The Machinery of Other Skeletons

The Machinery of Other Skeletons

5-piece groove metal band based in Shanghai, China

Band members:
Hans von Meister: bass
Ivan Belcic: vocals
Sam Gregory: drums
Maomao: guitar

Previous members:
Martin Aamodt: guitar
Brian Murdock: guitar

TMOOS got started in 2013 when guitarists Brian Murdock and Martin Aamodt decided to shake things up in Shanghai's heavy music scene with a new band. Vocalist Ivan joined in after talking about it with Brian at an As I Lay Dying show, and Hans and Sam quickly filled in the ranks. This lineup saw a flurry of songwriting as the band quickly gained popularity, opening for The Black Dahlia Murder as their second-ever performance.

That would prove to be Martin's last show with the band, and local guitar wizard Maomao was tapped to take his place. During this time, TMOOS recorded their debut EP, "Beyond the Circular," in a true DIY spirit, with Hans handling all mixing and mastering duties. Officially released on July 11 with a show at Shanghai's iconic venue Yuyintang, it served as an unfortunate goodbye to founding member Brian as well. Brian left Shanghai just a few days later for law school back in the US.

TMOOS soldiers on, with Hans and Maomao taking charge of songwriting responsibilities while beginning the hunt for a new rhythm guitarist.

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