BIO & HISTORY
October 1st, 1993 - ALIEN's first gig starts out as a way of irritating certain guitarists from our other bands. Fed up with ego problems, we began as a 2 Bass ensemble, hence the song title "No Guitars…No egos", which later on became "No Guitars…Egos" as we developed a crowd following. We also introduced various other instruments (musical and non musical) such as pieces of scrap metal, car radiators, power tools and later on keyboards, that members of our existing bands would never have heard of using.
The ALIEN joke was then heightened in early 1994, when we all voted 2nd place in a local rock song contest?! After this we went on to perform some very intense/interesting gigs and also released in October 1994, a self titled 4-song demo cassette. This sold well locally, received student radio airplay as well as many positive reviews in magazines/fanzines both in New Zealand and overseas.
…Then on December 2nd, 1995, after enjoying a 14-month period of inactivity and sexual self-loathing, ALIEN reunited to perform a one off reunion gig. Due to the success of this event, it was decided that ALIEN would once again continue on their path toward world and inter-galactic Rock n' Roll domination. This time unfortunately, due to the usual band bullshit, it was also decided that ALIEN would continue without original Bass player, Vaughn. Sadly, the final tie with Monty Python had now been severed.
August 1996: Enter 'Mick Elborado' on keyboards and the second show in to years is performed (with the help of Don Gone on tape loops and drum machine), this time with only a single bass guitar… The sound is now far more refined, dynamic and generally better than it had ever been in the past. In between August 1996 and May 1997 ALIEN go into NIGHTSHIFT studios and work on about half an hours worth of Material. 15 1/4 minutes (5 tracks) of which are selected to be mixed and released as the new demo '12 XII 12'. Current plans are to force this incredible piece of psychotic Sonic sound art up the butts of every underground, zine' Magazine and label possible until everyone realizes the FUCKING Truth -
ALIEN ARE SATANS DIRECT LINK WITH ALL OF PLANET FUCKING EARTH!!! FUCK ALL OF YOU!!!
…ALIEN are (at time of writing):
- Matt Alien - bits of metal, additional keyboards and lead vocals.
- Mick Elborado - Keyboards.
- Danny B. - Drums.
- Krystgristle - Bass and backing vocals.
…Currently Missing in Action: Rebekka Alien - keyboards.
…Thank you and Good night!
…Planet of the Apes.
P.O.Box 36 249
ALIEN PUTTING THE METAL BACK INTO HEAVY!!!