In the wake of their respective debut albums, Providence's ATHLETIC AUTOMATON and Montreal's AIDS WOLF came face to face; stripped bare of armor, draped in amour, wielding weapons of choice. With the battle lines drawn, each band tallied forcefully, committing individual tracks to tape. But as the war waged on, members defected from side to side, new alliances were formed and hard lines blurred. What emerged from the battlefield was an entirely new entity: bloodied, unbowed, and undefeated.
Recorded by Radwan Moumneh at One Hundred Sided Die in Montreal and Patrick Crump in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Skin Graft Records presents "Clash of the Life-Force Warriors" on dueling formats: as a compact disc and a gatefold-sleeved vinyl LP. Athletic Automaton is guitarist Stephen Mattos, formerly of Arab on Radar; and drummer Patrick Crump, Pellum 123 expatriate. Aids Wolf is concussionist Hiroshima Thunder, and singer Special Deluxe, paired with guitarists Barbarian Destroyer and Him, The Magi. Aids Wolf Versus Athletic Automaton is all of the above: legion, two-in-one, long-haired on free stages... and the dawn of a new age, a crystalline declaration of independence for an uncivilized world.
released November 14, 2006
Pat Crump: Percussion
Stephen Mattos: Guitar/ Lap Steel
Hiroshima Thunder: Drums
Special Deluxe: Yelping
Barbarian Destroyer: Guitar
HIM, The Magi: Guitar
Recorded by Radwan Moumneh at One Hundred Sided Die in Montreal and Patrick Crump in Lincoln, Rhode Island