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Finite Automata / Bio

Finite Automata began as a solo project in the summer of 2006
by front-man Mod Eschar (Dom Price) in Pensacola, FL. In 2007
Eschar was joined by core member c. Grendel (Chris Stanley);
inspired by the groundbreaking works of Skinny Puppy, Front
Line Assembly and other electronic acts such as Severed Heads
and Project Pitchfork, the duo began to churn out a sonic
onslaught of haunting melodies and demented mentally
vexing vocals. They were joined later that same year by
guitarist, keyboardist, and gadgetrist Mat Syn (Mat Porter), a
seasoned musician from Pensacola. The group has had a few
lineup changes over the years, but Syn and Eschar remain at
the project’s creative core. The group began to become
recognized nationally after a chance conversation between
Eschar and Ben V of the Ludovico Technique, which resulted in
their being invited to play the Florida Underground Industrial
Music Festival in Orlando for four consecutive years and their
signing to Beyond Therapy Records in 2011. Over the course of
their career, they have shared the stage with Combichrist, Slick
Idiot, God Module, and Ludovico Technique.

Theatrics feature prominently in Finite Automata’s
performances. Wire, knives, props, dolls, mock suicides, and
copius amounts of stage blood combined with additional
actors and light shows have been used in numerous live
showcases. Eschar’s stage antics vary from slow paced
creeping to bursts of rampant psychopathic energy. The
group’s overall delivery and lyrical themes challenge the
listener into forming their own opinions on the controversial
subject matter they touch upon in their music.

They’ve been compared to Skinny Puppy and Project Pitchork,
an referred to as a welcome throwback to the harsher, heavier
aesthetic of mid 80 - mid 90’s electro-industrial. However the
group does not to limit itself, and forges a fresh reconciliation
of the new school with the old. To date, Finite Automata
released their EP release Here Won No One (2011), and their
örst full length album Recurse (2012). Their current creation
entitled Dogma Eye, is tentatively slated to be released within
the next year and differs in both aesthetic and theme from it’s
predecessor. Eschar states the album’s central theme is
“control” and “coercion”. The group currently resides in
Atlanta, GA.

General Info

Band Members
Mod Eschar - Vocals/Production/Arrangement, Scott Storey - Keyboard
Artist Name
Finite Automata
Home Page
Active Since
Electronica / Industrial / Experimental

Contact Info

Atlanta, GA

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