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ge·nus[jee-nuhs] –noun, plural 1. Biology . the usual major subdivision of a family or subfamily in the classification of organisms.2. Logic . a class or group of individuals.We are all the same Genus - We are all humans being.

Formed in 2009, the Chicago based metal quintet Genus consists of vocalist Ryan Sears, guitarists Michael Russo and Brian "Brell" Worth, bassist Daniel Kushner, and drummer Alex Esau. [Creating their own independent label *Chicago Producers Cooperative* in 2012] the band’s shift between heavy slams and melodic breakdowns, along with unconventional song structures, is what gives Genus a unique sound that is not easily classifiable. The band has opened for such acts as Ventana
, Turbid North, and Motograter, and was featured on the 2011 Slave to the Metal Festival.

In 2012 Genus independently released their first EP “Origin” to great fanfare and critical praise, bolstering their reputation as one of the premiere local metal acts in the Chicago area. “Origin” features two singles, “Tides”, which was used by POWW wrestler Chris Cairo as his entrance theme, and “We Don’t Need to Whisper”, which was voted onto the “Chicago Metal Rocks Vol. 1” metal compilation. To round out “Origin”, the remix album, titled “Extractions” releases on 12.12.12, and featuring remixes by grammy winning artist Justin Wilson, underground legend AutoAxon and many more.

Asked what the future holds, lead singer Ryan Sears responded “The plan for 2013 is to not let up. We’re going back into the studio to do a follow up, and we’re going to build on what we did for Origin, and make it bigger, better, and more ambitious. Right now we’re keeping our live show sharp, and writing new material. “

The band’s message is simple: we are all the same genus; we are all humans being.

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General Info

Band Members
Russo - L. Guitar, Brell - R. Guitar, Alex - Drums, Kush - Bass, Ryan - Vocals
Artist Name
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Metal / Hard Rock / Hardcore

Contact Info

Chicago, IL

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