Old Man Gloom

Also known as O.M.G. Research Team, OMG
Members of Old Man Gloom: Aaron Turner, Caleb Scofield, Luke Scarola, Nate Newton, Santos Montano
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/oldmangloom, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Man-Gloom/41173493966, http://oldmangloom.bandcamp.com

Discography of Old Man Gloom:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Seminar III: Zozobra 3 Audio 2001-03-20 Tortuga Recordings
2 Seminar II: The Holy Rites Of Primitivism Regressionism 17 Audio 2001-03-20 Tortuga Recordings
3 Meditations In B 14 Audio 2000-08-22 Tortuga Recordings
4 Seminar III: Zozobra 2 Audio 2006-02-07 Magic Bullet Records
5 Christmas / Christmas Eve Part I+II + 6 23 Audio 2004-09-08
6 Christmas 13 Audio 2005-04-01
7 Christmas 13 Audio 2004-10-00 Trust No One Recordings
8 Seminar III: Zozobra + Meditations In B 17 Audio 2002
9 Christmas Eve I & II + 6 8 Audio 2004-06-14
10 Christmas Eve I & II + 6 8 Audio 2003
11 Seminar III: Zozobra 2 Audio 2006-02-07 Magic Bullet Records
12 Seminar II: The Holy Rites Of Primitivism Regressionism 17 Audio 2007-07-24 Magic Bullet Records
13 Christmas 13 Audio 2004-10-00
14 Meditations In B 13 Audio 2003
15 Seminar III: Zozobra 2 Audio 2007-03-00 Magic Bullet Records
16 Seminar III: Zozobra 2 Audio 2006-02-07 Magic Bullet Records
17 Meditations In B 13 Audio 2003
18 Seminar III: Zozobra 2 Audio 2007-03-00 Magic Bullet Records
19 Seminar II: The Holy Rites Of Primitivism Regressionism 17 Audio 2007-07-24 Magic Bullet Records
20 Meditations In B 13 Audio 2004 Magic Bullet Records
21 Seminar III: Zozobra + Meditations In B 17 Audio 2004
22 Christmas Eve I & II + 6 + Live In NYC 18 Audio 2005-12-24 Tortuga Recordings
23 Christmas 13 Audio 2004-10-00
24 Christmas 13 Audio 2005-04-01
25 Christmas 13 Audio 2004-10-00 Tortuga Recordings
26 No 9 Audio 2012-05-02 Hydra Head Records
27 No 9 Audio 2012-06-26 Hydra Head Records
28 Christmas Eve I & II + 6 + Live In NYC 17 Audio 2011-11-25 Hydra Head Records
29 No 9 Audio 2012-05-00 Hydra Head Records
30 No 9 Audio 2012-05-00 Hydra Head Records
31 No 9 Audio 2012-05-00 Hydra Head Records
32 No 9 Audio 2012-06-26 Hydra Head Records
33 Christmas Eve I & II + 6 8 Audio 2004-06-14
34 Christmas Eve I & II + 6 8 Audio 2004-06-14
35 Christmas 13 Audio 2012 Hydra Head Records
36 Christmas Eve I & II + 6 + Live In NYC 17 Audio 2011-11-25
37 Christmas 13 Audio 2012 Hydra Head Records
38 Christmas 13 Audio 2012-10-00 Hydra Head Records
39 No 9 Audio 2012-05-00 Hydra Head Records
40 Christmas 13 Audio 2012-10-00 Hydra Head Records
41 Seminar II: The Holy Rites Of Primitivism Regressionism 17 Audio 2001 Trust No One Recordings
42 Christmas Eve I & II + 6 8 Audio 2004-06-14
43 Christmas 13 Audio 2005-12-25 Tortuga Recordings
44 Seminar II: The Holy Rites Of Primitivism Regressionism 17 Audio 2002 Trust No One Recordings
45 Seminar II: The Holy Rites Of Primitivism Regressionism 20 Audio 2013-02-06 Daymare Recordings
46 Seminar III: Zozobra 4 Audio 2013-02-06 Daymare Recordings
47 Meditations In B 15 Audio 2013-02-06 Daymare Recordings
48 Euro Friends 6 Audio 2002-08-20 Tortuga Recordings
49 Christmas Eve I & II + 6 + Live In NYC 17 Audio 2011-11-25


Originally formed in New Mexico by guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner (Isis) and drummer Santos Montano, the Massachusetts-based group Old Man Gloom has since expanded into a sort of supergroup among the Boston hardcore/metalcore scene. By the time of their first album, Meditations in B, the lineup had expanded to include Converge bassist Nate Newton (guitar, vocals) and Cave-In's Caleb Scofield (bass, vocals). More of a recording project than an actual band -- they rarely play live, partly due to scheduling conflicts -- Old Man Gloom plays a mix of heavy hardcore/metalcore songs and quieter electronic/ambient drones, at times juxtaposing these two elements, while at others blending them together in the same space. Their lyrics and packaging make repeated references to primates -- apes, chimpanzees, etc. -- and also to science, research, and (de-)evolution (among their song titles are "An Evening at the Gentleman's Club for Apes" and "Test Result: Alien Ape Distress Signal"); the band also sometimes refers to itself as "the OMG Institute." These references tend to be pretty cryptic, and if anything, seem to reveal that there is a sense of humor behind the group's intense, doom-laden sound exterior.

Meditations in B came out in 2000 on Turner's Tortuga Records imprint, a subsidiary of the larger Hydrahead label, which he also runs. It was followed a year later by two simultaneously released CDs, Seminar II and Seminar III. A fifth member, Luke Scarola (electronics), came on board for the latter two records, and Seminar II also featured contributions from fellow Boston locals Steve Brodsky of Cave-In, who wrote lyrics for one song, and Agnostronic Blunt (aka Jay Randall of the grindcore band Agoraphobic Nosebleed) on electronics, further expanding the all-star cast.


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