ARCHITECTURE OF AGGRESSION BIOGRAPHY
In South Africa we will show you fear in a handful of rust. As religious fundamentalism and rabid nationalism loses its grip on the darling moonfaced youth of our country, all over we are increasingly becoming participants in the macabre miracle that is heavy metal, where before we were only spectators. From among numberless mulleted lawns of an otherwise obscenely boring suburbia, a thousand guttural growls shake themselves loose, each aching to translate a reality viewed through blood-spattered glasses. At the vanguard of this proud new movement towers the smouldering, pulsating demonic engine that is Architechture of Aggression. AOA is the moment the first stone hits the fear-maddened face, the instant the burning man's head explodes like a hissing brainflower. It is a column of sulphur and brimstone in the desert a hellish oasis beckoning all free minds closer for a hit. Approach, acolytes, join in unholy communion and be gorged on the blood of this brutal Goatgod from Hell.ARCHITECTURE OF AGGRESSION GENRES
-The world has the year 1995 and the city of Pretoria to blame for heaving this progressive thrash-death metal band up in a steaming puddle, as well as the following influences: Sepultura, Slayer, Testament, Fear Factory, Meshuggah, Obituary, Deicide, Death, Malevolent Creation, Suffocation, Gorefest, Carcass, Sammael, Cynic, Dream Theater and Tool. Brothers Van Zyl (guitars) and Anton Alberts (drums), while still in high school, were offered a career in rock 'n roll by an elderly gentlemen in black with a red face and a top hat, in exchange for their souls. Soon afterward Brian Liebenberg was initiated as bassist.
The rest, as they say, is mystery. By 1996 the band began to hit the Pretoria metal scene in venues like Shaft, Wings Beatbar, Inferno, Cafe Galleria, The Pump Pub, etc. As soon as high school was finished with all three members, AOA left for London in early 1998, where it was to spend the next two and a half years living, gigging, and exposing itself to children on the Underground. Upon its return to South Africa in October 2000, AOA disgorged bassist Brian Liebenberg.
--None of the bassists available being quite base enough, and because William Bishop was still working as a professional Hanson groupie, the Alberts brothers decided to attack the scene as a 'two-man' band for over a year, relying on their Visigothic stage presence and beard topography to carry the day. At the end of 2001, then-Shadowlord bassist Nardus joined, until early 2003. It meant a return to the 'two man' attack until early 2004, when Big Willy finally got big enough.
--All seems poised for a sonic catastrophe the likes of which the country has never seen. Gathering speed, momentum and a dedicated following wherever it inflicts itself on unsuspecting populations, AOA has made its name synonymous with passionate, intelligent, outspoken, go-fuck-yourself-heavy metal.
--die koeel is deurrie kerk en tussenie dominee se fokken oee!
ARCHITECTURE OF AGGRESSION LYRICAL THEMES
ARCHITECTURE OF AGGRESSION ORIGIN
South Africa (Pretoria), formed in 1995
ARCHITECTURE OF AGGRESSION CURRENT RECORD LABEL
ARCHITECTURE OF AGGRESSION STATUS
ARCHITECTURE OF AGGRESSION CURRENT LINE-UP
Vanzyl Alberts - Guitars, vocals
Anton Alberts - Drums, vocals
William Bishop - Bass (Fuzigish)
ARCHITECTURE OF AGGRESSION PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Brian Liebenberg - Bass