Genghis Tron is a three-piece experimental metal band formed in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York and San Francisco, California. The band signed to Relapse Records after releasing two recordings on Crucial Blast. [4 ]
Genghis Tron has toured with such bands as
Behold... the Arctopus, [5 ] Converge, Kylesa, Gaza, The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Faint.
The 2008 album
was named a "Critic's Choice" by the Board Up the House New York Times and was also awarded the title "Album of the Year" by the magazine [6 ] . Rock Sound [7 ]
As of late 2010, the band members have decided to take a break away from the band for a while, but have assured fans in a
Myspace message that they will be back with new material when they start playing together again. [3 ]
The band is noted for its creative combination of various types of
metal and electronic music. Although often classified as [8 ] cybergrind early in their career, Genghis Tron has since developed a more diverse sound, which includes elements of IDM, doom metal, electronic and ambient, in addition to their core style of synth-laden metal. [2 ] [9 ]
Forgoing both a drummer and a bass guitarist, the band utilizes computer-based
sequencers such as FL Studio and Ableton Live, as well as multiple synthesizers ( Moog, Alesis and Novation) to produce its distinct sound.
Laser Bitch (2004, self-released)
"Things Don't Look Good"
Board Up the House Sean O'Connor