Seth Putnam

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Seth Edward Putnam (born May 15, 1968)[1] is the founder of grindcore band Anal Cunt. He is known for his brutal screaming and lyrics that either shock, offend, or invoke morbid humor. Throughout his career, Putnam has been involved in many side projects, including backing vocals on Pantera's The Great Southern Trendkill.

Early years

Seth Edward Putnam was born on May 15, 1968, in or around Boston, Massachusetts to father Edward R. Putnam and mother Barbara Ann Donohue. His parents are divorced. In the mid-1980s, Putnam played bass in the thrash metal band Executioner.

Drug overdose and coma

On October 12th, 2004 Seth Putnam was hospitalized after ingesting 2 months' worth of Ambien sleeping pills.[2] It has been reported that he spent the previous day contemplating suicide,[3] though exact circumstances surrounding the drug overdose are vague. Putnam's reaction to the irony of being in a coma was published in the Boston Phoenix, "Actually, it turned out it was just as gay as the song I wrote nine years ago — being in a coma was just as fuckin’ stupid as I wrote it was.

Side projects and former bands

   * Angry Hate
   * Satan's Warriors
   * Impaled Northern Moonforest
   * Shit Scum
   * Vaginal Jesus
   * Full Blown A.I.D.S.
   * Death's Head Quartet
   * Cuntsaw
   * You're Fired
   * Adolf Satan
   * Upsidedown Cross (note: Although Seth is credited playing guitar on their split with Sloth, the album was actually recorded years before Seth joined the band)
   * Executioner
   * Post Mortem
   * Siege
   * Sirhan Sirhan
   * Insult
   * Person Killer
   * Pantera (Additional screams on the 1996 release The Great Southern Trendkill, performing on 'The Great Southern Trendkill,' 'War Nerve,', '13 Steps To Nowhere', and 'Suicide Note Part II.')

Some bands Seth has filled in for (live and/or on recordings)

   * Bad Mouthed Bandits(Guitar)
   * Bratface (Guitar)
   * EYEHATEGOD (Vocals)
   * Buzzov-en (Vocals)
   * Fear of God (from Switzerland) (Drums)
   * Flächenbrand (Drums on 1 song)
   * Haggis (Vocals)
   * Kilslug (Guitar)
   * Necrophiliacs (Bass on 1 song)
   * Nightstick (Vocals)
   * Sickie Wifebeather's 4F Club (Vocals)
   * Seven Minutes of Nausea (Drums/Backup Vocals on Disobedient Losers EP)


Starting in 2009, the Anal Cunt line-up will resume with the three longest-running members of the band - Seth Putnam (vocals), Josh Martin (guitar), and Tim Morse (drums). We're looking forward to touring in April, recording our new CD, "Wearing out our Welcome," along with the long-awaited "Picnic of Love - Part 2" CD.

Guest Vocal Appearances (including, but not limited to)

   * Arson Anthem
   * Bo Bice
   * Boredoms
   * Brutal Truth
   * Corrosion of Conformity
   * Graveyard BBQ
   * Incantation
   * Justin Bieber
   * Napalm Death
   * Nasty Disaster
   * Padded Hell
   * Pantera
   * Psycho
   * P.T.L Klub
   * Scissorfight
   * Slapshot
   * The Ruins
   * Thor
   * Today is the Day
   * W.B.I.[category:Boston]]