Failure is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. It was founded in the 1990s by Ken Andrews (singer, guitarist), Greg Edwards (bassist) and Robert Gauss (drummer). They are often compared to other so-called alternative groups of their time like Nirvana and Soundgarden. Initially active between 1990 and 1997, Failure meets in 2014>.
In 1992 released the first album, Comfort, produced by Steve Albini. The group and producer Albini will be dissatisfied with Comfort, and will return to the studio in 1993, Andrews and Edwards will then take over the production. Midway through the sessions, Gauss leaves the band, and Edwards plays drums until Kellii Scott arrives. Their second album, Magnified, is published in March 1994; a clip is made for the single Undone. The trade press notes the sonic sound of Magnified. This year, the band is running with Tool; during each evening, Adam Jones, from the Tool group, comes on stage to play the song Macaque, from Comfort.
After the success of Magnified, Andrews, Edwards, and Scott return to the studio in 1995, this time in a house rented by Lita Ford. As they are about to end their sessions, their contract with Warner Bros. Records expires and is not renewed. During the negotiations with a new label, the group members focus on their side projects: Andrews and Edwards record a cover album under the name of Replicants; Andrews produces albums for Blinker the Star and Molly McGuire (the rock band from Kansas City); Scott is working in session. In the spring of 1996, Warner finally released their new album, Fantastic Planet, in August. The guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, a friend of Scott, will join Failure during the release of the album. The first single, Stuck on You has a moderate success, is broadcast on MTV. It reaches the 31> place of the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and the 23> Place of Modern Rock>.
On November 19, 1997, Failure officially announces his separation, because of personal differences.