This exclusive video is drummer Armen Koroghlian of Cognitive, playing through ‘Birthing the Deformity,’ from their October 2016 Unique Leader Records release, Deformity.
Coming from a family of musicians, Armen found his love for extreme drumming in 1996. He soon joined his first band and work through the ranks of the north east Ohio metal scene. Years of hard work, Determination, and a move to the state of Oregon culminated in the 2012 release of Omnihility’s ‘Biogenesis’ on Sevared Records. Now, once again on the East Coast, Armen find his home with New Jersey’s Cognitive (Unique Leader Records).
Cognitive was born in 2011 with the sole intent to create heavy, intensely technical music while maintaining an edge of creativity that separates them from the over-produced sea of sub-genres. Hailing from South Jersey, combining technicality, guitar solos, grooves, and abstract ideas with song writing, Cognitive are continually pushing themselves to think outside of the box while maintaining a sheer brutal edge. Cognitive has toured with the likes of Devourment, Psyopus, Gorod, Wormed, Infernal Revulsion, and Condemned. They have traveled to numerous
Cognitive has toured with the likes of Devourment, Psyopus, Gorod, Wormed, Infernal Revulsion, and Condemned. They have traveled to numerous states and shared the stage with bands such as Between the Buried and Me, Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Gorod, Wormed, Infernal Revulsion, Devourment, Broken Hope, Wretched, Misery Index, Origin and more.
With their 2012 debut EP “The Horrid Swarm,” Cognitive erupted onto the scene full force. In 2015 C joined the ranks of other high-profile metal acts such as Suffocation, Cryptopsy, and Cattle Decapitation, under the management roster of Extreme Management Group. With their self-titled album released to worldwide acclaim and extremely high ratings as well as featuring artwork by Tony Koehl (Black Dahlia Murder, Malignancy, Waking the Cadaver), Cognitive hit the road for a 29 show coast to coast tour including stops at Las Vegas Deathfest, Colorado Gutfest, Bogota Deathroad Fest in Columbia, Building Temples of Death Fest, direct support for Dehumanized in Puerto Rico, and so much more.
In late 2015, Cognitive added lead guitarist Harry Lannon and bassist Ian Bainbridge. The addition of the two new members injected new life and creativity as they hit the studio to record their 2nd full length album “Deformity,” which was released on October 28, 2016 via Unique Leader Records. Cognitive followed that release touring with Artificial Brain, Grindmother, WVRM, and Seeker through the first half of 2017.
Kit: Pearl EXR
Ocdp 7×13 snare
Evans heads (Remo snare batter)Promark TXR2BN sticks
Promark TXR2BN sticks
Cymbals (clockwise): zildjian/sabian mix
20 z custom medium ride
16 aax v crash
14 aax fast hats
18 aax china
14 aax studio crash
12 z custom splash
18 aax metal crash
20 a custom China
20 a custom ride
Pearl ICON rack
Pearl snare stand, throne, HH stand
Axis X longboards, Tama felt beaters
Roland td6v module, Roland rt10k trigger
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