Five Star Prison Cell
|Five Star Prison Cell|
FSPC live in Melbourne 2007
|Genres||Tech Metal, Math Rock|
|Past members||Adam Glynn
Five Star Prison Cell was a four-piece band from Melbourne, Australia, whose music was generally labelled as tech metal or math rock. They were known for their use of unusual time signatures, dissonant guitar riffs, and a vocal approach that explored many different avenues and styles.
Five Star Prison Cell was formed in 2004 from members of various other bands. Vocalist Adam Glynn came from Melbourne band Frankenbok, Marc Whitworth had played drums for Gold Coast band Tension and Cameron Macdonald and Mark Holain played bass and guitar in Extra Virgin. The group was initially conceived as a one-off studio project but after Extra Virgin disbanded it was decided to continue with Five Star Prison Cell.
In 2005, the band released its debut album The Complete First Season through Faultline Records. During the year the band toured throughout Australia and supported Arch Enemy and Spiderbait. Much of the following year was spent writing and recording another album.
Five Star Prison Cell have rigorously toured Australia and New Zealand throughout their career and have shared the stage with many international acts including: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Danzig, Cephalic Carnage, The Black Dahlia Murder, Arch Enemy and Clutch.
In early 2010, Five Star Prison Cell completed recording their third album, titled Matriarch with Australian producer Forrester Savell (Karnivool, The Butterfly Effect, Helmet). The album was released in May and supported by a nationwide tour.
April 2011 Five Star Prison Cell decided to disband and go their separate ways. No particular reason was provided other than wanting to focus on other areas in their lives. They remain best of friends and have left the door open to the possibility of doing another album in the future.
October 2013 - Five Star Prison Cell announced their re-activation and are in the process of writing and recording a 4th Album.
- Adam Glynn - vocals
- Mark Holain - guitar
- Cameron Macdonald – bass
- Marc Whitworth - drums
Notes and references
- "The great escape", Hobart Mercury, 20 May 2010
- "INBRieF", The Chronicle (Toowoomba), 15 July 2009
- many styled vocal approach
- 2006 Musicoz award winners
LOUD! Magazine, issue 38, May/June 2005