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Experimental noise

May 23, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

HAGERSTOWN - Massacre of the Murder Scene could be considered the anti-band.

At best, they sound like a raucous cacophony of instruments - on purpose. That's their MO.

The seven-member "experimental noise" band said it functioned more like an art experiment than a serious musical venture. The band is less than a year old and has yet to do any major recordings, though they have played several local shows.

"We're kind of, like, a parity of post-hard-core screamo, without all of the annoying stuff like lyrics," said Meighan Young, the group's 17-year-old keyboardist and toy piano player (FYI: she plays on a toddler-sized piano).

Or in layman's terms: The group's musical aim is to make fun of the local high-school garage band scene. In their songs, the members go after things like the clichd spiked, two-toned hair, heavy mascara and the obligatory tight pants, said bassist Robbie Hansen, 15.

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Also, they don't sing. They scream and holler.

"Some people get us, some people don't," said, Rachel Dozier, 16, one of the group's founding members.




About the band



Vocals: Megan Eigenbrode, 15, of Hagerstown

Vocals: Carlo Caroscio, 16, of Hagerstown

Vocals, Keyboard: Rachel Dozier, 16, of Hagerstown

Keyboard, toy piano: Meighan Young, 17, of Hagerstown

Guitar: James Farnum, 16, of Hagerstown

Bass: Robbie Hansen, 15, of Hagerstown

Drums: Travis Lafferty, 18, of Washington, D.C.

Genre: experimental noise

Web: Check Web site for upcoming shows, www.myspace.com/massacreofthemurderscene

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