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Exotic Animal Petting Zoo


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Crown Point IN, United States (2004 – present)

Exotic Animal Petting Zoo is an // band from Crown Point, Indiana that was formed in 2004 by brothers Brandon Carr and Stephen Carr. Their initial sound combines the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones, and Sigur Rós.

They recorded a 5-song EP of different musical styles while in search of a bass player able to play them all. Scott Certa was recruited for bassist in ‘05 and played local shows around the region. It wasn’t until the spring of 06’ when the band recorded their first 4-song EP which got them opening up for national acts such as Kaddisfly (Sub City Records), As Blood Runs Black (Mediaskare Records) and Brazil (Immortal Records). With the growing number of online music communites, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo were quickly turning heads all over the country, eventually capturing the attention of Mediaskare Records, which later signed them to their label.

Exotic Animal Petting Zoo recorded their first full-length debut record I Have Made My Bed In Darkness released in August 2008 and has gained huge attention immediately creating a universal sound appealing to most everyone, but still in genres including // because of their technical riffs, downtempo songs and time signature changes. In October 2008 the band was invited by Fear Before The March Of Flames to do a fall tour entitled Dudestorm Part Deux also featuring I Am The Ocean and Dameira. Steve Radakovich joined the band as their new guitarist on this tour giving the band a new and inventive element to their sound.


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  • fazabistrogosna

    Бесконечная любовь к этим парням.

    1 Jul 9:59pm Reply
  • emerald_math

    For fans of EAPZ, The Fall of Troy, Sikth and similar..ΞΜΞRALD/Avantúre

    3 Jun 3:45pm Reply
  • zeryen

    2016 3rd album

    25 Apr 1:48pm Reply
  • MarstonD

    1 альбом это просто нечто. Настоящий бриллиант.

    6 Apr 9:59am Reply
  • Ginger_Weedsmok

    waiting for the 3rd album

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SionWTF

    чето второй альбом не вкатил при первом прослушивании, сейчас спустя 2 года переслушал, такой эпик, есть конечно проходняковые песни, которых в первом альбом нет, зато остальные просто великолепны. нужен 3ий альбом!

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Dream-core

    Давно их не слушал. Решил вернуться. Таких отличных групп днём с огнём не сыщешь.

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • NhELSoN

    One of my soundtracks of 2012, great memories and moments with this hidden gem :D

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • irishtim

    Tree Of Tongues is so amazing. I sure hop to hear some new material in the future.

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • speedy_gonzales

    great band!

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • andyskinnyman

    I really love this band so much. They deserve more fans! [2]

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • JimiTheMute

    I really love this band so much. They deserve more fans!

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Obey-to-Owl

    Душевные. Потрясающе, нет слов!

    13 Sep 2014 Reply
  • dima1a

    оба альбома зае*ись, поскорей бы 3ий

    28 Jul 2014 Reply
  • SionWTF

    так у них между первым и вторым альбомом 4 года прошло, так что я не думаю, что третий раньше 2016 появится

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
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  • scary_fairy

    Так. простите за предыдущий коммент. Ахуенные. Просто шикарнейшие.

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • scary_fairy

    классные они.

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • knight_88

    Such an incredible band!

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • PutridBastard

    I see the huge 'jump' between the two albums, what's coming next?! I Can't even Imagine... [2]

    16 Jun 2014 Reply
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