Sever The Albatross was formed in 2013 hailing from the town of Oneonta, New York. The band started out as a collaboration of ideas between Wyatt Ambrose and Benjamin Kuettel. Soon after, the two began jamming on the regular, and thus Sever The Albatross was formed. The band later introduced Alex Van Deusen on vocals, and Benjamin Rudolph on drums. The band released their debut EP "Detachment" on September 23, 2014 and it is available now for free on Bandcamp. Sever The Albatross is currently writing their full length album, with an anticipated release date of early 2016.
Gizmachi is a metalcore band from Newburgh, New York, formed in 1998. They are the first band to be signed to Big Orange Clown Records a subsidiary of Sanctuary Records owned by Shawn "Clown" Crahan, one of the percussionists for the popular nu metal band Slipknot. Gizmachi was one of the bands on the second stage of Ozzfest in 2005. Vocalist Sean Kane also appeared on Mushroomhead's "Savior Sorrow" album, on the track "Tattoo". There was word in 2006-2007 that the band was working on a new album, but nothing has come to fruition as of yet.