Michael Hauptly-Pierce (lead & backing vocals; lyrics)
Otto Kinzel (guitar, programming, synth, vocals, production)
Matt Connarton (bass, backing vocals)
Marc Brennan (drums)
Releases: The Pain & The Progress (2010 full length album) ; This program is not responding (2011 E.P.)
Over the course of 2009, Otto Kinzel decided to strike out on his own to record his very first solo album, The Pain and the Progress. As Otto was enjoying the freedom and liberation of his new solo project, a funny thing happened: His new solo project turned into a band called Chemical Distance.
It wasn't supposed to happen. Otto had recorded a set of industrial tracks, handling much of the playing himself, but also working with a variety of contributors serving as studio musicians. When it came time to play the songs live, Otto began to assemble his "live band," which was intended to be an amorphous collection of musicians who would assist Otto in various configurations at shows. An inaugural show was booked at City Hall Plaza in Manchester, NH where Otto played guitar and sang, flanked by vocalist Michael Hauptly-Pierce, and bassist Matt Connarton. The live chemistry between the three was so strong that Otto felt compelled to shift gears and make it a band. And thus, Chemical Distance was born.
2011 will see the anticipated follow up to The Pain & The Progress; the TBA second album is tentatively tilted The Program Is Not Responding and is scheduled for an early Spring release date.
In April of 2011, Marc Brennan officially joined ChemD as live drummer. Marc had played on three songs on The Pain & The Progress, playing live drums on Golden Child and Sugar, and adding additional guitar on The Protector. He will also contribute live drums on 3 songs on the recently released 2011 E.P., The Program Is Not Responding.
check out FREE Chemical Distance songs in the DOWNLOADS section