Having been often mistaken for the terrorist organization under the same name since their formation in 1995, November 17 would rather consider themselves "sonic terrorists" in their home of Phoenix, AZ. Consisting of Trevor Asknew (vocals), Mark Keltner (guitar/programming), Chris Cannella (guitar), Damon (bass), and Jason Kowalski (drums), the band is actually named after the date of when a number of students were killed by a conservative Greek organization during a peaceful protest. With a number of local gigs under their belt -- including some stage sharing experiences with Marilyn Manson, Front Line Assembly, and Fear Factory -- November 17's harsh sense of industrial influences with their own brand of metal and aggression got them a deal with Slipdisc records in 1996. With the release of their first album Trust No One later on that year and a boat load of touring to follow, November 17 also had the pleasure of winning the award of Best Industrial Band at the 1996 and 1997 New Times Music Awards. Their follow-up album was released in 1998 on the same label.
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