“Deconbrio has filled that deep dark void that has been lingering in our souls with the demise of such great industrial bands like Gravity Kills and Nine Inch Nails. Danny and company have taken up that lost torch and have started a new flame of industrial revolution. There is no shame in having crunchy guitar mixed with hard driving synths when the result is a great song to dance to or contemplate the universe with. Danny has stated that ‘Deconbrio is determined to be heard.’ I’d like to take that a step further, Deconbrio needs to be heard.” |
~Duffy Laudick (Razorblade Dancefloor)
Deconbrio is an alternative/industrial band from Knoxville, TN, headed by frontman Danny Rendo. Rendo, who writes, produces and records his own music, originally started in South Florida before moving to San Francisco and now has a new lineup in Knoxville.
Rendo’s vocals are outstanding; he has a raw, energetic sound that may remind you of a young Trent Reznor. Richie Brannon is a talented guitarist providing powerful rhythm to accompany the electronic sounds — much of which come from Ashley Fantastic, who handles the keyboards and synthesizers, and has even been known to dance a little at shows. Bow Morton has what it takes to keep up with the frenetic pace of industrial music and he absolutely pulverizes the skins. Newcomer Ryan McHan is not only a talented bass player, but he brings a large dose of energy and stage presence.
This is a group with a lot of talent and while a lot of their music has heavy influence from other bands, especially Nine inch Nails, they should not be viewed as any kind of cover or copycat band. They take the music and make it sound original in an upbeat, alternative, sexy way. The band has shared the stage with many talented musicians, including Everything Goes Cold, Cryogen Second, Team Cybergeist and Ego Likeness.
The band’s debut album, Obsessions of a False Idol, was released in 2008 and it wasn’t long after that they were picked up by Bit Riot Records out of Chicago, IL. They released an EP, The Vanishing, in 2009. Their latest album, Voyeur, was released in February 2012 and has received much acclaim.
Since the release of The Vanishing, Rendo has lent his remixing skills to a few artists, including Caustic, Celldweller, I Will Never Be The Same and Torrent Vaccine, and has produced a few tracks for South Florida-based hip hop artist MC Gaps.