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You can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but you can definitely judge a band by their name. That’s why as soon as we got an Amplified submission from a band called RÖÄRGH!, we knew they were already on the right path. Forming in 2009 as a two-piece band, Dan ‘Birdman’ Siegel and Rob ‘Beastman’ Muller’ were SUNY Binghamton students. They performed as a two-piece until 2012, the year their first self-titled EP was released. In late May, the band released their sophomore EP, fittingly named Second Helping. In between, the Hudson County, New York band has shared the stage with bands including Dying Fetus and Bonded by Blood. The death metal quartet’s video for “War-torn Limbs” features war-torn limbs in it, so needless to say, it’s NSFW.