- Erik Carlson (drums)
- Steven Smedshammer (Guitars,Vocals)
- Andrew Hansen (Bass,Vocals)
- Nathan Pehler(Guitar)
- A.J Anderson (Vocals)
- They went out to california to record a 5 song EP. Ryan Sellars recorded and produced it at DML Studios in Escondido, CA under the supervision of Don Lithgow. It was mastered at Rare Form Mastering by Greg Rierson in Minneapolis, MN.
- Gearing up to record at Grey Barn Studios in Detroit Lakes
- Have played with such acts as 36 Crazyfists American Head Charge, Dope, Internal Bleeding, Dog Fashion Disco, Sinai Beach, Into Eternity, Six Feet Under, Premonitions of War, The Brain Chiggers, Vampire Moose, Misery Index, Through
the Disipline, Jucifer, Twisted Method, Dead to Fall, 12 tribes,Marytr AD and Fight Paris.
10/29/2004 07:00 PM - Billiard's On Broadway broadway fargo, ND 58078 Cost: $8 Description: Necktie Suicide + American Head Charge
10/30/2004 06:00 PM - PlayMaker's Fargo, ND 58102 Cost: $10 Description: Necktie Suicide, Brain Chiggers, Vampire Moose, WWJD, Project Motivation, + others
11/13/2004 06:00 PM - Billiard's On Broadway Fargo, ND 58102 Cost: $5 Description: SAMHAIN SHOW! Bury Your Dead, The Acacia Strain, Green Fog Vigilante, Necktie Suicide, If I Die, Strong Like Bear, Pave the Rainforest, + others
12/03/2004 07:00 PM - Billiards On Broadway Fargo, ND 58103 Cost: N/A Description: Necktie Suicide, Unlern, Katalyst, Lace @ Billiards on Broadway. $4.00 Cover. Doors @ 7:00 P.M. Music @ 8:00 P.M.
12/11/2004 08:00 PM - Ralph's Corner Bar 23 4th st s. moorhead, MN 56560 Cost: 5 Bucks Description: Necktie Suicide, Descry,Unlern, + 1 TBA 12/16/2004 07:00 PM - Playmakers Pavillion Fargo, ND 58103 Cost: $15 dollars Description: DOPE, Motograter, Twisted Method, Necktie Suicide, -unlern- and Strong Like Bear
02/05/2005 08:00 PM - Foxes Bar Moorhead, MN 56560 Cost: N/A Description: Necktie Suicide + Omnipotent Belligerence Dextrious and Obsidian 4 dollar cover. 21+
02/09/2005 06:00 PM - Knights of Columbus 601 University Ave. Grand Forks , ND 58203 Cost: 5 dolla Description: The Knights of Chaos, Kentucky Sound Arsenal, Five Star Fracture, 7Kane, Eyeswide Daedalus, Necktie Suicide, Obsidian, The Untitled
02/19/2005 08:00 PM - American Legion downtown fargo fargo, ND 58102 Cost: N/A Description: project 309 fundraiser. Necktie Suicide Blue Collar Hero Bluefairy Godmothers +others
02/24/2005 08:00 PM - Playmakers Pavillion fargo, ND 58103 Cost: N/A Description: Necktie Suicide + others Benifite show for the High Plains Reader
02/25/2005 07:00 PM - DJ's Lincoln, ND 58501 Cost: N/A Description: Necktie Suicide, Toxic Shock Syndrome + others TBA DJ's Lincoln, ND
03/03/2005 07:00 PM - Avalon Ballroom Downtown Fargo on 1st ave. Fargo, ND 58102 Cost: N/A Description: Necktie Suicide,unlern +others TBA
03/09/2005 08:00 PM - Billiards On Broadway Broadway fargo, ND 58103 Cost: N/A Description: MARCH 9th@BILLIARDS ON BROADWAY $5 -The Burning Season (Hand of Hope Recs.) www.handofhoperecords.com for mp3's -Ascend in Red (hc from D.C.) -Necktie Suicide (fargo core) -Empty Promise (one of their last shows) all ages
03/11/2005 08:00 PM - The Post Mandan, ND 58554 Cost: N/A Description: Omnipotent Beligerance, Necktie Suicide +TBA
03/17/2005 09:00 PM - Ralph's Corner Bar Moorhead Mn, MN 56560 Cost: N/A Description: Necktie Suicide + others Saint Patty's day show.
