N17 (band)

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Origin Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Genres Industrial rock
Heavy metal
Years active 1993–2001,
Labels Slipdisc Records
Spitfire Records
Past members Trevor Askew
Byron Filson
Jason Kowalski
Mark Keltner
Chris Canella
/Rudy T Reilly

N17 (sometimes known as November 17) is an Industrial metal band from Phoenix, Arizona, United States. They released two albums and were signed to Slipdisc Records (a division of Mercury Records) until the label closed in late 1999. They are also signed to Spitfire Records.


Formed in 1993 in Phoenix, Arizona, N17 was one of the original crossover electronic/metal bands. Maintaining a sound of timeless music with their record’s; debut Trust No One and follow-up Defy Everything, the group has stayed true to its run as a band. N17 combines aggressive sound-scapes with heavy guitar riffs, electronic elements and intensive drumming.

The band takes their name from the November 17, 1973, student uprising at Athens Polytechnic University. Twenty students were killed when Greek army tanks suppressed the protests, and the group formed in part to retaliate against the ruling military junta.

N17 has played and toured with notable bands including Marilyn Manson, Misfits, Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly, Type O Negative, Sevendust, Ministry, and many others.

According to the band's official MySpace page, they announced that they were working on a third studio album, due for release sometime in Fall 2007, as well as a DVD, to be released around the same time as the album. This post was later removed, and another post was published stating that they were disbanding due to the fact that they were busy with other projects. Their final show was on November 17, 2007. The band re-united for a show on November 14, 2009 and have announced shows for 2010. Most recently For the first time since 2002, the band reunited for a 4 song surprise reunion with original member Chris Cannella in early 2011.

Band members[edit]

Most recent lineup[edit]

Previous members[edit]

  • Mark Keltner - guitars/programming
  • Rudy Reilly - guitar, bass


Studio albums[edit]

1994 N17 - A Different Kind of War (cassette only) EO17N
1997 Trust No One Slipdisc Records
1999 Defy Everything Slipdisc/Spitfire Records

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