Rhinoceros Beetle

Rhinoceros Beetle

 Knox, Indiana, USA
BandEDMAvant-garde

Rhinoceros Beetle is on a never-ending quest to sonically alter the atmosphere around you, with organic electronics, sonic vocals and magickal beats, from the 8-bit storage drives found in their brains. Book an RB show and have a blast!

Biography

Rhinoceros Beetle (RB) is an American electronic indie band, formed by members Jules ffern and v3G, in 2010. The band spent the year, immersed in the studio writing, composing, programming, recording, and practicing.

RB’s original programming carves out their distinctive style using digital sound environments, powerful vocal expressions, layered electronic compositions and danceable beats. Their common interest in technology, science, nature, art, music and abstract philosophies laid the groundwork for their creative projects.

December 10, 2010, Rhino Beetle released their first CD titled Horse Pact EP and on January 9, 2011, they introduced their first live set to the JB Warehouse in Valparaiso, Indiana. A first year band highlight was on September 17, 2011 when Rhinoceros Beetle was selected by the patrons of ORANJE 2011 as Best In Show Music Act. "CONGRATULATIONS! Your performance was stellar and you are very deserving of this distinct honor." - Oranje

December 14, 2011, Rhinoceros Beetle's published their second album, RB Sides. The tracks unveil a wide variety of styles and compositions from the birth of the band. The 11 free song downloads pack a little something for everyone from electro-punk, live electronics, video-gaming, dance and digital metalcore, to a love song. The songs were recorded from 2010 to 2011 and some tracks are before the conception of Rhinoceros Beetle.

Be sure to check out the free RB Sides downloads while awaiting their new 2012 full album release titled, Dungeon Crawler.

The Dungeon Crawler digital album pre-orders online September 16, 2012 via Bandcamp, rhinocerosbeetle.bandcamp.com + Physical CDs will be available at Rhinoceros Beetle shows. Also, Coming soon to Amazon, iTunes and retail record stores. CD Release Party is set for October 20, 2012.

Lyrics

Minus

Written By: Rhinoceros Beetle

Album: Horse Pact EP
Track 1: Minus
Music & Lyrics Copyright 2010 Rhinoceros Beetle

A skull shaped helm and seven daggers
My crystal staff with golden feathers
A severed hand with magick powers
A cure I found from heavens tower
I'll make a pact with demons, devils
Those vagrant souls who hide in shadows
I'll lead my army to your homes
But winters here fight me alone
(repeat)

I'll see the winter through
I have no reason for leaving
I eat the meagerest meals
But the weariness I haven't beaten

I've walked forever, yeah!
A bitten hand, yeah!
The poisons surging, yeah!
My blood is burning, yeah!

I feel a bit dizzy now
It’s coming on fast
I can't decide if it’s the
Future, present, or past

I'm leaking colours, yeah!
Unnatural wonders, yeah!
This isn't real
Yeah, yeah, oh yeah, yeah!

I feel a bit dizzy now
It’s coming on fast

I can't decide if it’s the
Future, present, or past
(repeat)

Witchhh

Written By: Rhinoceros Beetle

Album: Horse Pact EP
Track 2: Witchhh
Music & Lyrics Copyright 2010 Rhinoceros Beetle

Scream Scream Scream
Screaming songs so long they seem
Like ancient forests down below
Those places that we dare not go
A cryptic, endless dream dream
We'll light the torch so we may see
Our way through wooded mystery
Those deadly tales of history
(repeat)

Digital
(repeat)

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Digital digital
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Digital digital
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Digital digital
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Digital analog audio conversion
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Digital analog audio conversion
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Digital analog audio conversion
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Digital analog audio conversion
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Digital analog audio conversion
(repeat)

Girls

Written By: Rhinoceros Beetle

Album: Horse Pact EP
Track 3: Girls
Music & Lyrics Copyright 2010 Rhinoceros Beetle

Have you seen my friend the frog
He went outside to take a walk
Oh no one knows where he's been
Imagine the things frog has seen
The things frog has seen

A terrible lizard king
With big sharp claws and sharper teeth
A nasty hunger for living flesh
He has no friends, save maybe death
An octopus with seven rings
The eighth fell off deep in the sea
He tried and tried and tried to find it
He scoured long, but never saw it
A mocking bird with ruby eyes
A jaded beak, a crooked smile

He kept repeating, repeating things
He kept repeating, repeating things
He kept repeating, repeating things
He kept repeating, repeating things

Frog would meet the winter sting
He came across the evergreen
A forest grim and dark
Of terror it did hark
He left his path to try and see
The Giant birds and monstrous bees
It's there he met his fate,
A honey covered grave
The prophet told of great demise,
The slanderous talk and word of spies,
Left us feeling stale,
A thought that we may fail
Lets pack our bags, the songs we'll sing
Of ancient swords and death machines.

Death machines
Ancient swords
(repeat)

Discography

2010 Horse Pact EP
2011 RB Sides
2012 Dungeon Crawler