Igor Spectre Press Kit
With a repertoire of infectious songs ranging from all-out electric vintage punk to paint-peeling surf insanity to malevolent carnival rock, Igor Spectre’s been called “Barnabus Collins Meets Dinner Theater” by Dionysus Records’ Lee Joseph, “black glitter bukkake” by a guy named Jim, and manages to blow the roof off every venue they play.
Having played with The Adicts, Channel 3, Agent Orange, D.I., the Black Keys, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, New Model Army, Semi-Precious Weapons, Gene Loves Jezebel, 45 Grave, Primadonna, The Skulls, The Stitches, Voltaire, Nikki Sudden, Demonika & The Darklings, The Lords of Altamont, Frankenstein, DC Special, ADHD, The Deep Eynde, Rosemary’s Billygoat, Penis Flytrap, Death In Dresden, Blood Penny, Experiment Perilous, The Laudenum Drops, I Still Have Nightmares, Mad Marge and the Stonecutters, Speedbuggy, and tons of other great rock acts, Igor Spectre, inspired by the likes of The Damned, Meatloaf, Marc Bolan, Joan Jett, The New York Dolls, and many others, has been blazing new trails of vamp rock bombast since forming in 2000.
Igor Spectre’s 2012 LP, STEAK, SEAFOOD, SALAD, SATAN, features 11 heart pounding vamp rock tracks like Cheerleader Suicide and Me Llamo Carlos (Yo Tengo Chainsaw), as well as epic, cinematic rock and roll soundtracks to films that don’t even exist, such as the 7 minute Two Requiems For Ruby Rose and the sunbleached surf extravaganza, Sundown Trial: The Vengeance of Drusila Desparo and The Lamentable Tale of Professor Delphi’s Traveling Repository of the Peculiar and The Cavalcade of Souls (Theme From Igor Spectre).
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Formed in January 2000 under the moniker “Igor Spectre and The Phantoms” with the following lineup: Robert James (vocals), B. O’Malley (guitar), Knox Velour (bass), and Stygian Philter (keys). Knox Velour was replaced by Gary Doom of Total Chaos, which lasted for 2 rehearsals. The next incarnation of the lineup was mid-summer 2000 with the replacement of Knox Velour with Noxious Conundrum on bass and the addition of John Avenetti on drums. First show was October 31st, 2000 at Penn’s in Redlands, to a sellout Halloween crowd.
March 2001 the band dropped the “And The Phantoms” and recorded their first EP, BEAUTIFUL DEAD LITTLE GIRL, featuring songs BLOOD WHORE, RELEASE THE HOUNDS, and BEAUTIFUL DEAD LITTLE GIRL and proceeded to play shows until late 2001 when Stygian Philter (keys) left the band. Avenetti (drums) left shortly thereafter to pursue academia and to get married. Mario Navarro took over on drums and the band continued to rehearse at their Walnut office space and play various shows until November 2002 when Navarro left the band. Navarro was replaced by Steve Michaels in December of 2002 and the band found new energy and a new rehearsal/recording space.
In July 2003, Igor Spectre began recording their first LP with the songs FANGS OUT FIRST, PREYING MANTIS, and the Bowie cover ZIGGY STARDUST. Throughout 2003 and most of 2004, the band developed and recorded the LP, titled WE MISS THE RUSSIANS, and continued to play live shows in and around Los Angeles. Mixing on the LP commenced in September 2004, under the watchful ear of Earle Mankey, legendary musician and producer who’s been involved with such acts as Concrete Blonde, The Sparks, The Cramps, The Runaways, The Troggs, The Beach Boys, and many many more.
After a 2-year hiatus due to lead singer Robert James pursuing an anthropology degree at UCLA, the band reformed and released TRAMPS IN STEREO in 2009 and a live compilation, YOU SCREAM IN MIDNIGHT LIGHT in 2011.
Igor’s 4th LP STEAK, SEAFOOD, SALAD, SATAN! was released in mid-2012.
Igor Former Members
Numinous Abyss (John Avenetti) – Drums (2000-2001)
Stygian Philter (Mark Colgrove) – Keys (2000-2001)
Gary Doom – Bass (2000)
Chris O’Malley – Drums (2000)
Mario “Looney” Navarro – Drums (2001-2002)
Thomas Webb – Keys (2003)
Steve “Michaels” Alvarado – Drums (2002-2005)
Sonny X – Drums (2005-2007, 2011-present)
Santos DeLeon – Drums (2005-2009)
Adam Bomb – Bass (2008-2010)
G. Gory – Bass (2010-2011)
Noxious Conundrum (Jeff Orgill) – Bass (2000-2008)
Ric Rocc (guest drummer)
Mikey Mayhem – Drums (guest fill-in drummer)