Intrinsic 2014.jpgIntrinsic (Back/L-R) Corey, Michale, Phil. (Mid/L-R) Ryan, Alex. (Center) Patrick Bundy. February 2015.

Michale Nitro
Al X. Bellanca
Ryan Hurley
Phil Tharp
Corey Joseph
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Intrinsic is a Subvert-Rock band formed in Greece in July 2006 by brothers-Alex and Mykel "Nitro" Bellanca. The group was originally known as Xanthium from 2006-2008. The group released their first studio album titled "Ultra Violence" on July 27, 2009. Intrinsic would take a break from live sows from May 2010 until September 2011.

In February 2011, Justin Russell left the band and was replaced by live-bassist Skyler Smith (future Goron member). The band entered Watchmen Studios and recorded four demos with Doug White, Watchmen Studio's owner and only engineer. Intrinsic added Comedown vocalist/guitarist Phil Tharp to the group as the live-drummer in November. The band released a compilation Demo/EP titled "The Subvert Kings" on March 31, 2012. On May 20, 2012, Skyler Smith was released from the band. It was made official through Intrinsic's Facebook page later that evening. The band said "he is heading in a different direction than the rest of us. That's not a bad thing though. We have always supported him in everything he has done and we will continue to do so. We could have made it work, but he's a lot like us; once he wants to do something, he does it."

The group entered Earth Core Recording Studios in Rochester, New York on July 18, 2012 and August 6, 2012 to record their sophomore album "Escape From Instinct" with Micah Etzel. (Alex recorded all guitar and bass tracks and some backing vocals. Mykel Nitro recorded all drums, lead vocals and most backing vocals). The band officially released the album on November 27, 2012 through their social media pages. Kevin Spicer joined the band as a live bass player on July 15, 2012 and was released on January 25, 2013.

Intrinsic re-entered Earth Core Studios to begin work on their third album with Micah Etzel in February 2013. They wrapped up their sessions in August. Spaz Spaziani from Lupis joined the group as live-bassist in September. They released "Artificial Intelligence" on October 12, 2013. "What we were taught in school is based on what our government wants us to know. What they want us to know is based upon their own bull shit opinions" says Intrinsic in regards to the concept of the album. Before they released the Artificial album, they released another compilation EP titled "Songs From The Post-Apocalyptic Generation". This was a concept based on the "end of the world" scare from December 2012. The concept revolves around the downfall of the human race due to greed, drug abuse, crime, and the collapse of the American Dream.


Studio Album(s)

Escape From Instinct
November 27, 2012

Artificial Intelligence
October 12, 2013

Spaghetti Queen
May 19, 2015

Songs From The Post Apocalyptic Generation
March 2016


November 2015


Just A Kick-Ass Demo
October 31, 2008

Just Another Kick-Ass Demo
October 31, 2011

Yet Another Kick-Ass Demo
January 13, 2013

Not Another Kick-Ass Demo
January 13, 2015


Current Members

Michale Nitro (2006-Present) Vocals - All Releases
Al X. Bellanca (2006-Present) Guitar - All Releases
Ryan Hurley (2014-Present) Guitar - Not Another Kick-Ass Demo, Spaghetti Queen
Phil Tharp (2015-Present) Bass
Corey Joseph (2015-Present) Drums

Past Members

Kevin Hannon (2006-2008) Bass - Just A Kick-Ass Demo
*Michale Nitro (2006-2011) Drums - All Releases up to Artificial Intelligence
Justin Russell (2008-2011) Bass - Ultra Violence
Skyler Smith (2011-2012) Bass - Just Another Kick-Ass Demo
*Phil Tharp (2011-2015) Drums - Not Another Kick-Ass Demo
Kevin Spicer (2012-2013) Bass - Yet Another Kick-Ass Demo & Songs From The Post Apocalyptic Generation
Spaz Spaziani (2013-2015) Bass - Not Another Kick-Ass Demo & Spaghetti Queen

Associated Acts

Bygone Few
The Results


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