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Introspector

Introspector

Introspector


Introspector was created to serve as an alternative to the predominant punk/metal scene of Susanville, Ca. Introspector was formed by guitarist David Cheney and music enthusiast Spencer Duncan. The band was formed under stressful conditions considering the band had a spot booked at the local Battle of the Bands in two weeks time. The original lineup consisted of David Cheney on guitar and vocals, Spencer Duncan on bass, Mike Bingham on lead guitar, and Arick Jefferies on drums. Read more on Last.fm
Introspector was created to serve as an alternative to the predominant punk/metal scene of Susanville, Ca. Introspector was formed by guitarist David Cheney and music enthusiast Spencer Duncan. The band was formed under stressful conditions considering the band had a spot booked at the local Battle of the Bands in two weeks time. The original lineup consisted of David Cheney on guitar and vocals, Spencer Duncan on bass, Mike Bingham on lead guitar, and Arick Jefferies on drums.

Despite the crush for time the band pulled together the two song set that was required. With the success of the first show came an unfortunate change in lineup. Due to prior engagements with another band, Battle of the Bands would be drummer Arick Jefferies last full set with Introspector. Again pressed for time and lacking a drummer the remaining members of Introspector had a spot at the Lassen High Art Fest, and only had one month to sort everything out and extend their set list. Deciding to play the show without a drummer Introspector went ino the show with a strong 5 song set with only one cover. But it wasn't until the end of the show that the band decided to close with a jam session which led to a crowd call for a drummer.

The first to volunteer was close friend of the band Sam Musulin. Convinced by Sam's unrelenting style and the success of the collaboration it only seemed fit for Sam to be the permanent drummer. Soon after the addition of their new drummer Introspector and Mike Bingham parted ways. This would lead to the lineup of David Cheney, Spencer Duncan, and Sam Musulin. Excited about the new lineup Introspector's next show would be the result of a terribly unfortunate event.

On May 9th, 2008, Katie Morgan and her sister Elizabeth Morgan were lost to a tragic car accident. Within weeks of the accident Introspector was approached about doing a memorial show, with no questions asked, a date was set. This would be Introspectors first headlining show. With 3 more songs, having a total 8 song set the show, and Sam's debut went as planned. Shortly there after Introspector began recording their first demo "Even Gods Statue," but didn't put it out due to its feeling of incompletion.

Around this time the band picked David Smith to be it's first and current band manager. In fall of 2008 Lassen High School started an art exhibition called Coffee House. Introspector was among the first to be asked to play, and blew the audience away with it's explosive and experimental sound. The band played several Coffee House shows before the addition of guitarist and long time friend of the band Dylan Douglas.

His addition made the band's sound mesh together more than ever before, and his and Cheney's intertwining melodies were a winning combination. The band soon began to play alongside the local Punk band Wasted Youth, and the two were soon on every ticket together. Introspector also began recording a few more of its songs during this period, such as Daisy Pain, and Roofie Lullaby. In early 2009, drummer Sam Musulin made his final appearance with the band after deciding to join the Marines. His last concert was at the Coffee House, and the band played like it had never before, finishing the concert with fans running on stage and singing along with a cover of "Closing Time".

Left without a drummer, Dylan's cousin Alex Linn (an accomplished musician and fan of the band) was asked to take Sam's spot. The move payed off, as Alex's talent complemented the well established sound of the band. They played their first show with the new lineup the day before Dylan and David graduated from High School. The band was also featured on the local Blue Room Record's compilation "Boner Jams", a project started by former drummer and current producer Aric Jeffries, to get local band's music to the community.

It would be Introspector's first distributed music. Shortly after, Dylan moved to Fairfield,California in the Sacramento area, leaving David as the sole remaining band member in Susanville (Spencer had moved to Sac a short time before). After a little apprehension from fans that this might be the end of Introspector, the band announced that it would continue to exist in Sacramento. After months of struggling to make it to practices due to the seperation of members, the group was finally able to schedule their first Sacramento show at the Fox and Goose Pub's open mic night. The show was a success, and they got their first crowd call for an encore (See Introspector Live: Fox and Goose).

In April 2010 David and Dylan moved to Sacramento to devote their time to Introspector, and the band is now trying to find shows in the Sacramento area. The band is currently planning their first album tentatively named "Use As Directed". 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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