Formed during 1997 and originally coming from Providence, Rhode Island (before relocating to Brooklyn, New York a year later), this provocative US outfit is regularly compared to Japanese noise rockers Melt Banana and the Boredoms. Black Dice made their debut in 1998 with the 7-inch, Semen Of The Sun. The bands early incarnation included Bjorn Copeland (guitar), Hisham Bharoocha (drums), Eric Copeland (vocals), and Sebastian Blanck (bass), while their live shows were as excruciating as their music - often only lasting 15 minutes in length (with the music being largely improvisational), and resulting in injuries to band members.
Shortly after their move to New York, Blanck was replaced by Aaron Warren, that resulted in the release of their debut, Black Dice, in 2000. On the albums ensuing US tour, the shows (which often took place in warehouses rather than conventional music clubs) saw the band focus on experimenting...
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