Naegleri Fowleri is a multispecies microtonal heavy metal band from Northeastern Vermont.
Luna (Amazona farinosa) - Lead vocals
Spanky (Psittacus erithacus) - Additional vocals
Bostjan (Homo sapiens sapiens) - Guitar and bass, some drum programming
Dell (Calculo digital) - Drum programming
Songs are 1-5 minutes long, using a mishmash of heavy metal subgenre styles.
Vocalizations from Luna are mostly nonverbal or quasi-verbal, heavily reliant on polyrhythms and timbral textures. Spanky's vocals are mostly verbal or else mimic ambient noises. Bostjan provides guitar and bass riffs drawing influences from thrash, death metal, and avant-garde guitarist Buckethead, performing the riffs on refretted 19 tone 7 string guitar and 5 string bass with a reference pitch of 440 Hz. A Dell computer programmed by Bostjan pulls drum pattern seeds from a midi library through quasi-artificial intelligence mechanics from routines made in Free Pascal/Allegro.
Bostjan was a session guitarist in the Detroit area active in the first decade of the 2000's, and was the guitarist and singer for the local band there Khereb, which released two EPs, and Ox, a synth-centric power trio that was the Detroit area's first funk-rock microtonal band. His side project during that time, Bostjan Zupancic: Micrometal, became more active in the 2010's, releasing 5 albums to mixed reviews. Bostjan and Luna developed the idea for an avian-fronted metal band when Bostjan was trying to record drum tracks for one of his solo albums and Luna kept loudly joining in from her room two floors down, initially making the recording process difficult. Bostjan then ran a microphone down to Luna's room and recorded her performance in synch with the drums, realizing that she was actually keeping good rhythm. Unable to keep Luna's neighbor, Spanky, from joinging in, the band became comprised of three members of three different species. Bostjan later developed the algorithms for developing artificial drum patterns by implementing several freeware subroutines for audio parsing and tempo tapping in order to make the drum programs more interesting, and more quickly automated, making Naegleria Fowleri the world's first multispecies microtonal cyborg band. The band's name is a reference to the protist that causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis.
Currently, no album/EP releases are available, but several songs are available via youtube, to stream. The first album, Life Cycle, is expected to release early 2018.