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The Brain Chiggers; These guys are just wow. Lead singer has a similar look
and feel to Skeeter from Cold. I heard one mp3 by them prior to the show and
was expecting an insane metal band. And that they are. Hardcore material
easily but they also have that semi Cold style to them. Highlight of the
show was when they covered a Flock Of Seagulls song “Ran so far away” come
on you know the words (and I ran… ran so far away) def a kick booty moment
and I will now think dif every time I hear that song. Lots of fights broke
out in the pit during there set they were very killa live with both stage
presence and sound.

Peace,
Rev - musicalministry.com


For every Ministry or Static X there comes a Gravity Kills or a Rorschach Test. Industrial music has always had its' share of innovative acts, and it has also had its' share of generic acts that recycle riffs and electronic noises because they lack creativity. The Brain Chiggers defy the generic label. They bring a blend of high energy music with a no bullshit attitude, putting them in the category of up and coming industrial bands. When I took my first listen to "Organized Chaos", it commanded my attention and had me hooked until the very end. I'll admit that I'm not much of a fan of industrial music, but I can say that I like what these guys are doing. "Entity" hits you with a wave of throbbing industrial mayhem, mixed with soundbite samples. It hits in the vein of the aforementioned Static X and Ministry, that aggressive, machine gun sound that gets your heart racing and leaves you breathless. Attack dog vocals switch between yells and spoken passages while crunchy guitar riffs strip flesh from your bones. Straightforward and to the point, this song will put you in your place without even blinking. Tucker's clean guitar riff begins "Minnesota Personality", soon joined by laid back vocals. The mood gets dreary with synth in the background and subdued guitar and vocal work. It trades off between heavy parts and laid back parts before P.M. goes off and Jackson provides some thunder from the skins. Shredding guitars and a hammering rhythm section crush your skull on "Never", joined by screaming vocals and chaotic electronics. It has the feel of a runaway train. Sarcastic vocals are spewed at you as the band plays throbbing industrial metal with the fury of men possessed. It has that flesh stripping feel to it as they plod along, giving new meaning to the words skinned alive. "Notice" nails you with a throbbing intro right from the start. The machine gun rhythm section and flesh shredding guitar riffage hit hard while the vocals are pissed off and come at you full force. Mellow interludes are thrown in here and there, but they are effective and fit in well with the mood of the music. The breakdown is sick and only adds fuel to the fire. Overall, I give "Organized Chaos" a 6.5 out of 10. There is quite a bit of talent here, and the band seems to know how to use that talent to exorcise their demons. If they can continue to be creative and original, they could go far. - Matt


The Brain Chiggers latest album, "Organized Chaos", is not your average record, it could be the groups unique style of blending rock and techno but it isn't, its there music in general. There sound and vocals are kind of trippy in away because of the samples. Once the opening track "Entity" begins your only in for a fraction of what your expecting. The track "Minnesota Personality" shows off the softer side of The Brain Chiggers. While track 4 "Never" shows off the groups heavier side. To get right down to it, if you like diverseity this record is for you and if you have a one tracked mind go listen to Adema. I see a future for these guys and I highly reccommend you to go buy there cd, it would be an excallant adition to your collection. http://www.thebrainchiggers.com 10/10 - Patrick


