Homemade Abortion Kit
Homemade Abortion Kit
The drummer (Rage) picked up a guitar and played a riff. Percussionist/vocalist Tre Misanthrope sat at the drums and played sporadic noise to the guitar to give it a death metal/gothic sound. It was then that it was decided to form the band. After that, both members shot out a few names, with Rage blurting out “Homemade Abortion Kit.” They both laughed at the idea, but the name stuck. The first official song ever made was “Orphan in the Fire.” Since the band lacked equipment, it was strictly an acoustic song. After weeks of no work on the duo's side project, and a bad break up with KTT, they decided it was time to begin writing again.
Again lacking equipment, they began to reevaluate how to make music that would define who they are. With Rage's love for industrial music, he began to write electronic beats on the computer. With his dark industrial sound and Tre's descriptive gore-like lyrics, the band found the sound they were looking for. The first song they made with the new sound was soon decided to be their first single; that song was “Sitting in a Corner, So Pretty.” After writing more music, the band decided it was time to take their unique sound to the stage. Before their first show, which was a Battle of the Bands, they wanted to find someone who could run the computer so they could both be hands free. That's when Sarge came into play. Longtime childhood friend of Rage, Sarge was more than willing to join the band, and quickly became a permanent member.
However, something was still missing from the band. They knew they needed more. Then, one night, while playing APA league pool, Rage heard a female voice that he knew they needed. It didn't take long to convince Tre that they needed her; all it took was her tryout. “Despite the creepy sound we were going for, it just sounded right” exclaimed Tre.
Thus, Kat joined the band. After a few more shows with Kat taking the stage with them, the crowd reaction improved massively. “It felt like we were starting to move faster than anticipated” said Rage. The original duo, along with Sarge and Kat, felt they could move the band even further in the direction they wanted without loosing the industrial sound. So, with that in mind, they began advertising for a full band. With no success, Rage suggested an old friend.
After much debate, Rage (without permission) went to him for a tryout. After an amazing tryout, Tre, Rage, Sarge and Kat inducted the former guitar player for KTT, and Rage and Tre's old bandmate, Mickey Trash into HAK. “I saw a few of the bands shows, and with animosity I hoped for the bands failure. To my surprise, I was impressed,” stated Mickey. After an amazing and exciting show opening up for the great Nitzer Ebb, the bands fan base was growing.
Due to personal reasons Kat decided to leave the band. The band remains as Rage (Programming, keyboards,percussion), Tre Misanthrope (Vocals, bass, percussion), DJ Icarus (Drums, keys) and Mickey Trash (Guitar, Bass). Welcome to a new era in Homemade Abortion Kit. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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