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PRONG

PRONG

PRONG (1985–96). Tommy Victor (vocals/guitar), Mike Kirkland (bass, replaced by Troy Gregory, Paul Raven), Ted Parsons (drums). Prong were a punk metal band from New York City led by former CBGB’s sound man Tommy Victor, who looked no farther than the door of where he worked to recruit doorman Mike Kirkland on bass, and eventually former Swans drummer Ted Parsons, to create a mathematically proficient form of New York thrashlike metal akin to bands such as early Helmet. The band toured Read more [...]
PROBOT

PROBOT

PROBOT (2004). Various performers, including King Diamond, Lemmy, Tom Warrior, Mike Dean (vocals), Dave Grohl (guitar/bass/drums). Probot was a metal tribute record by David Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), who assembled an all-star cast of metal singers to work with him on a project where the singers added lyrics and vocals and Grohl provided the riffs and instrumentation. Guests included Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, Cronos from Venom, Wino from the Obsessed and St. Vitus, Tom Warrior from Read more [...]
POWERMAN 5000

POWERMAN 5000

POWERMAN 5000 (1991–PRESENT). Spider One, aka Michael Cummings (vocals), M.33, aka Mike Tempesta (guitar, replaced by Terry Corso, replaced by Dave Pino), Adam 12, aka Adam Williams (guitar, replaced by Johnny Rock, aka Johnny Heatley, replaced by Evan Rodaniche), Dorian 27, aka Dorian Heartsong (bass, replaced by Siggy Sjursen), Al 3, aka Al Pahanish (drums, replaced by AD7, aka Adrian Ost). Powerman 5000 were a nu metal band led by Michael Cummings, aka Spider One, who is Rob Zombie’s Read more [...]
POWER MAD

POWERMAD

POWERMAD (1984–90, 2007–PRESENT). Joel Dubay (vocals/guitar), Todd Haug (guitar), Jeff Litke (bass), Adrian Liberty (drums, replaced by John Macluso, now Dodd Lowder). Powermad were an obscure but worthy speed metal band from Minnesota, mostly active in the late eighties, best known for the inclusion of their amazing song “Slaughterhouse” in the classic David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990). The band put out two EPs and two records in their prime, before taking over a decade off Read more [...]