Society 1

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Society 1
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Industrial metal
Years active 1999–Present
Labels InZane Records
Earache Records
Crash Music
Associated acts Dope, Primer 55, Tactics[disambiguation needed], Ministry, Killing Joke, Lotus Rising
Website official website
Members Matt "The Lord" Zane
Beau Ashley
Dirt Von Karloff
Pete Pace
Past members Devin Norris
Justin Reynolds
Jame Potter
Sin Quirin
Adrian Ost
Paul Raven
Berzerk Kirk
Sik Rick
Eric Franklin
Ivan DePrume

Society 1 is an industrial metal band formed in the 1990s in Los Angeles, California by lead singer Matt Zane. They have released four studio albums, a live album, a compilation album, and a spoken word poetry album by vocalist Matt Zane. The band has also performed at several major festivals, including Download, where vocalist Matt Zane broke several records by performing the entire set suspended from 4 meat hooks through his back. Zane has performed while suspended on several other occasions.[1] Some fans and critics have compared Society 1 to bands like Marilyn Manson.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Slacker Jesus (InZane Records, 2000)
  • Words as Carriers (InZane Records, 2002)
  • Exit Through Fear (Earache Records, 2003)
  • The Sound that Ends Creation (Earache Records, 2005)
  • The Years of Spiritual Dissent (Crash Music, 2006)
  • A Journey from Exile (2011)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live and Raw (InZane Records, 2008)

DVD videos[edit]

  • Fearing The Exit (Earache Records, 2004)
  • The Creation of Sound - Packaged with 'The Sound That Ends Creation' (Earache Records, 2004)
  • In Our Own Images - Packaged with 'The Years of Spiritual Dissent' (Crash Music, 2006)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Nothing" - from Exit Through Fear
  • "Hate" - from Exit Through Fear
  • "All You Want" - from Exit Through Fear
  • "It Isn't Me - from The Sound that Ends Creation
  • "This Is The End" - from The Years of Spiritual Dissent
  • "Scream Out Your Breath" - from A Journey from Exile
  • "I Got You" - from A Journey from Exile


Current members[edit]

  • Matt "The Lord" Zane - vocals, programming, guitar[2]
  • Dirt Von Karloff - bass, backing vocals
  • Beau Ashley - guitar
  • Pete Pace - drums

Former members[edit]

  • Devin Norris - guitar (1997–2001)
  • Justin Reynolds - bass, backing vocals (1997–2001)
  • James Adrian Cross - drums (1997–2001)
  • Sin Quirin - keyboards (2000–2001), guitars (2001–2006)
  • Ivan DePrume - drums (2001–2002)
  • Dagon - drums (2002–2003)
  • Aleister - bass (2003–2004)
  • Adrian Ost - touring drummer (2003–2004)
  • Paul Raven - bass on Exit Through Fear (2003)
  • Berzerk Kirk - drums (2005–2006)
  • Sik Rick - drums (????-2010)
  • Eric Franklin - guitars (2006–2010)
  • Brian Jackson - Guitars (2012-2013) [3]
  • Brett Pirozzi - Bass (2012)[4]


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