The debut Ep from The Brain Chiggers will rock you like you haven't been rocked before. These guys are coming out of Bloomington, Illinois with an intense sound similar to the likes of Slipknot and Mudvayne. The opening riff of the album is what starts it off. The first track 'Entity' is the heaviest song I've heard in a while from an unsigned band. The band keeps it's heaviness throughout with the exception of the amazing song, 'Minnesota Personality'. This song takes it down a notch, which is a cornerstone for every heavy band's success. 'Minnesota Personality' brings you the some of the heaviness that the rest of the Ep has while managing to stay mostly melodic through the entire track. The vocal duty for The Brain Chiggers comes from P.M. His style is similar to Manson at times with more of a Corey (Slipknot) or Kud (Mudvayne) growl to it. Not only does he rock it out with his voice, but P.M. alongside Jackson, bring you the twisted sampling to the bands unique style. Jackson also lends his duties to the drumming on the album which is fantastic. His bass kicks are incredibly fast at times making you wonder how his calves feel. Tucker and Scott handle the guitars for the band and do a fine job of it with their intense riffs and harmonic melodies. Kent rounds out the band with his bass playing. Again, he holds up his end of the heaviness with his bass lines. This debut album is packed full of great songs, well if you call five out of five packed. There is no weak song present, and by the sound of it I think this band will be rising out of their local scene and see themselves rocking out on a national level someday. This is one of the more impressive bands I've heard in this year of 2002, even though it's still early I think this will hold up for the entire coarse. - Tizzy


The Brain Chiggers are a five piece band out of the Illinois area that have recently put together a five song EP entitled "Organized Chaos", which discribes their music perfectly. What you will find on this album is something that is different from most indie albums out there today. They are aggressive, raw, and heavy, while at the same time incorporating some acoustics and mellower parts into their music as well. Samples and electronics also play a big role in their sound, which are both done by PM & Jaxson. Overall I was really happy with this CD, I can't wait for a full length from these guys. I have heard some of their older material, and they definately improved since then, so I can't wait to see what they will do in the future. Nice work guys, keep that sh%t up! - NoseBleed17.com


Imagine.... A Metal band from Iowa! Ha! Wait a minute... I think there's a band called "Slipnot" or something like that from Iowa! Maybe these guys have a shot! If you sensed a large dose of sarcasm there, congrats! These guys are ready now to make the jump. This 5 song EP serves as a "demo" but in reality, its 5 tracks of intense groove, hardcore, metal ready for your listening pleasure. They use some nice effects, from samples to guitars so some industrialized voices that make this a better than average album. They do more in 5 songs than most bands do in a full CD. Tracks 1 and 2 "Entity" and "Step Up" slam your head into a wall. Track 3 "Minnesota Personality" shows a more melodic side as vocalist P.M. show us he has a nice voice and the guitars can be turned off for brief moments. Don't get me wrong, in some ways this is the most emotional and intense song, its just not balls out the entire song, but rather sets you up for the bodyslam. The last two tracks "Never" and "Notice" return to a powerful onslaught of metal with traces of industrial mayhem. Bottom line, if these guys don't make it big soon, I'll be suprised. This is a solid, tight and talented outfit with one of the coolest f*ckin' names I've heard in a long time. - Rock and a Hard Place


Admist an air of raw force, the Brain Chiggers' step forth with their latest five track EP, Organized Chaos; a detuned heavy slamcore offering bringing to mind the likes of Mudvayne, Dope, and Mushroomhead with one swipe of the blade. Constructed with huge guitar crunch, thick drum beats, hints of programming/sampling, and PM's mechanical vocals, the offering holds together quit well, running down a path of consistent metal/hardcore groundwork. The albums most radio-worthy track "Minnesota Personality", maintains the Brain Chiggers' ability to balance the ominously brutal, with the ever popular melodic prowess, surfacing in many of todays recording outfits. Nutured by time, the Brain Chiggers are destined to land some notable attention, from those within the industry,. For more info on The Brain Chiggers, look them up on the web at www.thebrainchiggers.com - www.the-eko.com


Discography

AnuDamExperience.... Coming Fall 2007!
Systemic... Industry Demo
DRAMA....4 song demo 2004
ORGANIZED CHAOS....5 song demo 2001/02
Twister Home Studio Demo.... 2001

Also checkout the Brain Chigger live videos for "Step Up" & "Never" posted on myspace: www.myspace.com/brainchiggers

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Bio

THE BRAINCHIGGERS are not a new band. The origins go back to early 2000. Started by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter PM (Paul Minkah) in his home recording studio. The main goal to write and record a wide variety of songs in the Modern Heavy Rock Genre, put together a live band, start gigging extensively and of course someday get signed and tour the world.

