Lightning Bolt is a noise rock duo which formed in 1994 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. The band consists of Brian Chippendale (drums, vocals) and Brian Gibson (bass). The band also originally included Hisham Bharoocha (vocals, guitar), who left the band in 1996 to join Black Dice. The band has released 6 albums: Lightning Bolt (1999), Ride the Skies (2001), Wonderful Rainbow (2003), Hypermagic Mountain (2005), Earthly Delights (2009), and Oblivion Hunter (2012). A documentary film of the band's 2001 tour, entitled "The Power of Salad", was released in 2003 .
Lightning Bolt are known for their guerrilla-style live performances, where they typically play on the ground rather than a stage, with the crowd gathered around them. The band's sound is typically loud and aggressive, though the group cites composers Philip...