Transgressor Are Reunited And Recording New Album
Legendary American experimental thrash band Transgressor has reunited and is currently recording their first album since 1990.
Formed in 1987 from the ashes of seminal New Jersey metal band Chaos, Transgressor was made up of guitarist A. Cid, bassist Jonby, guitarist Vor, and drummer Vis. Transgressor recorded their first demo, "Rupita Oing" in 1988 and quickly rose to prominence, opening shows for the likes of Planet Dread, American Angel, and Trouble. The following year, Transgressor released their self-titled debut ep through the HOTWAX America label. The band’s reputation grew quickly, as did the comparisons to VoiVod, thanks to their experimental sound and unpredictable live shows. The band was one of the first thrash bands to incorporate a true multi-media experience into their live shows, which impressed audiences everywhere they played. Transgressor was prepared to tour Europe in 1991 with Whiplash, but the tour never materialized as the band split, due to creative differences.
After spending 16 years apart, band members A.Cid and Vis recently reunited in October at a NYC Celtic Frost show and decided to pick up where the band left off. Lead guitarist Vor will be laying down lead guitar parts and original bassist Jonby is also slated to take part in this highly anticipated spring 2007 release. For impatient fans who can not wait any longer, the band plans on releasing scratch tracks for the album on www.transgressor.us.
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