Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Background information
Also known as ANb, AgoraphobicNB
Origin Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Genres Grindcore, powerviolence, sludge metal (only on Arc EP)
Years active 1994-present
Labels Bovine Records, Relapse Records
Associated acts Pig Destroyer, ISIS, Salome, Japanese Torture Comedy Hour
Current members Scott Hull, Jay Randall, Richard Johnson, Katherine Katz
Past members Joe, Dom, Ben, Aaron Ulcer, Sean Wipfli, J.R. Hayes, Carl Schultz
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Agoraphobic Nosebleed is a grindcore band formed in 1994 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Despite the band being a grindcore band, they released an EP titled Arc which was released in 2016 has a very strong sludge metal sound instead of their usual style. Agoraphobic Nosebleed is one of the most well-known drum-machine grindcore bands, and has influenced many drum-machine grindcore bands.


The band is known for the brevity of its songs. The album Altered States of America features 100 songs (including one hidden) in just under 22 minutes, with many songs of 5 seconds or less, and the longest song being only 1:45.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed is also known for rarely playing live. The band played at the 2003 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. As the band's appearance was unscheduled, Pig Destroyer cut its set short so Agoraphobic Nosebleed could play two songs and an intro.[1] along with an appearance in Morristown, NJ on 20 August 2004 a year later. The band also played at Grindbolero Fest in Chile in 2007. However, the band finally played their first full live set at the 2015 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. Their second full live set was played on November 15, 2015 at the Housecore Horror Festival Part III in San Antonio, TX. In keeping with the band's aesthetic, no live drummer has been used at the performances.

In 2006, Hydra Head Records reissued Agoraphobic Nosebleed's 6" PCP Torpedo as a double disc set entitled PCP Torpedo/ANbRx. The first disc consists of the 10-song, 6-minute original EP. The second disc is over an hour's worth of remixes of songs from PCP Torpedo by breakcore and noise music artists such as Xanopticon, James Plotkin, Merzbow, and Justin Broadrick.

In 2009, the band released the album Agorapocalypse on Relapse, available as a CD, LP, and longbox CD. The split 7" with Crom was released a month later. In 2010, the band released a split 7" with The Endless Blockade for Relapse Records and a split 5" with A.N.S. for Tankcrimes Records. A split CD/LP with Despise You was released on Relapse in 2011. The December 2011 issue of Decibel Magazine included a flexi disc titled Make a Joyful Noise, and the December 2012 issue included a flexi disc containing the song "Merry Chrystmeth".

Agoraphobic Nosebleed is recording four Eps, each written in the preferred style of a specific member. Kat Katz's Ep, Arc, was released in 2016. Randall is currently working on Drum Machine Gun 2, as well as doing a collaborative 7" with Wadge and a collaborative 12" with Black Mayonnaise.


Studio AlbumsEdit

  • Honky Reduction (1998, Relapse Records)
  • Frozen Corpse Stuffed with Dope (2002 Relapse Records)
  • Altered States of America (2003, Relapse Records)
  • Agorapocalypse (2009, Relapse Records)


  • 30 Song Demo Cassette (1995)
  • Agoraphobic Nosebleed (7") (1996, Bovine)
  • Split with Cattlepress LP (1997)
  • Split with Enemy Soil 7" (1997)
  • Split with Laceration 7" (1997)
  • Agoraphobic Nosebleed 7" (1997, Clean Plate)
  • PCP Torpedo 6" (1998, Hydra Head Records)
  • The Poacher Diaries (Split with Converge) (1999)
  • Split with Benümb 7" (2001)
  • Split with Halo 7" (2002)
  • Bestial Machinery 2xCD (2005)
  • The Glue That Binds Us 7" (2006)
  • Split with Kill the Client 7" (2007)
  • A Clockwork Sodom 7" (2007)
  • Domestic Powerviolence split with Apartment 213 CD/LP (2007)
  • Split with Total Fucking Destruction 7" (2007)
  • Altered States of America/ANbRx II 2xCD (2008)
  • Split with Insect Warfare 5"/mini-CD (2008)
  • Split with Crom 7" (2009)
  • Split with Endless Blockade 7" (2009)
  • Split with A.N.S. 5" (2010)
  • And On And On... split with Despise You CD/LP (2011)
  • Make a Joyful Noise flexi disc (2011)
  • "Merry Chrystmeth" flexi disc (2012)
  • The Honkey Reduxtion EP (2015, Decibel)
  • Arc (2016, Relapse Records)


Current MembersEdit

  • Scott Hull - Guitar, Drum programming (1994 - Present)
  • Jay Randall - Vocals, Samples, Electronics (1997 - Present)
  • Richard Johnson - Bass, Vocals (2002 - Present)
  • Katherine Katz - Vocals (2007 - Present)

Former MembersEdit

  • Joe - Vocals (1995-1996)
  • Dom - Vocals (1995-1996)
  • Ben - Vocals (1995-1996)
  • Aaron Ulcer - Vocals (1997)
  • Sean Wipfli - Vocals (1997)
  • J.R. Hayes - Vocals (1999)
  • Carl Schultz - Vocals (2002-2007)

External LinksEdit


  1. Last.fmAccessed 2 June 2017

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