal, deathcore, deathgrind
Years active 2000–2009
Labels Tribunal Records, BMA, Metal Blade
Associated acts The Faceless, Fleshwrought, Animals as Leaders
Past members Members

Animosity was an American deathcore band from San Francisco, California, formed in 2000. The band released three studio albums, toured in United States, Europe and disbanded in 2009. The classic lineup of Animosity consisted of vocalist Leo Miller, guitarists Frank Costa and Chase Fraser, bassist Evan Brewer and drummer Navene Koperweis.


Animosity formed in 2000 in San Francisco, California.[1] They released their debut album, Shut It Down, on Tribunal Records in 2003, when the members of the band were 16 and 17 years old.[2] In 2005, they released their second disc, Empires, on Black Market Activities[3] (with distribution through Metal Blade Records) and toured the United States with Origin and Malevolent Creation. Their third album, Animal, was produced by Kurt Ballou of Converge and released in October 2007.[4] They have also toured Europe with Converge and Belgian hardcore/punk band Rise and Fall. Animosity disbanded officially after nearly a year of non-activity in October 2009. The band's frontman Leo Miller stated that their "musical and experiential goals have been exceeded" and: "If you haven't gotten enough of Animosity, please rest assured that we have."[5]

Musical style[edit]

According to, on their debut album, Shut It Down, Animosity combined "death metal based sound with thrash and hardcore, (...) with accomplished musicianship and little concern for mass appeal".[6] With their following album, Animosity went into a more death metal-oriented direction.[6]


Final lineup
  • Leo Miller – vocals (2000-2009)
  • Frank Costa – guitar (2000-2009)
  • Chase Fraser – guitar (2000-2009)
  • Evan Brewer – bass (2006-2009)
  • Navene Koperweis – drums (2003-2009)
Former members
  • Nick Lazaro – bass, guitar (2000-2009)
  • Sean Koperweis – bass (2003)
  • Dan Kenny – bass (2001-2006)
  • Lucas Talbot - drums(2000-2002)


Studio albums
  • Hellraiser Demo (2003)
  • Altered Beast (2008, Aaron Spectre remixes)


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