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Mickens, Sam

Kayfabe: Lamb of G.O.D.

Mickens, Sam: Kayfabe: Lamb of G.O.D. (Sam Mickens)

Vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Sam Mickens (The Dead Science) leading an excellent band including drummer Mike Pride, bassist Shahzad Ismaily, vocalists Carla Bozulich, Jesse Quattro, &c, through 15 persuasive rock songs recorded in NYC.

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product information:

Label: Sam Mickens
Catalog ID: 0000
Squidco Product Code: 19146

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Slimline CD with insert card and black plastic backing
Recorded at Peter Karl Studios, Rivington, Crazy Cat House, and at home in Bed-Stuy, NY.


Sam Mickens-Voice, guitar, keyboards, percussion

Mike Pride-Drum set, percussion

Shahzad Ismaily-Bass, keyboards, guitar

Jesse Stacken-Piano, organ

Jesse Quattro-Voice

Katie Eastburn-Voice

Carla Bozulich-Voice

Tim Rogers-Voice

Amirtha Kidambi-Voice

Carter Yasutake-Trumpet

Jason Disu-Trombone

Patti Kilroy-Violin

Nadia Sirota-Viola

Clarice Jensen-Cello

Gyoa Valt sd—ttir-Cello

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track listing:

1. Grave Robbers 2:26

2. The Demon Star 3:46

3. Word Of Power (Algol) 4:21

4. Sexual Madness 2:15

5. (You) Make Me Free 2:32

6. Ballet Of The Night 3:37

7. The Tyrant Sun 1:58

8. Interstitial--Ballet De Cour 0:58

9. False Lion 3:59

10. Algol Reprise 0:49

11. Final Fight 3:34

12. The Fate Of Kings Unmade 3:46

13. Please Give Me Peace 4:37

14. Tomorrow's Stage 3:38

15. Outside The Ring 3:26
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Rock and Related
Song Based Music
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv

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CDR release of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Sam Mickens (The Dead Science) leading an excellent band including drummer Mike Pride, bassist Shahzad Ismaily, vocalists Carla Bozulich, Jesse Quattro, &c, through 15 interesting persuasive rock song recording in NYC.

Artist Biographies:

"Mike Pride: Percussionist • Composer • Vocalist • Visual Artist

Born and raised in Southern Maine, but based out of New York City since 2000, Mike Pride currently performs solo, leads modern-jazz quartet From Bacteria To Boys, the 7-drummer installation-band Drummer's Corpse, and the MDC piano trio I Hate Work. He also co-leads the ensembles Pulverize The Sound (w/ Peter Evans and Tim Dahl), and Period (w/ Charlie Looker and Chuck Bettis). Pride is renowned for his ability to excel in a wide range of genres and ensembles. He has worked with everyone from improvised music icon Anthony Braxton to punk legends Millions Of Dead Cops, toured extensively on four continents, appeared on more than 100 recordings, and is currently touring the world opening for comedian Amy Schumer with Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore.

A short list of his collaborators includes Mick Barr, Tim Berne, Boredoms, Eugene Chadbourne, Nels Cline, Andrew D'Angelo, Trevor Dunn, Dynamite Club, Peter Evans, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Drew Gress, Mary Halvorson, Curtis Hasselbring, Nona Hendryx, Jon Irabagon, Brad Jones, Haino Keiji, Kirk Knuffke, George Lewis, Frank Lowe, Bill McHenry, Tony Malaby, Sam Mickens, Butch Morris, Joe Morris, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Matana Roberts, Herb Robertson, Jamie Saft, Sonny Simmons, Craig Wedren, Nate Wooley, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.

Pride's versatility doesn't end with his eclectic résumé as a popular sideman and leader/co-leader of many active ensembles spanning the worlds of modern-jazz, avant-rock, noise and doom metal improv. He is also a busy educator and clinician, a soundtrack composer for TV shows, video games, podcasts, independent films, and websites, and an experienced and exhibited visual artist.

Mike proudly uses Yamaha Drums & hardware, Vic Firth striking implements, and Humes & Berg Cases."

-Mike Pride Website (

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