THE GOD MACHINE BIOGRAPHY
In 1990 the world makes contact with the primal strength of The God Machine for the first time. Formed in San Diego, CA they're finally moving to Europe. London and Amsterdam are the places where they stay most frequent where they make money by playing on the street. The music is complex and at the same time very much distinguishable. Ink-black, almost depressive, lyrics backed up by heavy guitar walls and occurring silences. Everyone who listens to their music realizes that The God Machine is a special band who undoubtedly will make it far.THE GOD MACHINE GENRES
Unfortunately. It turns out differently.
Debut Scenes From The Second Storey released in 1992 makes a huge impact. With reason. An undisputed masterpiece. This debut, in combination with their strong anti-commercial attitude and excellent gigs, makes sure a true cult-following is forming around them.
However in 1994 destiny strikes. After recording the second album in Prague bass player Jimmy Fernandez suddenly becomes unwell. That same day he ends up in a coma and dies. Cause: A brain tumor. The remaining bandmembers (Robin Proper-Sheppard, Ronald Austin) split the band directly.
Second album One Last Laugh In A Place Of Dying has been fully dedicated to Fernandez. People have to do some effort to get hold of that album because of the full white CD-cover without any mention of the bandname. A symbolic gesture; hollowness of death.
Instead of a wide musical breakthrough The God Machine gains semi-legendary fame. Their two albums were enough for the remainings of an unforgettable impression.
A couple of years later singer/writer Proper-Sheppard starts a record label (The Flowershop) and makes a few albums under the name Sophia. Austin, just like Proper-Sheppard living in London, writes, directs and produces movies.
Groove oriented Stoner/Doom Metal
THE GOD MACHINE ORIGIN
United States of America, formed in 1990
THE GOD MACHINE CURRENT RECORD LABEL
THE GOD MACHINE STATUS
THE GOD MACHINE CURRENT LINE-UP
Robin Proper-Sheppard - Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Fernandez - Bass (R.I.P.)
Ronald Austin - Drums