CYBERTRYBE
Gig Seeker Pro

CYBERTRYBE

| SELF

| SELF
Band Rock Alternative

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

Nov
11
CYBERTRYBE @ Rack N Roll

Riverview, Michigan, USA

Riverview, Michigan, USA

Apr
15
CYBERTRYBE @ Majestic Theater/The Magic Stick

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Jul
25
CYBERTRYBE @ Private Show

Jackson, Michigan, USA

Jackson, Michigan, USA

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


Cybertrybe could well be the biggest band in Detroit that you've never heard of. In the 17-year existence of the band, it has led the way for industrial music in the metropolitan area, in the process winning a trashcan full of Detroit Music Awards which, though a dubious honor, at least highlight the fact that the band has been at the forefront of the scene for many years.
The anchors of the lineup are married couple Sean, 46, and Angela Mooer, 41 — the former is the only original member left. On stage, Sean, who is in the National Guard, intimidates with his long black coat, oversized boots, shaved head and, yup, eyeliner. He appears grounded; he's kind, a jovial dude you'd drink with and shoot the shit. Similarly, Angela, who works in real estate, is a kind of goth kitten on stage, slinking and purring while gape-faced fans and the curious cram to the front.
Offstage, she's not as she appears. She has a professional, business-like commitment to the band, which she takes very seriously.
Cybertrybe is now completed by drummer Jeff Sankuer and bassist Jason Quartuccio, but most interesting is that the Mooers' son, Kegan Landicho, plays guitar in the band! Did you catch that? Young Landicho performs on stage in an S&M-styled industrial band with his fucking parents. That's gotta be, uh, a little Oedipal, maybe? You can be as pro about it as you want, but who wants to hear their mom purr? Kegan wasn't around for comment, but for Angela, the challenge lies in seeing her son as just another bandmate. "Our first gig with Kegan, one of the other female musicians from another band came up to me and said that our guitarist is really good-looking, and is he single?" she says. "I don't want to treat him different to any other band member, so I didn't know what to say. I just looked her straight in the eye and said, 'That's my son'. So I failed with a big F. I knew a little too much about her."

Cybertrybe originally formed back in '95 as Industrial Chaos. "About a year later we changed the name to Cybertrybe just because Static Records had a compilation of industrial bands put out called Industrial Chaos," Sean says.
The core of the lineup back then was Sean and Bryant Bedwell, both of whom had just relocated to the city from Mississippi. Soon afterwards, Sean met Angela through an online musician's network. "Everybody hated Sean there because he's a very political person, a patriot, and he won't back down in an argument," Angela says. "I had just decided to get back into music. I liked a post of his, and I was in cover bands. He answered an ad I had for a bass player and keyboardist, and he's neither."
In 2001, Sean split Cybertrybe, though the band carried on under the guidance of his former bandmate. "It's weird because after 9/11, we had just put out our first CD, Trust in Myths, and me and Bryant were getting more and more irritated with each other," he says. The tensions that flared onstage, Sean says, scuttled a Warner Bros. deal when an A&R man came to check them out. "I still feel that was our chance to break," he says.
With the two of them at a loose end, Sean formed a cover band with Angela called Feed the Kitty, reimagining songs by the Cars and Led Zeppelin in an industrial style. "We started dating, then got married," Sean says. "A couple of years later, she encouraged me to get back together with Bryant as Cybertrybe."
The core lineup was now Bedwell and the two Mooers. Bedwell was soon fired when those tensions resurfaced. While Bedwell's influence on the band is in the techno side of the music, the songs are less reliant on keyboard tracks stacked one over the other. Rather, the music is heavier, cleaner, more melodic.
Since Bedwell's departure, Cybertrybe has gone through band members like a fat dude through cake. "We have very strict standards," Angela says. "It's got to be business — it's not about partying. We're very professional. All of the money that we make goes back into the band, so you have to find a musician who is into the project enough to play for free. We've been called Nazis, and so be it because it's a machine."
Cybertrybe's sonic references run the industrial metal gamut of Ministry and Nine Inch Nails as it does the "purer" electronic-based industrial bands such as Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly.
"There have been shows that we were not allowed to play in the late '90s because we had guitars," Sean says. "Industrial has lots of sub genres. I think we let Nine Inch Nails take the lead with [radio-friendly industrial]. We follow that path ... I've seen industrial with just machines and sounds, and also with the full-blown band. It's about being experimental."
This couple's relationship is dichotomous: They engage in S&M imagery and mix with City Club regulars in leashes, but their home life is the white picket fence Americana. ("We have a curiosity [about S&M] but we're very normal people.") Without going into bedroom detail, they're S&M curious, but say their - Metro Times - Brett Callwood


