Human Animal started at the very tail end of 2011 when several old friends had found themselves all without bands. Everyone’s most recent musical endeavors had all but fizzled out and ideas to switch things up started to pop into each others heads. Many of us had previously played in bands together even though some of those projects were well over a decade ago. The notion was simple; we all missed just hanging out, having fun, making loud aggressive music, and creating something together.
EMS had been playing bass in bands since the early ‘90s and had always done a few back up vocals here and there, & even some guest vocals on friend’s records. Everyone always has that fantasy that they’d like to try being a singer just once in their life. Well after a bunch of months of him talking about the idea, drummers Bobby Williams and Adam Salaga made him put his money where his mouth was. This time though Adam who had been playing drums in bands for well over a decade was itching to switch it up as well and play guitar. Drummer Bobby Williams had recently built his own studio called Under the Radar and practices started happening. Another old friend Nate Black came around and started dropping some serious guitar solos on top of everything. After a short search for a bassist Ryan Zimmerman, the young buck of the crew, came through and helped complete the line up.
October of 2012 will see the debut and first release from Human Animal. “Dark Days” features 5 songs filled with classic Erie Lake Effect Hardcore vibes played by people who have lived it most of their lives. Their sound and lyrics would best be described as intelligent cavemen struggling to deal with the modern worlds frustrations. The plan is to be productive and release various EPs on numerous labels throughout the globe. Human Animal is attempting to remind everyone of the great historic hardcore scene that has always came out of the frigid, rust belt city of Erie, Pennsylvania. Lake Effect… always In Effect.
Abnegation, Anchor, Brother's Keeper, Jesus Wept, Phases, Prayer for a Fallen Angel, Problem Solver Revolver, Run Devil Run, Shockwave, Smoke & Mirrors, Thick as Thieves, xDisciplex AD… and plenty more.