animosityAnimosity is a deathcore band from San Francisco, California. They released their debut album, Shut It Down, on Tribunal Records in 2003, when the members of the band were 16 and 17 years old. In 2005, they released their second disc, Empires, on Metal Blade’s imprint Black Market Activities and toured the United States with Origin and Malevolent Creation.

The growth that had occurred between the two albums was noticed by the high-profile Metal Blade, who signed the band in 2006. Before they began working on their debut for the label, lead vocalist Leo Miller lost his girlfriend to a drunk driver. Her death helped to shape the very intense and very emotional lyrics found on the band’s third album, Animal, which landed in 2007. Their third album, Animal, was produced by Kurt Ballou of Converge and released in October of 2007. They have also toured Europe with Converge and Belgian hardcore/punk band Rise and Fall. Their band influences are Meshuggah, Zappa, Magma, Hendrix, Shredding Death Metal.

Other Information

  • Origin: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Genre: Deathcore
  • Years active: 2000–present
  • Labels: Tribunal Records, Black Market Activities
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Leo Miller – vocals
  2. Frank Costa – guitar
  3. Chase Fraser – guitar
  4. Evan Brewer – bass
  5. Navene Koperweis – drums


  • Shut It Down (2003)
  • Empires (2005)
  • Animal (2007)
  • Altered Beast (Aaron Spectre Animal remixes) (2008)



~ by molco on May 27, 2009.

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