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Los Angeles heavies Spineshank began in February of 1996, rising from the ashes of a previous band, Basic Enigma (which included future Spineshankers Johnny Santos on vocals, Mike Sarkisyan on guitars, and Tom Decker on drums). Basic Enigma broke up upon hearing Demanufacture, the 1996 release by electro-metallists Fear Factory, but soon re-formed with a different sound and moniker, and a new bassist (Robert Garcia). The band soon befriended Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares, who upon hearing their demo, offered the new band to open a show for F.F. at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles. This led to other coveted opening slots (with such popular acts as Coal Chamber, Snot, Soulfly, Sepultura, and Danzig, among others), and label interest, with Roadrunner eventually signing the band. Their debut, Strictly Diesel, was released in September of 1998, and featured yet another tie-in with their favorite band: Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell sings on the track "Stain." Height of Callousness followed two years later. ~ Greg Prato
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  1.   Song
  2.   New Disease
  3.   Synthetic
  4.   Asthmatic
  5.   The Height of Callousness
  6.   Smothered
  7.   Detached
  8.   (Can't Be) Fixed
  9.   Beginning of the End
  10.   Play God
  11.   Transparent
  12.   Murder-Suicide
  13.   Where We Fall
  14.   Slavery
  15.   Falls Apart
  16.   Anger Denial Acceptance
  17.   40 Below
  18.   The Endless Disconnect
  19.   I Want You to Know
  20.   Forgotten
  21.   Malnutrition
  22.   If It Breathes
  23.   Shinebox
  24.   Nothing Left for Me
  25.   Tear Me Down
  26.   Violent Mood Swings
  27.   Cyanide 2600
  28.   Stain (Start the Machine)
  29.   *28
  30.   Intake
  31.   Exit Wound (Acceptance)
  32.   Motive Method Opportunity (Denial)
  33.   God Complex (Anger)
  34.   The Reckoning
  35.   I Am Damage
  36.   Fallback
  37.   Stillborn
  38.   Self-Destructive Pattern
  39.   Consumed (Obsessive Compulsive)
  40.   Negative Space
  41.   Stovebolt
  42.   Strictly Diesel
  43.   While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  44.   Slipper
  45.   Everything Everyone Everywhere Ends
  46.   After the End
  47.   Seamtess
  48.   Grey
  49.   Ploratio Morbus
  50.   Mend
  51.   Dead to Me
  52.   Seamless
  53.   [Untitled Track]
  54.   Perfect Ending
  55.   Full Circle
  56.   Thanks a Lot
  57.   [Untitled Track]
  58.   Beginning

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