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Minneapolis, United States (1997 – 2009, 2011 – present)

American Head Charge, the Minneapolis-based band, which had its genesis when Cameron Heacock and Chad Hanks crossed paths in a Minnesota rehab facility in 1997, has up to now been known primarily for the radically dysfunctional behavior of the band members.

“We were definitely out of control on our first tour, Ozzfest 2001,” Mr. Banks admits. “It wasn’t enough to just play our music; we also had to fire shotguns on stage and throw pigheads at the crowd. Chalk it up to a desperate bid for attention.” The Head Charge rap sheet - which also includes getting into bloody brawls with their fans, smashing equipment they couldn’t afford to replace, reacquainting themselves with hard drugs and occasionally being locked up by the enraged fuzz - has served to obscure the fact that these free spirits play the shit out of their instruments and make brutally powerful music of uncommon distinction.

But this distorted (though hardly inaccurate) perception of the band will likely change with the release of The Feeding, a seething mass of avant metal, nightmare grindcore and moshpit rock that alternates between pummeling ferocity and passages of all-out grandeur. It’s a stunning display of primally extreme music that’s guaranteed to scare the hell out of your parents.

The album had its genesis during the limbo in which AHC found themselves after touring intensively behind their acclaimed 2001 debut, The War of Art, two years of prolonged exile from the road and ongoing internal tumult that found several band members in a virtual death match with their personal demons.


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  • A5451N

    Группа одна из жемчужин в своём стиле. The Feeding даже сейчас свежо слушается.

    30 Jul 12:52pm Reply
  • Trash73

    "If any label applies it would be Head Charge Metal, industrial OK, but definitely *NOT* Nu Metal." But you guys go on tour with Nu Metal bands. xD

    23 May 12:38pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    You guys are definitely too good for the nu metal tag, your lyrics are far more genuine than that scene ever was. Can't wait for the album!

    23 May 12:37am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    v Helps that they're more industrial for me

    16 Feb 1:02am Reply
  • DavidB0we

    grew out of the whole nu metal sound quite some time ago but these remain one of my music guilty pleasures, for sure.

    31 Jan 4:18pm Reply
  • digitus_infamis

    [2]Take What I've Taken !!!

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Dark_Deamon

    Take What I've Taken !!!

    16 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Damn, I forgot the power of the Spector bass their bassist uses. I'm sure it could cause earthquakes if it was loud enough.

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • ketamineface

    I love their first 3 releases. i will pass judgement on the new EP when i listen to it, but im sure its going to be fantastic.

    22 Apr 2014 Reply
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    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • alfred129

    4.9 out 10

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • farewellmona

    And now we've got ourselves an UK tour. Can't say I was looking forward to this beacause I was sure it won't be happening, not anytime soon anyway. Looks like things are getting better and better in their camp.

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Dmitry_Thrashed

    The new EP is good enough, proportionally to the quailty of the band

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • illninoese

    Just listened to the new EP. Glorious!!!!! GIVE US SOME MORE!!!!

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • farewellmona

    Hope it's just a prelude.... Damn fine one as it is, but well you know, 8 years, 5 songs and all ;F Or maybe I'll just stop bitching and enjoy what we've got for now ;]

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Piske81

    Listening to new ep, not bad!

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • nnnienke

    Yeahh that proves that we're dirt

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    -FALL- holy (^_ゝ^)

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    I like this band, but often think this could've been done with less members. The Feeding proved they were doing more with less, even.

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    I wish the rare unreleased demos had better flow...more Head Charge is always good.

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
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