Plutocracy was a Grindcore band from Atherton California and a major player in the west bay underground fast music scene. They existed from 1988-1993 and then reformed in 1998 to record an album to honor former bass player Dan "Zodiac Iller" Hogan who had recently passed.PLUTOCRACY GENRES
Plutocracy's musical style can be summarized in one word: Dankcore. A mix of Grindcore, distortion, movie samples, gangtsa' rap, and multiple screaming voices with references to killing cops, smoking weed, and inside jokes regarding their "crew", known to many as the "Doomryderz".
The group consisted of Stinkweed (guitar, vocals), Kalmex (guitar, vocals), Frank Ripple (bass), Battle Axe Max [Max Ward] (drums), Dan Hogan (bass, vocals), Billy (bass), Chris V (bass), Jessie (vocals), & Mike (bass).They put out a demo (Progress), several split 7" records (With 976, Aproctous, Discordance Axis, and Phobia), and some EPs (Snitch, Freedom Denied) which were all later released on the Dankstahz CD. In 98' came the final Plutocracy album Sniping Pigz.
Even today their influence is still strong in the underground music scene.The former members themselves did everything but slow down after the demise of Plutocracy.They went on to form such bands as Spazz, Agents Of Satan, No Le$$, Kalmex & The Riffmerchants, Go Like This, & Kompound (a rap group) as well as form record labels and continue to push the envelope in the west coast scene.
United States of America (Atherton, CA), formed in 1988
PLUTOCRACY CURRENT RECORD LABEL
PLUTOCRACY CURRENT LINE-UP
Stinkweed - Guitar, Vocals
Kalmex - Guitar, Vocals (Kalmex and the Riffmerchants)
Frank Ripple - Bass
Battle Axe Max (Max Ward) - Drums (Bombs of Death)
PLUTOCRACY PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Dan "Zodiac Iller" Hogan (R.I.P.) - Bass, Vocals
Billy - Bass (Valdur)
Chris V - Bass
Jessie - Vocals
Mike - Bass