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Carotid @ O'reilly's

Dallas, Texas, USA

Dallas, Texas, USA

Carotid @ Rockstar Sportsbar

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Carotid @ Ridglea Theater

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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"These guys were fusing symphonic metal and industrial before most people had even considered how well it could work."
- Ichabod (Out ov the Coffin radio, 91.1 Nashville, TN)

"Carotid has created their own hybrid sound with Post Industrial Rhythms, Harsh Electronic Synths, Shredding Metal Guitar Work, and with Powerful and Disturbing Vocals"
- D.J. Virus (The Chrurch / Lizard Lounge Dallas, TX)

"Really great band, Carotid. I wish they had played the show with us instead of the douchbag promoter's band" -Myspace Blog Entry
- Laurie Reade (Attrition / Black tape for a Blue Girl / High Blue Star)

"Carotid is beautiful, haunting and violent at the same time" - Clyde Mitchell (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee / Steppenwolf)

"Carotid gives metal a facelift!"
- Todd Evans (Gwar / Mobile Deathcamp)


A special pre-release EP has been released and sold for promotion of the new album "Deity" slated for release late 2009. "Stranger" and "On a Mission" have both been played on various radio formats across the country



Carotid is well known for the very different sound they produce. The inclusion of many, always played and never programmed, styles and genres of popular music layered with orchestral scoring and manually performed mechanical percussion is their trademark.
Carotid was conceptualized and formed in 2003 out of being disheartened by the lack of determination and creativity found in the many bands and musicians the members had worked with. Albeit very dark, Carotid makes music that a large variety of people can relate to, transitioning fluidly from eerie synth grooves, influenced by industrial rock and hip hop, to all out visceral metal and back again while retaining their unique sound.
In their career, Carotid has shared the stage with many great acts and rocked out on the radio in various formats across the country. Having toured extensively and proven themselves to be a formidable national band, Carotid is leaving their mark on the world.
After a brief stint in 2009 signed to RTS/ X Records/ Malaco Music Group, Carotid is Producing their new album in association with Dumaine Street Enterprises and planning a tour for the upcoming year.