The Body (band)

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The Body
Origin Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Genres Experimental metal, Sludge metal,[1] Avant-Garde[1]
Years active 1999–present
Labels At A Loss Recordings, Thrill Jockey
Associated acts Thou
Members Chip King
Lee Buford

The Body is an American sludge metal band formed in 1999 in Providence, Rhode Island. The band features Chip King on guitars and vocals and Lee Buford on drums and programming.


Drummer Lee Buford started the band with hometown friend Chip King after one year of school at the Museum School in Boston and moving to Manhattan in a four month stint with the infamous "Blue Man Group." They released their eponymous first full-length 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 noise project Braveyoung, called Nothing Passes.[4][5]

Band members[edit]

  • Chip King – guitars, vocals
  • Lee Buford – drums, programming
  • Sean Cisneros – turntables, mellow vibes


Studio albums[edit]

  • The Body (2004)
  • All The Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (2010)
  • Nothing Passes (with Braveyoung) (2011)
  • Christs, Redeemers (2013)
  • I Shall Die Here (with The Haxan Cloak) (2014)
  • Split LP (with Sandworm) (2014)
  • You, Whom I Have Always Hated (with Thou) (2015)


  • The Body Demo (2004)
  • Split (with Get Killed) (2004)
  • Cop Killer/Dead Cops (2005)
  • Even The Saints Knew Their Hour of Failure and Loss (2006)
  • 2008 Tour EP (2008)
  • Split (with Whitehorse) (2011)
  • The Cold, Suffocating Dark Goes On Forever, And We Are Alone (2012)
  • Master, We Perish (2013)
  • Released from Love (with Thou) (2014)


  • Anthology (2011)


  1. ^ a b Thomas, Fred. "The Body". Allmusic. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Body: All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  3. ^ "The Body - All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To... (album review )". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  4. ^ "The Body/Braveyoung - Nothing Passes (album review )". Sputnikmusic. 2012-04-16. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  5. ^ Reed, Bryan C. "The Body & Braveyoung's Nothing Passes | Record Review". Indy Week. Retrieved 2013-07-23.