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Biography : Ed Gein

Ed Gein

Noisy, un-economical, polluting and mass-consuming, mankind and tractor trailers seem to share more than a few things in common. And as simply as the wheels of commerce keep turning, many of those in positions of power are always hungry to keep progressing; spreading; growing. In many ways it would also seem that in many respects, humanity and cancer share a lot in common.

“The general population of the United States doesn't care about much outside of their car and fast food,” says Aaron Jenkins, Ed Gein's bassist/primary lyricist and one of the trios' three vocalists. The band has been pounding the pavement hard since their formation in 2001, touring furiously and earning themselves a cult-like following across the US and Canada.

Playing a hybrid style of thrash, metal, sludge, grind and punk, Ed Gein, who call Syracuse, NY home, use their self-described ‘angry-noise punk' style as a means to deliver their politically and socially charged message. “It's all a matter of being aware and thinking for yourself,” says Jenkins. “A ‘Judas-goat' is an older animal at a slaughter-house trained to lead the other animals to slaughter. In exchange, the animal is taken care of almost like a family pet until they are no longer of use. A large portion of the world's population falls into one of the unfortunate categories of either being a betrayer or one of the millions of mindless, resource-eating followers.”

Judas Goats and Dieseleaters was recorded by Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Breather Resist) and all artwork was handled by the famed Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord, Trivium). Ed Gein has performed at such noteworthy festivals as Hellfest and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and also appeared on the Hellfest 2003 DVD compilation. The band has also played or toured with the likes of Breather Resist (Jade Tree), Minor Times (Prosthetic), Animosity (BMA), The Red Chord (Metal Blade), All Else Failed (Abacus), Burnt by the Sun (Relapse), Pig Destroyer (Relapse), Unearth (Metal Blade), Bleeding Through (Trustkill), Underoath (Solid State), and Every Time I Die (Ferret) amongst many others. Currently on full US tour with Curl Up and Die (Revelation) and Animosity (BMA) with extensive tour plans in the works for the rest of the year.

Source: Label Officiel: http://www.metalblade.com