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AUTOPSY Almøst Human is a swiss metal band. But it’s also a universe, a vision of the world and humanity. An orchestration of the life and death’s cycle which finds an echo even in its own biography. First steps done in the 90’s on Olivier Perdrizat (guitar and composition) and Rosario Fullone (drums) initiative, Almøst Human slowly faded a few years later before rising back again , in 2010, when Jan Peyer (bass) joined the band. This seminal line-up is soon completed with Chris Matthey; a second guitarist whose producer’s talents helped to forge a sound as much powerful as delicate. Ben Plüss (voice) comes crown the Gang, lending his verve and unique tone to a collection lashing soul and flesh’s intimity. Making fun of usual metal-bound « clichés » (occult symbols, blood), it questions us about our human nature and about the place we occupy – or wish we occupied – in the animal kingdom. « Rather ask than claim », summarizes Olivier Perdrizat, who composes most of the riffs and whose thoughts widely inspired lyrics written out by Sebastian Maeder, Nick Maeder Gotthard singer’s brother joining together technicality peculiar to the xtreme metal with rock energy, Almøst Human always focus on melody and emotion, in the broad sense of term. Totally self produced, if we except the mastering realised in Stockholm (Sweden) by the Cutting Room studio, the first Almøst Human EP is a slap in the face which shouldn’t leave indifferent any modern and innovative metal fan. The whole pre-production has been realised in studio, even before the musicians started the rehearsals together. « We did the exact opposite of what bands usually do », explains Ben Plüss. « It made it possible for us to go further into the creation process than in the hub of a rehearsal Room ». We particularly stressed on atmospheres, guitars effects. All of it enjoyed a production and mixing of quality thanks to the work accomplished in the Royal Studios of Lausanne by Chris Matthey. From now on, Almøst Human members share a mutual dream : defend their « repertoire » live. It will represent the realization of more than two years of intensive labour, which will probably erect the band as one of the most convincing value in helvetian metal area! Page O1 Ben started to sing late in life, at the age of 20, at the request of a friend, guitarist in the band Blind Addiction. Then he carried on playing gigs with them through Switzerland and France as well til the turning point of the millenium. Since then, he multiplied collaborations with different bands as Tasteless and to the vanishing point, in particular opening for Tété and Joss Stone on the stage of the Caprices Festival. He also did some studio sessions for DJ Pure (cover version by DJ Tatana) and Radi Tabasco. Founding member, in 2003, of the (Swiss) label Saïko Records, he quit in 2008 at the birth of his first child. Today he dedicates himself to his new musical projects (Almøst Human, Derrick, Convulsif big band, Enigmatik). Chris made his first steps in a music school at the age of 6. Pleased by rock music, his choice soon was inclined to electric guitar. At 19, Chris obtained a certificate (diploma) at the “Musical Technologies School” of Geneva, before releasing a first try called “The trip of Kaikai”. From here he regularly played with his crossover/jazz-rock band to eventually turn to teaching guitar in different local swiss music schools. In parallel, he dicovered musical production and joined the Royal Studios in Lausanne. There, he recorded, mixed or produced various artists of many eclectic influences such as rock, metal, flamenco, french song, hip-hop, pop or even dance. The Royal Studios were also the cradle of the first 14 Almøst Human tunes, whose four are gathered to set up their initial EP. Jan is without a doubt the most polyvalent musician in the band. A bass teacher since several years, he mainly associated with bands like B-connected, Jack is dead, Bobby Johnson, Eric st Michaels (china) or even Thierry Romanens. He is the co-director of the “Fodge Music School” d’Yverdon since 2009, and his co-founder as well. With numerous concerts at his credit, he will principally perform at the Paleo Festival 2012. His musical path brought him on european stages and northafrican as well (Casablanca Jazz Festival 2011). Rosario started playing drums when he was 9, before taking courses during 6 years in the main local music school. At 15 years old, he started playing in bands such as Abracadatrash, Damage and then Clean Dirt, with which he went tot he US to storm places like the Whiskey a Gogo, the Roxy and other small clubs. The first Clean Dirt album was produced by Harris Johns (Kreator, Tankard, Immolation, aso…). Then showed up Almøst Human, with the issue in 1997 of a first self-produced album. He’s still an active musician in Almøst Human today. Olivier Perdrizat played a few years with Sideburn (former Genocide), hitting the stage a hundred times in Switzerland, France and Germany with « the rock 700 » and two semi-finals at the Marlboro Rockin as highlights. The band mainly recorded a 4-tracks (roots in rock) under Dirk Steffens‘ guidance (Accept, China, Helloween, Pink Cream 69, Running wild) and an album called « showtime » under the direction of Jürg Nägeli (Krokus). He also worked along with Rosario Fullone and Nick Maeder (the new Gotthard lead singer) within Clean Dirt. Olivier Perdrizat created the group Almøst Human in 1996, recording a first self-produced CD in 1997. It’s him who reforms the band in 2010. HUMANIMALS BENJAMIN PLÜSS Vox OLIVIER PERDRIZAT Guitar ROSARIO FULLONE Drums CHRIS MATTHEY Guitar JAN PEYER Bass WEBSITE http://www.almost-human.ch RÉSEAUX SOCIAUX Facebook Reverbnation SoundCloud Twitter Youtube BOOKING AGENT The Best of underground thebestou@gmail.com CONTACT info@almost-human.ch CONTACT & INFORMATIONS Page O2

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