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1. Thumbscrew was formed in early 2001 in Austin, Texas. The band toured relentlessly with bands like Gaza, The_Network, Animosity, Job for a Cowboy, Ion Dissonance, and many others.

Thumbscrew released their debut album “All Is Quiet” on Counterintelligence Recordings in 2004. After the release of “All is Quiet” the band released “Within Hearts Of Redemption” on June 20, 2006 on Imagine It Records. W.H.O.R.E was recorded by Josh Wardrip at Orphic Studios. The album is still available.

Just like any other underground band, Thumbscrew broke up in 2007. Members went on to Poacher and Faithealer.

2. Thumbscrew is a cooperative trio of guitarist, Mary Halvorson, drummer, Tomas Fujiwara, and bassist, Michael Formanek. Formed in 2012, the group performs the music of all three members.

The trio Thumbscrew came about by accident, after bassist Michael Formanek subbed in a band including guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. Something special happened among them right away, so they formed a trio, a co-operative in the truest sense. They play originals by all hands, compositions whose rhythms may surge or lag or veer sideways according to their own internal logic. Bass and drums solo within the ensemble, not in quarantine. No one needs to be loudest. The blend is tight: one string (or metal) sound may bleed into another. It’s something to hear—something twisty and turny and always on the move.

Mary Halvorson - Guitar
Michael Formanek - Double Bass
Tomas Fujiwara - Drums

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  • herkyjerky

    I retagged the Halvorson project with the musician's names because there's apparently a rock band with this name. Great to hear Formanek and Halvorson together.

    30 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Jayden_Patuckie

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    14 May 2012 Reply
  • NaiveAmoeba

    rip :(

    23 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Ipsascientia

    page house favorites

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • BenOnUserstyles

    headache achieved

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • steal-kill

    Grumpy, 602 <3

    20 May 2010 Reply
  • Volodiu

    so nice sweet band!))

    1 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Swallow_TRANE

    amazing band Title Song (A Little Black Heart) <333 LOVE

    10 May 2009 Reply
  • AndyChrz

    Buy their full length album for A DOLLAR right here: http://www.lastanthemrecords.bigcartel.com/product/thumbscrew-all-is-quiet Real deal fellas, just got it in the mail the other day.

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • HARDCOREMO

    A thought for you makes me wanna trash my livingroom

    23 Jan 2009 Reply
  • KMFCM

    boywbrownhare - ugh. . .go listen to Remembering Never then. seriously. Max - yup, Poacher broke up too. Never even got to make an album either.

    25 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Max_T_MODELS

    this band is one of the most spazzy/chaotic aural assaults i have ever heard when it comes to mathcore. i really wish they were still around especially considering i have not heard much from the Poacher camp in what seems like forever. did they break up, too?

    17 Sep 2008 Reply
  • gOREfROST

    dear musicfriend, this is no spam ! please just spend 3 minutes of your time and check out the labelmates of behemoth, dismember and marduk.a fresh and brainwashing storm out of germany. http://www.lastfm.de/music/Time+Has+Come thx in advance

    12 Sep 2008 Reply
  • boywbrownhare

    i was referring to my frustration with all is quiet. it's awesome, i'm into it, and then... chug chugchugchugchugwe'refuckingtoughchugchugweee. ruins the record for me. the e.p. has less of that, so i like it more, BUT "w.h.o.r.e." is not fucking cute. hardcore is not about that childish bullshit. and i can't ignore it. so i'd never buy anything from them. oh plus the whole jesus thing. HA. HAHAHAHAHA. basically this band annoys me because they could've been great if they toned down the idiocy. which they did not.

    10 Jun 2008 Reply
  • KMFCM

    boybrownhare- what in the hell was that about? Anyway, I honestly like all is quiet better than the second one. It was less wanna be dillinger, ya know?

    17 May 2008 Reply
  • upsohigh

    heavy

    2 Apr 2008 Reply
  • boywbrownhare

    p.s. misogyny is unforgivable, and shouldn't be tolerated in our scene. don't forget it.

    2 Mar 2008 Reply
  • boywbrownhare

    could've been good. too bad every song had 9 breakdowns. jump da fuq up weegros.

    2 Mar 2008 Reply
  • thursdizzle

    yea I love Thumbscrew, but Poacher sounds like they'll be better if they keep at it

    23 Sep 2007 Reply
  • KMFCM

    I miss 'em, but Poacher are a little better I think

    8 Sep 2007 Reply
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