Cybertrybe could well be the biggest band in Detroit that you've never heard of. In the 17-year existence of the band, it has led the way for industrial music in the metropolitan area, in the process winning a trashcan full of Detroit Music Awards which, though a dubious honor, at least highlight the fact that the band has been at the forefront of the scene for many years.
The anchors of the lineup are married couple Sean, 46, and Angela Mooer, 41 — the former is the only original member left. On stage, Sean, who is in the National Guard, intimidates with his long black coat, oversized boots, shaved head and, yup, eyeliner. He appears grounded; he's kind, a jovial dude you'd drink with and shoot the shit. Similarly, Angela, who works in real estate, is a kind of goth kitten on stage, slinking and purring while gape-faced fans and the curious cram to the front.
Offstage, she's not as she appears. She has a professional, business-like commitment to the band, which she takes very seriously.
Cybertrybe is now completed by drummer Jeff Sankuer and bassist Jason Quartuccio, but most interesting is that the Mooers' son, Kegan Landicho, plays guitar in the band! Did you catch that? Young Landicho performs on stage in an S&M-styled industrial band with his fucking parents. That's gotta be, uh, a little Oedipal, maybe? You can be as pro about it as you want, but who wants to hear their mom purr? Kegan wasn't around for comment, but for Angela, the challenge lies in seeing her son as just another bandmate. "Our first gig with Kegan, one of the other female musicians from another band came up to me and said that our guitarist is really good-looking, and is he single?" she says. "I don't want to treat him different to any other band member, so I didn't know what to say. I just looked her straight in the eye and said, 'That's my son'. So I failed with a big F. I knew a little too much about her."

Cybertrybe originally formed back in '95 as Industrial Chaos. "About a year later we changed the name to Cybertrybe just because Static Records had a compilation of industrial bands put out called Industrial Chaos," Sean says.
The core of the lineup back then was Sean and Bryant Bedwell, both of whom had just relocated to the city from Mississippi. Soon afterwards, Sean met Angela through an online musician's network. "Everybody hated Sean there because he's a very political person, a patriot, and he won't back down in an argument," Angela says. "I had just decided to get back into music. I liked a post of his, and I was in cover bands. He answered an ad I had for a bass player and keyboardist, and he's neither."
In 2001, Sean split Cybertrybe, though the band carried on under the guidance of his former bandmate. "It's weird because after 9/11, we had just put out our first CD, Trust in Myths, and me and Bryant were getting more and more irritated with each other," he says. The tensions that flared onstage, Sean says, scuttled a Warner Bros. deal when an A&R man came to check them out. "I still feel that was our chance to break," he says.
With the two of them at a loose end, Sean formed a cover band with Angela called Feed the Kitty, reimagining songs by the Cars and Led Zeppelin in an industrial style. "We started dating, then got married," Sean says. "A couple of years later, she encouraged me to get back together with Bryant as Cybertrybe."
The core lineup was now Bedwell and the two Mooers. Bedwell was soon fired when those tensions resurfaced. While Bedwell's influence on the band is in the techno side of the music, the songs are less reliant on keyboard tracks stacked one over the other. Rather, the music is heavier, cleaner, more melodic.
Since Bedwell's departure, Cybertrybe has gone through band members like a fat dude through cake. "We have very strict standards," Angela says. "It's got to be business — it's not about partying. We're very professional. All of the money that we make goes back into the band, so you have to find a musician who is into the project enough to play for free. We've been called Nazis, and so be it because it's a machine."
Cybertrybe's sonic references run the industrial metal gamut of Ministry and Nine Inch Nails as it does the "purer" electronic-based industrial bands such as Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly.
"There have been shows that we were not allowed to play in the late '90s because we had guitars," Sean says. "Industrial has lots of sub genres. I think we let Nine Inch Nails take the lead with [radio-friendly industrial]. We follow that path ... I've seen industrial with just machines and sounds, and also with the full-blown band. It's about being experimental."
This couple's relationship is dichotomous: They engage in S&M imagery and mix with City Club regulars in leashes, but their home life is the white picket fence Americana. ("We have a curiosity [about S&M] but we're very normal people.") Without going into bedroom detail, they're S&M curious, but say their - Metro Times - Brett Callwood


