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Bastard Noise is an American noise band founded in 1991 by musicians Eric Wood, Henry Barnes, and W. T. Nelson. The project started as a type of sister band to the trio's previous group Man Is The Bastard.[1] While Man Is the Bastard broke-up in late 1997, the Bastard Noise project continued and acts as Wood's current project.

Bastard Noise
Live on June 23, 2010, in Raleigh, NC
Background information
Also known asMan Is the Bastard Noise (early)
OriginClaremont, California
Years active1997–present
LabelsThree One G, Gravity, Deep Six, Vermiform, Robotic Empire, Kitty Play, L White, Ground Vault, Alien8, Hear More!, Manufracture, Housepig, Haunted Hotel, Thumbprint Press, Triage
Associated actsMan Is the Bastard
MembersEric Wood
Past membersHenry Barnes
Danny Walker
Joel Connell
W.T. Nelson
John Wiese

Early recordings from the group's extensive discography were mostly self-released and predominately featured only electronics and vocals. Since its formation, however, Bastard Noise has made releases with underground labels such as Three One G, Relapse Records, Gravity Records, Deep Six, Vermiform Records, Robotic Empire, among others.

For live performances, Wood often recruits other musicians to perform with him, the likes of which have included Merzbow, Justin Pearson and Keiji Haino. Instruments such as the bass guitar and the drum kit were later incorporated down the band's history.[2][3][4] Wood has expressed distaste for digital piracy and prefers to release his music elusively on physical formats, although he has made few digital-only releases in the past.[4]


  1. ^ n/a (2010-11-08). "Exclusive Interview with Eric Wood from Man Is The Bastard". Zann's Music. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Curran (2010-06-16), Grayson. "Bastard Noise's Eric Wood". Indy Week. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  3. ^ n/a (2010-04-05). "Bastard Noise Interview". Yellow Green Red. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  4. ^ a b n/a (2012-03-11). "An Interview with Eric Wood". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved April 28, 2017.

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