Spawning from the vast bible-belt hell in 2004, American Gothic was born. Singer/Songwriter Phillip Vogler had been demo'ing new musical ideas with producer/engineer/drummer Jamie King from 2000 through 2003 with various backing musicians. Vogler also moonlighted with various underground hardcore acts and subsequential “money-makers” to stay active in the East Coast metal/rock scene.
From their first official gig in February of 2005 supporting their 5-song EP (3,000 copies sold) at Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro, North Carolina to their most recent triumphs in the Twin Cities, Minnesota (now the band’s home), American Gothic have endured the best and worst of playing in a “hell-bent on success” rock n’ roll band, being sick of the current state of music, with it's sugar-pop bullshit, and anything to make a buck ''artists''.
Ultimately, the success of the band’s musical output, support from fans, and relentless work ethic have primed the band to release their highly anticipated debut ‘’A Hodgepodge Clusterfuck of High-Anxiety Chaos’’. American Gothic will continue to independently thrust their aggressively charismatic music, live shows, and image upon the world until they find a vehicle suitable for complete domination…
There’s no doubt this fierce juggernaut of southern metal will be a constant in the new horizon of rock n’ roll.
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