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Noise metal and dub are usually not two musical genres that go hand in hand. But then again, Dub Trio is not your ordinary band. Specializing in almost exclusively instrumental material, the group is comprised of guitarist D.P. Holmes, bassist Stuart Brooks, and drummer Joe Tomino. It should come as no surprise that all three members are extremely skilled players and much sought after sessionmen. In fact, the lists of who they've played with sounds like a who's who of the biggest names in the hip-hop and pop worlds of the early 21st century -- the Fugees, Bo Bice, G-Unit, Tony Yayo, Mobb Deep, Common, Mos Def, and Macy Gray, among others. The Dub Trio story begins with a group called Actual Proof, which Holmes and Brooks played with while attending Berklee. Upon relocating to New York City, Tomino was welcomed into the fold, and turned his new bandmates onto dub music (especially King Tubby). Its members paid their dues as sessionmen, which provided the group with time to write and rehearse, and they became a tight rhythm section in the process. The group began playing shows locally without a name, until someone scrawled "Dub Trio" on the marquee outside one of their gigs. The name stuck, and soon, ROIR Records head Lucas Cooper signed the band. 2004 saw the release of the group's debut full-length, Exploring the Dangers Of, which was supported with sporadic touring -- including dates opening for Meat Beat Manifesto and Soulive. While working on their sophomore effort, 2006's New Heavy, Dub Trio decided to introduce vocals into their sound -- albeit on a single track -- as they invited the one-and-only Mike Patton to guest on "Not Alone." The Patton-Dub Trio collaboration was initially made solely through swapping files, but the two factions met on the same day that they also performed the track in front of a surprised audience on December 28, 2005, at a Patton/Rahzel gig in Brooklyn, New York. The performance and meeting went so well that the group plans on recording a full album with Patton. ~ Greg Prato
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  2.   Bay vs. Leonard
  3.   Respite
  4.   Patient Zero
  5.   Control Issues Controlling Your Mind
  6.   Yes You Can't
  7.   Scoop and Smash Em
  8.   1:1.618
  9.   Illegal Dub
  10.   Words
  11.   Who Wants to Die?
  12.   Drive by Dub
  13.   Thousand Mile Stare
  14.   Swarm
  15.   Funishment
  16.   Fuck What You Heard
  17.   Mortar Dub
  18.   Felicitacion
  19.   Jog On
  20.   [Untitled]
  21.   Cool Out and Coexist
  22.   Screaming at the Sea
  23.   Sunny I'm Kill
  24.   One Man Tag Crew
  25.   Jack Bauer
  26.   Table Rock Dub
  27.   Angle of Acceptance
  28.   Not Alone
  29.   Sick Im
  30.   Not for Nothing
  31.   Casting Out the Nines
  32.   Safe and Sane
  33.   Real Wicked Ways
  34.   Awakening Dub
  35.   Agonist
  36.   Extract
  37.   Regression Line
  38.   No Flag
  39.   Ends Justify the Means
  40.   Noise
  41.   Sick im Kid
  42.   En Passant
  43.   Fur Boots on the Party Moose
  44.   Lullaby For...

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