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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States (1994 – 2002)

Gravity Kills was an industrial rock band which formed in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States in 1994. First appearing with a demo for Goodbye on the Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack in 1995, they had their first hit single with Guilty off their 1996 debut album Gravity Kills. Further soundtrack appearances on Escape From L.A. and Se7en along with music videos for Guilty, Enough and Blame also helped bring exposure, often having had comparisons drawn to early Nine Inch Nails by the press.

Their other singles that followed were Down from the debut (the final single released from the debut album), Falling and Alive off 1998’s Perversion and finally One Thing and a cover of Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus (with an accompanying music video) both from 2002’s Superstarved, though all were only minor successes compared to their early hits.

Following a severe injury to keyboardist Doug Firley’s hands, they were unable to complete a tour for Superstarved and broke up in 2002. Gravity Kills reunited to perform a one-off final show on October 28, 2005. There is a discussion on the Gravity Kills official forum about the possibility of the band performing another Halloween show; the topic is not a random rumor, as it was originally posted by Jeff Scheel.

Members:

* Jeff Scheel - vocals (Jeff Scheel will be continuing his music career with Star13.)
* Matt Dudenhoffer - guitar
* Douglas Firley - keyboard
* Kurt Kerns - bass, drums
* Brad Booker - bass, drums (Superstarved album)

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  • katakis1

    @DrFloccin I just listened to them the first time (listening to my 2nd song ATM) and I found their sound very reminiscent of NIN. Not that that's a bad thing.

    31 Jul 10:02pm Reply
  • DeValanten

    Dark Dance Party Songs! So full of fuckin' retrospective!

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SpaceGoo

    I MISS THEM [3]

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    I miss them [2]

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • DrFloccin

    they don't sound anything like NIN or KMFDM. get a clue, earl.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • MachineAnimal

    They are working slowly on new material according to Twitter.

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    [DOWN] dude! d(*`・(エ)・´*)b

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • tripodthunder

    Always liked their 1st album when it first came out, I also like Stabbing Westward... but I hate-no despise NIN... awful overrated crap!

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • spikeyben

    plahoop i see what you mean when they dont sound similar, but these guys swiped almost their entire first album and a very large chunk of their second album completely from NIN.

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • plahoop

    It annoys me that almost everyone compares another industrial act with NIN.

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • spikeyben

    well of course they are just part of a wider genre, but when most of their best bits (pretty much all of the first album) sounds like the missing link between broken and the downward spiral, then yes they sound like NiN, the band evolved and their sound changed moving into their own sound and style, but their best work is the stolen stuff from trent!

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • DiscoJer

    Industrial Rock is a genre. Just because a band happens to be in it, doesn't mean they sound like NIN, which didn't even invent the genre. That's like saying all disco sounds like The Village People. Killing Joke probably is more responsible for the basic sound than any other band. If anything, they probably sound more like KMFDM. But yeah, it would be nice if they came back. Rock sucks now, so they don't have much competition.

    9 Oct 2012 Reply
  • DarkShaolin

    I miss them

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • acidreptile

    They sould get back together...There is something missing until they were gone.

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • chrisearthquake

    All though their 3rd studio album "Superstarved" did not do well or recieved popularity, the album is still at least bad-ass and f**king cool, songs on the album like "Suffocate", "Wide awake" and "Personal Jesus" were totally awesome!

    8 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Neuralblastoma

    totally different to NIN...

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • ravenpryde

    they sound nothing like NIN.

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • industriaFAN

    one thing soo.........such coooooool!!!!!

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nerve_Free_Fall

    Mmmm wonderfully delicious I say ;)

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • spikeyben

    i love these guys, but them and stabbing westward stole pretty much all their best bits from NiN.

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
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