Channel Zero

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Nazione:Belgio
Attività:dal 1990

Line up

  • Franky De Smet-Van Damme: vocals
  • Mikey Doling: guitars
  • Phil Baheux: drums
  • Tino De Martino: bass
Channel Zero was formed in Brussels in late 1990. A German label, Shark Records, quickly snapped up the young band and their self-titled debut hit the stores in 1992.

Produced by W. Stach and mixed in Nashville by Vinnie Paul, the album "Stigmatized" followed in 1993. Things began to come together for Channel Zero as their sophomore effort showcased how lead singer Franky's powerful and unique vocal style could really bring the potency of the band to a new level. Furthermore, their enthusiasm in the live arena resulted in shows with Biohazard, Obituary, Napalm Death, Life Of Agony and Pro-pain, along with support slots with both Exhorder and M.O.D. in Europe.

Their third album,"Unsafe" marked a new, sharper, more focused and straightforward sound. Produced by Andre Gielen and mixed in New York's River Sound Studio by Michael Barbiero (Metallica, Soundgarden, L7, Guns 'N' Roses), this was Channel Zero's first album to be released in the U.S.

1995 was a breakthrough year for Channel Zero which saw them tour across the world with, among others, Megadeth, Danzig, and Biohazard. As well as grace the bills of many famous European festivals (Torhout/Werchter, Pukkelpop, Bourges,...) the band played a headline tour in Australia.

Released in 1997, Channel Zero's final studio offering, "Black Fuel", was engineered and produced by Attie Bauw, a Dutch producer who worked previously with Fight (Rob Halford). The mastering was completed by Bob Ludwig at the Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine USA.

Channel Zero split in August 1997.


2010. Channel Zero announces 1 show in the infamous Brussels venue Ancienne Belgique. This 1 show results in 6 sold out shows in less than 60 minutes, 12.000 old and new fans can see for themselves that even a 14 year break didn't make the band lose any of their energy and power.
Singer Franky DSVD, drumming force Phil B, bass playerTino De Martino and now joined by the impressive international Mikey Doling (ex-Soulfl y and founding member of SNOT) on guitar, Channel Zero shook the AB to its foundations. That Summer Channel Zero took again the festival stage co-headlining Graspop and a Rock Werchter show!

The band has now finished their brand new album "Feed 'Em With a Brick", produced by Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy et Devil Driver). And this album really is a kick in the teeth. It's brutal, vicious and full of power. Feed 'Em doesn't ignore the metal past, but its sounds, song topics and the sheer energy oozing from every song is more then ever 2011. It's the only album Channel Zero should have made since their 1997 break. It is Channel Zero 2011. The album release is set this Summer and will be followed by festival and club touring.

Discografia

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Feed 'em With A Brick (Roadrunner Records / 2012) 

1. HOT SUMMER / 2. GUNS OF NAVARONE / 3. ELECTRIC SHOWDOWN / 4. FREEDOM / 5. IN THE CITY / 6. ANGELS BLOOD / 7. SIDE LINES / 8. HAMMERHEAD / 9. CAPITOL PIGS / 10. AMMUNITION / 11. WAR IS HELL ...

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Black Fuel (1997) 

1. BLACK FUEL / 2. MASTERMIND / 3. CALL ON ME / 4. FOOL`S PARADE / 5. SELF CONTROL / 6. MISERY / 7. THE HILL / 8. LOVE HATE SATELLITE / 9. CAVEMAN / 10. PULL IT IN / 11. WASTED / 12. OUTRO

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Unsafe (1994) 

1. SUCK MY ENERGY / 2. HEROIN / 3. BAD TO THE BONE / 4. HELP / 5. LONELY / 6. RUN W.T.T. / 7. WHY / 8. NO MORE / 9. UNSAFE / 10. DASHBOARD DEVILS / 11. AS A BOY / 12. MAN ON THE EDGE / 13. ALL FOR ONE

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1. CHROME DOME / 2. REPETITION / 3. STIGMATIZED FOR LIFE / 4. AMERICA / 5. PLAY A LITTLE / 6. GOLD / 7. TESTIMONY / 8. UNLEASH THE DOG / 9. BIG NOW / 10. LAST GASP

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Channel Zero (1992) 

1. NO LIGHT (AT THE END OF THEIR TUNNEL) / 2. TALES OF WORSHIP / 3. THE PIONEER / 4. SUCCEED OR BLEED / 5. NEVER ALONE / 6. INSPIRATION TO VIOLENCE / 7. PAINFUL JOKES / 8. SAVE ME / 9. ANIMATION ...

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