Crush the Operator




My name is Michael and I'm a drummer looking for a bandmate for my new band/ duo, Crush the Operator. The music draws influences from industrial metal, experimental metal, grindcore, progressive metal, and synthwave. I'm looking for someone to play keyboards, the main sound of which is one I've crafted by running a bass sample through a guitar amp simulator. I plan on making the live shows something to remember, and want to weird out the weirdos. I was thinking there could be no talking from the band throughout the entirety of the set, and we'd be wearing spooky/ weird masks to add to the aesthetic. If this very strange vision interests you, I would love to hear back. I have an entire album's worth of demos (that need better mixing, as you may hear).

Best way to reach me (if you don't have Bandmix Premium) is by emailing me at

Screen name:
Crush the Opeator
Member since:
Aug 31 2022
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
23 years


Clownc0re, The Residents, Author & Punisher, Napalm Death, Pound, Igorrr, Devin Townsend, The Berzerker (back when they wore spooky masks)

Members Of Band

?- Keys
Michael Johnson- Drums


- electronic drum kit (Surge Alesis Strike Pro S.E.)
- acoustic drum kit (Pearl Export)
- Peavey PV215 monitor with XR600G head
- Roland RS-70 keyboard
- Loads of patch cables
- Nice basement jam space
- Fender 4-string bass
- Ibanez 7-string guitar
- willing to provide keyboards (and spooky mask) to those willing to join but who do not have their own.