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Jungle Rot - Biography




The Midwest based quartet Jungle Rot have garnered a large and loyal following within the last 10 years due in large part to having a style more similar to acts such as Slayer and Sodom, rather than the typical Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation rip-offs that the underground extreme music scene is so oversaturated with. The sound and attitude that Jungle Rot have exposed the public to its efficiency and execution. Jungle Rot have never tried to be the goriest or most technical band in the extreme underground, but instead have focused on flowing grooves and infectious, catchy songwriting.

In 1995, Jungle Rot released their first full-length demo/album, "Skin The Living", to rave reviews. This, coupled with the bands explosive live performances, led to a recording deal in 1998 with Pulverizer Records. They immediately released their second full-length album, "Slaughter The Weak", which helped them garner a rabid underground following. After enjoying promising and successful sales from the record, Jungle Rot was let down when Pulverizer Records closed its doors. At this time, independent label Pavement Records stepped up and re-released "Slaughter The Weak" for the band.

Proving that they were one of the hardest working bands in the underground scene, Jungle Rot survived numerous lineup changes, kept playing shows and wrote new material. Some of this material, along with some classic choice cover songs, was recorded for the EP entitled "Darkness Foretold", released by cult magazine/label SOD. Jungle Rot's relentless touring and aggressive self-promotion caught the attention of Olympic Recordings, who quickly offered them a deal. Their third album, "Dead And Buried", further showed what this dynamic unit have to offer and exposed them to a larger, broader audience.

In 2004 came the release of Jungle Rot's 4th album, "Fueled by Hate", on Century Media/Olympic Recordings. Probably their strongest effort yet, this album should be no disappointment to any real metal fan. The year 2005 sees the band celebrating their 10 year anniversary with even more member changes and consistent touring including their first trek overseas to slaughter European audiences. Jungle Rot are now writing new songs for the next album, entitled "War Zone", the album is slated to be released in June 2006 on Crash Music, with frequent subsequent touring to follow. Staying with the formula of memorable songs and catchy grooves, while still having the heaviness to live up to and exceed the current requirements for extreme music, Jungle Rot will continue its legacy of uncompromising straightforward aggression for years to come.