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Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF

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"The Air Between us Turns to Ashes album review"

Red Pyramid
The Air Between Us Turns To
Red Pyramid has long been one
of the areas best managed and
promoted bands, and for those that
haven’t yet heard of them, this disc
is a great introduction. Though
it’s been out for a while, its scope
and professionalism deserve some
notation here. Musically the band
is as tight and heavy as most
anyone out there, but with a touch
of electronica that lets them step
into industrial, as well as the emometal.
Josh Armstromg (bass) and
Will Jaeger (drums) pound out the
most solid rhythms in town while
Matthew Miller (guitar) and Joseph
Kosier (vox, keys, samples) fill in
some blistering riff-based melody.
The recording is top-notch (AMH
Studios) and will endanger speaker
cones on even the biggest stereo
rigs. The only drawback is that the
intensity level of the music and
vocals don’t always jibe, but that’s
a small nick in the fender of this
high-octane recording. Chekout and see
for yourself. (MB) - LIT Monthly

"Red On the Horizon"

If you like the soundtrack to the 1994 cult classic The Crow, you’re bound to like the bruise-colored tones of Dallas quartet Red Pyramid. The band makes a stop in Denton on Friday night at Hailey’s Club.

Red Pyramid is vocalist Joseph Kosier, guitarist Matt Rendar, bassist Josh Armstrong and drummer Will Jaeger.

The group chops and screams its way through metal-edged songs that recall Trent Reznor in early Nine Inch Nails days, though they also bring up the sonic ghosts of Korn or Papa Roach.

—Lucinda Breeding

Red Pyramid

With Lame and Urizen.

9 p.m. Friday at Hailey’s Club,

122 W. Mulberry St. Doors open 9 p.m. Cover is $6 for 21 and older, $8 for younger than 21. Call 940-323-1160. - Denton Record-Chronicle

"DFW Noise"

MCKISS: Who is RedPyramid?

JOSEPH KOSIER: "RedPyramid is:

Will Jaeger - Drums
Josh Armstrong - Bass
Joseph Kosier - vocals/keyboards/samples
Matthew Miller - Guitars"

MCKISS: Tell us about the last live show RedPyramid performed..

JK: "The last live show we performed was a benefit show for Toys For Tots at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth. We were invited to play by our friends in American Lab Rat. The deal was, if you brought a toy you got in half price. I think we were a little bit disappointed that more people didn’t bring toys, but it turned out to be a really good show. I didn’t get to stay for the whole thing, since we had to be in San Antonio the following morning to record, but everyone I heard from had a good time."

MCKISS: Describe your music.. and tell us why you think we would like it..

JK: "Our music has a lot of different elements and layers. We take a lot of inspiration from both Industrial music and Metal, but there is still a lot of other stuff going on. If you listen closely, you might hear little bits reminiscent of anything from Henryk Górecki to Bjork to Motley Crue.
I think (and this will probably piss off some of the "true" Industrial music fans out there...) that having the word "Industrial" in our description of our genre kind of gives us a little bit of leeway to do whatever the hell we want, and I think our sound reflects that somewhat."

MCKISS: How did you come up with the name RedPyramid and what does it mean?

JK: "When your band is called RedPyramid, this is a question you get asked a lot! I’ve striven to answer this question a different way every time I get asked. Honestly, I think the interpretations I’ve heard from people are much more entertaining than anything I could come up with myself. My two favorites are that it is a reference to Olympus Mons (the mountain on Mars), and that it’s a reference to the dream symbols for discord and pain and lust. That could be pure bullshit, or it could be exactly what I had in mind. Like I said: it’s more fun for me if I don’t tell."

MCKISS: For someone who hasn’t seen RedPyramid live, what should we expect?

JK: "We take a huge amount of pride in our live performances. We try and bring everything we have on stage every single time we play. There isn’t anything I love to do more in the world. We try and let it all go when we play, and consequently, we all end up coming off stage completely exhausted. I can’t remember the last time we played a show where one of us didn’t come away bleeding. We get very emotionally involved in what we do."

MCKISS: Some of you may have been in former bands, involved in other projects, or may be currently working together now on new things... tell DFW.. your fans, anything you feel we need to know.. past or present..

