Origin: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Genres: Nu-Metal
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American Head Charge  

The nu-metal phenomenon came and went in the space of several years starting in the late nineties, with a lot of bands seemingly jumping on board without a lot to say. The bands that have survived are groups like System Of A Down, who get by on sheer originality, a rarity for the field. American Head Charge aren't as quirky as SOAD, but throughout the sixteen tracks that make up 2001's The War Of Art the band displays an impressive songwriting ability, cleverly avoiding the every-song-sounds-the-same trap while remaining intrenched in the nu-metal genre -- this is really an excellent album. Bolstered by Ozzfest appearances in support of Art, the band has become a major player in modern American metal. After several lineup changes, the band returned with The Feeding in early 2005, but then suffered a major setback with the untimely passing of guitarist Bryan Ottoson. As of this writing, the band is continuing to tour in Ottoson's honor.

Current Members

Cameron Heacock


Bryan Ottoson

guitars RIP: April 19, 2005, accidental prescription-drug overdose

Chad Hanks


Justin Fouler


Former Members/Guests

David Rogers


Wayne Kile


Karma Cheema

guitars (ex-Otep)

Aaron Zilch


Peter Harmon


Chris Emery



1999 self-released
  1. Reach And Touch
  2. Different
  3. Seamless
  4. Fall
  5. Never Get Caught
  6. What
  7. When I Failed
  8. Stature
  9. To Taste Acid
  10. Feel the Curtain
  11. We Believe
  12. Desertion
  13. Pushing The Envelope
  14. Pretty Face
  • Cameron Heacock
  • David Rogers
  • Chad Hanks
  • Peter Harmon
  • Chris Emery

The War Of Art 
2001 American
  1. A Violent Reaction
  2. Pushing The Envelope
  3. Song For The Suspect
  4. Never Get Caught
  5. Self
  6. Just So You Know
  7. Seamless
  8. Effigy
  9. Americunt Evolving Into Useless Psychic Garbage
  10. Shutdown
  11. We Believe
  12. Breathe In, Bleed Out
  13. Fall
  14. Reach And Touch
  15. All Wrapped Up
  16. Nothing Gets Nothing
  • Cameron Heacock
  • David Rogers
  • Wayne Kile
  • Chad Hanks
  • Aaron Zilch
  • Justin Fouler
  • Chris Emery

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

The Feeding 
2005 DRT
  1. Loyalty
  2. Pledge Allegiance
  3. Dirty
  4. Ridicule
  5. Take What I've Taken
  6. Leave Me Alone
  7. Walk Away
  8. Erratic
  9. Fiend
  10. Cowards
  11. To Be Me
  • Cameron Heacock
  • Bryan Ottoson
  • Karma Cheema
  • Chad Hanks
  • Justin Fouler
  • Chris Emery

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 


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