The Body (band)

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The Body
The Body in 2015
The Body in 2015
Background information
OriginProvidence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Genres
Years active1999–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitethebody.bandcamp.com
Members
  • Chip King
  • Lee Buford

The Body is an American experimental metal duo that was formed in 1999 in Providence, Rhode Island by guitarist/vocalist Chip King and drummer/programmer Lee Buford. As of 2021, they have released eight solo full length albums as well as ten collaborative LPs, and one collaborative live album.

History[edit]

Drummer Lee Buford started the band with hometown friend Chip King after one year of school at the Museum School in Boston. They released their eponymous first full-length album in 2004. Six years of touring and small releases passed before they released their second full-length album, All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood, in collaboration with the Assembly of Light choir. This album was met with some critical acclaim.[2][3] They followed this in 2011 with a full length collaboration with post-rock band Braveyoung, called Nothing Passes.

Members[edit]

  • Chip King – guitars, vocals
  • Lee Buford – drums, programming

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Collaborative albums
EPs
  • The Body Demo (2004)
  • Cop Killer/Dead Cops (2005)
  • Even the Saints Knew Their Hour of Failure and Loss (2006)
  • 2008 Tour EP (2008)
  • The Cold, Suffocating Dark Goes on Forever, and We Are Alone (2012)
  • Master, We Perish (2013)
  • A Home on Earth (2017)
  • Whitehorse & The Body (with Whitehorse) (2019)
Splits
  • Split 7" (with Get Killed) (2004)
  • Split 7" (with Whitehorse) (2011)
  • Split LP (with Sandworm) (2014)
  • Split 7" (with Bummer) (2020)
Compilations
  • Anthology (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Thomas, Fred. "The Body". Allmusic. Retrieved January 25, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "The Body: All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. August 10, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "The Body - All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To... (album review )". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved July 23, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Uniform and The Body Announce Collaborative LP on Sacred Bones". BroadwayWorld. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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