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Spread Eagle

SPREAD EAGLE

SPREAD EAGLE (1989–94). Ray West (vocals), Paul DiBartolo (guitar), Rob De Luca (bass), Tommi Gallo (drums). Featuring a down and dirty streetwise image that was akin to an east coast version of Guns N’ Roses, New York City’s Spread Eagle should have had a chance to rival that band in some of its popularity, but coming late in the game they never quite had the chance to show what they were capable of. Releasing their stellar self-titled debut in 1990, the band stood out with a gritty Read more [...]
Sleep

SLEEP

SLEEP (1990–98). Justin Marler (guitar), Matt Pike (guitar), Al Cisneros (bass), Chris Hakius (drums). Sleep were one of the quintessentially sludgy riff rock bands, often labeled under the stoner rock label. They pioneered a new sound for metal, bringing it back to its roots in Sabbath-era sludge with a passing nod to the Melvins and St. Vitus. The band started out as a quartet, but original guitarist Marler eventually left to become a monk, and the band continued as a three piece for the rest Read more [...]
TYPE O NEGATIVE

TYPE O NEGATIVE

TYPE O NEGATIVE (1990–PRESENT). Peter Steele (vocals/bass), Josh Silver (keyboards), Kenny Hickey (guitars), Sal Abruscato 1989–93, replaced by Johnny Kelly (drums). Type O Negative were one of the most aggressive metal bands of the mid-nineties, led by frontman and bassist Pete Steele, they had to live up to the image of Steele’s former band, the Mighty Carnivore. The music of Type O Negative is predictably hard and fast and loud (brutal may be too much to describe them) but they are a Read more [...]
MARILYN MANSON

MARILYN MANSON

MARILYN MANSON (1989–PRESENT). Marilyn Manson, aka Brian Warner (vocals), Daisy Berkowitz (guitar, replaced by various others), Twiggy Ramirez (bass), Chris Vrenna (drums), Madonna Wayne Gacy (keyboards till 2007). Marilyn Manson is not particularly a metal artist, although he was nominated for a metal Grammy in 2004, but many, especially those who wish to point out the excessive nature of rock lyrics and lifestyle, have often lumped Manson in the category. In essence, Manson is as metal Read more [...]