SOILENT GREEN (1988–PRESENT). Glenn Rambo (vocals, replaced by Ben Falgoust), Brian Patton (guitar), Donovan Punch (guitar, replaced by Ben Stout, Tony White, Gregg Harney, now vacant), Marcel (bass, replaced by Scott Williams, Scott Crochet), Tommy Buckley (drums).
Soilent Green is a sludgy grindcore band that is almost as famous for the tragedies that have surrounded them as their exceptional music. The band started in 1988 in a suburb of New Orleans and quickly established themselves as one of the finest and fastest grindcore bands in the United States. Although the band started in the eighties, they did not get to record their brutal attack on record until 1995, after changing vocalists. The band likes to joke that a black cloud hangs over them, and there may be something to what they say. In 2001 a significant van accident severely hurt Patton and Williams, and the band was barely back on the road before yet another van crash occurred in the spring of 2002, which injured Falgoust so badly that he was unable to walk for several months. In 2003 bassist Scott Williams was killed by his roommate, and in 2005 former vocalist Glenn Rambo was killed in Hurricane Katrina. The band’s tragedies inspired the concept record Inevitable Collapse about tragedy and the nature of life and resistance.
Discography: Pussysould (Dwell Records, 1995); A String of Lies (Relapse Records, 1998); Sewn Mouth Secrets (Relapse Records, 1998); A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down (Relapse Records, 2001); Confrontation (Relapse Records, 2005); Inevitable Collapse in the Presence of Conviction (Metal Blade Records, 2008).