Halo of Flies was a noise rock band from Minneapolis. Named after an Alice Cooper song, Halo of Flies was formed in 1986 by Tom Hazelmeyer, John Anglim and Tim Mac. Over the next 5 years they released a series of 7 inch singles and mini LP’s starting with a limited edition, hand numbered single called “Rubber Room”. These singles were released on Hazelmeyer’s label Amphetamine Reptile Records and were later compiled on a CD (Insect Music for Insect Minds) in 1991. Sales of Halo of Flies records was assisted by a manufacturing/distribution deal with the popular Minnesota label Twin Tone records. Influenced by early punks bands MC5 and The Stooges the band had a loud raw sound that was heavily guitar influenced garage rock. Halo of Flies stopped recording in the early 1990’s but Hazelmeyer kept Amphetamine Reptile Records in business for 20 years by releasing music by Boss Hog, Helmet, The Melvins, Cows, God Bullies, Helios Creed and Unsane.