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With polyrhythmic guitar stylings, raw vocals, progressive song structures, and a unique sound, Botch were prominent in the underground metalcore scene from 1993 until 2002.Read More...
In May 1998, the four-piece from Tacoma, Washington released their first album, American Nervoso.
On November 30, 1999, Hydra Head released Botch's We Are The Romans. Since its initial release, bands have been influenced by its style, creating, to many, what is now called mathcore.
Recently, Hydra Head Records has released Unifying Themes Redux, an anthology of EPs and compilation tracks as well as a few unreleased tracks and a live set that was originally released by Excursion Records. In addition to this, on December 5 Hydra Head released 061502, a CD/DVD of Botch's final show.
American Nervoso was remastered and re-released in July 2007. The new version included four demo tracks and an extended version of Spitting Black. In September 2007 Hydra Head released a deluxe edition of We Are the Romans featuring two discs; the first being the actual album, and the second filled with seven demos from the album and four live tracks.
Since their break-up in 2002, members have gone on to take part in bands such as Minus The Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Roy, and Russian Circles. After a long hiatus, singer Dave Verellen has recently returned to the scene with Narrows.
Dave Verellen (vocals)
Brian Cook (bass)
Dave Knudson (guitar)
Tim Latona (drums)
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- LyricsWhite eyes in coal mines
Bare backs, baseball caps
The sweat is part of life
We're still thriving
- LyricsSet apart, great divides
You are not what you seem, always different, always changing
It brings the worst out of me, and it's here to stay
That's the way it's always been for men
Always on your attire silences what you think and now you're wearing eyeliner
- LyricsWide eyes help you stand out and the fact that you bare all skin
Silhouettes keep me thinking about the habits you are in
Watch us blanket all things and solidify all claims
Hopes, dreams, we're here to make ourselves better
Time to build our colony
- LyricsAnchored Awake | Wringing my hands | Weighing
my time | Running down dreams | Buying your life |
Patience is a girl I've been trying to forget about |
Always rearing her ugly head when I am choosing
she's losing | She's the one who stills sits alone |
- LyricsOn the porch, two words changed life for me
And I'm not the same
He said, "Son, soon your life will change"
And I believed in him
"Your soul will be free of the pain"
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