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Genghis Tron

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Genghis Tron
OriginPoughkeepsie, New York, United States
Years active2004–2010 (on hiatus)[3]
LabelsRelapse, Crucial Blast, Lovepump United
MembersMookie Singerman
Hamilton Jordan
Michael Sochynsky

Genghis Tron is a three-piece experimental metal band formed in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York and San Francisco, California. The band signed to Relapse Records after releasing two recordings on Crucial Blast.[4]


Around the same time of starting Genghis Tron, vocalist Mookie Singerman sang and played guitar in the 2-piece project Glitter Pals with his friend Jake Friedman while they were attending Vassar College. Friedman also featured on the song “Laser Bitch” found on Genghis Tron’s EP Cloak of Love (2005).

Genghis Tron has toured with such bands as Behold... the Arctopus,[5] Converge, Kylesa, Gaza, The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Faint.[citation needed]

IN 2008 the band released an album, Board Up the House [6] It was named a "Critic's Choice" by The New York Times[7] and was also awarded the title "Album of the Year" by the magazine Rock Sound.[8]

As of late 2010, the band members have decided to take a break away from the band for a while, but have assured fans in a Myspace message that they will be back with new material when they start playing together again.[3]


The band is noted for its creative combination of various types of metal and electronic music.[9] Although often classified as cybergrind early in their career, Genghis Tron has since developed a more diverse sound, which includes elements of IDM, doom metal, electronic and ambient,[2] in addition to their core style of synth-laden metal.[10]

Forgoing both a drummer and a bass guitarist, the band utilizes computer-based sequencers such as FL Studio and Ableton Live, as well as multiple synthesizers (Moog, Alesis and Novation) to produce its distinct sound.[citation needed]




  1. ^ Genghis Tron at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b c Genghis Tron at AllMusic
  3. ^ a b "On the future of GT... van Genghis Tron op Myspace". October 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "Genghis Tron". Sputnikmusic.
  5. ^ "Genghis Tron Announce November UK Tour". Rock Sound. 8 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Disc of the week". Montreal Mirror, July 11, 2016
  7. ^ Ratliff, Ben (February 18, 2008). "Critics' Choice". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Kelham, Andrew (7 January 2009). "Top 75 Albums Of 2008". Rock Sound.
  9. ^ Genghis Tron at AllMusic
  10. ^ Sutherland, Sam (March 2008). "Genghis Tron Change Their Ways". Exclaim!.

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