Genghis Tron

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Genghis Tron
Origin Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Genres Extreme metal,[1] grindcore,[2] electronic music[2]
Years active 2004–2010 (on hiatus)[3]
Labels Relapse, Crucial Blast, Lovepump United
Members Mookie Singerman
Hamilton Jordan
Michael Sochynsky

Genghis Tron is a three-piece experimental metal band formed in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York and San Francisco, California. The band signed to Relapse Records after releasing two recordings on Crucial Blast.[4]

History

Genghis Tron has toured with such bands as Behold... the Arctopus,[5] Converge, Kylesa, Gaza, The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Faint.[citation needed]

The 2008 album Board Up the House was named a "Critic's Choice" by the New York Times[6] and was also awarded the title "Album of the Year" by the magazine Rock Sound.[7]

As of late 2010, the band members have decided to take a break away from the band for a while, but have assured fans in a Myspace message that they will be back with new material when they start playing together again.[3]

Style

The band is noted for its creative combination of various types of metal and electronic music.[8] Although often classified as cybergrind early in their career, Genghis Tron has since developed a more diverse sound, which includes elements of IDM, doom metal, electronic and ambient,[2] in addition to their core style of synth-laden metal.[9]

Forgoing both a drummer and a bass guitarist, the band utilizes computer-based sequencers such as FL Studio and Ableton Live, as well as multiple synthesizers (Moog, Alesis and Novation) to produce its distinct sound.[citation needed]

Members

Discography

References

  1. ^ Genghis Tron at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b c Genghis Tron at AllMusic
  3. ^ a b "On the future of GT... van Genghis Tron op Myspace". October 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Genghis Tron". Sputnikmusic. 
  5. ^ "Genghis Tron Announce November UK Tour". Rock Sound. 8 August 2008. 
  6. ^ Ratliff, Ben (February 18, 2008). "Critics’ Choice". New York Times. 
  7. ^ Kelham, Andrew (7 January 2009). "Top 75 Albums Of 2008". Rock Sound. 
  8. ^ Genghis Tron at AllMusic
  9. ^ Sutherland, Sam (March 2008). "Genghis Tron Change Their Ways". Exclaim!. 

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