Meathook Seed

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Meathook Seed
Origin United Kingdom, United States, France
Genres Industrial metal, [1] death metal [1]
Years active1992–1993, 1999
Labels Earache Records, Dream Catcher
Associated acts Benediction, Brujeria, Defecation, Lock Up, Napalm Death, Obituary, Unseen Terror, Venomous Concept
Website www.meathookseed.com
Past members Mitch Harris
Donald Tardy
Trevor Peres
Christophe Lamouret
Ian Treacy
Shane Embury
Russ Russell

Meathook Seed was an industrial metal project formed in 1992 by Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris. Since its founding, two Meathook Seed albums were released. [2]

Industrial metal is the fusion of heavy metal music and industrial music, typically employing repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals. Prominent industrial metal acts include Ministry, Godflesh, KMFDM and Nine Inch Nails.

Napalm Death British grindcore band

Napalm Death are a British extreme metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group since December 1986, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent of the band's career since 1992's Utopia Banished, although, from 1989 to 2004, Napalm Death were a five-piece band after they added Jesse Pintado as the replacement of one-time guitarist Bill Steer; following Pintado's departure, the band reverted to a four-piece rather than replace him.

Mitch Harris American rock musician

Mitch Harris is an American guitarist, born in Queens, New York, then moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, but currently living in Birmingham, England. He started his career in the grindcore band Righteous Pigs. He did a side project with Mick Harris – then the drummer of grindcore band Napalm Death, called Defecation. Shortly thereafter, he left Righteous Pigs and joined Napalm Death permanently in 1989, firstly appearing on the Harmony Corruption album. He is still with them, playing guitar and back-up vocals. He also participated in the projects Meathook Seed, Little Giant Drug, and Goatlord. In 2013, a featured song called "K.C.S." was included on the album Savages by the band Soulfly that was released on October 4, 2013, and was written by Harris and Max Cavalera.

Contents

Embedded

Debut album Embedded was released in 1993 by Earache. The band consisted at that time of Harris and Obituary members Donald Tardy and Trevor Peres. Peres, being Obituary's guitarist, took the role of vocalist here. The album had two instrumental tracks on it: "Embedded" and "Sea of Tranquility", the latter a nearly 14-minute-long hypnotic track of alienating and electronic sounds, with samples by Shane Embury (also of Napalm Death fame) and Steve Guney.
Earlier prints of the album used printed semi-transparent paper along with thick, coated paper for the artwork, while later editions used regular paper only. [3] [4]

<i>Embedded</i> (Meathook Seed album) 1993 studio album by Meathook Seed

Embedded is the debut studio album by industrial metal band Meathook Seed, released in March 1993 by Earache Records. The group was founded as a side project by Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris in 1992, with the goal to mix industrial metal with death metal. The band was started as a result of collaboration between Harris, and Obituary members Donald Tardy and Trevor Peres, who handled the drums and vocals respectively.

Earache Records is an independent record label, music publisher and management company founded by Digby Pearson, based in Nottingham, England with offices in London and New York. It helped to pioneer extreme metal by releasing early grindcore and death metal records between 1988 and 1994. The label roster has since diversified into more mainstream guitar music, working with bands such as Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke and The White Buffalo. The company also hosted the 'Earache Express' stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2017 and will be hosting 'The Earache Factory' at Boomtown Fair 2018.

Obituary (band) American death metal band

Obituary is an American death metal band formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1984. Initially called Executioner, the band changed its name to Xecutioner in 1986 to avoid confusion with the thrash metal band Executioner from Boston, and then changed its name once again to Obituary in 1988. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, rhythm guitarist Trevor Peres, bassist Terry Butler, and lead guitarist Kenny Andrews. Obituary has gone through several lineup changes, with the Tardy brothers and Peres being the only constant members. The band was a fundamental act in the development of death metal music, and is one of the most successful death metal bands of all time. To date, Obituary has released ten studio albums, and with the exception of their 1997–2003 split, they continue to perform live around the world.

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (B.I.B.L.E.)

In 1999, Meathook Seed released their second album Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (B.I.B.L.E.), recorded by Paul 'Bag' Siddens and Si Reeves at Framework Studios in Birmingham. [5] With the original Obituary members replaced, the band's sound shifted from industrial metal to a more industrial rock sound. French Out vocalist Christophe Lamouret took on the vocals, while former Benediction drummer Ian Treacy took on the percussion and Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury joined on bass. A session guitarist, Russ Russell, was also added to complete the lineup with Harris.

Benediction (band) band

Benediction are a British death metal band formed in 1989. Their first album, Subconscious Terror, was released in 1990. In October 2001, they released Organised Chaos through Nuclear Blast. This is the first album with the new vocalist Dave Hunt. Their latest album is Killing Music, released in 2008.

Former members

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References

  1. 1 2 Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Meathook Seed biography". Allmusic . Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  2. Meathook Seed on Discogs.com http://www.discogs.com/artist/Meathook+Seed
  3. Embedded album artwork 1993 edition, Earache Records
  4. Embedded album artwork 1994 edition, Earache Records
  5. Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (B.I.B.L.E.) liner notes, Dream Catcher records 1999