2004 – present (13 years)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Anarchy Club is a Hard Rock/Electronica duo from Boston, Massachusetts.
The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Keith Smith, who is a former member of the band C60, and Adam Buhler, who plays guitar, bass, and other instruments, and is a former member of the band Splashdown.
In the winter of 2004, long time friends Adam Buhler and Keith Smith decided to start a musical project that would eventually become Anarchy Club. Fusing their love for Asian cinema, video games, muscle cars, anime, and hard rock music, the two set to writing songs.
Their debut album, The Way and Its Power mixes everything from death metal riffs and hip hop grooves to Chinese classical and waltz beats, all with a decidedly heavy rock flavor throughout.
Anarchy Club received a boost in popularity by having their song "Behind the Mask" appear in the PlayStation 2 game Guitar Hero as a bonus track. The band also has the songs "Blood Doll" and "Get Clean" in the Rock Band game franchise. Smith is an employee of Harmonix, the company that developed Guitar Hero and counts Buhler's former bandmate, Kasson Crooker, as its Audio Director.
"Collide" (from their forthcoming release, "A Single Drop of Red") is a bonus track for Guitar Hero II. Of the 24 bonus tracks in the game, GameSpy named "Collide" as one of the five best.
Keith and Adam cite their musical influences as Rob Zombie, Nine Inch Nails, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash, Gorillaz, Probot, early Metallica, The Streets, Deftones, Tool, AC/DC, early Misfits, Rasputina, Queens of the Stone Age, N.E.R.D.'s first album, Dr. Dre, Chinese opera music and more.
During his time in the C60, the band won 6 Boston music awards (5 of them in one year) and shared stages with bands such as Kiss, Run DMC, Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine and others. Some of their songs were also featured in the TV shows Dawson's Creek and The Shield.
Meanwhile, Adam worked with the band Splashdown, and recorded an unreleased album with legendary producer Glen Ballard, which gave birth to a few songs who eventually appeared on the TV shows Charmed and Angel and some movies.
Anarchy Club then started working on their second studio album, called A Single Drop of Red and was released around late 2007/early 2008. One of their songs titled "Blood Doll" appeared on Harmonix's 2007 music video game Rock Band.
In late 2008, Anarchy Club started working on their third studio album, which may be called The Art Of War and is set for a release in 2009, the track "Get Clean" was released as a single on iTunes and a bonus track in Harmonix's newest music video game, Rock Band 2, in which Harmonix continued the tradition of featuring Anarchy Club songs in their games, after "Behind The Mask" in Guitar Hero, "Collide" in Guitar Hero II, "Blood Doll" in Rock Band and "Get Clean" in Rock Band 2 .
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