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The Sound of Animals Fighting

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The Sound of Animals Fighting are an / band from Los Angeles, California that incorporated many members, including members from bands such as Finch, RX Bandits, Circa Survive and Chiodos. The group was brought together by Rich Balling.

All parts of the album Tiger and the Duke were recorded individually and each member was only able to hear the part they contributed to the album. The only member who heard the whole album during its recording process was Balling. The group released their next album Lover, the Lord Has Left Us… on May 30th, 2006.

Keith Goodwin was announced as one of the vocalists for the next album, taking on the pseudonym of ‘The Penguin’.

The Sound of Animals Fighting have only performed live four times, all of which were released on a DVD, entitled “We Must Become The Change We Want To See”. Three of their four shows took place in California (Anaheim, L.A., and San Diego), USA, and one in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

With the release of The Ocean And The Sun, the band issued a series of 400 masks, 100 of each of 4 designs, paired with a 7” for a limited preorder of the album. This was the first and only vinyl release and novelty item sold by the band.

Original Lineup(Tiger And The Duke):

The Nightingale - Rich Balling (Vocals), formerly of the RX Bandits.
The Walrus - Matt Embree (Lead Guitar), Lead Vocals/Guitar for RX Bandits.
The Lynx - Chris Tsagakis (Drums), Drums for RX Bandits.
The Tiger - Randy “R2K” Strohmeyer (Guitar), Guitar for Finch.

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