Transient is a female fronted grindcore band that emerged from the pits of Portland Oregon in early 2008. Guitarist Julie Jolliff, bassist Adam Wilson, and drummer David Bitler formed Massive Meat Split years earlier and earned much local recognition. By December 2007 the trio transformed their style, added vocalist Krysta Martinez and changed their name to Transient.
In 2008 Transient self released their debut 7” record “Self Title”, an EP of grimy recordings from Smegma studios. Transient toured the West Coast and Southwest and released a split 7” with Manias/ Sale Sangre from Albuquerque, NM. Transient wrote and recorded for their third release in 2009, a split 7” with This Runs on Blood from Flagstaff, AZ, on End Theory Records. This record was followed by a split 7” with Portland grinders Superbad on Hellnear Records. Transient then toured on the East Coast and released a split 10” record with The Communion from Bethpage, NY on Midnight Sea Records. This release was followed by a another tour of the Western United States with The Communion.
In 2009 and 2010 Transient also released music on “Amputape”, a cassette tape compilation of bands from the pacific north west, “Summerfector”, a compilation released by Defector PDX from Portland, OR, “PDX Pop Now 2010”, an annual compilation of Portland bands of all genres, and “100 in 10”, a 10” record that features 100 bands with songs under 30 seconds, released by Intellect Records.
Transient recorded for their next release with Elitist in 2010. After the tragic death of Lee Altomare of The Communion, Transient took a short hiatus in the fall of 2010 for rest and personal travel and reemerged in the spring of 2011 with drummer Jesse Shreibman.
Transient is set to release a 7” split with Elitist on Relapse Records in the Spring of 2011. They are touring in the US with Elitist in February 2011.
Transient has shared bills with Brujeria, Magrudagrind, Brutal Truth, Unholy Grave, Ludicra, Endless Demise, Capitalist Casualties, Poison Idea, Skarp, Iskra, Golers, Dark Castle, Sorrower, Voetsek, Hummingbird of Death, Mind of Asian, Landmine Marathon, Sin of Angels, Salome, Black Hole of Calcutta, Death of Self, Thrones, Backslider, Chainsaw to the Face, Mancruel, Raw Nerves, and Jonny X and The Groadies.