American Head Charge (often referred to as Head Charge or abbreviated AHC) are an industrial metal band from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, earning nominations at the prestigious Kerrang! Awards on two occasions.
The band's raw, cacophonous sound has often been described as an intense hybrid of the US Chicagoan industrial band Ministry and Iowan metallers Slipknot; they contributed a cover of "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" for "Anthems of Rust and Decay: A Tribute to Marilyn Manson" as well as "Filth Pig" to "Devilswork: A Tribute to Ministry", while they supported the masked nine-piece on the Pledge of Allegiance festival tour in 2001.
= The band was formed in 1996, the genealogical birthchild of a richly fortunate meeting (from a fan's perspective) through a rehabilitation center in Plymouth, Minnesota between founding members Cameron Heacock and Chad Hanks. Bassist Chad Hanks (in an interview with PRP) recalls; "In order to graduate the program, my counsellor made me write a song (I hadn't done it sober in years.) and perform it for everybody. I asked Martin if he could sing and he was like: ...
|years active||1996 – Present|
|music genre||Industrial Metal|
|current members|| Cameron Heacock|