Our Webzine is thrilled to introduce to our readers a group that is heating up the indie music industry. What fans will find most enjoyable about the band is their industrial rock sound that matches perfectly with the band’s melodic tunes. Add the sensational combination of Sean and Angela Mooer’s vocals and you have a powerhouse band that knows how to kick start the party. In our online conversation with Sean Mooer (SM) and Angela Mooer (AM), the two members of the band revealed some interesting and fun facts about the band. Here is what transpired.

Replies provided by Sean Mooer (SM) and Angela Mooer (AM).

Isaac: Let’s get started with this interview. When and how did you first become interested in music? How long have you been playing music?

SM: I can’t remember the first time I became interested in Music. It’s just always been there for as long as I can remember. I started playing music when I was in Jr. High in the school band but I was singing and beating on boxes and Folgers coffee cans since before I can remember as well.

AM: My parents were very young and played the radio all of the time. When the radio wasn’t on, my dad would be singing. Music has always been a part of my life. I would sing and perform to anyone who would give me the attention since I was 2 or 3. I joined the school choir at the age of 9.

Isaac: Who would you say are your biggest musical influences and why?

SM: There are a lot of influences but the biggest I’d have to say is Pink Floyd and Trent Reznor. (I know... weird combo) Pink Floyd because of the way they wrote and produced their albums… they ran together to form a story. David Gilmore because of the way he plays guitar, there is so much feeling and emotion in it. Trent because his songs mean something…. Not just the cookie cutter crap coming out of some of these bands today. Trent doesn’t use traditional instruments to make his sound or at least doesn’t record them in traditional ways. The lyrics from both artists are deep and thoughtful… they make you think and sometimes wake up to reality. I am also very influenced by classical music more notably operatic or movie sound track stuff. Classical music is big to me.

AM: for me it’s definitely Motown, being from Detroit, and Classical. I was trained classically.

Isaac: What has been the greatest highpoint in your career so far?

SM: Being asked to play in New Orleans at VooDoo fest the same day as Nine Inch Nails.

AM: For me, it was winning the Detroit Music Awards this year. CyberTrybe has won in the past, but not since this rendition of the band (Sean is the only original band member). It’s been many years of hard work. It really isn’t about getting an award, but about getting the recognition of your hard work from your peers.

Isaac: What has been the greatest disappointment in your career so far? What did you learn from that experience?

SM: Playing at VooDoo fest (lol)! It wasn’t what we all thought it would be… we busted our ass in the little time we had to prepare after being asked (3 weeks)! But a lot of good came out of the experience. We showed ourselves that we can rise to the occasion. We can raise the money, make the plans and travel anywhere we want for an opportunity. It is something we needed to learn plus we also learned what not to do… like getting one hotel room for everyone? Never again lol!

AM: There are so many struggles and disappointments in this business. I have been more often than not let down by people. You really have to chalk them all up to learning experiences, and really never depend on anyone but yourself.

Isaac: What draws you to want to play the type of music that you do?

SM: There are no rules to this style of music…. There is nothing we can’t do, sing, play, record…. It’s all new… at least for us it is. There is so much room for dynamics and full out rage and emotion. We get lumped into the term “Industrial” but in reality we’re not any of the categories we see out there and we don’t try to be them…. That’s why there are no rules. If we want to be soft and melodic we can and if we want to be loud and in your face…. We can…. It’s up to us.

AM: I love the electronic part of it. It almost makes the possibilities endless.

Isaac: What do you feel it takes to play this type of music that you play?

SM: Emotion, Passion…. An open mind…. And energy…. Lots of energy!

AM: Good equipment. **laughs** And you have to think Big/outside of the box.

Isaac: What do you think you will create that will make your performances and who you are stand out in the music industry?

