Fermentor is a San Diego-based two-piece instrumental metal band formed in 2008 by
drummer Dylan Marks (Eukaryst, Beekeeper) and guitarist Adam Wollach (Beekeeper,
Stripping away the comforts of a traditional band infrastructure, Fermentor relies solely
on communicating through only two elements, drums and guitar. The two instruments
acting more like contrapuntal voices, rather than just rhythm and melody.
Their musical chemistry was discovered in the summer of 2008 when the two cousins
took advantage of an opening at Wollach’s recording studio. Having never jammed
before and with only four weeks to write and record, they wrote four songs that they
released as their first EP entitled Matanzaa.
After a brief period of living on opposite coasts, Fermentor regrouped and began to push
their writing to a new level. With total control of their unique synchronicity, they were
able to release two EPs, Fermentor and Rate of Cognition.
Their explosive live performances have garnered them the reputation of an unrelenting
and high-energy experience that one would not expect from a duo. This has allowed
them to share the stage with experimental powerhouses such as Behold!...The Arctopus,
Atomic Ape, and Captured By Robots.
Fermentor is extremely proud to announce that in 2020, they will release their first full length album Continuance.
Wollach, known for his superb audio production work with bands like Eukaryst and
Beekeeper, has again taken the helm to mix the new album. He has also designed and
created the artwork and graphics for Continuance. Tracked by recording engineer Dale
Holland at K St Recordings, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, this album is
expertly produced with a sonic quality that goes far beyond any of Fermentor’s previous
This highly creative progressive album aims to play with the listeners ear by subverting
expectations of tonality and song structure. Bursting with intricate timings, propulsive
arrangements, and unconventional riffing, Fermentor is ready to share this new album
which they believe will display a new realm of musical possibility.