As with many legendary endeavors, what eventually grew into an inimitable legacy began as a decision motivated by sheer frustration: On one fateful day in 1994, lamenting the lack of drummers in the Massachusetts area, Scott Hull and friends formed AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED (ANb) with the help of a drum machine. The rest, as they say, is history. In 1998, after releasing a number of split EPs and seven-inch LPs, ANb (now featuring J. Randall of Japanese Torture Comedy Hour, ex-ISIS) put themselves on the map when they unleashed their Relapse Records debut, Honkey Reduction. Featuring 26 tracks of unbelievably manic grindcore, Honkey Reduction sizzled flesh and tenderized minds; Hull made guitar strings swarm like pissed off hornets while his torrential drum programming rained down on the listener like AK-47 rounds gutting a pumpkin.

In late 1999, ANb unleashed PCP Torpedo (Hydra Head), a scathing barrage of derangement nicely done up as a six-inch slab o’ wax. The following year, Relapse issued a split release (The Poacher Diaries) featuring ANb facing off against Boston metallic hardcore predecessors Converge. As writing commenced for the next ANb recording, additional members were deemed necessary: the band doubled in size, adding grindcore alums Richard Johnson and Carl Schultz. In 2002, after an almost three-and-a-half-year wait, ANb unveiled their second full-length, Frozen Corpse Stuffed with Dope. A surprise live appearance at the 2003 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the first in the band’s history, caught everyone off guard.

ANb then set to work on a concept beyond bizarre: with a focused mindset, and a plethora of mind-confounding ideas, the band wrote and recorded Altered States of America, a 100 track 3 CD. Released on April Fools Day, 2003, Altered States of America delivered the most ambitious ANb album yet and delivered completely inhuman music with a consummate disregard for its listener. After several more split releases, both 7” and CD, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED updated their lineup with Kat (SALOME) replacing Schultz. ANb then unleashed the full-length Agorapocalypse in 2009 via Relapse Records. The album was even more in-your-face and aggressive than its predecessors, featuring a quantum leap forward in programming and material in comparison to older material; the album found widespread praise from publications including Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, and Terrorizer, among others.

Beginning in 2015, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED began venturing further out into the world of live performance, playing at Maryland Deathfest & Housecore Horror Fest in 2015; the band has also been confirmed for the first-ever Netherlands Deathfest in February 2016. ANb is now currently writing and recording a series of four EPs, each written in the preferred style of each member. After a four-year break from the studio, the infamous extreme metal instigators have returned with the first in the series designed to decimate your total being. Led by the banshee-like howl of vocalist Kat Katz, ANB have unleashed a crushing, three-song onslaught of misanthropic, musical violence. Simply titled Arc, the 25+ minute sludge-fueled feast is ANB sounding heavier, doomier and more destructive than ever before.


Scott Hull: Guitars, Bass, Machines
Randall: Vocals, Electronics
Richard Johnson: Vocals
Kat: Vocals

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