Mankind is Obsolete formed in the wake of the 9-11 tragedy. Drummer, Jon Siren, and singer, Natasha Cox, created the name of the band with the intention of challenging people to consider their actions and consequences for the future of humanity. The music began to take shape with electronic loops, a mixture of organic and electronic drums and keyboards, and a blend of aggressive and melodic vocals. Drawing influence from bands such as Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, and Tool, the band released their first EP, “Metamorph,” in 2003. The band, joined by bassist Gordon Bash and eventually Scott Landes on guitar, began to tour regionally, working to evolve their live show and sound. They released two more full-length albums as well as a remix album and continued to tour the US heavily. After touring the US for many years, the band had the opportunity to realize their dreams of bridging relations with other conflicting countries when they were asked by the US State Department to be cultural ambassadors for both Iran and Algeria. MKIO travelled to Algeria in June 2012, performing and teaching workshops to musicians during their two-week stay. The intention for the visit was to help show the people the beauty of expressing through music rather than violence. Mankind is Obsolete most recently released “Möbius Loop,” a full-length album, in May 2014 and is planning a west coast tour in the fall of 2014.