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returntothepit >> discuss >> Local Band Appreciation: the_network by the_reverend on Oct 4,2004 10:28pm
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:May 7,2005 9:08am - post by new+user
please ask these guys to contact me! Steve Austin today is the day...


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toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Oct 4,2004 10:28pm edited Oct 5,2004 12:10am
yeah! the_network. no, not the new band by billy joe from green day. Out of the late 90's new hampshire bands of Ookla the mok* and the Fault** in the backwoods of New Hampshire's south, comes the newest super group, the_network. members of the fault (kevin, tim, and scott) got sick of being in that band (in the end they were just trying to make up crazy stuff to play)

and ookla the mok was over. when they wanted to make a new band up, they pulled in pete (ex-ookla the mok) in with them.

the last member being nate (ex-halo suffocation machine***/As I bleed).

add samples, brian, and there is the inception of the_network!

so fast forward to 2002 when everyone is talking about this band that no one has heard of an how their show randomly at the lawrence knigs of columbus.

I missed that show, but from what I gather, the ground openned up and an out-swelling of angels and demons covered the crowd in a euphoric spray of whiskey and morphine after having covered their bodies in gapping slash marks. Kids lost thier minds.

for the next almost year, the_network remained an enigmatic mystery, retreating back to the woods of new hampshire and not playing any shows.
finally, April 19, 2003, I got a chance to see them at the bombshelter,

mixing spazzy hardcore, noise, and berzerker-esque drum beats they terrorized the crowd.

watching them is to sit there, fearing for your life while being dumb-founded. like sitting and staring at a nuclear bomb going off.

needless to say, pete was crawling all over the pipes on the ceiling. During shows, I always try to keep one eye on him so that I don't get a errant mic-stand wrapped around my head.

3 days later, they made a debut on RTTP with a live set.

yeah, the back up vocals weren't loud enough miced up.. but whatever.

a few months after that, the sampler player left. this sort of left a void in their sound.

at first they were looking for a replacement, but decided to stop looking and just continue on.
they placed a few things into the mix, samples off a cd and then new padels!

honestly, you don't notice it on the new tracks.
their most recent tracks are leaning more towards sound like burn the priest.

currently, they keep recording tracks (exit 23) and are looking for a label to sign them and make them all rock stars.

if you have a label, sign them and save them from Dover, NH.


* ookla ended in 1998 adam (singer) went on to sing for cannae (prosthetic records). max (singer) went on to the insane shaniqua and the skull fuckers.
** the fault ended in 1998
*** HSM's last show was nov 3rd 2001



toggletoggle post by RustedAngel at Oct 4,2004 10:36pm
fault / ookla shows were pretty awesome around that time and when the scene was a lot cooler than it is now.

fault's singer did backflips off stage and hurt himself a couple of times. I'll always remember the halloween show ookla played at safe n sound.



toggletoggle post by anonymous at Oct 5,2004 9:26am
Now lets all go check them out tommorow night in Portsmouth nh at the muddy river smoke house with Backfuckingstabbers inc wensday oct 6th starts @ 6:30 $8 all ages



toggletoggle post by Lincoln at Oct 5,2004 9:36am
Dude we played with those guys at O'Briens...it's a wonder that O'Briens didn't crash to the ground that night. Those guys are excellent...awesome show!!!!



toggletoggle post by succubus  at Oct 5,2004 10:09am
i love the_network!

i thought i replied when aaron linked me to this last night after he posted it...but i dunno what happened

anyhow..

there are playing tomorrow at the Muddy River Smokehouse you should all go!!

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toggletoggle post by blue  at Oct 5,2004 2:11pm
from what ive heard, they might not be searching for a label anymore...



toggletoggle post by phantos   at Oct 7,2004 2:40am
THE NETWORK is DESTROYER.

Love these guys.



toggletoggle post by humanbonedeathmachine at Oct 26,2004 10:38pm
i was very impressed with their set at the aviary fuuuuckin a



toggletoggle post by flyingpoopdestroyer  at Oct 27,2004 10:52am
they play the dover brickhouse tonight. I'll be there. of course, I work there, but I would have been there anyhow.



toggletoggle post by RustedAngel at Oct 27,2004 10:56am
I'll probably be there I'm kinda tired from last night...



toggletoggle post by BillyfromNH  at Apr 26,2012 8:05pm
HOLY SHIT! Proud to say I tried out for bass, came to like 3 practices, but it would have been a lot of driving. These guys have been absolutely my inspiration to stay original, and get ridiculous live! So intense! Good ol' days



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