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Extreme

EXTREME

EXTREME (1989–95). Gary Cherone (vocals), Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Pat Badger (bass), Paul Geary (drums). Emerging initially as a Van Halen–like power metal band that featured Aerosmith– like funk grooves into their metal mix, Extreme would go on to mine a more laidback and melodic vein, enjoying a string of hits before fading from the scene in the 1990s. Extreme had its roots in the Boston club scene in a band called the Dream. When the CBS network had plans for a television program with Read more [...]
EXODUS

EXODUS

EXODUS (1981–92, 1997–PRESENT). Paul Baloff (vocals, replaced by Steve Souza), Gary Holt (guitar), Kirk Hammett (guitar, replaced by Rick Hunolt), Geoff Andrews (bass, replaced by Rob Mckillop), Tom Hunting (drums, replaced by John Tempesta). Exodus were one of the most influential thrash metal bands of the eighties. The band formed in San Francisco in 1981 and soon established themselves as one of the most ferocious of the new thrash bands, but the band lost major momentum when guitarist Read more [...]
EUROPE

EUROPE

EUROPE (1983–PRESENT). Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitar), John Leven (bass), Michael Michaeli (keyboards), Ian Haughland (drums). Best known for their pretentiously dramatic, Rocky-like hit, “The Final Countdown,” and their particularly photogenic countenances, Europe’s classic sound featured keyboards and was a combination of prog-rock and pop influences. The group’s roots were in their native Sweden where founding members Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), and John Read more [...]
ENSLAVED

ENSLAVED

ENSLAVED (1991–PRESENT). Ivar (Tvar) Bjornson (vocals/guitar), Kronheim (guitar), Grutle Kgellson (bass), Dirge Rep (drums). Enslaved are a long-running Norwegian band who gradually evolved their style from black metal to Viking metal to almost progressive. The band originally sang in Icelandic (they felt it was closer linguistically to ancient Norse) and dabbled in the usual black metal and Viking cliches before becoming more progressive but no less extreme after the landmark Monumension Read more [...]