03/26/2005 07:00 PM - Knights of Columbus 601 university dr. Grand Forks, ND 58203 Cost: N/A Description: Necktie Suicide, The Knights of Chaos,Kentucky Sound Aresnal,7kane,Eyes Wide Daedalus,Five Star Fracture the Untitled and Obsidian
03/31/2005 08:00 PM - Billiards on Broadway broadway Fargo, ND 58102 Cost: N/A Description: Mommy and Daddy,Necktie Suicide and unlern.
04/08/2005 09:00 PM - East Gate Lounge Moorhead, MN 56560 Cost: 5 Description: Necktie Suicide Venus in Furs +TBA 5 bucks 21+
04/29/2005 08:00 PM - Billiards On Broadway fargo, ND 58103 Cost: 5 Description: Bare Witness Necktie Suicide +others TBA ALL AGES 5 BUCKS
05/06/2005 08:00 PM - East Gate Lounge Moorhead , MN 56560 US Cost: 5 Description: John Strand Benefit show. all procedes go to the Citizens Defense Fund
05/07/2005 08:00 PM - VFW Fargo, ND 58102 Cost: 5 Description: BATTLE OF THE HAMMS Burnt Sienna (8:00-8:30), Battle At Sea (8:30-9:00), Lost For Cause (9:00-9:30), Necktie Suicide (9:30-10:00), Cut And Run (10:00-10:30), Dude Bazooka (10:30-11:00), North 2 Emerson (11:00-11:30), Satans War Boner (11:30-12:00)
05/13/2005 08:00 PM - Billiards On Broadway Fargo, ND 58102 Cost: 5 Description: White Knuckle Trip Necktie Suicide Unlern +1 more TBA ALL AGES 5 BUCKS
05/14/2005 06:00 PM - East Gate Moorhead, 56560 US Cost: 5 Description: Spring Jam Green Fog Vigilante J Sauce Sativa Ciro D and Brother Dj Battle Max The Mortician VS. DJ Bucknasty Freestyle Blaze Battle Booty Shake Off
05/20/2005 08:00 PM - Knights Of Columbus Grand Forks , 58203 US Cost: 5 Description: Necktie Suicide, Five Star Fracture, The Darwin Effect, The Knights of Chaos + other
05/21/2005 08:00 PM - Ralph's Corner Bar Moorhead, 56560 US Cost: 5 Description: Strong Like Bear Necktie Suicide Green Fog Vigilante
06/01/2005 08:00 PM - East Gate Lounge Moorhead, MN 56560 US Cost: 8 in Advance 10 at the door Description: Bobbaflex Necktie Suicide Unlern Khaos Stone
06/03/2005 07:00 PM - Billiards On Broadway Fargo, ND 58103 US Cost: 5 Description: Dead To Fall (Victory Records), Twelve Tribes (Ferret Music), Fight Paris (Trustkill Records), Losa (Metal Blade), Necktie Suicide, Descry.
06/10/2005 08:00 PM - East Gate Lounge Moorhead, MN 56560 US Cost: 5 Description: Vindictus, Necktie Suicide 21+
06/25/2005 08:00 PM - Billiards On Broadway Fargo, ND 58102 US Cost: 8 Description: All Ages 8 Bucks for all these great bands. Bodies In The Gears Of The Aparatus, Strong Intention (old school hardcore), Internal Bleeding, Anal Blast (MPLS Grindcore), Her Seduction, and Necktie Suicide
06/25/2005 11:00 PM - Thirsty's Devils Lake , ND US Cost: ?? Description: Strong Like Bear and Necktie Suicide all night for a welcome home party for a friend that just got home from iraq.
07/09/2005 08:00 PM - Buckstop Junction Bismarck, ND 58501 US Cost: TBA Description: Her Seduction, Necktie Suicide, Toxic Shock Syndrome, By this time tommorow, The Diversion Scene, Love and Warfare + others.
08/03/2005 08:00 PM - Playmakers fargo, ND 58103 US Cost: 8 adv 10 day of show Description: Faster Pussycat and Pretty Boy Floyd and Necktie Suicide
08/11/2005 08:00 PM - American Legion Fargo, ND 58102 US Cost: N/A Description: Necktie Suicide,American Velvet (omaha screamo rock)+ The Darwin Effect
08/17/2005 08:00 PM - Billiards On Broadway Fargo, ND 58103 US Cost: 5 Description: August, 17 2005 at Billiards on Broadway 208 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102 Cost: $5 all ages BANDS: The Darwin Effect, Second Hand Rose, Necktie Suicide + others?
