PARIAH (1990–95, 2000–PRESENT). Dave Derrick (vocals), Kyle Ellison (guitar), Jared Tuten (guitar), Sims Ellison (bass, ), Shandon Sahm (drums).
Pariah are a San Antonio-based metal band who had some popularity during the nineties with a fairly traditional form of lite metal that was reminiscent of the hair-metal craze of the mid- to late eighties. The band never really clicked and broke up after the first album, but a later version of the group reformed in the late nineties to record Standing at the Crossroads and Youths of Age. Sadly, original bassist Sims Ellison committed suicide in 1995. The band reformed in 2000.
Discography: To Kill a Mockingbird (Geffen, 1993); Standing at the Crossroads (Pariah, 2000); Youths of Age (Poshboy, 2004).