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Hard rock veterans, Therapy?, have established a long career of over twenty years with their industrial-tinged, metallic sound, finding breakout success with their 1994 album, “Troublegum.”
Formed in 1989 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Therapy? was started by Andy Cairns (vocals, guiatrs), Fyfe Ewing (drums) and Michael Keegan (bass). The band quickly got to work on recording a number of early demos, which caught the attention of the legendary BBC DJ, John Peel, who played their single, “Meat Abstract,” on his show. Signing with Wiijia Records, the two EPS, “Baby Teeth” and “Pleasure Death” found Therapy? a growing number of fans in the UK and these early EPs also gained a US release as “Caucasian Psychosis” on Touch & Go Records.
Therapy? attracted major label attention before the trio decided to sign with A&M Records. “Hats of the Insane” helped set mouths watering for Therapy’s major debut full-length and they’re not to be disappointed. 1994’s “Troublegum” found huge success, with their melodic riffs brining them commercial exposure, nestling well alongside the popularity of grunge.
“Internal Love” followed in 1995, with the trio also embarking on extensive tours. The album was bleak and dark and remains one of their moodiest offerings. The band split from A&M Records after its release and joined Ark 21, releasing “Suicide Pact: You First,” regaining their enthusiasm. A greatest hits compilation, “Shameless” followed in 2001 yet it was released to growing internal problems, with the lineup changing, with Andy Cairns joined by Neil Cooper and Michael McKeegan, after Fyfe Ewing, Martin McCarrick and Graham Hopkins had all left to pursue different music ventures.
Again with a streamlined lineup, Therapy? certainly did not let this show with their 2006 release, “One Cure Fits All.” Heavy touring followed before again hitting the studio to work on their tenth album, “Crooked Timber” in 2009. Still very much a tour de force, Therapy? continued to destroy stages across the globe, soon finding themselves celebrating the release of their fourteenth studio album, “Disquiet,” in 2015, proving still that they are at the top of their game and one of the most important acts in the alternative metal scene.