My first thought when I heard this band was “Ahhh hell yeah, a better-sounding version of Gravity Kills!” As I kept researching and listening, I came to realize that this band consists of a group of super-talented ‘veteran’ musicians that I have known and respected for many years.
From here, my second and third thoughts were: Do I wish that I could have caught their set at the Roxy this past week? Yesssssss. Am I a little upset that I can’t buy their new record on iTunes? Yesssssss.
F*ck. I thought everything was supposed to happen for a reason? (Cue new tour dates on their site!!!)
Here, my friends, is a refreshing collision of electronic music and hard-hitting, modern rock. In the likes of their mentors NIN, Marilyn Manson, Static-X, Zombie, Pendulum, Infected Mushroom and The Prodigy, 9ELECTRIC seamlessly bridges the gaps of heavy rock, electronic and industrial music into a fresh new sound.
The Los Angeles-based quartet formed in 2010 with a mission to create a new sound. Lead vocalist Ron Underwood, formerly of Opiate For The Masses, met guitarist, *M. Lopez* and drummer/producer, Micah Electric (both formerly of MY EVOLUTION) through their mutual friend and music attorney Eric German. Bassist, CaseyDC (formerly of Dry Kill Logic) reconnected with singer ‘Thunderwood’ (they had worked together in previous projects) through an online ad and officially joined the band in late spring.
9ELECTRIC released its first EP, ‘Can You Feel This’ – produced by Mikey Doling (formerly of Snot,Soulfly and currently of Channel Zero), in April of 2011. The debut single, Destroy As You Go features guest vocals by Wayne Static (lead vocalist and guitarist of Static-X.)
My rating: 8.4/10