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Hollow Complex-e.p. Released January 2005

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A long time ago in about 1998 Nick Casati met Josh Junhans through another friend. Nick had been playing drums for only about a year and Josh had a guitar he played on and off for a few years. The two had one common interest- - making music.
It wasn’t until 2001 that they both decided they wanted to do more with their talent. So, they sought out for a vocalist, and bass player. As word got out Nick met Craig Negal, who was going to try singing, and Eric Grabow who played bass. Craig was a friend they had met and Eric was Nick manager at Burger King. With in a few practices they felt thing clicking and created two of their heaviest hitting songs yet. “This Life” started out with a clean yet eerie guitar part, followed a solemn entrance of Nick’s drum beat, until with a mere whisper the song breaks into pure mayhem. The chorus of “This is not yours, this is mine, this life” was catchy and creative and Hollow Complex (at this time going by the name Poor Me) was born. Their second song, entitled “Erase Me”, soon followed exemplifying Nick’s tribal sense on the drums.
Something was still missing. That was the addition of Scott Randall to the line up. Scott worked with Josh at a millwork company at the time and brought a raw sense of cutting edge guitar to the mix. Soon later the band was heard by friend Larry Weeks of Rictus Grin, who offered them a spot in their upcoming gig at the Iron Horse Bar. The band was ecstatic and of course said yes they would play. They needed at least five songs for a complete set and Josh was going on vacation the week before, so they needed to practice, practice, practice. The week before Josh went on vacation they came up with two more songs “In Tears” and “Bleeding Inside”. They immediately and inexpensively put the now five song set on CD for Josh to take on his trip.
The day of their first show came and went and went as planned. They played the following month, as well. Eric, the bass player, was unsatisfied and felt he needed to keep true to his roots. His many influences came from jazz musicians and thought that heavy metal wasn’t really him. He quit after just their second show. The band didn’t want to slow down, though, and kept playing. They went on to play two shows with out a bass player. One show went well and the other was not so well. They did some talking and figured they should keep practicing until they found a bass replacement.
Before they found a bass player, Craig, on vocals, ended up moving and quitting, as well. Soon after Josh decided to do lead vocals, since he wrote all the songs anyway, but they were still missing that low crunch on bass. Again, Larry came to the rescue. He called his old bass player Jason Waldschmidt “Wally” to see if he wanted to play. Wally, not playing with anyone at the time, said he would. And the line up was complete. There was Josh on Lead vocals, Scott the sol guitar player, Nick on drums, and Wally covering bass. As Wally began to get the feel of things, more ideas began to flow, and more songs were created.
As the winter of 2003 began, the band, now trudging in full force, was offered the chance to play at their biggest venue to date. The Dead of Winter tour was coming to The Rave in Milwaukee and they were asked to play. As a band, they ended up selling the most tickets to the show and played an explosive set.
That night Josh also made an announcement to their fans. This had been something that was talked about a lot in practice - - a name change. Since a few roles had been changes, members lost and gained, and their sound was more unified than ever, they all agreed it was a good idea. So, after Doomsday 2004 The Dead of Winter Tour, the band known to many as “Poor Me” now called themselves “Hollow Complex”.
This was a major pivot for the band as it brought upon clearer and more defined goals. This goal was simple - - to redefine and take over the metal scene as we know it by representing and making known that they are a birth of a new breed. Hollow Complex goes without rule, rhyme, or boundaries to create a brutal and pure mass destruction through their music.

Name: Hollow Complex
Members: Josh Junghans – vocals; Scott Randall – guitar; Nick Casati – drums; Jason Waldschmidt “Wally” – bass guitar
Origin: Originally from West Bend, Wi; now practicing in the Cedarburg/Grafton, Wi.
Major accomplishments include: Doomsday 2004 Dead of Winter Tour, Big Brother and Big Sisters benefit concert in Port Washington, Wi, Doomsday 2005.
Web Address: www.hollowcomplex.com
Songs (in order of creation): “This Life”, “Erase Me”, “My Demons”, “In Tears”, “Bleeding Inside”, “Bitter End”, “Break You From This”, “Kill the Insect”, “Pig Latin”, and “Birth of a New Breed”.
Cover Songs: “Big Truck” by Coal Chamber; “Purity” by Slipknot