TROGLODYTE was imagined in the summer of 2005, following a trip that Sisson took to Los Angeles, where he was visiting a friend. Sisson, a special effects make-up artist and lover of all things horror, took with him a copy of the cult-classic film The Pit, which his friend had never seen. It tells of a lonesome boy whose psychic powers allow him to open a pathway between this world and another, where heathenish beings called troglodytes find human flesh nourishing. In the film, whenever people become disagreeable, the boy casts them into a pit teeming with troglodytes.

During that same visit, Sisson and his friend found, at a video-rental store, a decrepit videocassette of Night of the Demon, a horror flick with Sasquatch as the antagonist. Something clicked. He returned to Kansas City, recruited friend and musician Chris Wilson and started working on the concept.

TROGLODYTE has played dozens of shows regionally since 2006, battering audiences with their unique brand of metal.

Current line up also includes Gary Wray, Mike Flores and Michael Langner.

TROGLODYTE is also one of the co-headliners of an annual Kansas City Halloween event, HAMMERWEEN, that draws 1,600-1,800 people annually.

"It just made sense," Sisson says. "Troglodyte — a death-metal band where we wear masks and sing about Bigfoot." ​ 

Excerpt Hugh Welsh courtesy The Pitch/Kansas City, MO