Official press release:
Nefarious Industries presents the noxious new Voices album by Bionatops, the outfit producing a boldly bizarre mutation of progressive, technical, and categorically odd metal. A brief glimpse into the mutant output of the duo’s new wares has been issued through a brief trailer ahead of the record’s September release.
Bionatops is the brainchild of Joseph Spiller (ex-System Divide, Caricature, The Binary Code, Too Late The Hero), the act serving as a way to keep himself free of having writer’s block, and to break the tension of writing serious music within his other acts. While the music is designed to be thematically lighthearted and fun, the songs are still crafted with serious musicianship that doesn’t rely on editing tricks. Spiller, who records all guitars, bass, vocals, and other instrumentation, is joined by Jeff Willet (ex-Black Crown Initiate) who adds the drums and percussion to the Bionatops attack.
The proper Bionatops debut album Voices deploys an incredibly unique sound, with progressive and technical metal elements merging with spastic alternative rock. While brutal and jagged elements of metal acts like Revocation, Psyopus, and The Dillinger Escape Plan flow heavily in the band’s deep grooves, an undeniable influence of Primus as well as Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, and all things Mike Patton can be heard in every movement of Voices. With eleven intense and diverse tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joseph Spiller, who also handled all art and video work for the record, Voices is a G-rated, family friendly album about a lovable schizophrenic southerner that tells tales of his life that may or may not be true while interacting with other voices in his head that might not even be in his head. Spiller worked on Bionatops’ Voices while simultaneously writing the new album for his other band, Caricature, which took five years to complete and will also see release this year.
Get a mild dose of the absolutely engrossing lunacy of Bionatops’ Voices with the new album trailer right here:
Nefarious Industries will release Voices through all digital providers as well as a limited run CD on September 22nd; watch for audio samples, pre-orders, and more to be dispatched shortly.
Bionatops is also booking an East Coast fall tour with Caricature.
Voices track listing:
4. “From Prehistoric To Pillow”
5. “Groundskeeper vs. Gopher”
6. “The Great Pancake Massacre Of 1957”
7. “No Safe Harbor For Thieving Seals”
8. “drummerboy #1”
11. “Does It End Or Begin?”
Joseph Spiller – Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Jeff Willet – Drums