KAMIKAZE TEST PILOTS
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BIOGRAPHY
The origins of this band are rooted in Zimbabwe, where brothers Ryan and Wes Niemandt grew up,
playing rather loud rock music to a largely disinterested and conservative agrarian populace. Then in
2001, the brothers relocated to the United Kingdom where they honed their songcraft, drawing
their influences from a wide variety of sources with an aim to create something that is different but
entertaining and with a hard edge.  They played with many a talented musician and eventually
formed Kamikaze Test Pilots in 2005, with Simon Buckett joining as bassist in 2009. Kamikaze Test
Pilots is as the name suggests, a contradiction  - a no rules non conforming suicidal mesh of influences
and sounds that constantly reinvents itself  with each new song. \drawing influence from bands like 
System of A Down - with the stop start rythms and lyrical content; Soundgarden, Clutch, the Melvins
and Alice in Chains - the melodic vocals, chugging rythm guitars and searing solos, world music and a
very many other things. However, most critics agree that the sound is something original and worth
the 3 measley minutes of attention people are willing to spare an unsigned band these days. 3
minutes is all they need. Give it to them. Go see them live, they are the shit!    
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