In 2008 there was an idea. It was the same idea any group of like minded musicians would have; let's play some music. This is how pretty much any band is conceived and it's exactly how Pathogenic was conceived. There was a genuine desire within the band to not only play music for people, but also to push themselves as musicians and write music that actually said something. After working out some material for a live set the band was ready to start getting their name out there in the New England metal scene.
Once they got their foot in the door of the New England scene the band knew it was essential to have a legitimate collection of recordings which eventually became their critically acclaimed debut full length album "Cyclopean Imagery" (available at www.pathogenic.bandcamp.com) which was released completely DIY in August of 2011. The entire album was recorded, mixed, and mastered in an apartment building in Lowell, drummer Anthony Simone created the album art, and even the physical discs were produced by the band. This speaks volumes about the band and shows what they are capable of on their own.
They have also just released a new EP (also self-produced with the album art being handled yet again by Anthony) which is titled "The Solipsist Dream". This marks a new direction for the band with the removal of clean vocals from the sound and a more straightforward approach to the songwriting. A short tour with New Hampshire heavyweights Conforza is planned for October 12-20 which includes Saturday of the 2012 Rock and Shock show with Gwar.
Over the years Pathogenic has grown exponentially as band and has gotten the chance to share the stage with such amazing acts as All Shall Perish, Born of Osiris, Dying Fetus, Within the Ruins, Revocation, Neuraxis, Arsis, Fit for An Autopsy, Misery Index, TesseracT, Protest the Hero, Conducting from the Grave, and many more including opening for the 2012 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival playing with acts like The Black Dahlia Murder, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Nile, The Acacia Strain, The Contortionist, and more. The band also participated in the Worcester stop of the 2012 Summer Slaughter Tour. The most common genre tag the band has is progressive metal, with an intense detail to songwriting and developing rhythmic/melodic concepts that give each song a strong backbone. With an aggressive live show and a captivating sonic assault, you have only two choices: violence, or awe. There is no alternative.