16, written stylized as
(16), is an American sludge metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band is currently signed to Relapse Records. (16) has been cited, along with fellow pioneering acts such as Eyehategod, Crowbar and Acid Bath, as one of the subgenre’s seminal outfits. In July 2016, the band released their seventh full-length album, The Lifespan of a Moth.
(16) was formed in Santa Ana, California by Bobby Ferry (guitar), Cris Jerue (vocals), and Jason Corley (drums) in 1992. The band’s first full-length album, Curves That Kick, was released in 1993 on Bacteria Sour, an independent label owned by renowned artist, Pushead. Following the album’s release, (16) toured Japan in 1994.