BEHIND ENEMY LINES BIOGRAPHY
Behind Enemy Lines is an American anarchist crust punk band, formed in late 2000 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band was founded after the legendary Aus-Rotten's demise by Dave Trenga, Matt Garabedian (both ex-Aus-Rotten), Matt Sachs (ex-Devastation) and Bill Chamberlain (ex-React/The Pist). BEHIND ENEMY LINES GENRES
Thematically picking up where Aus-Rotten left off, Behind enemy Lines offers even greater urgency fueled by their utter contempt for today's rotting political infrastructure and the ill-gotten spoils of war at the expense of humanity.
Venturing into far heavier realms than Aus-Rotten ever did, Behind Enemy Lines fuses the best elements of punk and old-school metal into brief yet undeniably powerful bursts of sonic anger. Drawing inspiration from bands such as Conflict, Crass, Icons of Filth, Discharge, Motorhead, and Amebix, among others, Behind Enemy Lines worked relentlessly to write and record what evolved into their first release, "Know Your Enemy", released through Tribal War Records in 2002. However, soon after its completion, Behind Enemy Lines faced the loss of bassist Matt Sachs, who relocated to New England. Rather than lose momentum, Behind Enemy Lines recruited bassist Mary Bielich and guitarist Matt Tuite, known for their work with Iron City's doom metal veterans Penance, to fill the vacant spot as well as adding a second guitar to the mix.
Soon the newly-revamped Behind Enemy Lines began writing what would evolve into their second release. Recorded in the Spring of 2003, literally as the invasion of Iraq commenced, "The Global Cannibal" is a call to arms for those who are disgusted by the current political travesty inflicted upon the nation by George W. Bush and his cohorts. Most importantly, this release serves as a poignant contemporary commentary on the problems facing both the United States and the world on many levels. From religious zealotry to oil-fueled murder in the name of "terrorist cleansing", "The Global Cannibal" leaves no stone unturned, an ugly yet realistic soundtrack to a self-inflicted apocalypse.
Their latest release titled One Nation Under the Iron Fist of God (ONUTIFOG) extends their political criticisms even further. ONUTIFOG condemns Christianity and its influence amongst right-wing politicians, going as far as to call it "Gutter Religion."
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BEHIND ENEMY LINES ORIGIN
United States of America (Pittsburgh, PA), formed in 2000
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BEHIND ENEMY LINES CURRENT LINE-UP
Dave Trenga : vocals (ex-Aus Rotten, Human Investment)
Matt Garabedian : drums (ex-Aus Rotten)
Bill Chamberlain : guitar (ex-React, The Pist, Mankind?, Broken, Devastation, Brutally Familiar, Aus Rotten, Caustic Christ)
Mary Bielich : bass (Penance, ex-Em Sinfonia, ex-Mythic, ex-Novembers Doom, ex-Derkéta ex-Slag-9)
Matt Tuite : guitar (Penance)
BEHIND ENEMY LINES PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Matt Sachs : Bass (ex-Devastation, Anguish)