Rorschach (band)


Rorschach (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Rorschach


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Origin = New Jersey, United States
Genre = Powerviolence"Powerviolence: The Dysfunctional Family of Bllleeeeaaauuurrrgghhh!!". "Terrorizer" no. 172. July 2008. p. 36-37.]
Hardcore punk
Metalcore
Years_active = 1989–1993
Label = Gern Blandsten Records
Chainsaw Safety Records
Old Glory Records
Vermiform Records
Wardance Records
Associated_acts = Computer Cougar
Deadguy
Die 116
Kiss It Goodbye
Playing Enemy
Ambush
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Past_members = Charles Maggio
Andrew Gormley
Nick Forte
Keith Huckins
Chris Laucella
Thom Rusnak

Rorschach were a New Jersey-based band that existed from 1989 to 1993. The group often blended hardcore punk and dissonant elements of metal providing the inspiration to a number of hardcore and post hardcore bands thereafter.

The first release by the band, "Remain Sedate", shows the band's sound at a stage when they played fast, heavy hardcore with a metal slant and raspy hardcore vocals. At this time they also drew heavy comparisons to Die Kreuzen for their bizarre chord progressions and Charles Maggio's unearthly howl."Powerviolence: The Dysfunctional Family of Bllleeeeaaauuurrrgghhh!!". "Terrorizer" no. 172. July 2008. p. 36-37.] However, as the band progressed, they developed a slower, more sinister, sludge sound that was influenced by fellow New York band the Swans."Powerviolence: The Dysfunctional Family of Bllleeeeaaauuurrrgghhh!!". "Terrorizer" no. 172. July 2008. p. 36-37.] Additionally, the vocals developed into high-pitched, tortured screaming rather than shouting, due in part to voice problems Maggio was experiencing at the time. This change in sound can be heard primarily on their second full-length release, "Protestant". Shortly after issuing this album, the group disbanded, some members eventually joining Deadguy.

Members

* Charles Maggio - Vocals (also runs the record label Gern Blandsten)
* Andrew Gormley - Drums
* Nick Forte - Guitar
* Keith Huckins - Guitar
* Chris Laucella - Bass (sometimes)
* Thom Rusnak - Bass (other times)

Discography

In order from the final release to their first release:
*"Live In Italy" '92 - CD/12" (Gern Blandsten Records)
*"Autopsy Discography" - CD (Gern Blandsten)
*"1.6 Band" - split 7" (Chainsaw Safety)
*"Protestant" - 12" (Gern Blandsten)
*"Needlepack" 7" (Wardance)
*"Neanderthal" - split 7" (Vermiform)
*"Remain Sedate" 12" (Vermiform, later on Gern Blandsten)

Compilation appearances

*"God's Chosen People" (1993, Old Glory)
*"Fear of Smell" 12" (1993, Vermiform)
*"Look At All The Children Now" (1990, Evacuate)
*"Forever" 7" (1990)

Related bands

* Computer Cougar - Charles Maggio, Nick Forte
* Deadguy - Keith Huckins, Thom Rusnak
* Die 116 - Andrew Gormley
* Kiss It Goodbye - Andrew Gormley, Keith Huckins, Thom Rusnak
* Playing Enemy - Andrew Gormley, Thom Rusnak
* Shai Hulud - Andrew Gormley

External links

* [http://www.gernblandsten.com Gern Blandsten Records] - Charles Maggio's record label, including a short biography of Rorschach
* [http://www.southern.com/southern/band/RORSC Another site on Rorschach]
* [http://bandtoband.com/index.php?Page=Search&BandId=550 Rorschach] on bandtoband.com

References


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