Ed Gein (band)

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Ed Gein
OriginSyracuse, New York, U.S.
Years active2001 (2001)–2018
LabelsBlack Market Activities[1]
  • Graham Reynolds
  • Aaron Jenkins
  • Jesse Daino

Ed Gein was an American grindcore band,[2] based in Syracuse, New York.[3] The band consists of Graham Reynolds (guitar, vocals), Aaron Jenkins (bass, vocals) and Jesse Daino (drums, vocals). The band takes its name from the American murderer of the same name.[1][4] The band is best known for its second album, Judas Goats and Dieseleaters (2005).[3] The follow-up record, titled Bad Luck, was released in 2011.[5]

Ed Gein's music has been labeled as grindcore,[2][6] metalcore,[4][5] mathcore and noise rock,[5] featuring influences from thrash metal.[1] On their third album, Bad Luck, the band shifted from their previous technical grindcore in favor of a more hardcore punk-influenced sound.[5] The band's lyrics, primarily written by bassist Aaron Jenkins, are politically charged and features social commentary, on topics including racism in the United States,[2] sexism, homophobia and bureaucracy.[6]

On April 11, 2018, it was announced the band had split up and the members would be forming a new band called Shadow Snakes.[7]

Band members[edit]

  • Graham Reynolds – guitar, vocals
  • Aaron Jenkins – bass, vocals
  • Jesse Daino – drums, vocals


Studio albums

  • It's a Shame That a Family Can Be Torn Apart by Something as Simple as a Pack of Wild Dogs (2002)
  • Judas Goats and Dieseleaters (2005)
  • Bad Luck (2011)


  • Ed Gein (2002)
  • Smoked (2016)


  • It's a Shame (2005)


  1. ^ a b c Deming, Mark. "Ed Gein". AllMusic. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Mueller, Chelsea (February 9, 2006). "Ed Gein". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Metal File: Devin Townsend, Ed Gein, Caliban & More In This Week's Hard News". MTV. November 13, 2005. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Miller, Andrew. "Ed Gein". The Riverfront Times. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d Pratt, Greg (June 20, 2011). "Ed Gein - Bad Luck". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Alisoglu, Scott. "Ed Gein - Judas Goats and Dieseleaters". Blabbermouth.net.
  7. ^ "Ed Gein Call It Quits, Members Form New Band Shadow Snakes". theprp.com. April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.

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