N17 (band)

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N17
Origin Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Genres Industrial rock, heavy metal
Years active 1993–2001, 2007, 2009–present
Labels Slipdisc Records, Spitfire
Past members Trevor Askew
Byron Filson
Tanner
damoN17
Jason Kowalski
Mark Keltner
Chris Canella
/Rudy T Reilly

N17 (sometimes known as November 17) is an Industrial metal band from Phoenix, Arizona, United States. They released two albums and were signed to Slipdisc Records (a division of Mercury Records) until the label closed in late 1999. They are also signed to Spitfire Records.

History[edit]

Formed in 1993 in, N17 was one of the original crossover electronic/metal bands. Maintaining a sound of timeless music with their records, Trust No One and Defy Everything, the group stayed true to its run as a band. N17 combines aggressive sound-scapes with heavy guitar riffs, electronic elements and intensive drumming.

The band takes its name from the November 17, 1973, student uprising at Athens Polytechnic University. Twenty students were killed when Greek army tanks suppressed the protests, and the group was formed in part to retaliate against the ruling military junta.

N17 has played and toured with notable bands including Marilyn Manson, Misfits, Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly, Type O Negative, Sevendust and Ministry.

According to the band's official MySpace page, they announced that they were working on a third studio album and a DVD, due for release sometime in fall 2007. This post was later removed, and another post was said that they were disbanding because they were busy with other projects. Their final show was on November 17, 2007, although the band re-united for a show on November 14, 2009, and announced shows for 2010. In early 2011, for the first time since 2002, the band reunited for a four song surprise reunion with original member Chris Cannella. On November 4, 2015, Chris Canella, Trevor Askew, Jason Kowalski, damoN17, Byron Filson and Rudy T Reilly reunited again and performed at Club Red in Tempe, Arizona. Mark Keltner was in attendance but did not play.

Band members[edit]

Most recent line-up[edit]

Previous members[edit]

  • Mark Keltner - guitars/programming
  • Rudy Reilly - guitar, bass guitar

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

1994 N17 - A Different Kind of War (cassette only) EO17N
1997 Trust No One Slipdisc Records
1999 Defy Everything Slipdisc/Spitfire Records

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