Texas Microphone Massacre


An ever-evolving musical experiment, Texas Microphone Massacre is the brainchild of long-time comrades Chris Veden and Heath Tull. Initially conceived as an off-beat satire of hip hop and heavy metal, the duo added accomplished songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gilbert Sanchez to the fold and began the pursuit of a long-discussed dream project: a genre bastardizing hybrid of electronica influenced by hip-hop sensibilities and prog-rock methodologies. In the summer of 2010, the group began production on its first album Fantasy Rolodex. An old accomplice in previous Veden/Tull collaborations, Tim Gerron (Doyle Bramhall, Skatenigs, Skrew) was enlisted to fill the production role. Realizing the true untapped potential of the project, Tim was conscripted as a full-time member of Texas Microphone Massacre, serving as producer and live performance consiglieri.

In February of 2011, Fantasy Rolodex was released as a free download from the band’s website, www.texasmicrophonemassacre.com. With only a guerilla marketing and promotional effort, the project achieved a number of successes, including rave reviews in the Austin Post, Austin Independent Music, The Yay or Nay, and total:spec; a featured remix contest on Sony’s AcidPlanet; inclusion in Substream’s Substream Likes Vol. 2 and Substream Likes Vol. 3 indie artist compilations; airplay on BBC’s RadioOne; regular rotation on Austin, TX-area radio stations KROX 101.5 and KOOP 91.7; and airplay on various internet radio stations and podcasts across the globe.

Building on the foundation of Fantasy Rolodex and follow-up EP, Lovers, Texas Microphone Massacre released the project’s second full-length, Saturn’s in Retrograde, on September 22, 2014. Recorded entirely at Gerron Music in Austin, Texas, the album crystallizes TMM’s signature take on electronic music – soaring vocals, dance-worthy drums, and driving guitars – while offering unique dynamics as-yet unheard in TMM creative efforts.

TMM were once a part of SickTanicK’s Serial Killin Records and can be heard on tracks like “Faust” and “Sinematic.”

Group Members

Armand Joel
Chris Veden
Heath Tull
Gilbert Sanchez
Tim Gerron


Fantasy Rolodex (2011)
Lovers (2012)
Saturn’s in Retrograde (2014)
Saturn’s in Retrograde (Deluxe Edition) (2015)
The Opium Den (2016)
Seven Years of Midnight (2018)
Sweet Candy Radar (2020)
Codex Atlanticus (2022)

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