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Chat Pile


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Throughout parts of the mid-western United States lie towering mounds of the waste residue
from early 20th Century lead mining operations. Comprised of what is known as "chat," these
hills of toxic, metallic dust dot the countryside as if they were headstones for communities
destroyed by industrialization such as Picher, Oklahoma. These effigies would come to be the
namesake for the Oklahoma based band, Chat Pile, whose grotesque and pummeling brand of
noise rock has managed to terrorize listeners worldwide in only a matter of months.
Intent on raising as much havoc as possible, Chat Pile was spawned from the bowels of the
OKC underground music scene in February of 2019. Consisting of Raygun Busch (vocals),
Luther Manhole (Guitars), Stin (Bass), and Captain Ron (Drums), the quartet brings with them a
sludgy and starkly nihilistic take on noise rock. Channeling everything from the oppressive
sludgy beat downs of Godflesh, the vulgar absurdity of The Jesus Lizard, and the rebellious,
post-modern experimentation of Sonic Youth, the works of Chat Pile are bleak, brutal and
genuinely terrifying.
Few bands have a level of self-understanding as Chat Pile. Despite the infancy of the project,
Chat Pile continues to be a standout among the sea of D.I.Y. music projects to come out in
recent memory. Their brand of crass, crushing, and poignantly cynical noise rock fills an
otherwise unaccounted for niche in today's underground music landscape.
- Evan Mester/Yer Scene


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