Apathy Arising

Apathy Arising

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Apathy Arising are one of the capital region of New Yorks most unique bands. Combining various styles of music and various influences from all the members they come together to create what they've described as "Scrap Metal", a little bit of everything!

Biography

www.myspace.com/ApathyArising
www.trig.com/ApathyArising
www.youtube.com/ApathyArising

Brought together through a bizarre combination of Strippers, Key Lime Pie, A cross country voyage, Vermonters in love, myspace and one black metal karaoke rendition of Christina Aguilera’s “Genie In a Bottle” Apathy Arising have been bringing their unique blend of metal to the capital region since October 2006. Leaving a path of brutality and carnage in their wake ever since. With a sound hard to pin down or describe Apathy Arising is one of the only bands in the area to provide a unique fusion of all styles of metal. Influenced by hardcore, thrash, speed metal, death metal, black metal, punk rock, hard rock, and the occasional outlaw country song Apathy Arising continue in their pursuit of making extreme metal. They are dedicated to making music faster, better, harder and above all more evil than anything else wherever they go.

Originally formed in Orlando Florida by founding members Drummer, LIAM! “Violent Smasher of Drumsickles” Malone and Guitarist Jamie "Dr. Phillip D. Spooningsworth" Taylor Apathy Arising have been playing together in various incarnations and under various names since early 2005. Many a singer, bass player, and even keyboardist came and went before the boys found themselves in the Capital Region of New York. It was there that they found their future front man Chad “The Viking” Oakland. Hailing from New Mexico Chad was notorious around these parts for his hulking presence at the Famed Hudson Duster and working the door at many a local concert venue. Known to be big, mean, intimidating, brutal, offensive, scary and an all around surly dude he was the perfect man to speak the collective metal minds of Apathy Arising.

With a front man, a place to practice, and some brand spanking new equipment Liam, Jamie and Chad continued to write and play without the presence of a bassist. Through the magical world of myspace they were united with Rick "Thick string harbinger of the apocalypse" Benoit. It became readily apparent the Rick was the only man for the job. Able to withstand various forms of abuse, pay part of the rent, and totally gel with the bands overall sound, Rick completed the total AA package.

In late 2007 they added the formitable talents of BUTT, known for his insane, brutal guitar shredding with their friends in Belligerence. Butt has added a thick evil-laced guitar-like brutality to the AA ensemble and filled in the bass player spot for a time after Rick's departure from the band in late 2007. The band added the talents of young Nate to their ranks as their new bass player in early 2008 but unfortunately was replaced by Jonny "The Wop". Jonny however dropped off the face of the earth leaving the band once again bass-less. It was also around this time that co-founder Jamie Taylor had to leave the band due to family commitments. After almost 3 years of non-stop metallic ferocity jamie will be sorely missed but his influence and die hard determination fuel the band to this day.

February 2009 saw the return of Rick the "6 string Harbinger of the Apocalypse" Benoit return to the AA fold to play guitar and Jon Denaker from our mighty brothers in Belligerence joining on bass.

During the summer of 2008 the band started recording their first full length cd with Darian from the legendary NYHC band MERAUDER!

With years of practice under their belt Apathy Arising take their sound to the streets. Known for playing anywhere, anytime, and bringing homemade pie with them, AA have solidified a strong following in the capital region and beyond and are ready to continue their metal assault on the land.

Bio courtesy of Lydia Malone


Lyrics

Enclosed with love

Written By: Jamie "Methias Brown III" Taylor

My misery i can't explain,
so disorienting,
the burning of your soul is tempting,
but i can't sleep at night,
when I'm thinking of your face,
I'll never understand your words,
but somehow,
I'm still fine,

I'm loosing you,
and i know why,
this innocence,
is killing me,
when I decide,
how much it hurts,
thies memories,
they're hurting me,
thies past hopes,
my bane,
theis past hopes,
I gave,

So all I have to offer,
my insecurities,
my heart has tumbled over,
dripping tears,
from my weary eyes,
but i can't sleep at night,
when I'm thinking of your face,
I'll never understand your words,
but somehow,
I'm still fine,

I'm loosing you,
and i know why,
this innocence,
is killing me,
when I decide,
how much it hurts,
thies memories,
they're hurting me,
thies past hopes,
my pain,
theis past hopes,
I gave,

I'm loosing you,
and i know why,
this innocence,
is killing me,
when I decide,
how much it hurts,
thies memories,
they're hurting me,
thies past hopes,
I gave,
theis past hopes,
my bane,

Discography

"SCRAP METAL" debut lp out this summer (engineered and produced by darian from Merauder)
3 song "We're better live" demo cd
"Scrap metal live" live compilation disc
Multiple songs on TRIG.com's top 10 song of the week
Airplay and guests on 104.9 the edge's capital underground with Ralph Renna

Set List

Typical set includes:
1. Darkness Destroys
2. Punishment
3. Enclosed with love
4. Mercnary to demons
5. Succumb to suicide
6. Raped Repeatedly
7. Portraying poisons
8. Method to murder
9. Ode to metal
10. Ride to valhala
11. Dreams of the reaper
12. 3 little pigs (green jello cover)
13. Dun-dun-digga-dun (the breakdown song)