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SACRED REICH

SACRED REICH

SACRED REICH (1986–99). Phil Rind (vocals/bass), Wiley Arnett (guitar), Jason Rainey (guitar), Dave McClain (drums, then Greg Hall). Sacred Reich was a thrash metal band with punk leanings that played primarily during the mid-eighties and released the classic Surf Nicaragua record among others, before calling it quits in 1999. Much like the Crumbsuckers, DRI, and Corrosion of Conformity, Sacred Reich helped pioneer the punk/ metal crossover style that helped metal evolve and grow even harder Read more [...]
Cryptic Slaughter

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER (1984–88, 1990, 2003–PRESENT). Bill Crooks (vocals/bass), Les Evans (guitar), Adam Scott (guitar), Scott Peterson (drums), and Ron Nicholson (bass). This hardcore punk/thrash crossover band from Santa Monica formed in then mid-eighties and helped pioneer the crossover sound, blending metal with hardcore punk to help create a new sound reminiscent of bands such as DRI, Discharge, and Corrosion of Conformity. They were a rare beast in the crossover speedcore scene, bringing Read more [...]
Crumbsuckers

CRUMBSUCKERS

CRUMBSUCKERS (1985–89). Dave Brady on demos, then Chris Notaro (vocals) Dave Wynn (guitar), Chris Lenihan (guitar), Gary Meskil (bass), Dan Richardson (drums). Crumbsuckers were a metal/punk crossover band from the late eighties who recorded relatively little but were influential on the crossover scene. Like bands such as Cryptic Slaughter, Corrosion of Conformity, and DRI, the Crumbsuckers ushered in a new wave of music, one that broke boundary lines that only a few years ago had seemed Read more [...]
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (1982–PRESENT). Mike Dean (bass/vocals, replaced for several years by Phil Swisher, returned 1993), Woody Weatherman (guitar/vocals), Reed Mullin (drums, replaced by others, now Jason Patterson). This punk metal crossover band originally started in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1982. The band’s first record, Eye for an Eye, is a standard thrash record, but subsequent records and new vocalists saw the band evolving in a more metal and then Southern rock direction. The Read more [...]