Battle of Mice

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Battle of Mice
OriginNew York City, New York,
United States
GenresPost-metal, sludge metal
Years active2005–2009
Associated actsBlood & Time
The Book of Knots
Dub Trio
Glazed Baby
Made Out of Babies
Peeping Tom
Pere Ubu
Players Club
Red Sparowes
A Storm of Light
Past membersJulie Christmas
Josh Graham
Tony Maimone
Joel Hamilton
Joe Tomino

Battle of Mice was a post-metal supergroup consisting of Julie Christmas (Made Out of Babies), Josh Graham (ex-Neurosis, ex-Red Sparowes, A Storm of Light), Joel Hamilton (Book of Knots), Tony Maimone (Book of Knots, Pere Ubu), and Joe Tomino (Fugees, Dub Trio, Peeping Tom).

The band was formed when vocalist Julie Christmas and guitarist/keyboardist Josh Graham met in Austin, Texas while touring with their respective bands in 2005. Graham and Christmas, who disliked one another upon first acquaintance, were in an on-again-off-again relationship during the recording of the band's debut album, A Day of Nights. At their worst, the pair refused to play in the same room.

The album, which was released under Neurot Recordings, contains seven tracks heavily influenced by the metal, post-rock and noise rock roots from which the group was derived. The song "At the Base of the Giant's Throat" features a recorded 911 call between vocal sections.

The band's name is derived from a saying by Alexander the Great pertaining to a military invasion of Crete.

On September 3, 2009, a blog was posted on the band's MySpace page stating that the band was parting ways.[1]




  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2009-09-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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