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Last update/review: May 1, 2003


Technocracy was the latest progression for guitarist Phil Demmel, who previously served in Torque and before that in Vio-lence. Demmel's thrash roots can be heard on Technocracy's self-titled, self-released debut album, but they are not really a thrash band. Instead, their sound is a fusion of post-thrash heavy riffing, surprisingly melodic yet forceful vocals, and subtle electronic effects, yielding a relatively unique and quite interesting album. Quite polished for a self-financed debut, Technocracy looked set to build for the future. Instead, however, they called it quits in April of 2003, citing burnout and a desire to move on. Demmel was briefly in the reunited Vio-lence and now has joined Machine Head, while at least some of the other members will no doubt pursue new projects in the future.

Last Lineup

Steve Machado


Phil Demmel

guitars (BPMD, Kerry King, Machine Head, ex-Torque, Vio-lence)

Chris Addison




Mark Hernandez

drums (ex-Defiance, ex-Demonica, ex-Forbidden, ex-Re:Ignition, ex-Torque, ex-Vio-lence)


2001 Mausoleum
  1. Prognosis
  2. Education
  3. Naiad
  4. Replacements
  5. ATTK
  6. Truth
  7. Lobotomy
  8. How We Die
  9. I Survive
  10. Not Of This Earth
  11. Cancer

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