Those Darn Gnomes

Since their formation in 2013, Those Darn Gnomes have blurred the lines between noise, metal and free jazz. The group formed initially with the lineup of Mark Steuer (vocals), Christian Molenaar (guitar/flute), Russell Case (bass) and Bryon Wojciechowski (drums), releasing their debut album The Years independently in 2015. The band followed up with their second full-length, The Zodiac, in 2016. While their debut more heavily emphasized the band’s roots in avant-garde metal and hardcore, The Zodiac stripped away any pretense of being a metal band in favor of a new, even more aggressive sound incorporating further elements of free improvisation and harsh noise. The band released a fully improvised single-track EP, Peeling, as a limited cassette in 2017, before playing...

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