History & BiographyAgoraphobic Nosebleed has included different members at various times since its 1994 inception; however, the core eventually jelled into the duo of Randall and Hull. Marked by an increasingly fast and rattling drum machine, AN is all grind with little subtlety.
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope was released almost a year behind schedule. The band was heard on a new split 7" with Kill The Client in mid-2007 which was issued by Relapse Records. The band announced the addition of female singer Kat in 2007. She was also the singer for Virginia doom metal band Salome. Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Insect Warfare issued a split release in 2008, which was available on both CD and vinyl. The former band was working on a new full-length. In December of 2011, Agoraphobic Nosebleed released a holiday EP, called Make A Joyful Noise, as a free download. In late 2015, Agoraphobic Nosebleed returned with the first in a series of four EPs entitled Arc. The band’s vocalist was Kat Katz.
AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED - AGORAPOCALYPSE - RELAPSE
Oh man, just about every extreme glass ceiling has been smashed by Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s latest, Agorapocalypse. As with Pig Destroyer’s excellent 2007 record Phantom Limb, reigning grind king Scott Hull has employed a riff-first philosophy that can do no wrong, especially when the riffs are this fucking amazing. Ripping through 13 tracks in 28 minutes, Agorapocalypse is a fast and intensely aggressive record, one that shows no mercy and is at a torrid pace even when it’s relenting: this is by far Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s most cohesive and relevant affair. Straying from the industrial/electronic-flavoured work of its past, Agoraphobic Nosebleed has essentially created a streamlined, latter-day Pig Destroyer record, and that’s just dandy given the immense effect of the aforementioned Phantom Limb. With recent grind triumphs from Mumakil, Brutal Truth and now Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Relapse is on one hell of a roll in '09. - James Tape