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Salt Lake City UT, United States (2004 – 2013)

Gaza was an band hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah that incorporated elements of , , and into their music. Formed in 2004 and signed to Black Market Activities, they have released 1 EP and 3 full-length albums. They were known for their complex and heavy sound, as well as their outspoken anti-religious and political views. On March 15th, 2013, Gaza announced that the band had ceased to exist.

At some moments, Gaza were nearly as overwhelming in their rage and misanthropy as Khanate or Today Is The Day, with all instruments (vocals included) howling out in mad agony at the world around them.

Of course, all artists respond to their environment, but this band was one of the lucky few that could express the abyss of human emotion through channels that an audience can respect for its eloquent musicality as much as its raw energy. Rather than relying solely on the traditional array of so-called heavy techniques – blastbeats, breakdowns, pinch harmonics, extreme dissonance, etc. – Gaza drew deeply from wells across the entire community to resourcefully come up with some tricks of their own.

Gaza shared members with Bird Eater.

2004: East EP
2006: I Don’t Care Where I Go When I Die
2009: He Is Never Coming Back
2012: No Absolutes in Human Suffering


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  • Schalkoholiker

    god, i miss these guys... [2]

    13 Mar 6:05pm Reply
  • Considerables

    Cult Leader better be an excellent band, or else i'm slapping someone.

    8 Mar 2:54pm Reply
  • Considerables

    god, I miss these guys...

    8 Mar 2:54pm Reply
  • silentbodom91

    my ears were just raped by how good this band is

    18 Feb 3:49am Reply
  • rg_gapa

    I hope Cult Leader will be good. Has to be.

    22 Jan 10:14am Reply
  • MikaelRikhard


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  • DrKKE

    Interesting, various and crushing.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • RicardoCarmine

    'Their lyrics fucking blow' -> check The Truth Weighs Nothing

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • adhoclobster

    I don't care where I go when I die.

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Christian420

    Cult Leader, feat. members of Gaza, have signed to Deathwish Inc:

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    The lyrics on No Absolutes and He Is Never Coming Back are chilling to the bone, wtf are u dunces talking about?

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • bobo9390

    this band is fun

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AmpleVoltage

    Their lyrics fucking blow, it sounds like something some Che Guevara loving 16 year old "2deep4u" pseudo-anarchist would write about from watching MSNBC soundbites [2] I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this. But yeah, the music makes up for the stupidity of their lyrics.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SlothAids

    IDCWIGWID is their best

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BurntByTheSun

    Leave the slutmaker some nice messages

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
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  • tupinambruno

    come back, i need you

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • silentbodom91

    \/ \/ \/ \/ This was the first and only time anyone on the internet heard anything about any accusations against Jon. The evidence lies on the accuser. She said she had evidence, she then said she wouldn't show it, then said if she did show it then it wouldn't convince anyone and that everyone who doesn't immediately side with her is a rape apologist. I wish more atheists would figure out you should be skeptical of everything, but that pretty much goes out the window with people who have tumblr accounts. For all we know she was telling the truth, but if she was she pretty much did everything she shouldn't have done to bring "justice". Jon seemed like a great guy. Almost everyone who met him or talked to him feels the same way. Maybe you know more than me, but I looked at the accuser's tumblr posts and saw no reason to trust her story with no evidence. There's no proof they actually have even been in the same room together. No proof they've even texted/messaged each other.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • diamond_tough

    @betweencolors it was a bit more than just an "accusation" dude kinda had a reputation for that sort of stuff... not saying that I am fully aware of the entire situation or close with any of the members of the band, just sharing some scene gossip with you homie.

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Sushimitzu

    I do appreciate the lyrics.

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
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