The art rock band "Discipline." formed in 1987. They gained a following in the Detroit area
unusual original music with a live show memorable for theatrics.
Matthew Parmenter on vocals, Jon Preston Bouda on guitar, Mathew
Kennedy on bass, and Paul Dzendzel on drums. In October the band
released "To Shatter All Accord" (2011), its first studio
recording in 14 years. The new recording includes the 24-minute
"Unfolded Like Staircase" (1997) is the band's best known
work. It contains three songs running approximately 15 minutes each,
(Limbo), Crutches, Before the Storm,
and a twenty-two minute song-suite, Into
2008 Discipline. reunited to perform at Pennsylvania's NEARfest X
(a.k.a. North East Art Rock Festival). The event included
performances by Fish of Marillion (Scotland), Peter Hammill of Van
Der Graaf Generator (England), Larry Fast's Synergy (USA), Echolyn
(USA), Koenji Hyakkei (Japan), Discipline. from Detroit (USA), Liquid
Tension Experiment with members of King Crimson and Dream Theater
(USA, U.K.), Morglbl (France), Radio Massacre International
(England), and Banco (Italy).
In 2010 the UK label Cyclops-GFT released "Discipline. Live Days," a 2 CD collection of live
from past festivals and concerts.
2005 the band's independent label released "Discipline. Live
1995," a DVD that captures the band during its most theatrical
period. Parmenter appears alternately dressed as a jester, a witch, a
toga-clad prisoner of Limbo, and a straight-jacketed clown. This
special edition DVD includes an extra hour of live footage spanning
the band's career from shows in 1988, 1992, 1997, and a rare 1998
performance of Into
1999, Syzygy Records released "Discipline. Live: Into the
Dream." Recorded live in Baltimore as part of the Orion
Progressive Rock Showcase, this album includes performances of songs
from both the Discipline. studio albums. The same album includes
Parmenter singing Between
me and the End, a
song that would later appear on the singer's 2004 solo CD, "astray."
performed five consecutive years at the outdoor progressive rock
festival in Chapel Hill, North Carolina known as ProgDay. ProgDay
Records later released these Discipline. performances on the CDs
"ProgDay '98" (2002), "ProgDay Encore" (7-CD Box
Set) (2001), and "ProgDay '95" (1997).
they released several early cassette recordings, it was not until
1993 that Discipline. released their first CD, "Push &
Profit." The release helped the band gain an international
and the same year saw the band travel to Norway to support "Push
& Profit" with a mini-tour.
Discipline.'s pre-CD releases, the most notable is "Chaos out of
Order" (1988), a concept album about mid-life and identity.
Other early cassette releases include "Faces of the Petty"
(1992), "Blueprint" (1992), and "Canto IV"
(Limbo) (1995). The cassettes from the 1990s feature live to 2-track
mixes of the band engineered by David Krofchok, who was also the
band's keyboard player from 1990 to 1993.
more details about Discipline., visit the band's web site at
Discipline facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/DisciplineBand
Matthew Parmenter myspace site - http://www.myspace.com/matthewparmenter