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Spawning from the vast bible-belt hell in 2004 by Singer/Songwriter Phillip Vogler, American Gothic was born. From their first gig in Feb of 05 supporting their 5-song EP (3,000 copies sold) @ Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro, North Carolina, to their most recent triumphs in the Twin Cities, Minnesota (now the band’s home), American Gothic endured the best n worst of playing in a “hell-bent on success” rock n’ roll band, being sick of the current state of music, with it's sugar-pop bullshit, and anything to make a buck ''artists''.
After taking a yr off from playing live to record back in their home town of Winston Salem NC, the band trecked back to MN and joined up with Twin Cities' metal drummer, Troy Banta. In addition, longtime AG veteran bassist, Jason Moss, moved back to NC to pursue other interests just 2 shows after the Friday the 13th release of their 1st full length LP on 8/13/10. in Jan 2012 the band added new bass player Joe Petersen..and shortly after Troy Banta departed from American Gothic. So with Troys departure Phil decided it was time to revamp the band to a 4 piece and added Mike Wulfing on Guitar and Max Botko on Drums. American Gothic is ready to hit the ground runnin' in 2012 and to continue to build its reputation for American Gothic's outlandish personna and extreme live shows. .
Ultimately, the success of the band’s musical output, support from fans, n relentless work ethic have primed the band to release their highly anticipated debut ’A Hodgepodge Clusterfuck of High-Anxiety Chaos’. American Gothic will continue to independently thrust their aggressively charismatic music, live shows, n image upon the world until they find a vehicle suitable for complete domination…
There’s no doubt this fierce juggernaut of southern metal will be a constant in the new horizon of rock n’ roll.