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AVENGED SEVENFOLD

AVENGED SEVENFOLD

AVENGED SEVENFOLD (2001–PRESENT). M. Shadows (vocals), Zacky Vengeance (guitar), Synyster Gates (guitar), Johnny Christ (bass). Featuring an aggressive punk metal style, Avenged Sevenfold first came together as high school students in Huntington Beach, California, and consist of vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates, bassist Johnny Christ, and drummer The Reverend (The Rev was found dead on December 28, 2009, at the age of 28). After a series of albums Read more [...]
AUTOGRAPH

AUTOGRAPH

AUTOGRAPH (1983–88). Steve Plunkett (lead vocals/guitars), Steve Lynch (lead guitar), Randy Rand (bass), Steven Isham (keyboards), Keni Richards (drums). Emerging from L.A.’s pop-metal scene in the early eighties, Autograph hit it big in the mid-eighties with their hit single and MTV video “Turn Up the Radio” from their first album, 1984’s Sign in Please. Their second album, That’s the Stuff, released the following year featured the MTV hit “Blondes in Black Cars.” While the Read more [...]
AT THE GATES

AT THE GATES

AT THE GATES (1990–96, 2006–PRESENT). Tomas Lindberg (vocals), Anders Bjoler (guitar), Martin Larsson (guitar), Jonas Bjoler (bass), Adrian Erlandsson (drums). At the Gates was one of the quintessential black metal bands of the nineties as epitomized on classic records such as Slaughter of the Soul. Founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, along with fellow band In Flames, At the Gates is known for their brutal assault, which was sadly cut off when the band broke up in 1996. Luckily for metal purists, Read more [...]
ASPHALT BALLET

ASPHALT BALLET

ASPHALT BALLET (1988–93). Gary Jefferies (vocals), Danny Clarke (guitar), Julius J. Ulrich (guitar), Terry Phillips (bass), Mikki Kiner (drums). A contender for the L.A. hair metal sweepstakes in the late eighties, Asphalt Ballet’s tough melodic rock never quite had a chance given their late entry on the scene. While 1991’s self-titled album showed a lot of promise, it arrived a bit late to the party, as musical tastes were moving toward alternative rock, and despite the band’s loyal Read more [...]