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The Body (band)

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Chip King, Lee Buford

Record label
Thrill Jockey

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At A Loss RecordingsThrill Jockey

Associated acts
ThouKriegFull of Hell


sludge metal, doom metal, Avant-garde metal

No One Deserves Happiness, I Shall Die Here, One Day You Will Ache Like, You - Whom I Have Always H, All the Waters of the Earth

Thou (American band), Full of Hell (band), Krieg (band)


The Body is an American sludge metal duo formed in 1999 in Providence, Rhode Island and composed of Chip King (guitar, vocals) and Lee Buford (drums, programming). By 2016 they have released five studio albums and a number of other records.


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Drummer Lee Buford started the band with hometown friend Chip King after one year of school at the Museum School in Boston and moving to Manhattan in a four-month stint with "The Blue Man Group". They released their eponymous first full-length in 2004. Six years of touring and small releases passed before they released their second full-length album, All The Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood, in collaboration with the Assembly of Light choir. This album was met with some critical acclaim. They followed this in 2011 with a full length collaboration with noise project Braveyoung, called Nothing Passes.


  • Chip King – guitars, vocals
  • Lee Buford – drums, programming
  • Discography

    Studio albums
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  • The Body (2004)
  • All The Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (2010)
  • Christs, Redeemers (2013)
  • I Shall Die Here (2014)
  • No One Deserves Happiness (2016)
  • Collaborative albums
    The Body (band) The Body SPACE Gallery

  • Nothing Passes (with Braveyoung) (2011)
  • Released from Love (with Thou) (2014)
  • You, Whom I Have Always Hated (with Thou) (2015)
  • xoroAHbin (with Vampillia) (2015)
  • The Body & Krieg (with Krieg) (2015)
  • One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache (with Full of Hell) (2016)
  • EPs
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  • The Body Demo (2004)
  • Cop Killer/Dead Cops (2005)
  • Even The Saints Knew Their Hour of Failure and Loss (2006)
  • 2008 Tour EP (2008)
  • The Cold, Suffocating Dark Goes On Forever, And We Are Alone (2012)
  • Master, We Perish (2013)
  • Splits
  • Split 7" (with Get Killed) (2004)
  • Split 7" (with Whitehorse) (2011)
  • Split LP (with Sandworm) (2014)
  • Compilations
  • Anthology (2011)

  • The Body (band) Empty Hearth by The Body YouTube


    Shelter Is IllusoryNo One Deserves Happiness · 2016
    Hail to Thee - Everlasting PainI Shall Die Here · 2014
    Hallow / HollowNo One Deserves Happiness · 2016


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