09/17/2005 08:00 PM - All Star Bowl 309 17th st n moorhead, MN 56560 US Cost: $5 Description: KILL EMO NOW Necktie Suicide The Darwin Effect Descry War on Earth 5 bucks. Free bowling from 8-midnight. 09/29/2005 08:00 PM - Billiards On Broadway Fargo, ND 58103 US Cost: N/A Description: Happy Birthday Ryknow show Dead To Fall Necktie Suicide + others TBA
09/30/2005 08:00 PM - VFW downtown moorhead, MN 56560 US Cost: 5 Description: Goatcrown Necktie Suicide Denied by christ Iron Junkie Descry
10/01/2005 08:00 PM - the great northern brewery
fargo, ND 58102 US Cost: 5 Description: Necktie Suicide At The Spine Colin Spring Strong Like Bear 21+ Great Northern Brewery
10/29/2005 08:00 PM - Thirstys Devils Lake , ND US Cost: N/A Description: Strong Like Bear Necktie Suicide Green Fog Vigilante
10/31/2005 06:00 PM - Billiards On Broadway Fargo, ND 58102 US Cost: 5 or 6 Description: Retard O Bot Necktie Suicide War On Earth Denied By Christ
11/08/2005 08:00 PM - VFW downtown fargo fargo, ND 58102 US Cost: 5 Description: 3 inches of Blood Necktie Suicide +others. show starts at 8pm.
01/27/2006 - All Star Bowl Necktie Suicide Green Fog VIgilante Descry Strong Like Bear War On Earth
02/10/2006 - All Star Bowl Happy Birthday A.J Show Strong Like Bear Necktie Suicide Me and You Crew 5 Star Fracture The Wrong Men Descry
02/24/2006 The Depot Norfolk,NE The Lifeless Design w/ Realitys Flaw, Necktie Suicide
03/02/2006 - Playmakers Pavillion IAC Benefit Show w/ Diversion Scene, Sleeping in Gethsemane, Necktie Suicide, Me and You Crew, and Midnight Suit
03/03/2006 The Hexagon Bar Minneapolis, MN MENENDEZ STRONG LIKE BEAR DEATH TO OUR ENEMIES NECKTIE SUICIDE
03/10/2006 The American Legion Fargp, ND 58102,US Helvete Fest 2 Cephallic Carnage Anal Blast Demoicon Necktie Suicide Green Fog Vigilante Strong Like Bear Descry Viper Strike Vindictus Menendez Unregistered Sex Offender Denied By Christ King Of The Dead
03/17/2006 moorhead, MN 56560,US - 5 nostalia blindlystaringupwards war on earth descry necktie suicide citadel
04/08/2006 The All Star Bowl moorhead, ND 56560,US - TBA Necktie Suicide Me and You Crew Greenhand Descry
04/14/2006 Battle Of The Hamms 4 @ The VFW Fargo Necktie Wins Battle of Hamms
04/16/2006 All Star Bowl moorhead mn Despised Icon Yakuza Necktie Suicide War On Earth
04/20/2006 Ricks Bar fargo, ND Necktie Suicide and Seventh Seal
05/13/2006 The All Star Bowl moorhead, MN 56560,US Dog fashion disco Vampire Mooose tub ring look what i did the jonbenet necktie suicide green fog vigilante
05/19/2006 Memory Lanes Minneapolis, MN Necktie Suicide Menendez Empires
06/05/2006 All Star Bowl moorhead, MN 56560,US - 7 The Mentors Anal Blast Truculence Citadal 5 Star Fracture Wreck Of Nerves
06/23/2006 The Aquarium Fargo, ND Strong Like Bear CD Release Party!!!!! Strong Like Bear Necktie Suicide Descry its a celebration Bitches!!!
