|Single by 16
|June 11, 1995
"Tocohara" is a single by sludge metal band 16. It was released June 11, 1995 by Bacteria Sour.The single's insert states that both songs were recorded October 22, 1994.
Sludge metal is an extreme style of music that originated through combining elements of doom metal and hardcore punk. It is typically harsh and abrasive, often featuring shouted vocals, heavily distorted instruments and sharply contrasting tempos. While the Melvins from the US state of Washington laid the groundwork for both sludge metal and grunge in the 1980s, sludge as a distinct genre emerged after 1990 through the work of Louisiana bands such as Eyehategod, Crowbar, and Acid Bath, who generally borrowed from Southern rock. Later bands often border on stoner rock or post-metal.
16 is an American sludge metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band is currently signed to Relapse Records. -(16)- has been cited, along with fellow pioneering acts such as Eyehategod, Crowbar and Acid Bath, as one of the subgenre's seminal outfits. In July 2016, the band released their seventh full-length album, The Lifespan of a Moth.
"Tocohara" is named after a publicist with Japanese music label, Toys Factory. Tocohara worked closely with -(16)- during their Japanese tours in the early 1990s.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.
The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
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Jono Bacon is a writer and software engineer, originally from the United Kingdom, but now based in California. He works as a consultant on community strategy.
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Swedish metal musician from Stockholm, Sweden. Peter is most known for his growling and clean vocals, and front figure role in the Swedish metal band Despite, which he joined as a full-time member in late 2012. Prior to joining Despite he has also been the lead singer of Sweden's thrash metal outfit Carnal Forge, Construcdead and his solo project Godsic. Peter has also played the bass in Swedish metal band Dog Faced Gods where he played on the 1998 album "Random Chaos Theory in Action", and the Swedish rock band Backdraft. He has also releases as a solo artists, which are available on Bandcamp.
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