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Top 10 Facts - Incubus
12.20.2015
Fact #1

Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell.

Fact #2

In 1995, Incubus added Gavin Koppell (known by his stage name DJ Lyfe) to the band and recorded their first two song EP, Let Me Tell Ya 'Bout Root Beer. This was followed by the debut album Fungus Amongus, also recorded with Wirt and released on Incubus' own label Stopuglynailfungus Music.

Fact #3

S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Incubus' second studio album, was released on September 9, 1997. After their album release, they started opening for bands such as Korn and 311.

Fact #4

After constant touring throughout 1998, and after selling over 100,000 copies of S.C.I.E.N.C.E. without the support of radio or television exposure, Incubus took a break for two years and then released their critically acclaimed third album Make Yourself.

Fact #5

Make Yourself was released on October 26, 1999. The first song that kicked off the album, "Privilege", was featured on MTV Sports: Pure Ride for the PlayStation. Due to the success of "Pardon Me", Make Yourself reached Gold certification (500,000 copies sold) in April 2000.

Fact #6

On October 23, 2001, the band released their fourth full—length major label album Morning View. The name was taken from the street on which the band's recording studio was situated. Morning View debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at the No.2 spot (266,000 copies were sold in its first week).

Fact #7

A Crow Left of the Murder... was released in 2004, showcasing a new turn for the band. The second single released was "Talk Shows on Mute", featuring a video that was inspired by George Orwell's Animal Farm.

Fact #8

On August 1, 2006, the band announced that album Light Grenades, was soon to be released.Upon release, Light Grenades debuted No.1 on the Billboard 200, the first time Incubus has ever sat atop the album charts, despite only selling 165,000 copies (their lowest debut for an album since Make Yourself) in the first week.

Fact #9

On April 1, 2009, the band posted a fake "making of" video that was filmed on the set of "Black Heart Inertia". On April 2, the full song was streamed on the band's official site. The song peaked at No.7 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, making it the band's 15th Top 10 standing on the list.

Fact #10

Incubus announced they will release two EP's in 2015 with the first, Trust Fall (Side A) set for release on May 12, 2015, having been delayed from March 24, 2015. The first single, "Absolution Calling", was released February 5, 2015, to be followed by the second single, "Trust Fall", on March 10, 2015.

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