Line-up: Jeff Wilganoksi - drums | Matt Pittman - voice, guitar | Jeff Meaningless - voice, bass | Justin Wilson - voice, guitar
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Story: Red Animal War started in 1998 as Jeff Wilganoski, Jamie Shipman, Matt Pittman, and Justin Wilson. During the recording of our first album, Brian Pho replaced Jamie Shipman. That cemented the lineup until Duane Deering came on playing piano and triggering samples. Jeff Davis replaced Brian Pho in 2004, and Tony Wann came on as second drums later that year. Todd Harwell replaced Jeff Wilganoski in 2006, then after 4 shows we went on indefinite hiatus.
We released 4 records, 2 seven-inches, and showed up on alot of compilations. We toured Europe three times and North America many times over. J. Robbins and Ed Rose produced records for us and we get our name from this quote:
-"The greater part of the untested men appeared quiet and absorbed. They were going to look at war, the red animal--war, the blood-swollen god." -Steven Crane The Red Badge of Courage