JK: "We’ve just finished recording our first full length album. We have a lot of mixing to do, but it should be ready soon. We’re also going to be working with some other artists on a remix album that I’m hoping will be ready around the middle of next year.

As far as outside projects go, Will had a part in The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons’. I’m not even kidding. Go buy it on DVD and make a game out of finding him. That’s what I did."

MCKISS: In three words describe what comes to mind:


METAL: - too many clones
MUSIC: - needs an upgrade
DFW NOISE: - our first writeup
Vinyl: - some sexy pants
FANS: - never have enough
GROUPIES: - same as above
HIP HOP: - hit or miss
80’s: - such ugly clothes
FISHNETS: - catch my dinner
MYSPACE: - needs more pornbots
ROADIES: - ha! i wish
Glam Rock: - i *heart* bowie
70’s: - were somewhat overrated
FACEBOOK: - love / hate relationship
90’s: - Bad Motor Finger

MCKISS: Name some of RedPyramid’s Influences...

JK: "Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle, Queen, Pink Floyd"

MCKISS: What is the largest and smallest crowd you’ve ever performed in front of..

JK: "Our largest so far was when we played with Mushroomhead at The Door in Dallas. I don’t know the exact number of people, but that’s a big place and it was PACKED!
as for the smallest...we, like every band, have played our fair share of shows for an audience composed entirely of girlfriends and other bands. Though, we did play one show...a festival type event that I probably shouldn’t name...that we literally ended up playing for one person. thanks Cameron."

MCKISS: As a band... what is your goal?

JK: "Besides the usual fame and fortune you mean? I think every band wants to bring about a change in the musical climate they live in. We live in an age where Pop music is more innovative than Rock music. (I actually died a little as I typed that.)Especially in Dallas, where, like it or not, everyone seems to want you to be a shitty copy of a great band like Pantera or Drowning Pool. Music feels really stale to me right now, but there are a lot of really great unknown bands out there who have found their own sound and are ready to be heard. I would really like for us to be a part of that."

MCKISS: In a perfect world, where would RedPyramid be and why?

JK: "In a perfect world, there would probably be no RedPyramid. I can’t imagine what we would write about if there were nothing wrong with us or the world we live in. Even if we found something to write about, I can’t imagine that anyone would want to hear it."

MCKISS: Did any of you guys go see New Moon? If so give us a quick review...

JK: "I believe one of us may have seen New Moon. Though he may want, for the sake of his masculinity, to remain anonymous."

MCKISS: Which RedPyramid Original can you hear on 97.1?

JK: "Well, at this moment, you can’t hear us on 97.1. BUT, as I said earlier, we have a full length album coming out this Spring. We are going to try desperately to get it heard on the radio. Maybe if enough of our fans and friends call in constantly to harass them, they will eventually cave and start playing us. Hint hint...."

MCKISS: What do you think about this interview so far?

JK: "We’ve never been asked to describe fishnets in three words before, so I’d say it’s a unique experience!"

MCKISS: If you had a chance to go out on tour and open up for just one of these artists.. who would you choose and why?

Drain STH

JK: "This is a tough one. We’re huge fans of Ministry, Testament and Clutch, but it sure would be nice to have Slipknot’s numbers..."

MCKISS: What is RedPyramid’s Motto?

JK: "I don’t know that we have a motto per se...but we do kind of do things our own way, and we don’t really give a fuck what anyone else thinks about that. That attitude has made us a hand full of enemies, and a hand full of good friends."

MCKISS: Do you have any local favorites?

JK: "Ah. Speaking of good friends, yes! The Razorblade Dolls and LaME have been good friends of ours from the very beginning, as have The Art of Escape and Fallen Windmill. More recently, we’ve become very fond of Fair to Midland and American Lab Rat. We should also mention The Door and The Curtain Club. Two of the best venues around. Both places have been Very good to us."

MCKISS: Feel free to do any shameless self promoting.. Right here... and Now!

