Caninus (band)

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Origin New York City
Genres Deathgrind, grindcore
Years active 2003–2011
Labels War Torn
Associated acts Most Precious Blood

Caninus was a deathgrind band formed as a side project by Most Precious Blood guitarist Justin Brannan, Rachel Rosen, drummer Colin Thundercurry and two female pitbull terriers, Budgie and Basil.[1] They are currently signed to War Torn Records and have three releases, including a split with Hatebeak and a 7" split with death metal band Cattle Decapitation. In 2008 Richard Christy played the drums on an unknown number of songs for Caninus.[2]

On January 5, 2011, Basil, one of Caninus's pit-bulls, died. Basil had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and was euthanized.[3] The band has ended because of the dog's death. Vocalist Budgie died in early 2016.[4]


  • Basil – vocals
  • Budgie – vocals
  • Buddy Bronson – bass
  • Justin Brannan – guitar
  • Rachel Rosen – drums



  1. ^ "For Those About To Squawk: Bands With Non-human Singers". Retrieved June 5, 2007. 
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  3. ^ Neilstein, Vince. "R.I.P. Basil, Caninus, 2001-2011". Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "R.I.P. Budgie, pit bull and Caninus vocalistMetal Insider". Metal Insider. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 

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