Artist Biography Formed in 1998, Technocracy is an industrial metal band heavily influenced by bands such as Fear Factory and Godflesh. Originally a two man project put together by singer Steve Machado and guitarist Phil Demmel after Machado had been remixing metal records including some from Demmel's previous bands. Machado and Demmel were introduced by a mutual friend and decided to work on new material under the name Technocracy. After releasing their first demo Demmel and Machado decided a full band was needed and so recruited a drummer and bassist, and then started playing live shows.
In 2001 the band released their full length album, the self titled Technocracy album, which received impressive reviews throughout the metal community worldwide. Technocracy started to play bigger and better venues, putting on spectacular shows and supporting big names resulting in the band getting offers from numerous larger metal labels.
Unfortuntaley at the end of 2001, whether by coincidence or as a result of the situation in America at the time, the offers from the record labels were slowly withdrawn. Eventually a record company did make a modest offer to distribute the album outside of America which the band reluctantly accepted, but after receiving the signed contract the record company ceased any further contact with the band members. Soon after, the frustrated band members decided it was time to call it a day and Phil Demmel would eventually go on to join Machine Head.