A Scanner Darkly Bio:
As a humble tribute to Philip K. Dick (one of the greatest science fiction writers- and one of the best novelists of the 20th century) A Scanner Darkly draws influence from Dick’s hallucinogenic alternate-realities and the seemingly incompatible musical worlds of sludge, drone, grindcore and prog-rock to create their own synergetic brand of sci-fi metal that is as intelligent as it is brutal!
In the summer of 2004 Travis (vocals) and Tucker (guitar, programming) started A Scanner Darkly as a drum machine grind act and side project to the now defunct farm-grind band Uncle Bob Drives a Combine. In the fall of that year Will was added playing low-end keyboard and soon after Matt joined replacing the drum machine with real drums. What began as a simple side project has grown in to the crushing experience that A Scanner Darkly is today.
Alternately lightning fast, brutally crushing and whimsically self-referential, ASD’s self-titled debut is both a tribute to- and an embodiment of- the paranoid, psychotic world of Philip K. Dick.