Category Archives: K




KYUSS (1989–95). John Garcia (vocals), Josh Homme (guitar), Chris Cockrell (guitar), Nick Oliveri (guitar, later switched to bass and later left band), Josh Cockrell (bass, replaced by Nick Oliveri, Scott Reeder), Brant Bjork (drums, replaced by Alfred Hernandez). Kyuss were a classic stoner metal band featuring a young Josh Homme, who later went on to form the Queens of the Stone Age with early Kyuss guitarist/bassist Nick Oliveri. The band started as Katzenjammer in the late eighties and Read more [...]


KROKUS (1976–PRESENT). Marc Storace (vocals), Fernando von Arb (guitar), Tommy Kiefer (guitar), Chris von Rohr (bass), Freddy Steady (drums). With an obvious AC/DC influence, Swiss rockers Krokus enjoyed a good deal of popularity in the early eighties with their platinum album Headhunter (featuring the single “Long Stick Goes Boom”) and tours with such heavyweights as Def Leppard, Motorhead, Rush, and AC/DC. While their popularity in the U.S. faded significantly after that time, they Read more [...]


KREATOR (1982–PRESENT). Mille Petrozza (vocals/guitar), Wulf (guitar, replaced by Jorg Trezbiatowski, replaced by Frank Gosdzik, replaced by Christian Geisler, replaced by Tommy Vettereli), Rob Fioretti (bass, replaced by Andreas Herz, replaced by Sammy Yli-Sirnio), Ventor, aka Jurgen Reil (drums, replaced by Joe Cangelosi, now back in band). Kreator was a particularly evil band from Germany who helped inspire both the thrash and death metal scenes. Their earliest work is fairly undistinguished Read more [...]


KORN (1993–PRESENT). Jonathon Davis (vocals), James “Munky” Shaffer (guitar), Brian “Head” Welch (guitar), Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (bass), David Silveria (drums). Korn are one of the most popular and respected of the nu metal wave of the early to mid-nineties, and one of the few bands from that time period that continue to produce listenable music to the present day. The band was founded in Bakersfield, California, in 1993, and their first album, Korn, established them as different Read more [...]