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SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE (1983–PRESENT). Jon Oliva (vocals, piano), Criss Oliva (guitar), Steve “Doc” Wacholz (drums), Keith Collins (bass). Savatage was formed by brothers Jon and Criss Oliva, vocals and guitar, respectively, in Florida, in the late seventies (when they were called Avatar). Along with drummer Steve “Doc” Wacholz and bassist Keith Collins, the band initially played a classic style of metal akin to Judas Priest or Iron Maiden. Eventually, however, they moved to include symphonic elements Read more [...]
Soundgarden

SOUNDGARDEN

SOUNDGARDEN (1984–97). Chris Cornell (vocals), Kim Thayil (guitar), Hiro Yamamoto (bass, replaced by Ben Shepherd), Scott Sundquist (drums, replaced by Matt Cameron). Soundgarden were a heavy/metal grunge band from Seattle and one of the most successful bands to emerge from the explosion of grunge in the early nineties. The band started out by pairing the two “black” bands together, adding elements of both Black Sabbath and Black Flag to a sound that became increasingly commercialized Read more [...]
Slayer

SLAYER

SLAYER (1981–PRESENT). Tom Araya (vocals/bass), Kerry King (guitar), Jeff Hanneman (guitar), Dave Lombardo (drums, replaced by Paul Bostaph, John Dette, Lombardo again). Slayer are one of the key bands of the thrash metal scene and have been considered by some critics to be categorized in either the black or death metal scenes as well. Slayer are certainly one of the more ferocious and dark bands of the eighties and their music’s obsession with death, darkness, the satanic, and evil made them Read more [...]
TAD

TAD

TAD (1988–99). Tad Doyle (vocals/guitar), Gary Thorstensen (guitar), Kurt Danielson (bass), Steve Weid (drums, replaced by Rey Washam, Josh Sinder, Mike Mongrain). Tad were one of the best to what were called the “grunge” bands from the Pacific northwest and were best known for the raw aggressive guitar sound and for butcher Tad Doyle, whose girth rivaled that of Leslie West of the band Mountain. Although Tad were lumped in with the grunge explosion, they were essentially a skuzzy metal Read more [...]