Alien Ant Farm

Decades: 1990s 2000s


This alternative metal outfit was formed in Riverside, California, USA in 1996 by Dryden Mitchell (15 June 1976; vocals), Terry Corso (guitar), Tye Zamora (bass) and Mike Cosgrove (drums). Their strange moniker arose from Corso’s concept of humanity being watched by aliens like a child watching his ant farm. The quartet built up a strong following on the west coast of America, and even ventured into Europe for some well-received festival dates. Their cheekily named debut Greatest Hits, was released on the band’s own Chick Music imprint in 1999, and was named best Independent Rock Album at that year’s L.A. Music Awards. A recording contract with Papa Roach’s New Noize imprint followed, giving Alien Ant Farm all the benefits of the label’s distribution contract with the major DreamWorks. ANThology, released in March 2001, received good reviews and made inroads into the US national chart. The second single from the album, a quirky cover...

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