Origin: New York, New York, USA  
Genres: Doom Metal
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Page online: August 6, 2008
Last update/review: January 30, 2010

Bloody Panda

An odd name for an odd band, this mob features a female Japanese vocalist (apparently a visual artist with little if any musical background) backed by a New York metal quartet. Musically, this is sparse, droning funeral doom, impossibly slow and dreary, though like other drone acts not reliant on crushing heaviness. Yoshiko Ohara's vocals are, in a way, a positive, as her semi-tuneless, ethereal style (punctuated by the occasional shriek or moan) is an interesting fit, rather than the extreme death vocals that others in this field might employ. From a listenability standpoint, Bloody Panda is similar to fellow drone-ists such as Khanate, Boris, or Sunn O))), that being that a majority of listeners (even experienced metal fans) will find this just too tedious and slow, but for those that get it, these guys and gal fit the bill.

Current Members

Yoshiko Ohara

vocals

Gerry Mak

vocals

Josh Rothenberger

guitars/keyboards

Bryan Camphire

bass/samples/backing vocals

Blake McDowell

keyboards/backing vocals

Lev Weinstein

drums (Geryon, Krallice)

Former Members/Guests

Dan Weiss

drums



Discography


Bloody Panda  EP
2004
  • Yoshiko Ohara
  • Josh Rothenberger
  • Bryan Camphire
  • Blake McDowell
  • Dan Weiss



Pheromone  
2007 Level Plane
  1. Untitled
  2. Coma
  3. Fever
  4. Ice
  5. Gold
  6. Pusher
  7. Saccades I
  8. Saccades II
  9. Miserere
  10. Grey
  11. Hashira
  • Yoshiko Ohara
  • Josh Rothenberger
  • Bryan Camphire
  • Blake McDowell
  • Dan Weiss



Summon  
2009 Profound Lore
  • Yoshiko Ohara
  • Josh Rothenberger
  • Bryan Camphire
  • Blake McDowell
  • Dan Weiss




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