Formed: 1991 in Calabasas, CA
Years Active: 90 's, 00' s
Incubus became one of the most popular Alt-metal bands of the new millennium, to stand out from the crowded field of tireless touring ethic and a broad musical palette. Founded in 1991 in San Fernando Valley suburb of Calabasas, California, the early band lineup included the 10th grade classmates Brandon Boyd (vocals, percussion), Mike Einziger (guitar), Alex Katunich (aka Dirk Lance ; bass), and José Casillas (drums). Their early funk-metal sound was heavily influenced by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but to expand in the years to thrash, rap-metal, post-grunge rock, and grinding alt-metal à la Korn or the Deftones are . By the time the musicians had graduated from high school, they had already played for all ages throughout Southern California on a regular basis. In 1995, Incubus added hip-hop DJ Fyfe (aka Gavin disconnected) to their lineup and the album Amongus Fungus independently. This helped with a strong local following an agreement with a subsidiary of Epic Records band to gain immortality.
First major-label Incubus' release in the six-song EP Enjoy Incubus, which was released in early 1997 and consisted of previous demos that were updated in the studio. Their full-length debut album, SCIENCE, followed before the end of the year. Incubus will be on the road with a vengeance, opening for bands like Korn, Primus, 311, Sublime, and the unwritten law. that they had collected enough land in 1998 following the slot to the summer Ozzfest tour, and they rounded the period a year at Korn Family Values ??tour first, and by that DJ Fyfe diagonally and has been replaced by DJ Kilmore ( first name Chris). their momentum and exposure slowly building, Incubus returned to the studio and gave the follow-up album, itself, late in 1999. group goes right back on the road, and their period 2000 Ozzfest helped cement the new audience the band is new single "Excuse me," drawn into
Although the road itself barely broke the Top 50 on the album charts, was tenacious salesman will eventually push the double platinum mark. The second single, "Stellar" successful small rock radio, but the album, not the song will go on the air until 2001, when "Drive" became their first top ten success in the charts. Incubus expanded their audience by playing Moby-space: pack the summer, and with "Drive" still fresh in the public mind, they Morningview released in the fall of 2001. The charts at number two, confirming that Incubus had worked his own fame. "Wish You Were Here," "Nice to Know You" and "Warning" are all popular rock radio, and the band toured strong support naturally - this time for the headliner.
In early 2003, Incubus became embroiled in, Sony contract dispute and filed a lawsuit to their relationship ended in accordance with labor laws of California. In April the band announced the departure of bassist Dirk Lance. Within days, called Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger co-partner on his Time Lapse Consortium Ben Kenney (who had also played on Roots) to replace Lance permanent. Group is part of the Sony empire, however, and released Crow Left of the Murder on Epic / Immortal in early 2004, which hit number two on the Billboard 200 Top Touring dates followed before Incubus on way home in a month November to deserved holiday.
The boys spent the next two years individually exploring things outside of the band - including music, art, film, literature, and - if they also keep in mind that the class work and albums, and was recorded at the time, in LA and Atlanta to finish. The record of the outcome, grenades Light, debuted at the top of the charts since its release in November 2006. The musicians then returned to their individual endeavors, with Boyd announced in early 2008 that the group has met hiatus. However, the following year published two collections hits album Monuments and Melodies and once again make the trip this summer. In 2010 he returned the long-time studio partner Brendan O'Brien, who helped make them one of their darker albums date 2011, if not now, when? The album debuted at number two on the Billboard charts on its release in July 2011.
In terms of promotion, if not now, when? Incubus rented storefront on labrea Avenue, Los Angeles, and has launched a multimedia retrospective of his career by the four nights of live music band. Select the four nights in 2012, the album live Incubus HQ Live, released in August this year.