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Slaughter

SLAUGHTER

SLAUGHTER (1988–PRESENT). Mark Slaughter (vocals), Dana Strum (bass), Tim Kelly (guitar, 1988–98), Blas Elias (drums), Jeff Blando (guitar, 1999– present). Slaughter got their start in 1988 with a lineup of former Vinnie Vincent Invasion vocalist Mark Slaughter, bassist/talent scout Dana Strum (Strum was responsible for introducing Ozzy Osbourne to both Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee), guitarist Tim Kelly, and drummer Blas Elias. Hitting the pop metal wave with their 1990 debut Stick It to Read more [...]
SKID ROW

SKID ROW

SKID ROW (1989–PRESENT). Sebastian Bach (vocals, replaced by Sean McCabe, Johnny Solinger), Dave “the Snake” Sabo (guitar), Scotti Hill (guitar), Rachel Bolan (bass), Rob Affuso (drums). One of the more ubiquitous of the glam metal bans of the late eighties, Skid Row was as well known for singer Sebastian Bach’s in-your-face presence (he once foolishly wore a T-shirt that said “AIDS Kills Fags Dead” during an interview) as for their catchy pop metal. The band started strong with their Read more [...]
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 [...]
Riot

RIOT

RIOT (1973–PRESENT). Guy Speranza (vocals, replaced by Rhett Forrester), Mark Reale (guitar), L.A. Kouvaris (guitar, replaced by Rick Ventura, others), Jimmy Iommi (bass, replaced by Kip Lemming, others), Peter Bitelli (drums, replaced by Sandy Slavin, others). Riot are a U.S. heavy metal band founded in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1973. Although they never attained an arena-headlining level of success, they were enormously influential in the development of eighties metal (especially the NWOBHM), and Read more [...]