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"Matthew Kosloff on Human Host's 'Invisible Arteries' c.d."

"This is....(Human Host's) finest recorded production, letting the beat get grungy when it needs to and allowing all the tiny sounds and blips to come thru at all the right moments. After 'Invisible Arteries' one can only wonder where Human Host will go next. It's
corny to say, but completely true; Human Host are one of the few musical acts in North America whose only creative influence is Human Host itself."
- Skyscraper

"Michael Byrne"

"Human Host can turn a punk bar into a dim recital hall AND it can turn a rock club upside down into a spectacle of contorted punk-rock posturing and perverse aboriginal dances to a soundtrack of...the kinds of sounds your first electric keyboard might have made, except only a couple hundred times louder."

- Baltimore City Paper

"Larry Dolman"

"-- this is sci-fi horror synth-pop! Singer sounds tortured and blood-curdled (although he is an actual good singer), while strange keyboard processions wind their way underneath and a drum machine progresses at a funereal pace...this is some pretty weird complex synth-punk-something, I feel like I've barely gotten
started with it."

- Balstitude


Human Host main albums:
Human Host/Fridge A split full length - Aug 2003
label: Baths Of Power
(featuring 4 tracks by each band; this c.d. is out of print)

Invisible Arteries - October 2004
label: MT6 Records
(out of print)

Exploding Demon - February 2006
label: MT6 Records

The Halloween Tree - August 2007
label: Fall Records

Creature Mountain - December 2008
label: Firecracker Firecracker Records

Human Host e.p.'s:

The Tomb Of Science - January 2006
label: MT6 Records
(ltd. edition of 100 - out of print)

Bathtub Blast - April 2007
label: Fall Records
(ltd. editon of 100 - out of print)

Human Host/New Age Hillbilly split 7" - Nov. 2007
label: MT6 Records

False Prophet - August 2008
label: Firecracker Firecracker Records
(ltd. edition of 200 - out of print)

Outside The Monster's Castle 7" - February 2009
ltd. edition of 50 lathe-cut records
label: Sempahore Records

Human Host songs on compilation albums:

'The Realm (Egyptian Santa Clause)' featured on the compilation c.d. Over The Bridge - March 2007
label: Firecracker Firecracker Records

"Seeds Of Mutation" featured on the 'Miracle Baby' compilation c.d. November 2007
label: MT6 Records

"Itzamna(Rick Version)"
featured on 'The Deal With Pine Trees Compilation Part 1' - May 2008
Label: The Deal With Pine Trees

"Itzamna(Rick Version)"
featured on 'The Deal With Pine Trees Compilation Part 2' - May 2008
Label: The Deal With Pine Trees

"Smoke Screen (Aaron Version)"
featured on 'And Through The Woods' compilation cd
June 2008
Label: Firecracker Firecracker Records

Human Host works featured on records by other artists:

'Maurice Brown' by Mother Orchid & The Wicked Six
from the album Mafia Bush - October 2006
label: MT6 Records
(the instrumental track for this song was written & performed by Human Host, and co-produced by Human Host and Alex Strama, with lyrics and vocals written and performed by Mother Orchid)



Human Host began in December 2002 in Baltimore, Md., USA. Their work is a combination of punk, crunk, psychedelia, folklore, and theatre.

Led by Mike Apichella, the creative core of Human Host also includes producers Rick Weaver, Jeff Duncan, and singer/producer Josh Marchant, with a live group featuring Keith Backhaus and Josh Marchant, in addition to a rotating ensemble of diverse musical & non-musical contributors and collaborators.

They have released four c.d.'s: a split with the Baltimore band Fridge A on the Baths Of Power label in summer 2003, Invisible Arteries released by MT6 Records in October 2004, Exploding Demon(MT6) in February '06, and The Halloween Tree which came out in summer '07 exclusively on Fall Records as a digital download with the c.d. version of it jointly released by Fall Records, Terra Firma Records, Firecracker Firecracker, and Human Conduct.

Human Host have also contributed tracks to several various artists compilations and they have also scored the soundtrack music for two independent films: 'Electric Blood' by Evan Devine and 'Mall Crawlers' by N.O. Smith, both of which were released in the winter of 2008.

Over the past 4 years the group has promoted it's work through 9 different domestic tours that have found them performing all over America at a wide variety of venues, including most recently a 2 month long coast to coast US tour.

Around Christmas of this year Human Host's 4th full length (Creature Mountain) will be released by Firecracker Firecracker Records both as a digital download and on c.d.

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