Finite Automata


Finite Automata is an Experimental/Industrial project originally from Pensacola Florida. While their early sound was very reminiscent of Skinny Puppy, Frontline Assembly and Project Pitchfork, their more recent endeavors have fused elements of classic electro-industrial and EBM, with elements of Aggrotech and Industrial Rock. They are known regionally for their highly confrontational and controversial stage shows, which make heavy use of theatrics, makeup, stage props, sharp objects and various noise making devices. In the fall of 2013, the group relocated to Atlanta Georgia.

Formed in 2006 by Mod Eschar (Dom Price), the project grew out of a chaotic solo act in which Eschar was the only consistent member until early 2007, when he was joined by long time friend and keyboardist c. Grendel (Chris Stanley). The two were later joined on an off by guitarist and gadgetrist Mat Syn and for a short time, guitarist Vic Martinez. In late 2010, they were briefly joined by programmer/keyboardist Thomas Carpenter, who added a more Terror Noise influence to the project’s over all sound. Today Eschar is the only remaining founding member, and is joined by Scott Storey (Formerly of Voodoo Velkro, Skabdriver) and Sidney Pirara (Saint Simian, Formerly of Dawn of Ashes)

The group’s name is a reference to a concept in Computer Science related to finite state machines and their predefined behaviors, alluding to Humans as such machines and their behavior as being predictable in nature.

The band’s career grew in earnest in 2010, with an invitation by Ludovico Technique front-man Ben V to play The Florida Underground Industrial Music Festival, which solidified their presence in the Southeast Industrial scene. In 2012, Finite Automata released Recurse, their first full length studio album and is currently in the process of writing for their follow-up release “Dogma Eye” slated to be released some time in 2015. Over the course of their career, they have shared the stage with Combichrist, William Control, Davey Suicide, Slick Idiot, God Module, and The Ludovico Technique.

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