Tag Archives: American heavy metal band

Thor

THOR

THOR (1976–PRESENT). Jon Mikl Thor (vocals), John Shand (guitar, replaced by numerous, including Steve Price), Terry McKeon (bass, replaced by many including Keith Zazzi), Bill Wade (drums, numerous others including Mike Favata), Pantera (backing vocals during eighties). One of the great unsung metal heroes is a man that was probably known more for his larger-than-life image than for his music. Thor, of the band by the same name, could seem ridiculous, but his sense of humor and nose for Read more [...]
WHITE ZOMBIE

WHITE ZOMBIE

WHITE ZOMBIE (1985–96). Rob Zombie (vocals/guitar), Jay Yuenger (guitar), Sean Yseult (bass), Ivan Deprume (drums, replaced by John Tempesta). White Zombie were an American heavy metal band influenced by science fiction, old horror films, fifties trash culture, and a heavy dollop of twisted humor. Led by vocalist and guitarist Rob Zombie, the band started out fairly sedate on their first record, which sounds more like their Lower East Side origins than later efforts would, but by the time of Read more [...]
THE RODS

THE RODS

THE RODS (1981–94). David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar, lead vocals), Garry Bordonaro (bass, vocals), Carl Canedy (drums, vocals). While they never attained significant commercial success, New York’s The Rods were stalwart keepers of the metal faith, playing a streetwise version of hard rocking metal that eschewed some of the more flashy trappings of their peers for a down and dirty image (think heavy metal Ramones: blue jeans and leather jackets) and performance style that focused on no-nonsense Read more [...]
RATT

RATT

RATT (1983–PRESENT). Steven Pearcy (lead vocals), Warren DeMartini (lead guitar), Robin Crosby (guitar), Juan Croucier (bass), Bobby Blotzer (drums). One of the most successful bands of the eighties pop metal era, and in fact the poster children for the genre, Ratt had a knack for melding pop hooks, sexy grinding rhythms, and face-melting guitarwork. Their good looks and MTV videos helped them to ride a series of albums to the top of the charts from the late eighties to the early nineties when Read more [...]