The Clay People is a metal punk industrial rock band based in Albany, New York. Singer Daniel Neet leading the group as its sound has evolved to incorporate gothic, industrial, dance and metal influences.
Originally known as “Clay People,” the group added “The” to their name with the release of a self-titled 1998 album, marking a change in direction toward a less-synthetic/sampled approach to live performance with a lineup featuring Neet, Brian McGarvey (guitar), Mike Guzzardi (guitar), D. Patrick Walsh (bass) and Dan Dinsmore (drums).
The Clay People (1998 album) was the band’s most commercially successful release, and songs from the record were included in the soundtracks to films Strangeland and Universal Soldier: The Return, as well as on the soundtracks to several video games.
The band went on hiatus in the early 2000s as members pursued solo and side projects or launched new bands.
A new album from The Clay People, Waking the Dead, was released on May 22, 2007 via Overit Records with a lineup featuring only Neet, Dinsmore and McGarvey from the 1998 band.
They then released the long awaited record Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables in the spring of 2018. This is the video premiere for GenRX taken from that album.