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Social Disease Bio

Social Disease
Band members
Tom Bush - Vocals Frank Maggio - Bass Doug Bohn - Drums Steve Seigerman - Guitar


In the beginning there were two bands banging up the north shore of Long Island in 1985. Fat Stan, from Setauket and Mystema, from Sound Beach. Both bands brutalized fans with cover music from bands like, DRI, Slayer, Celtic Frost, and Metallica. Fat Stan was comprised of Doug Bohn on drums, Steve Seigerman on guitar, and Chris Lolissio on bass and vocals. Mystema, was led on bass by Frank Maggio. When Fat Stan lost their bassist/vocalist to a murder prison term, they met Frank through mutual friend and guitarist Johnny V. Maggio, Bohn, and Seigerman found each other, and found that their kindred beliefs in music were matched. It was then that Social Disease took its fledgling steps. Social Disease went through a couple of singers before calling Tom Bush who had been in Mystema for a short time and was then fronting Chronic Halitosis. When Bush joined Social Disease the band wrote the first 10 songs. Social Disease used two songs on their first recording from Mr. Bush’s old band Chronic Halitosis, with Chronic’s blessing and permission. These 12 songs were recorded 8 track live and comprise the first 12 tracks on “decades of disease”. Social Disease then began to tear up the music venues on long Island, carving new caverns in the underground metal scene. On more than one occasion Social Disease was banned for inciting riots and general unrest. Social Disease continued to write and returned to Legend Studios to record 12 more original songs, and re-record three songs from the first recording. The second recording proved as brutal as the first. These 15 tracks comprise tracks 13-27 on “decades of disease”. Social Disease again pounded the metal scene in the tri-state area, with relentless sets that incorporated and transcended the expected genres. Playing with bands such as Pyrexia, Human Remains, and Suffocation. Grindcore/kill/hate/metal was born. Often referred to as the "Carnivore" of Long Island, their straight-forward approach, uncompromising sound, and controversial lyrics created a huge buzz throughout the underground scene. All of the members went on, together and separately, to play in many different bands such as Welt, Ironlung, Evileye, Suffocation, Pummel, Lock Down, Bile, and Storm. Now 15 years later, after decades of disease, SOCIAL DISEASE has reunited to unleash its brutality once again! Look for SOCIAL DISEASE onstage, and to hit the studio to record their newest songs sometime within the near future!

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