Alien Ant Farm Biography
The Riverside, California USA-based Alternative-Rock band Alien Ant Farm formed in 1996 with the line-up of frontman singer+songwriter Dryden Mitchell, guitarist Terry Corso, bassist Tye Zamora and drummer Mike Cosgrove.
Together, the quartet crafted unique Metal stylings throughout the late
'90s; "Greatest Hits", which was issued independently in 1999,
marked Alien Ant Farm's first full-length album.
Two years later, in March 2001, after being signed by Papa Roach's DreamWorks imprint New Noize, the band released "ANThology"; the first single off the CD, "Movies", broke into the top 20 of The Modern Rock chart and the worldwide smash, the cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal", followed peaking at #1 on The Modern Rock airplay chart; "Smooth Criminal" also hit #1 in Australia, #3 on the U.K. Official Top 40 chart and reached #23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 sending the album to #11 on The Billboard 200 chart.
May 22, 2002, became a dark day in the history of the band when on their way from Spain to Portugal, their tourbus collided with a truck, the driver of the bus was killed, other members of the band and crew were seriously injured.
Alien Ant Farm regrouped a year later for their third effort, "truANT", the band hit the road again to promote their new album, which didn't rise higher than #42 on The Billboard Top 200 chart and its main single, "These Days", barely sneaked into the top 30 of The Modern Rock chart; in October 2003 guitarist Terry Corso left the band he helped create over “irreconcilable differences” and subsequently joined Powerman 5000; Corso was replaced by Vincent Camacho temporarily for a few shows, then guitarist Joe Hill joined the band early in 2004.
Alien Ant Farm's fourth studio record, "Up In The Attic", arrived in July 2006; the album sold poorly and spun off only one minor hit single "Forgive And Forget".