Droid (band)

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Droid
Origin Long Beach, California, United States
Genres Groove metal, Metalcore
Years active 1997–2010
Labels Emotional Syphon Recordings
Associated acts The Deadlights
Corporate Avenger
Website Official site
Members Jamie Teissere
Bruce Childress
Nick McWells
Ryan Burchfield
Past members Duke
James Eason
Dirt E
Bryan
FIL

Droid (sometimes typeset as -D-R-O-I-D- or DROID as to fit their official logo) was an American Heavy metal band from Long Beach, California formerly signed to Korn member James "Munky" Shaffer's record label Emotional Syphon Records.

History[edit]

Droid was signed to Emotional Syphon Records after Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer saw them perform at the world-renowned Whiskey-A-Go-Go.[1] The band accompanied Korn and Limp Bizkit on their 2003 Back 2 Basics tour, as well as the 2006 and 2007 installments of the Family Values Tour.[2]

Droid also served as backing musicians for Korn bassist Fieldy's side project Fieldy's Dreams.[3]

The band was voted 2007 newcomer of the year at The Gauntlet, and the music video for "Fueled By Hate" was voted the No. 11 video of 2007 on MTV2's Headbangers Ball.[4][5]

Droid released a free new song "Condemn the Weak" in 2009 on Droidmusic.com in anticipation of following-up their self-titled 2007 album, but it never materialized. The band is currently defunct.[6]

Former bass player Wilfred "Duke" Collins died on March 22, 2015.[7]

Discography[edit]

Title Release date Label Track listing
Demo 2001 Independent Track listing

1. Burning Skies
2. Escape
3. Induce
4. Dissolve

Demo 2002 Independent Track listing

1. Leave This Behind

Arizona EP 2002 Independent Track listing

1. Priceless
2. Escape
3. Silence
4. This Day
5. Four Walls Black

Swallow the Cure 2003 Independent Track listing

1. Swallow the Cure
2. Four Walls Black
3. Leave This Behind
4. Delay
5. Silence
6. Dissolve
7. Priceless
8. Escape
9. This Day
10. Burning Skies
11. Instrumental

Swallow the Cure 2006 Emotional Syphon Records
Droid July 10, 2007 Emotional Syphon Records

Members[edit]

Final Lineup[edit]

James Eason – vocals (1997–2010)
Jamie Teissere – guitar (1997 - 2010)
Bruce Childress - guitar (1997 - 2010)
Nick McWells – drums (2005 - 2010)
Ryan Burchfield - bass (2007 - 2010)

Former[edit]

Alan Mendoza - bass (1996–2000)
Dirt E - bass (2001, 2004–2005)
Bryan - bass (2002–2004)
Wilfred "Duke" Collins - bass (2005–2007)
Fil Rebellato - drums (2002–2004)

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

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