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Metal/Punk: Instrumental Metal Moods: Type: Experimental Avant Garde: Experimental Avant Garde: Noise Metal/Punk: Post-Punk

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United States - NY - New York City

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Reg Bloor

NYC-based Experimental Avant-Rock guitarist Reg Bloor released her second instrumental solo record "Sensory Irritation Chamber" in 2018 on Glenn Branca's SYSTEMS NEUTRALIZERS label, where she delves deeper into her frenetic, atonal, dissonant, angular screechscape. This is the follow-up to her 2015 critically acclaimed debut "Theme from an Imaginary Slasher".

Long-time member of Branca's Ensemble and founder of The Paranoid Critical Revolution, Reg began performing as a solo artist in 2014, including at The Red Bull Music Academy New York Festival 2014; at the OFF Festival in 2014, as well as sharing bills with such acts as Krallice, Stephen O'Malley of Sun O))), and God Is My Co-Pilot. The New York Observer‘s Brad Cohan named her one of the 15 Best Metal Bands in NYC.

Reg emerged from the Neo-No Wave scene of the 1990s with the Boston-based band Twitcher who released one CD, Leg of Lamb of God. The band played on bills with such bands as Melt Banana, The Flying Luttenbachers and Arab on Radar, as well as appearing on the soundtrack to the Troma film Terror Firmer directed by the legendary Lloyd Kaufmann.

She moved to NYC in 1999 and began working with legendary composer Glenn Branca with whom she recorded and toured the world for 18 years. She performed in his Symphony No. 12, as concertmaster for his "Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City)" for 100 Guitars, recently released on CD by Atavistic Records, "Symphony No. 15 (Running Through The World Like An Open Razor)" (Music for Strange Orchestra), "Symphony No. 16 (Orgasm)" for 100 Guitars, and as part of Branca/Bloor and the Glenn Branca Trio. She also appeared as part of the Glenn Branca Ensemble on his CD "The Ascension: The Sequel" and on his soon to be released "Third Ascension" and corresponding tours. May of 2016 she participated in a performance of Branca's Symphonies 8, 10 & 12 with an all-star ensemble as part of the Red Bull Music Academy New York Festival 2016. She continues to perform with the Ensemble for special events.

In 2005, she formed THE PARANOID CRITICAL REVOLUTION who released 3 CDs: Death of the Cool in 2006, Euphobia in 2010 and Crimson Canvas in 2013 and performed nationally an internationally, including at ATP in Minehead, UK in 2007 and at SXSW in 2009. The project ended in 2014.

She has worked with David Bowie, Page Hamilton, Thurston Moore, John Patitucci, Annie Clark/St. Vincent, Mike Watt, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Ty Braxton, tomandandy, members of Godspeed You Black Emperor, visual artist Tony Ourlser and on the soundtracks to the films "The Mothman Prophesies" and "Terror Firmer".