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Stormtroopers of Death

S.O.D.

S.O.D. (1985, 1992, 1997–2002, 2007). Billy Milano (vocals), Scott Ian (guitar), Dan Lilker (bass), Charlie Benante (drums). S.O.D., or Storm Troopers of Death, were a joke super group featuring Scott Ian on guitar and Charlie Benante on drums from Anthrax, as well as Dan Lilker on bass from Nuclear Assault and former Anthrax roadie Billy Milano on vocals. The group’s typical song was often short and to the point (as in the “Ballad of Ronnie James Dio” and the “Ballad of Jimi Hendrix”), Read more [...]
SCATTERBRAIN

SCATTERBRAIN

SCATTERBRAIN (1989–1995). Tommy Christ (vocals) Glen Cumming (guitar), Paul Neider (guitar), Guy Brogna (bass), Mike Boyko (drums). Scatterbrain were a goofy metal act featuring ex-members of the punk/metal band Ludichrist. The band incorporated funk and rapping into their music and had a minor hit with the song “Don’t Call me Dude.” The band played mostly jokey but complex punk-tinged metal and their slick-yet-vibrant production, as well as the clever musical in-jokes of “Down with Read more [...]
Satanicide

SATANICIDE

SATANICIDE (1999–PRESENT). Devlin Mayhem (vocals), Aleister Cradley (guitar), Vargas Von Goaten (bass), Sloth Vader (drums). Satanicide are a mock heavy metal band who play with all of the fervor and energy one would expect from a New Jersey metal band circa the mid-eighties, which is exactly the sound and attitude that Satanicide mock so well. The band is adept at mixing and parodying different styles of metal, from hair metal to power ballads, including a rambunctious metal take on Celine Read more [...]
SAIGON KICK

SAIGON KICK

SAIGON KICK (1988–97). Matt Kramer (vocals), Jason Bieler (guitar/vocals), Tom Defile (bass), Phil Varone (drums). Initially a hard rock outfit out of Miami, Saigon Kick was formed in 1988 by lead vocalist Matt Kramer, guitarist Jason Bieler, bassist Tom Defile, and drummer Phil Varone. The band signed with Atlantic subsidiary Third Stone Records in 1990 after gigging around the southeast and released their self-titled first album that same year. A breakthrough of sorts occurred in 1992 Read more [...]