"A hybrid of insane, hardcore throwdowns with artistic and melodic metal." It is this amalgam that separates RANDALL FLAGG from most other heavy metal bands. "I think [that] musically, we walk a different path and try to mix new sounds and styles into a heavy metal context," adds Fleming. "Basically, there are no rules for what we write. If it sounds good and it's interesting, anything can become a song." From forming in a Rockland County, NY garage to performing at New York City venues such as CBGBs, The Knitting Factory and Don Hill's, RANDALL FLAGG has evolved into something distinctly special in the heavy music scene.
After a few personnel shifts, the Jersey City-based band has settled into a cohesive unit. Drawing from a wide array of individual backgrounds, interests and influences-including Nirvana, Persian folklore, Nine Inch Nails, Botch, film scoring, audio engineering, The Dillinger Escape Plan, graphic design, The Smashing Pumpkins and the Deftones-there's a rare and inherent depth in RANDALL FLAGG's music. Concentrating on communicating an original sound-often thunderous, always compelling-rather than fitting into the heavy metal band stereotypes, RANDALL FLAGG leaves the metal to their music. "We are basically a bunch of geeks who like computers, video games and movies," says Fleming. "We're nice guys who say 'please' and 'thank you'.
There's none of that macho/tough guy 'I'm metal!' attitude." Like the writings of Stephen King-whose apocalyptic antagonist in The Stand is where the band grabs its name from-RANDALL FLAGG's music is intense, dark, thought-provoking, captivating, and enduring. As they put it best, "RANDALL FLAGG is what's for breakfast. It stays crunchy, even in milk." 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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