Brutal death metal unit COGNITIVE and Joe Occhuti of Artery Global, are proud to announce their new working relationship. Occhuti will be taking over booking duties for the band henceforth.
Said COGNITIVE in a collective statement, “We are very excited to announce we are now a part of Artery Global’s roster. With such bands as Carbomb, Last Chance To Reason, Tosin Abasi, Angelmaker, CKY, and more, this will open a lot of doors for us. We are excited to be getting on the road and seeing everybody. We will be following up with more announcements soon!”
Hailing from South Jersey, COGNITIVE was born in 2011 with the sole intent to create heavy, intensely technical music, while maintaining an edge of creativity that separates them from the over-produced sea of subgenres. Combining technicality, guitar solos, grooves, and abstract ideas within their songwriting, COGNITIVE is continually pushing itself to think outside of the proverbial box while maintaining an organic and unapologetically brutal edge. COGNITIVE seeks only to advance itself musically and export New Jersey’s undying hatred globally.
COGNITIVE has toured with the likes of Devourment, Psyopus, Gorod, Wormed, Infernal Revulsion, and Condemned. They’ve traveled to numerous states, and shared the stage with bands such as Between The Buried And Me, Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Gorod, Wormed, Infernal Revulsion, Devourment, Broken Hope, Wretched, Misery Index, Origin and more.
With their 2012 debut EP The Horrid Swarm, COGNITIVE erupted onto the scene full force. In 2015 COGNITIVE joined the ranks of other high-profile metal acts such as Suffocation, Cryptopsy, and Cattle Decapitation, under the management roster of Extreme Management Group. With their self-titled album released to worldwide acclaim and extremely high ratings as well as featuring artwork by Tony Koehl (Black Dahlia Murder, Malignancy, Waking the Cadaver), COGNITIVE hit the road for a 29 show coast to coast tour including stops at Las Vegas Deathfest, Colorado Gutfest, Bogota Deathroad Fest in Columbia, Building Temples of Death Fest, direct support for Dehumanized in Puerto Rico, and so much more.
In late 2015, COGNITIVE added lead guitarist Harry Lannon and bassist Ian Bainbridge. The addition of the two new members injected new life and creativity as they hit the studio to record their second full length album Deformity, which was released on October 28, 2016 via Unique Leader Records. COGNITIVE followed that release touring with Artificial Brain, Grindmother, WVRM, and Seeker through the first half of 2017.
Shane Jost – Vocals
Rob Wharton – Guitars
Harry Lannon – Lead Guitar
Ian Bainbridge – Bass Guitar
Armen Koroghlian – Drums