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Bio

The concept of Emaciation was spawned in early 1996 when Kirby Ray , founder & guitarist/ vocalist wanted to take some of the members of his group from that time, Gikk, to the next level & play more intense metal than Gikk was turning out . Missouri based members Kirby Ray & Gikk drummer Stu Farris focused on more brutal metal, back to basics metal songs . The reason for this was to bring back old school influences to the modern form of the band & to be as intense as possible . Some line up changes happened between 1997 & 2000 . The current one being the best according to the band . The true concept of the band is to create the heaviest sound possible with classical & metal influences . The band embraces old school techniques, as not to forget the best sounding metal styles . Although, by adding their own styles their sound is very original . The band has played only very few shows, dispite their following . Emac has been invited to play at many of the world's best metalfests such as Dynamo festival in Holland, Wacken fest, & Milwaukee Metalfest . Label interest has been expresed from Century Media Records & the band is eager to work with them . Emac was voted one of the top six bands of the annual City Of Roses Music Fest in Cape Girardeau, MO by the ticket holders to the yearly outdoor event . See them live to experience the theatrical part of their show, like Flute intros with member antics on stage, & females dancers with blood letting & such human acts ! The band wears corpse paint on their faces to heighten the passion of metal & out of respect for the most ripping bands on earth which happen to be black metal groups in the opinion of the members .

First logo concept was done by Kirby Ray in 97, developed by Steve Farris in 98, then final logo design done in 1998 by Christoph Spadjel of Belgium . Spadjel is know for the many great logos such as : Emperor, Old Mans Child, Enthroned & Hypnosia logos .

Members & past members


1997 LINE UP :
Jason Riley guitar, Shannon Aden guitar, Jason Edwards bass, Kirby Ray guitar vocals, Stu Farris drums .

1998 LINE UP : Shannon Aden bass, Kirby Ray guitar vocals, Stu Farris drums .

1999 LINE UP : Shannon Aden guitar, Kirby Ray guitar vocals, Jessuka Keyboards, Big Ben Bass, Stu Farris drums .

2000 & on LINE UP : Shannon Aden guitar, Kirby Ray guitar vocals, Jessuka Keyboards, Hellfingers Big Ben Bass, Beer Purg drums .


Member duties / Profiles


Shannon Aden guitar, Kirby Ray guitar vocals, Jessuka Keyboards, Hellfingers Big Ben Bass, Beer Purg drums . More info soon to come .

Influences


AC/DC, Ozzy, Sabbath, Kreator, Celtic Frost, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Marduk, Samael, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar, Vintersorg, Destruction, Mayhem, Satyricon, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Emperor, Cradle of Filth, The Scorpions, Opera 9, Grave, Old Man's Child, Cannibal Corpse, Krabathor, Krisiun, & Death Metal, Thrash, Black Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, Femalemetal, & ALL metal !

Artist Contributions


First logo concept by Kirby Ray in 97, developed by Steve Farris in 98, then final logo design done in 1998 by Christoph Spadjel of Belgium . Spadjel is know for the many great logos such as : Emperor, Old Mans Child, Enthroned & Hypnosia logos .

Band Family History


Kirby Ray - Sinister - 1984 -1986, The Nude House of Wacky People - 1987, The Honey Offering - 1988 - 1995, Gikk - 1993 - 1997, The Grimshaws - 1996 - 1997 - Emaciation 1998 to current line up .

Shannon Iron Aden - MSI - 1990, Lead Circus - 1992-1994, Gikk - 1993 - 1997, The Grimshaws - 1996 - 1997 .

Stu Farris : , The Honey Offering - 1988 - 1995, Gikk - 1993 - 1997, Steerjockey - 1995-1996, The Grimshaws - 1996 - 1997, Emaciation 1997 - 1999 .

Jessuka - 1990 - 1997 - Flute & keyboards in school band . Emaciation 1997 to current line up .

Big Ben : Bokor - 2000 - 2001 - Emaciation 1998 to current line up .

Beer Purg : Jazz school band . Emaciation 2001to current line up .

Jason Edwards : Shannon Iron Aden - MSI - 1990, Lead Circus - 1992-1994, Gikk - 1993 - 1997, The Grimshaws - 1996 - 1997 .

Jason Riley : Gikk - 1993 - 1997, Chemical Billy - 1994 - 1996, The Grimshaws - 1996 - 1997, Emaciation 1997 - 1998 .