SM: We are trying to bring entertainment back into the music industry… I hate to say it but Grunge killed all of that. Whether we play in a little dive or opening for a national act on a huge stage… we try to give a concert to the people… put on a show rather than just get up there and play 45 minutes of tunes and get off. We’ve invested in a nice size light show we bring with us wh - Isaac Davis Jr - juniorscave.com


"Cybertrybe is a perfect combination of gritty-techno-industrial-rock where Sean (Mooer) and Kitty's (Mooer) lyrics play as equally an important role as the multi-layered sounds being generated by Jeff's (Sankuer) live drum set, Vandl's shredding guitar, Matt's (Bird) bass, and Joe's (Casaceli) ever-pulsing electronica FX. Their minimalistic stage presence, accented by high-key lighting, sets the perfect mood for this group who pulls off fan-fucking-tastic cover versions of NIN's 'Hand That Feeds', Jefferson Airship's 'White Rabbit', and...you'll never believe this one...Patsy Cline's 'Crazy', in addition to their own ever-growing list of original songs. Be sure to look out for the upcoming single 'Brand New Day', which was released to the crowd as a surprise. Consider it a deep, dark ballad that will definitely move you. It was by far my favorite song of their set. If you pass on an opportunity to see Cybertrybe, be sure to hit yourself in the head with a tac hammer, cuz you are a retard. (And by retard, I mean the old school version you used to call your best friend when he said or did something stupid...not the politically correct 'mentally challenged' crap of today.)" - Brett Lawrence- Motor City Blog


BAD SATURDAY
with
CRUD and CYBERTRYBE



Hosted by DJ DARKS CHOIR!

CRUD and CYBERTRYBE nominated for the
2010 Detroit Music Awards!!

This is one BAD ASS concert! 18+ $10 in advance, $13 at the door. See these two bands at their best! This show is like putting ROCK - GUNS and SLEAZE in a BUS FULL of NUNS! No other bands in Detroit go together as well as these two do.... don't miss out on this!!! WALL OF SOUND - not for the weak hearted! - Brett Lawrence-Motor City Blog


"Cybertrybe is a perfect combination of gritty-techno-industrial-rock where Sean (Mooer) and Kitty's (Mooer) lyrics play as equally an important role as the multi-layered sounds being generated by Jeff's (Sankuer) live drum set, Vandl's shredding guitar, Matt's (Bird) bass, and Joe's (Casaceli) ever-pulsing electronica FX. Their minimalistic stage presence, accented by high-key lighting, sets the perfect mood for this group who pulls off fan-fucking-tastic cover versions of NIN's 'Hand That Feeds', Jefferson Airship's 'White Rabbit', and...you'll never believe this one...Patsy Cline's 'Crazy', in addition to their own ever-growing list of original songs. Be sure to look out for the upcoming single 'Brand New Day', which was released to the crowd as a surprise. Consider it a deep, dark ballad that will definitely move you. It was by far my favorite song of their set. If you pass on an opportunity to see Cybertrybe, be sure to hit yourself in the head with a tac hammer, cuz you are a retard. (And by retard, I mean the old school version you used to call your best friend when he said or did something stupid...not the politically correct 'mentally challenged' crap of today.)" - Brett Lawrence- Motor City Blog


MOTORCITYBLOG got a call last week from Sean of CyberTrybe. CT is a detroit based industrial band that just kicks the shit out you at the shows. We plan to be at this upcoming show shooting photos etc...but in the meantime email us for a pair of free tickets and an awesome freeie bag from Cybertrybe (include full name and mailing address please)

GONER are the freebies

CYBERTRYBE
Tuesday September 30th 2008
The Emerald Theater
Mount Clemens

CT play with My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult (yeah!)

"MCB IS DETROIT" - Brett Lawrence- Motor City Blog


The most decadent rock and roll New Year's Eve Party in Detroit!

Featuring live music and performance by Crud, Cybertrybe, the debut of They Never Sleep (Queen Bee Karen Neal and Mike Hard of God Bullies fame), twisted puppetry by The Gepetto Files, burlesque by Death in Heels, DJ Topkat and barfly poet Jimmy Doom as Baby New Year!

Mud Coffee and Blender Magazine giveaways and other cool surprises!

Crud's New Years Eve Freak 2007
Monday December 31st
The Magic Stick
Woodward - Detroit

Tickets $20
Doors at 8pm - Brett Lawrence-Motor City Blog


MOTORCITYBLOG got a call last week from Sean of CyberTrybe. CT is a detroit based industrial band that just kicks the shit out you at the shows. We plan to be at this upcoming show shooting photos etc...but in the meantime email us for a pair of free tickets and an awesome freeie bag from Cybertrybe (include full name and mailing address please)

GONER are the freebies

CYBERTRYBE
Tuesday September 30th 2008
The Emerald Theater
Mount Clemens

CT play with My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult (yeah!)

