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Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus

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Formed: 2002
From: Clearwater, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active


With their speed, originality, and technical musicianship, and an intense live show that will leave you completely devastated, they have managed to crossover several defining genres and gained praise from metalheads and hardcore fans alike.

Latest Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus News

Below is our complete Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

SWWAATS Announces New Members

SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY has announced the addition of drummer Pete Lamb, bassist Matt Simpson and samplist Jen Muse to their full-time lineup. Mike Petrak and Jesse Jolly have decided to pursue their other musical endeavors full time. Guitarist Ian Sturgill comments:

"We greatly appreciate the hard work that Mike and Jesse have done for S.W.W.A.A.T.S. over the past year. S.W.W.A.A.T.S. is now at the point where we will need full time soldiers with no other commitments. Our touring schedule is going to be brutal, and we needed 100% of everyone's time. Pete, Matt and Jen have busted ass to show us that they're in this for the win, have killer chops, and we're very much looking forward to kicking your brains in through your ear holes together. Welcome to the force!"

Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY) has completed drum tracking with producer James Murphy for the full-length debut LP, "The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry." Guitar and bass tracking is set to begin in the beginning of July.

The first installment of the S.W.W.A.A.T.S. studio videography should be available next week via grindingtheapparatus.net, metalinjection.net, and YouTube.

To hear tracks from S.W.W.A.A.T.S.'s previous Demo EP recording "Subhuman Empire", visit their MySpace page.


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SWWAATS New Album Details Revealed

SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records in January of 2008 after extensive touring for their debut EP, "Subhuman Empire," available via Debello Recordings. Guitarist Ian Sturgill speaks on what is to be expected of their first full-length LP titled "The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry," produced by James Murphy (Testament, Obituary, Disincarnate):

"We have taken great care to make this album as completely pissed-off as humanly possible. This music has become more than what we could have ever hoped it could be. Our EP was recorded roughly 3 weeks after the band's formation; this recording, with more jams under our belt and James at the helm, is to be experienced by the listener as we had always intended. We're here to make Metal fucking scary again. That being said, onto the lyrical content:

"It is our firm belief that the currently accepted beliefs and their subsequent courses of action are instrumental in the tumultuous times in which we are living. The slow hypnosis and systematic retrograde of the general population is coming to a very ugly head. It is only through a radical overhaul in the current human paradigm that we may be able to avoid what very well could result in our self destruction; or at very best, our total enslavement. It is now more important than ever that we observe our history and endeavor to avoid our prior mistakes.

"There is a human tendency to point fingers in times like these. When the human animal observes that which it does not understand or is at odds with, the common reaction is to become the polar opposite of that which it despises; in this Left/Right/Black/White thought and response process, a million possibilities are overlooked and drastic measures find themselves in the place of rational actions. The human animal then seeks to assimilate its enemy. This is a very robotic response, and is unlike the standard fight or flee instincts that are prevalent throughout the animal kingdom.

"To conquer an enemy, it is often wise to divide them among their own ranks... and divide ourselves we do; by border, race, faction, genre, culture, rank, blood and class. But who then indeed, is our enemy?

"The powers of thought, speech and action are grossly underestimated due to the debasement of mankind.

"'The Grand Partition...' is a dire reminder than we are the clearest and most direct danger to ourselves."

Pre-production has been completed for "The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry". Drum tracking will begin in June at Hollow Studios in Rockland County, NY.

Gringindtheapparatus.net will be taking video documentation of the recording process will begin in June, and will also be available at YouTube.com/SWWAATSTube; fan submitted live videos of the band can be viewed in the meantime.


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Khann Parts Ways With Vocalist Joshua Vitale

Khann (Black Market Activities) has parted ways with vocalist Joshua Vitale as a result of "irreconcilable differences." Vitale has issued the following statement:

"Both the year I spent in Khann and the years with BITGOTA were a great time and a lot of fun. I wish Khann the very best of luck and hope that they find the person with the proper qualifications that they've been seeking. Line-up issues always suck for bands, but I'm very sure that with their talent, success will be knocking at their door very soon. I'm going to take some much needed time off and finish my degree in education. Khann will still be touring this Spring with a fill-in and eventual replacement of myself, so please keep a look out for them. Thanks again to everyone who's helped shape each of these projects I've been involved with and sorry for the long-winded news read."

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Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus Break Up

Florida's Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus have reportedly called it quits. Formed in 2002, the band has released material with The Spew Records in addition to a split with Despised Icon through Relapse Records. Vocalist Josh Vitale commented on the split:

"We're all very upset to see this band go, but for now, this is the best decision we could decide on. We will all be in other bands, most likely not with each other. We had a lot of critics both positive and negative - both of which made us stronger people and we'd like to send out our thanks to those many who angered and inspired us enough to work harder, moreover, we want to thank everyone who supported this musical project for the past three years. Finally, thank you so much for making this a wonderful and unforgettable experience."

Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus were reportedly writing material for their debut full-length and had completed two songs thus far and had planned to play some shows in April, followed by summer touring. In December of last year, Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus was rejoined by former drummer Dom Lizzio, who left the band in October.

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Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus Writing Album

Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus have begun writing material for their debut full-length. The group has completed two songs thus far. Meanwhile, BITGOTA will begin playing shows again in April, which will be followed by summer touring.

In December of last year, Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus was rejoined by former drummer Dom Lizzio, who left the band in October.

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BITGOTA Drummer Rejoins The Band

Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus drummer Dom Lizzio, who left the band in October, has rejoined the group. Here's a statement from the band:

"We're a fucking family. We've had a tight lineup with no problems for a good while now, and Dom loves this music as much as we do, so fuck it. We're going to be releasing our first long awaited full-length in April, followed by a US tour. We want to thank evereyone who's helped support and push us. We're going to stay busy, stay angry, and make sure to piss off you fat, shit talking, 'I use big words and try to act witty as fuck to write shitty reviews' message board pricks even more. We can't wait. See you on tour."

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BITGOTA Look To Replace Drummer

Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus have parted ways with drummer Dom Lizio. According to the band, "Dom wishes to seek other non-musical pursuits. We wish him the best in all of his endeavors. We're going to need a new drummer who can hold a blastbeat and thrash a bit, but not be a standard death metal drummer. BITGOTA seeks a new drummer who will either relocate to Florida or lives in Florida, moreover, the band will provide temporary housing if necessary. The group released previous material with Relapse Records and the Spew Records and asks potential drummers to learn all of the Relapse material off of their myspace account and either submit them playing the material on video or come to Florida for auditions. Email bitgotabooking@aol.com or go to myspace.com/bitgota for more details."

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BITGOTA and Agathocles Plan Split CD

Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus have announced intentions to release a split with Agathocles. The split will feature new material from BITGOTA, while Agathocles will contribute unreleased songs from a 1997 recording session. The bands are currently shopping record labels for the split's release.

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Strong Intention Sign To Goodfellow Records

Goodfellow Records is proud to announce that the Maryland grindcore assault known as STRONG INTENTION has joined the label roster and will be recording a new studio album for the label commencing in May, 2005. The band will be recording with Ken Olden (Damnation AD) at his DC studio, and the album, title to be announced, is currently on schedule for a mid-summer 2005 release.

“Being a fan of Strong Intention for so long makes this communion even more exciting for me," says Goodfellow owner Chris Logan. "They are a welcome addition to our family and, with their fuck you attitude towards the state of things today, we think they fit in beautifully here at Goodfellow.”

Shortly after wrapping up the recording, the band will be heading out on tour with Internal Bleeding, Bodies In The Gears of The Apparatus and Kill The Client in the USA. All confirmed tour dates are listed below. More...

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Ex-Bodies In The Gears Band Formed

Former members of Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus have started a new band and are currently writing new material. Additionally, the outfit is looking for a vocalist to complete their lineup. Candidates should reside in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area and willing to tour. Send email to Terraformer88@juno.com for more information.

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Strong Intention To Work On New Album Next Month

Grindcore generators Strong Intention have signed with Goodfellow Records and will begin working on a new album next month. The band then plans to head out with Internal Bleeding, Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus and Kill the Client.

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This Halo Burns Recording Demo

New Jersey's This Halo Burns are in the studio this week recording a new demo. The metal band features ex-members of One Dead Three Wounded and Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus among others. The demo recordings will eventually be available on their MySpace site.

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Southern Slam Fest 05 Info

Southern Slam Fest 05 will take place in Charleston, South Carolina at Scooters and features the following bands:


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BITGOTA and Despised Split CD Through Relapse

Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus and Despised Icon will reportedly be teaming up to release a split with Relapse Records in 2005. Both groups will contribute three new songs and BITGOTA have already recorded their material at Trax East studios in New Jersey. Stay tuned for more information.

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Detroit's Bottle Rocket Fest Info

Bottle Rocket Fest 2004 will be held at the Masonic (on Temple Avenue) in Detroit, MI on September 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Tickets are $15 per day ($13 on Friday). Here's the lineup: More...

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Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus Tour Dates

Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus, Terminally Your Aborted Ghost, and The Heuristic will be touring the East in August. If you can help with any of the following open dates, send an email here.

8/7 Massachusetts @ TBA
8/8 Connecticut @ TBA
8/9 BoundBrook NJ @ Hamilton St. Cafe
8/10 Maryland @ TBA
8/11 Graham NC @ Castelda's
8/12 South Carolina @ TBA
8/13 Atlanta GA @ The Nuetron Bomb
8/14 Miami FL @ The Alley
8/15 Tampa FL @ The Orpheum
8/17 Louisiana @ TBA
8/18 Mobile AL @ Mental Notes Records
8/19 Memphis TN @ The Caravan
8/21 Ohio @ TBA
8/22 Pennsylvania @ TBA

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Maryland Death Fest Set Times Revealed

The set times have been revealed for this years Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD on May 29th and 30th. Times are: More...

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