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Mammal

Ezekiel Ox (Vocals. Pete Williamson (Guitar) Nick Adams (Bass) Zane Rosanoski (Drums.

“…these new vibrations, mixing with the old, they control this land. …he’s got six strings in his hand. …he’s got four strings in his hand. …he’s got two sticks in his hand. …I’ve got this mic in my hand…..

Fuck the hype, MAMMAL are the real deal. A visceral alloy of prog, punk and raw rock, MAMMAL are forward-thinking and forward moving. This is a band that is seriously going places, and fast.

Livewire four-piece MAMMAL are ...read more

Ezekiel Ox (Vocals. Pete Williamson (Guitar) Nick Adams (Bass) Zane Rosanoski (Drums.

“…these new vibrations, mixing with the old, they control this land. …he’s got six strings in his hand. …he’s got four strings in his hand. …he’s got two sticks in his hand. …I’ve got this mic in my hand…..

Fuck the hype, MAMMAL are the real deal. A visceral alloy of prog, punk and raw rock, MAMMAL are forward-thinking and forward moving. This is a band that is seriously going places, and fast.

Livewire four-piece MAMMAL are already taking Australian stages like a hot-blooded (r)evolution. And for all the right reasons. In an industry typified by manufactured hype, management nepotism and the transparent agendas of major labels, MAMMAL are a rarity. Independent, loud and proud, and making a big noise via word-of mouth alone. Try naming another band that could achieve so much in so little time just on their live reputation? International supports (Avenged Sevenfold, Sebastian Bach, Dry Kill Logic); a national tour with progressive rock heavyweights Cog; and a killer debut EP - it’s no surprise to learn MAMMAL have been snapped up by booking agency NEW WORLD ARTISTS (Silverchair, Shihad, The Living End). The band now find themselves billed on major rock festivals all the way into 2007, and like their contemporaries in the heavy rock genre, (Cog, Karnivool and The Butterfly Effect), MAMMAL are converting a legion of dedicated fans overnight, in thrall to the band’s infectious manifesto and unparalleled musical muscle.

Talk about momentum. MAMMAL formed in March 2006 when irrepressible frontman Ezekiel Ox - disaffected with the implosion of his previous band Full Scale and looking for a new heavy rock project to vent his political spleen - hooked up with childhood buddy, Pete Williamson (lead guitarist for Pete Murray’s Stonemasons). The guitar-player had already been honing songs with session-style bassist Nick Adams, and the two were in need of a vocalist. From there, everything clicked. Armed with a cache of slick licks, amphetamine-fuelled angular riffage and bare-knuckle songs, the trio quickly enlisted the concussive percussion of Zane Rosanoski, frenetic drummer for ethno-fusion act, Jika.

Intense rehearsal ensued, and after hijacking the crowds of whatever gig they could get themselves billed on, MAMMAL entered Melbourne’s Sing Sing Studios and emerged with their self-titled EP. Well into their second pressing at the time of this biography being written, the MAMMAL EP features the adrenalised New Breed Judas, the supercharged nihilism of Hell Yeah!, the sardonic rant of Think, and the infectious sway of Groove Junkie, and mirrors the urgency, intensity and conviction of their live show. Straight-up, in-yer-face, and tight as fuck. Like some scarecrow prophet, Ox spits out his passionate diatribe with a wild-eyed maniacal zeal, fusing rapid-fire rhetoric and soaring melody, while Williamson lays down the sort of riffage that have any punter’s fist unconsciously forming the horned salute. And throughout, the lock-steady rhythm-section of Adams and Rosanoski deliver the kind of grooves you can feel in your gut.

The momentum continues. Now perfectly positioned to be the next big player in the Australian heavy rock scene, MAMMAL have the chops, the musos, the songs and the live show to go all the way.

“…these new vibrations, mixing with the old, they control this land. …he’s got six strings in his hand. …he’s got four strings in his hand. …he’s got two sticks in his hand. …I’ve got this mic in my hand…..

It reads like a mission statement, and so it is. The evolution has begun. MAMMAL are here. Sit back, strap in, and just watch this fucker snowball.

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LPs
The Majority
2008

3.9
64 Votes
EPs
Mammal
2007

4
29 Votes
Live Albums
Vol 2: Systematic/Automatic
2009

3.8
6 Votes
Vol 1: The Aural Underground
2007

4.1
15 Votes

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