Since the beginning, THE BRAINCHIGGERS have seen a few band members come and go, at one point THE BRAINCHIGGERS were thought to have been exterminated. Although Paul has been participating in other musical endeavors, reaching out as far as L.A.. The B.C. flame is still burning. Paul has continually been writing and recording new BC music in his home studio over the past couple years in preparation for the next release to be titled "AnuDamExperience". Lots of people who have heard THE BRAINCHIGGERS past demos are requesting the new CD and live shows. It's time THE BRAINCHIGGERS are coming back to life.

Like THE BRAINCHIGGERS of the recent past, the songs are more than merely music and lyrics put together, but attempts at relaying observations about aspects in life.

The Sound: “A Hypnotizing Musical Confession!”

THE BRAINCHIGGERS incorporate a wide variety of musical styles such as modern rock, metal, industrial metal, hard rock, punk rock & acoustics to bring something "new" and "unique" to today’s music listeners. You'll always be left wondering what they are going to come up with next. Pushing the boundaries of the entire Modern Rock Genre, never afraid to take it to any extreme!

Since the explosive birth in 2000, THE BRAINCHIGGERS have accomplished many outstanding achievements. Their hard work and dedication produced the first demo titled "Organized Chaos" in late 2001 and "Drama" late 2003. While "Organized Chaos" displays the Chigger’s heavier side, the sophomore demo “DRAMA” shows a touch of the lighter side of things.

Past Achievments:

• The track "Minnesota Personality" was added to the 2003 DVD/Book Expert Series title, “Photoshop for Nonlinear Editors”, which is being distributed nationally in many major retail chains.
• The track "Minnesota Personality" landed the BC their 1st sound track licensing deal on “Alticity 3 Worldwide 2003” by Sled Visions films.
• The song "Entity" won the BC a free spot on Militia Promotions Underground Movement Vol. 2, 2003.
• Over 58,000 hits on MP3.com before it shut down.
• THE BRAINCHIGGERS remained in the top 5 for more than a year on 92.7 WQLZ’s “BANDEMONIUM” since it’s inception in 2001.
• The BC's Debut demo "ORGANIZED CHAOS" has received airplay on many radio stations across the US with very positive feedback.
• The BC's 2nd demo "DRAMA" as well has received lots of airplay on many stations across the US.
• THE BRAINCHIGGERS have been booked at some of Chicago’s top clubs to include: THE METRO and OASIS 160.
• THE BRAINCHIGGERS have gigged extensively throughout the Midwest reaching as far as Fargo, ND. THE BRAINCHIGGERS have performed as an opening act with major label recording artist Celldweller, Mushroom Head, 5PointO, Slaves on Dope, Dog Fashion Disco and others. (Make sure to checkout the live video section)
• "ORGANIZED CHAOS and DRAMA” have received many great reviews on some popular e-zines, and music web-sites (see reviews section).

What’s Next?

The new CD titled “ANUDAMEXPERIENCE" is being recorded in L.A. @ The PlayGround studio with “multi-platinum track record Producer” Mike K and “up & coming producer” Chad Gendason this April 2007!

Talks with different musicians are already under way to shape shift this project once again into a live tour ready band.

THE BRAINCHIGGERS plan to make 2007 “The Year Of The Chigger”, with an upcoming fall radio campaign, New CD release, 24/7 promotional work, and tour plans.

THE BRAINCHIGGERS believe with hard work and dedication, that they will finally achieve that ultimate goal a "Record Deal" and the ability to get their music out to the masses!

The bug is loose and there’s no stopping it. The Brain Chiggers have landed inside your mind!

To Request more info about the band
Contact:
brainchiggers@yahoo.com
Or Call
"TheChiggerCell"
(309) 310-3359