JK: "Again, we have a full length album called "The Air Between Us Turns To Ashes" due out soon! Keep an eye on our myspace for that and for our upcoming shows!"
- DFW Noise/McKiss

"Young Bucks and Old Rockers"

Red Pyramid is a Dallas based industrial metal band that have just completed their full length CD, “The Air Between Us Turns To Ashes”. I reviewed their demo CD awhile back, and those songs turn up on the album as well, which is a sledgehammer mix of electronics and metal that touts the band’s influences, which include Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, Ministry, and Nine Inch Nails. All personnel are back - Joseph Kosier on vocals and electronics, Matt Rendar on guitar, Josh Armstrong on bass, and Will Jaeger on drums, forming the powerful juggernaut that slashes thru all twelve tracks. Lyrically, the songs are a thematic vortex of relationships torn apart, and left asunder. It’s a collection of music that’s very dark and deep, and anyone who’s into industrial metal should pick up on this.

“In The Name” kicks things off quite nicely – a howling wind emerges, as a burning rhythm guitar cuts through. Armstrong and Jaeger are again in lockstep for bass and drums – their timing and playing have grown tighter, providing a solid foundation for all the cuts on this CD.

The next cut, “Paramour”, really recalls the Nine Inch Nails/Manson influence the band generates, while fully enveloped in their own style. In fact, I could hear this one as a standout single.

The recording was done at AMH Studios, which is run by Aaron Harvey down in San Antonio. The amazing thing is that the entire album was done in Aaron’s living room, which is the studio. Kudos to Harvey for an effective mix….

“Thick As Thieves” and “Echo In The Well” are favorites here – Kosier does masterful work here with his vocals and electronics. Matt Rendars’ guitar tones are outstanding, and his work has always spoken for itself. There isn’t a weak cut on here.

Check Red Pyramid on MySpace for info, tour dates, and the CD release date. Nice job, dudes!!! - Muses Muse

"RedPyramid. You Need To Know About This Band."

The difference between just a good night out and a great one is when you stumble across a band you didn’t know about and they come onstage to perform their hearts out and you are just mesmerized by their music...

That’s obviously the definition of a great night.

And it was such a great night at Scout Bar last Sunday for the Texas Buzz Show. This was the Dallas, TX based band RedPyramid’s first time to play in Houston. So what can I tell you about RedPyramid? Their drummer Will Jaeger had caught my eye when I arrived at the venue because he had a black hoodie on and his face was camouflaged with black paint. After the band got all set up and right before their performance began, I caught a glimpse of Joseph Kosier (vocals, keyboards) and thought he would have a dominating presence onstage (He did, plus had the vocals to match) and his black gloves scared me (Don’t judge because I liked it). During the performance, Josh Armstrong (bass) and Matthew Miller (guitar) anchored stage right and left. Still can’t believe the stage didn’t catch on fire from the heat of their talent. I made sure I knew where the fire extinguisher was located – just in case. Oh yeah, speaking once again of the stage, this band absolutely owned it.


RedPyramid recently released their first full length CD titled “The Air Between Us Turns To Ashes”. It is Industrial Rock for sure. BUT, the term “Melodic Industrial Alternative Rock” comes to mind when I listen to their song called “twenty: thirteen”. EVERYTHING about the song is perfect. The video below is of the live version.
The whole CD gets your blood pumping. All of the 12 tracks stand out, but “Thick As Thieves” is a really cool song about…well, “LOVE” of course. (Take a listen for yourself and let me know what YOU think.)

RedPyramid’s influences are Nine Inch Nails, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Queen and Pink Floyd. While these influences are evident (I see Depeche Mode and some alternative rock too), this band is unique. I go back to where I used “melodic”. You don’t really find a lot of melodic chords in the industrial genre. There is also a metal sound infused in some songs. Miller is an outstanding guitarist and the riffs are pretty much amazing. - The Houston Examiner


"The Air Between Us Turns To Ashes", our full length debut is out now! Buy it on iTunes or online at

"Rituals of Acquisition and Abandonment", an album of remixes and re-imaginings of our songs is available on our site.



Since 2008, Red Pyramid has been cumulating in the Dallas/Fort Worth area like an impending hurricane. Since their creation, RedPyramid has steadily been luring a cult following into the eye of the storm with their tempestuous amalgam of hard rock and industrial noise.

One half commentary on the breakdown of personal relationships, the other half a depiction of a fragmented dream world, RedPyramid combines haunting vocals with roiling metal harmonies.

One thing is certain: RedPyramid has become an eclectic mixture of the dark, the angry, and the perverse hiding inside all of us, and its symbiotic noise is finally being tapped. Their advent marks the origin of a new cycle for an age where, thus far, the strength of our generation’s musical mettle is inexplicit.