New York's 137 was originally forged in 1997 by vocalist / bass player Keith Baughman in the remote woodlands of Northern Michigan. A metal concoction consisting mainly of Sludge, Doom and a touch of Death became the eventual result. 137 has since issued a 5 track EP entitled "Product Of The Environment" as well as numerous compilations such as the latest 7" split vinyl release with Cincinnati's Elusive Travel. Keith, partnered with sister Denise on guitar, has built an effective line up completed by drummer Andrew Close of High Volume Components and guitarist Carlos Ameri formerly of Bone Shelter. 137 recently returned to the studio in early 2005 and recorded a new four track EP. The final result was the band's latest "Force Controlled Culture" released this summer in conjunction with Watchmen Records.
Keith Baughman - Vocals/Bass
Denise Baughman - Guitar
Carlos Ameri - Guitar
Drew Close - Drums
1996 - 137 concept is born; Keith Baughman begins writing material and records first rough demo
1997 - Keith puts band together with a line up that includes guitarist and sister Denise who remains in 137; band relocates to Rochester, NY where drummer Andrew Close and 2nd guitarist Carlos Ameri are eventually added to the line up.
1998 - 137 records first working demo "Reflecting Negatively"
1999 - 137 steps up live show schedule to promote first demo.
2000 - 137 begins recording a 5 song EP "Product of the Environment"
2001 - "Product of the Environment" released. A concentration on national promotion begins.
2002 - 137 hits the festival circuit; develops network of contacts through much of the Midwest and East coast.
2003 - 137 completes first successful month long tour. The band proves roadworthy while further developing its network.
2004 - The band records its first ever split 7" vinyl release with Doom Metal band Elusive Travel. Another summer tour.
2005 - 137 returns to the studio once again and records a new EP already under a nonexclusive deal with Watchmen Records and now available. For the first time ever, the band begins serious label shopping. With a second official release on the way, more summer touring is being planned.
To date, 137 has played many major shows with national bands that include Type O Negative, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Marduk, Cephalic Carnage, Nile, Overkill, Mastodon, War Horse and more. 137 has done radio interviews and performances, TV interviews, has been reviewed and interviewed in magazines worldwide. The band continues to be received well live and tours regularly.
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