Members: Graham-guitar, vocals Aaron-bass, vocals, beards Jesse-drums, vocals
Noisy, un-economical, polluting and mass-consuming, mankind and tractor trailers seem to share more than a few things in common. And as simply as the wheels of commerce keep turning, many of those in positions of power are always hungry to keep progressing; spreading; growing. In many ways it would also seem that humanity and cancer share a lot in common. "The general population of the United States doesn't care about much outside of their car and fast food," says Aaron Jenkins, Ed Gein's bassist/primary lyricist and one of the trios' three vocalists. The band has been pounding the pavement hard since their formation in 2001, touring furiously and earning themselves a cult-like following across the US and Canada. Playing a hybrid style of thrash, metal, sludge, grind and punk, Ed Gein, who call Syracuse, NY home, use their self-described 'angry-noise punk' style as a means to deliver their politically and socially charged message. "It's all a matter of being aware and thinking for yourself," says Jenkins. "A 'Judas-goat' is an older animal at a slaughter-house trained to lead the other animals to slaughter. In exchange, the animal is taken care of almost like a family pet until they are no longer of use. A large portion of the world's population falls into one of the unfortunate categories of either being a betrayer or one of the millions of mindless, resource-eating followers."