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Стиль: альт-металл
Состав:
Ron Underwood - Vocals
Jim Kaufman – Guitar, synths and programming
Ryan Head - Bass
Seven Antonopolous – Drums
Сайт: http://www.opiateforthemasses.com

Дискография:
Up to Me Bw Heaven-Promo CDM (2007)
The Spore (2005)
Limited Edition EP (2004/05)
GoodBye (2002)

Биография:
Talented musicians attract themselves to each other like magnets. Such is the case of Phoenix, Arizona-based quartet Opiate For The Masses. The core members were in rival Phoenix bands when they realized they needed to join forces in order to create the music they wanted to make -- hard-hitting, intelligent rock music with traces of industrial rhythms and classic and modern influences.

Big things are happening for Opiate For The Masses. A new album titled The Spore will be released April 26th, 2005. The band has toured relentlessly: They have shared the stage with such varied artists as Ministry, Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, KMFDM, The Misfits, Mindless Self Indulgence, The Bled, Avenged Sevenfold, Drowning Pool and Orgy while also hitting the road on the Vans Warped Tour 2004 and the Taste Of Chaos tour. Now they are set to embark on Warped Tour 2005.

Imagine a combination of influences including Tool, Depeche Mode, DJ Shadow, Guns 'N Roses, KMFDM, Cannibal Corpse, David Bowie, Metallica, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and Ween. Twist and grind them all into a fresh, original package and you have Opiate For The Masses. Pretty formidable for band members who are still in their early 20s!

The band -- which routinely headlines Phoenix-area shows drawing more than 2,000 people -- first issued a five-song EP titled Goodbye in 2002. This debut effort was released independently by Concrete Entertainment. The video for the song "Heaven" features Steve Haworth, one of the founders of the body modification and suspension movement, and members of his troupe hanging from the ceiling by their flesh. Hayworth is the head minister and founder of the Church of Body Modification and the owner of HTC, one of the largest body jewelry manufacturers in the country.

Opiate For The Masses formed in 1999, and the name was derived from a concept that philosopher Karl Marx used to describe organized religion. Guitarist and songwriter Jim Kaufman was in a band called Projex when he approached vocalist Ron Underwood of 5 on 1 about forming a new band. The two young men had actually attended the same performing arts school.