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Gravity Kills Bio

Gravity Kills
Band members
Jeff Scheel - vocals, guitar, bass, programming, digital editing
Brad Booker - drums (live)
Matt Dudenhoeffer - guitars, bass, programming
Doug Firley - digital editing, programming


Guitarist Matt Dudenhoeffer, keyboard player Douglas Firley and bassist/drummer Kurt Kerns had been kicking around in various St. Louis bands since the mid-'80s, but the chance to land a song on a compilation by KPNT-FM got them together to record. The prospective hit-makers had no vocalist, however, so Kerns called his cousin Jeff Scheel in Dallas. The industrial-techno quartet recorded a song in three days, called themselves Gravity Kills, and made the compilation. "Guilty" soon became the station's most requested song, and gathered airplay around the U.S. and Canada. After the group signed with Wax Trax!/TVT, their appeal was widened by appearances on the soundtracks for Mortal Kombat and Seven. Gravity Kills released their self-titled debut album in March 1996, and received another promotional push that summer by supporting the Sex Pistols on their reunion tour of America. The remix collection Manipulated followed in 1997, and a year later the group issued Perversion.

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