The Browning

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The Browning
Origin Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Years active2005–present
Labels Earache, Spinefarm
MembersJonny McBee
Brian Moore
Cody Stewart
Collin Woroniak
Past members Noah Robertson
Jesse Glidewell
Matt Keck
Brian Cravey
Dustin Albright
Rick Lalicker
Alex Maggard
Drew Ellis

The Browning is an American electronicore band from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. The Browning’s musical style is characterized by an eclectic blending of deathcore, metalcore, and EDM.

Electronicore is a fusion genre of metalcore with elements of various electronic music genres, often including trance, electronica, and dubstep. Notable artists of this genre have originated from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Kansas City, Missouri City in western Missouri

Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 491,918 in 2018, making it the 38th most-populous city in the United States. It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas–Missouri state line. Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon after.

Deathcore is an extreme metal fusion genre that combines musical elements of death metal and metalcore and sometimes hardcore punk. It makes use of death metal riffs and blast beats, as well as metalcore breakdowns. Deathcore gained most prominence within the southwestern United States, especially Arizona and inland southern California, which are home to many notable bands and various festivals.



Formed in early 2005, The Browning was originally a solo project of Jonny Mcbee, former As Blood Runs Black vocalist. In early 2009, rapper Matt Keck joined.

As Blood Runs Black American band

As Blood Runs Black is an American deathcore band from Los Angeles, California. They have released three albums. Their first album, Allegiance, was released on June 6, 2006. Their second album, Instinct, was released on March 15, 2011. Instinct reached number 1 on the Billboard Heatseakers Albums chart and number 111 on the Billboard 200 for the week of April 2, 2011. On June 30, 2013, As Blood Runs Black announced that they will be self-releasing their newest album, Ground Zero, with the help of crowdfunding via IndieGoGo; this was successful and the album was released on October 27, 2014.

Later on in 2010, Matt Keck left The Browning to be a comedian, and appeared on Tosh.0 in a viewer video titled "I'm a Snake". The two EP's saw a change in style as drummer Noah Robertson, guitarist Brian Cravey, and bassist Jesse Glidewell joined. In late 2011, Brian Cravey was replaced with Collin Woroniak, [1] and they released their video for "Bloodlust". The band's debut album, Burn This World , was released in October 2011 on Earache Records. [2]

Tosh.0 is an American television series hosted and produced by comedian Daniel Tosh, who provides commentary on online viral video clips, society, celebrities, stereotypes, and popular culture as a whole. It premiered in the United States on June 4, 2009 on Comedy Central. The tone is based on Tosh's deliberately offensive and controversial style of black comedy, observational comedy, satire, and sarcasm. The show has reached No. 1 ratings for its timeslot among men within the ages of 18–24, reaching millions of viewers at a time.

Noah "Shark" Robertson is an American drummer, comedian, and writer. He is most notable for being one of the founding members of The Browning. He was also the drummer of Motograter from 2013 to 2017. Robertson is currently the drummer for Jeffrey Nothing, former vocalist and founding member of Mushroomhead.

<i>Burn This World</i> 2011 studio album by The Browning

Burn This World is the debut full-length album by American electronicore band The Browning. It was released through Earache on October 3, 2011.

During early 2012, The Browning toured with Fear Factory and Shadows Fall on the Noise in the Machine Tour. [3] During this time, guitarist Drew Ellis joined the band, making their largest line-up to date. They also toured with Static-X on the Noise Revolution tour. [4] The band performed With Full Force Festival in Germany in the summer of 2012 and toured on the Impericon Never Say Die! European Tour in October 2012. [5] [6] Shane Robinson, St. Louis Cardinal's Center Fielder used the song "Ashamed" as his official walk-out song in 2012. [7]

Fear Factory American metal band

Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. Throughout the band's career, they have released nine full-length albums and have evolved through a succession of styles, including nu metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal. Fear Factory was enormously influential on the heavy metal scene in the mid-to-late 1990s.

Shadows Fall American metal band

Shadows Fall is an American heavy metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. Although Shadows Fall has experienced several line-up changes, for most of its recording career, Shadows Fall has been composed of Jon Donais, Matt Bachand, Paul Romanko (bass), Brian Fair, and Jason Bittner (drums).

Static-X American band

Static-X is an American industrial metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1994. The line-up fluctuated over the years, but always held constant with band founder, frontman, vocalist, and guitarist Wayne Static. Founders of the band were Wayne Static and original drummer Ken Jay. The band rose to fame with their 1999 debut album Wisconsin Death Trip where the band's heavy industrial metal sound found attention within the burgeoning nu metal movement of the late 1990s, with the album eventually going platinum in the United States. The band released five more albums over the course of the next decade: Machine in 2001, Shadow Zone in 2003, Start a War in 2005, Cannibal in 2007, and Cult of Static in 2009.

On November 16, 2012, it was announced that Noah Robertson and Jesse Glidewell were leaving the band. Drew Ellis switched to bass and Cody Stewart (ex Serpents, ex The Human Condition) was asked to join as their new drummer. Jonny McBee is now the only original member.

On August 2, 2013, the band announced that they would release a new album entitled Hypernova through Earache Records as well as releasing a new song from that record entitled "Gravedigger".

<i>Hypernova</i> (album) 2013 studio album by The Browning

Hypernova is the second studio album by electronicore band The Browning released on October 1, 2013 through Earache Records.

On January 27, 2015, it was released to the public that Alex Maggard would be the 5th member of the band, making the lineup its largest since 2012. The first tour he appeared on was "The Confessions Tour" featuring Alesana, Capture The Crown, Conquer Divide, and The Funeral Portrait.

On July 26, 2015, Collin Woroniak announced via Facebook that he would be leaving The Browning for unknown reasons. [8] Woroniak returned in the summer of 2018, first as a fill-in and later full time, as the bassist/vocalist.

On June 24, 2016, the band released their 3rd full-length, Isolation .

On August 16, 2018, the band released the song "Carnage" (featuring Jake Hill). Besides eleven other tracks, this song would be part of their fourth album Geist . The new album was released on October 26, 2018. [9]

Musical style

While originally a rap/metal project, The Browning now plays what can be described as a combination of extreme metal with strong electronic characteristics. [10] [1] Their electronic side incorporates hardstyle, trance, electronica, and dubstep, [11] while their metal side incorporates metalcore and deathcore elements. [1] [12] [11] Their signature style is a hybrid of double-bass drumming, 808's, and chugging; creating a solid, pounding rhythm layered with electronics. Their song "Ashamed" starts with dubstep bass wobbles, which become replaced with heavy chugging in the same rhythm. Their lyrics focus on many different topics, such as sci-fi themed songs with aliens, zombies, vampires, Pokémon or songs with positive messages. [13]





The Browning


Date of ReleaseTitleLabel
October 3, 2011 Burn This World Earache Records
October 1, 2013 Hypernova Earache Records
June 24, 2016 Isolation Spinefarm Records
October 26, 2018 Geist Spinefarm Records



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