Thursday, March 5, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different

This was, I believe, taken in the '80s , but it's probably not going to be very easy for the regulars here as it's from a different era in metal than what I usually focus in on. Take that for what it's worth. I dunno if that's gonna help anyone.

The effect of taking this photo in a cemetery (a clue as to the kind of band this is?) is somewhat nullified by the heart-shaped floral arrangement in the upper left corner. It doesn't exactly set the ominous tone I think these dudes were aiming for.

This band did precious little during the time they were together, but they nonetheless had a certain notoriety for their "associations." Once someone IDs them, I'll post another piece of their memorabilia that's pretty hilarious and will illuminate what I'm hinting at regarding their "associations."

Update: So, yeah, this was pretty easy, because not one, but two of the dudes in this band were sporting Incubus T-shirts. This is the death metal band Incubus who were sort of from Florida and sort of from Georgia, a long, confusing story based around the fact that two of the dudes—bassist/vocalist Sterling Von Scarborough (who may or may not have died in 2006) and drummer Mike Browning—were in an early incarnation of Morbid Angel, who were Florida based at the time (circa 1986). Anyway, upon leaving MA to reform Incubus, Von Scarborough took the opportunity to bag on his former band mates, saying in the press release (below): "I learned their material in a short period of time, but they couldn't play my songs. The guitarist said it was too fast and complex....After I left, Morbid Angel folded (by the way, if you hear the old Morbid Angel demo, remember, I WAS NOT ON IT!!!)." The press release also mentions how Incubus was planning to move to San Francisco in '87 to "find a REAL guitarist." They DIDN'T move to SF and they added local guitarist Gino Marino who they recorded a 3-song demo with. That demo was eventually pressed into a 7" EP and that is all she wrote for Incubus.


7 comments:

Keir said...

There's a pretty obvious hint (actually 2) in the picture as to the name of this band. I was not familiar with them before, so I'll let someone else guess. Seems to be a rather popular name though!

CarlosRamirez said...

The original Incubus from Louisiana?

Brocas Crelm said...

Right name, wrong state. This is the Georgia/Florida Incubus.

CarlosRamirez said...

So am I right? Is this Incubus?

AT said...

Yep, this is the death metal band Incubus, who were from Florida/Georgia. Keir obviously knew (as he pointed out two of the three dudes are wearing Incubus shirts), but Carlos had the first correct guess. That was easy. See the update for more hilarity.

Ian Christe said...

Are they as close to the graveyard as they can be without going inside... or as close as they can get to escaping? In any case, this is a great and under-celebrated band, and here's the 3-song demo:

http://bazillionpoints.info/?p=78

AT said...

Thanks for posting that, Ian.