Originally formed on Long Island, New York in 2000, Car Bomb is a band whose style is marked by a highly experimental and extremely aggressive approach to metal. Their unpredictable blend of evolving polyrhythms, shifting tempos, syncopated down-tuned guitars, jazz-influenced drumming, harmonically deconstructive riffing, and dynamic vocals create a sound that is pulverizing and intensely disorienting. They’ve created music that is fluid and ever changing, and have never been afraid of veering off on bold melodic tangents. This unique sound combined with a strong DIY work ethic and a continuously growing fan base has earned them opportunities to tour with larger acts in the genre.
Car Bomb released their debut album Centralia on Relapse Records in 2007, and supported the record on US tours with High on Fire & Pig Destroyer in 2008 and Gojira in 2009. They self-released their second album w^w^^w^w (pronounced “w-click-w” or “the waveform album”) in 2012. It featured guest vocals by Joseph Duplantier of Gojira, whom they would again tour with later that year. In 2014, Meshuggah invited Car Bomb to open for them during the European leg of their 25th anniversary tour.
Car Bomb released their third album Meta in the fall of 2016, which again featured Joseph Duplantier, who shared a co-production credit with Greg Kubacki. The album also features Frank Mullen of Suffocation and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Parkway Drive). The band kicked off the release with shows supporting Gojira and Tesseract as well as opening for The Dillinger Escape Plan on their farewell US tour. In early 2017, Car Bomb headed back to Europe/UK opening up for Gojira. The band then headlined their own European tour in September before returning to the US in October to support Animals as Leaders and Periphery.
Their new album Mordial will be released on September 27th, 2019. It was recorded at Silvercord Studios, written/produced by Greg Kubacki and mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery, Devin Townsend, Animals as Leaders). The first single off the album Dissect Yourself was released on May 30th, 2019. Car Bomb will be touring with Animals as Leaders in August as well as headlining Euroblast for their official European record release show in Cologne, Germany.
The band is currently headquartered at Silvercord Studios in Brooklyn, New York.