“SPASM are so god-damn obscure and consumed by stage fright you won’t even notice they’re there.” - Jamie Liddell
Founded in November 2002 by a motley kru of art-world professionals with no musical credentials to speak of (they allegedly met through a generic newspaper ad), the ultra death prog (& free grind) performance trio or Unholy Trinity that is SPASM have since wreaked havoc in many an art-world setting indeed, wisely steering clear of the extreme metal/noise scenes they so poignantly parody in their panegyric upon Absolute Evil. (Aaarrghh!) Resolutely refraining from rehearsing or songsmithing of any kind, and not in the least prone to M.O.R. outings of menial ‘rock’ visuality, SPASM habitually perform in the darkened enclosure and oppressive seclusion of toilets, broom closets, (preferably custom-made) cupboards and the like, whence they inflict wanton devastation on the guileless multitudes which huddle together in today’s countless churches and Cathedrals of Art.
SPASM have performed live in museums, galleries and art spaces in Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Munich, Reykjavik and Vancouver among others, and have released a split EP entitled “Sonderweg” with Building Transmissions on Curious Records label. SPASM have worked with a wide variety of artists, such as Gabriel Kuri, Hermann Maier Neustadt and Steven Shearer; their peripheral activities include poster designs, publications, installations, a SPASM-wear clothesline and DJ-sets (under the “Gog & Magog” moniker).