M.O.D. (METHOD OF DESTRUCTION) (1987–96, 2003–PRESENT). Billy Milano (vocals), Scott “the Rod” Sargeant (guitar), Dawson Clawson (bass), Derek “Lennon” Lopez (drums).
M.O.D. are a thrash metal band that was formed after the demise of the shortlived supergroup Stormtroopers of Death (S.O.D.). The band’s lead singer and only constant (they have gone through far too many lineup changes to mention here) is the former S.O.D. singer Milano, who interrupted the band several times for short-lived S.O.D. reunions. The sound was overall thrash with a more standard metallic edge than the S.O.D. stuff, and for completists the first two records are the best. Although M.O.D. had never strayed that far from their formula, erring only toward more of a punk sound in some songs and more thrash metal or speed
metal in others.
After several years of inactivity, Milano assembled a new version of the band in 2003 for a new record and is still recording under the Method of Destruction moniker after twenty years. Milano remains politically incorrect and a stern advocate of a musical style from the early eighties.
Discography: USA for MOD (Megaforce, 1987); Surfin’ MOD (Megaforce, 1988); Gross Misconduct (Megaforce, 1989); Rhythm of Fear (Megaforce, 1992); Devolution (Music for Nations, 1994); Loved by Thousands, Hated by Millions (Megaforce, 1995); Dictated Aggression (Music for Nations, 1996); The Rebel You Love to Hate (Nuclear Blast Records, 2003); Red, White & Screwed (Index Entertainment, 2007).