Mark Kloeppel/ Misery Index
The music of Misery Index combines the most intense elements of metal with a distinct grind approach, added with a touch of hardcore and extreme punk attitude and passion, thus pushing the limits of metal with an insane mix of regressive thrashing rhythms, corrupting breakdowns and energetic ferocity. Misery Index sets no limits in their goal of making metal and grind flow together in boundless punishing assaults designed to modernize the classic death and grind metal of the early 90’s. Guitarist Mark Kloeppel and the rest of the band all play EMG's; Mark preferring the EMG-81 and EMG-85. Their newest album Traitors was released in September 2008.