"MCB IS DETROIT" - Brett Lawrence- Motor City Blog


Our own CYBERTRYBE received the "Outstanding Industrial Artist of 2010" Detroit Music Award last week. Crazy Shouts to the group. They take the craft serious and deserve this and more. We are proud to have them play a major part in the Collective as well. - colonized.ning.com/


Our own CYBERTRYBE received the "Outstanding Industrial Artist of 2010" Detroit Music Award last week. Crazy Shouts to the group. They take the craft serious and deserve this and more. We are proud to have them play a major part in the Collective as well. - colonized.ning.com/


Discography

1996 "Kickstart Detroit" Compilation CD.
1996 "Noise from the basement" LP cassette.
1997 "Motor CD" Detroit Musicians Alliance Compilation CD.
1998 "Undercurrents 98" Undercurrents music conference Compilation CD.
1998 "CyberTrybe" LP Cassette.
1999 "Pop OD" Iggy Pop remake tribute CD.
1999 "The day before tomorrow" EP cassette.
2001 "Trust In Myths" LP CD.
2009 "Fight" EP CD
2010 "Brand New Day" Single
2010 "Little Monkey" (Pain Remix)
2011 "White Rabbit" (Viagra Remix)
2012 “I Can Rule Myself” Single (To appear on coming LP “Picnic In The Apocalypse”) EvilFish Records
2012 “Black Ocean” Single (To appear on coming LP “Picnic In The Apocalypse”) EvilFish Records
2012 "Got A Gun" (Kitty Get you Gun Remix)

You can hear "Brand New Day", the new EP "Fight" and the last LP "Trust in Myths" at www.reverbnation.com/cybertrybe

Photos

Bio

They began as “Industrial Chaos” in 1994 as a “non-band” techno/industrial project but quickly developed into a full blown band and live act just a year later. Also came the name change to CYBERTRYBE.

After playing out in Metro Detroit for a year in 1997, they were nominated for a Detroit Music Award and won 3 the following year in 1998. CYBERTRYBE has been nominated every year since.

In 2001, CYBERTRYBE, after appearing in several local and international compilations CD’s, released the LP “Trust in Myths”. Trust in Myths quickly became popular locally and in other countries. “I Want You” a track off the LP received a lot of primetime radio air play in several states and in Europe. “The Fish Song” has also gained popularity in High Schools and has become a cult hit in the local area and is always chanted at the end of they’re shows.

In the last few years and after many member changes, CYBERTRYBE has grown into a massive live act and has caught the attention of many fans and is now known for it’s shows as well as its music. CYBERTRYBE members have chemistry on stage and mentality to treat each and every show as a concert and play to entertain the crowd and always try to show them something they haven’t seen in a local or unsigned band. Not only has the stage show grown but so has the music. Starting out as a strictly industrial/electronica band, CYBERTRYBE now has it’s own sound of think and cutting edge synth’s, heavy guitars, pounding bass, spectacular drums and heavy but melodic vocals. The band is co-fronted by both male and female vocals.

In the last year the band has exploded. CYBERTRYBE is now playing mostly as a headlining act or opening for Nationals in larger venues and in huge music festivals.

1998 - "Outstanding Industrial Group" - Detroit Music Awards.
1998 - "Outstanding Industrial Recording" "I Want You" - Detroit Music Awards.
1998 - "Industrial Group Deserving Wider Recondition" - Detroit Music Awards.
2010 - "Outstanding Industrial Group" - Detroit Music Awards.
2011 - "Outstanding Electronic/Dance Recording" "Little Monkey (Pain)" remix - Detroit Music Awards.
2012 - "Outstanding Electronic/Dance Recording" "White Rabbit (Viagra)" remix - Detroit Music Awards.
2012 - "Outstanding Electronic/Dance Group" - Detroit Music Awards.
2013 - "Outstanding Electronic/Dance Recording" "Got A Gun (Kitty Get Your Gun)" remix - Detroit Music Awards.
2013 - "Outstanding Electronic/Dance Group" - Detroit Music Awards.
Total of 9 Detroit Music Awards - nominated every year since 1997.