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The Bumpus Hounds

Industrial Metal
Cedar Park, Texas, USA

According to the Industrial Revoultion in Winter 1991: “Cyber-core (my name for it) is also taking the scene by force. With Mortal already out and Circle of Dust due out in March, Chatterbox, The Bumpus Hounds, and others are following suit. They all have a distinct sound, though. The Bumpus Hounds is a collaboration of Eric Shirey and Oatmeal (of Houston’s Red Ink). They combine bizzare samples and core style guitar (lots of it) for a very Godflesh-ish sound. Rumor has it that Deitiphobia is collaborating for a cyber-core project to be released on Blonde Vinyl through SLAVA Music. I hear that it combines a sort of Ministry Land of… with the quirkiness that spell Deitiphobia and that some Blonde Vinyl artist may show up on the album (is BV taking over the show?)”

Eric Shirey also went on to form Primary Censor and then Coarse.

In 2020, Retroactive Records released the Industrial Evolution compilation. It contained all of the tracks from The Bumpus Hounds, Primary Censor, Coarse, and Abstain. Two unreleased Bumpus Hound tracks were added - an instrumental version of “Sanctuary” and a re-worked version of “Thrown Away” that Brent Stackhouse of Deitiphobia / X-Propagation put together in 1993 to showcase the future direction Shirey want to go in. Stackhouse did all of the keyboards and programming based on Shirey's music, while Shirey wrote a new verse to give the song a more positive conclusion.


The Pit Dug for the Wicked

1990 fff Music

Eric Shirley – Vocals and lyrics
Oatmeal – Instruments and music

Wally Shaw – Recorded, produced, engineered, and wrote “Sanctuary” (as Icon Tack)
MC White E – Guest appearance on “Temple”
Stephen Wagers – Guest appearance on “Temple”

  1. World’s End
  2. Blind Hate
  3. Temple
  4. Thrown Away
  5. Sanctuary