06/24/2006 St Joes Pub Rapid City, SD Juicifer (relapse records) Strong Like Bear Necktie Suicide
07/09/2006 All Star Bowl Moorhead, MN 36 Crazyfists Jacknife Autumn Offering Clifton Burn in Silence Arsonists Get all the Girls Trigger Point Necktie Suicide Descry
07/13/2006 All Star Bowl moorhead, MN The Lifeless Design Strong Like Bear Necktie Suicide Descry The Lebowski Suite
07/24/2006 All Star Bowl moorhead, MN Origin(relapse records) Necktie Suicide Citadel Denied By Christ Menendez
07/28/2006 The Aquarium above Dempsy's Fargo, ND The Aquarium above Dempsy's Broken Teeth Necktie Suicide
07/29/2006 All Star Bowl moorhead, 56560,US - 5 Her Seduction, Necktie Suicide 07/30/2006 Station 4 Minneapolis, 55460,US - TBA NYDM MN Chapter Launch Party
08/02/2006 The Nestor Fargo, ND Necktie Suicide
08/09/2006 The Nestor fargo, ND 58102,US - 4 necktie suicide
08/11/2006 All Star Bowl moorhead, MN 56560,US - 7 Look What I Did, Folly, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Human Abstarct, Necktie Suicide, Lucid
08/12/2006 MILLE LACS METAL MADNESS 2.5 Isle, MN SI6KS Cult of the Undead (St. Cloud, MN) Impaler Disfigure Myiasis Necktie Suicide (Fargo, ND) Solace in Ashes Less Than Nothing Jaundice (Duluth, MN) Expyre Sinis
08/15/2006 All Star Bowl moorhead, MN Mankind is Obsolete, Stong Like Bear, Necktie Suicide, Wicked Darling
08/23/2006 The Nestor Fargo, ND necktie suicide
08/26/2006 The Rock Omaha ,NE Omaha Metal Fest 3 20-bands all-day metal celebration festival PART 2 BAND LINEUP TBA
09/03/2006 06:30 PM - Dog Fashion Disco @ All Star Bowl
10/17/2006 08:00 PM - @ All Star Bowl / Micheal Graves (former lead singer of the Misfits)
10/18/2006 08:00 PM - VFW An Airbag Saved My Life, Necktie Suicide,Sleeping In Gethsemane, 5 Star Fracture, War on Earth
11/09/2006 09:00 PM - FM Seen Launch Party@The Nestor
11/12/2006 10:00 PM - The Aquarium w/ Necktie Suicide Swing By Seven A Message of Bullets
12/06/2006 08:00 PM - @VFW w/ Goatwhore and Cattle Decatpitation
12/15/2006 08:00 PM - college night concert/bowling series@ All Star Bowl w/SOP Descry and Nex
12/22/2006 07:00 PM - Rock N Roll Xmas 2006 @ All Star Bowl w/Necktie Suicide, Strong Like Bear, Me and You Crew, Menendez (mpls), Battlefields, Death To Our Enemies (mpls), Dude Bazooka, Too Fast For Frank
12/27/2006 07:30 PM - fargo vfw w/battlefields / necktie suicide / five star fracture / crimes of the conspiracy
01/20/2007 02:00 PM - Winter Carnival @ The Fargo Theater Music, art, and film headlined by P.O.S. and Haley Bonar plus local acts necktie suicide and others
- "A Marrige of Life and Loss" 2003 Self-released
- "Bearing Witness to the Fall of Rome" 2004 Self-released
High Plains Reader 8.25.05 Metals a bitch; a stubborn, rigid creature that occasionally reproduces and spawns varying sub sects, but dangles the possibility for creative interpretation above its practitioners like its taunting a gorilla with a banana. Some artists have strong enough calf muscles to make the jump; the rest either say,"To hell with it!" and stay where they are during the duration of their career, or travel even lower downt he slope as if running from the big, bad originality goblin (cough...Slipknot...cough).
The Thing about Necktie Suicide is that they have legs like wallabies. "Bearing Witness to the Fall of Rome"--the bands debut EP--is a five-song operetta of men leaping through the air, and tearing apart an empire when they touch back down. A treatise on war, culture, and misinformation that ties it all together, "Rome" is like attending a dinner with a brain trust and watching the room explode into fisticuffs. Havoc isnt the point; its frustration that can no longer be kept quiet, and vitriol with a doctorate.
Its also wonderfully manic music. Everything comes in layers (the guitars alone on "Apologies Made Without Response" are stacked like skyscrapers), as if someone just relieved themselves all over Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound."
"Rome" cuts, changes, and ducks under the cover of night before you are sure of what you have just seen. Singer A.j Anderson delivers each song with the right amount of brutality as the remaning four members of this metal mob march through other great cuts like "Someone" and "Shotgun Divorce Settlement." Like Poison the Well without a Swedish production team, or Thursday finally becoming too pissed for emo to hold them any longer, Necktie Suicide is why you should never give up on heavy music, even when it seems like heavy music has given up on you.
Fargo Forum If you think a name like Necktie Suicide sounds harsh, listen to the Fargo groupâ€™s new EP, â€œBearing Witness to the Fall of Rome.â€ The opener, â€œApologies Made without a Responseâ€ features more screams than a slaughterhouse, while tracks like â€œShiverâ€ and â€œBlindfoldâ€ pound out hooks like a heavy-weight grudge match. The five-song CD isnâ€™t for everyone, but in 25 minutes the quintet crunches out a polished bit of heavy metal. John Lamb Fargo Forum