Tag Archives: death metal

POSSESSED

POSSESSED

POSSESSED (1983–87). Jeff Becerra (vocals/bass), Mike Torrao (guitar), Brian Montana (guitar, replaced by Larry LaLonde), Mike Sus (drums). Possessed were an American death metal/punk band that claimed to have been the first ones to have coined the term death metal or at least to have used it in a song, “Death Metal” on their classic Seven Churches record. The band started in 1983, and their musical evolution was marked by the tragic suicide of original lead singer Barry Fisk before Read more [...]
PIG DESTROYER

PIG DESTROYER

PIG DESTROYER (1997–PRESENT). J. R. Hayes (vocals), Scott Hull (guitar), Blake Harrison (noise), Brian Harvey (drums). Pig Destroyer are one of the most acclaimed death metal/grindcore bands still touring to this day. The band started in 1997 in Washington, D.C., and soon began to attract the attention of fans of extreme noise and death metal with their morbid but often uncomfortably funny lyrics (Sample lyric: “Your rib cage is open like a great white’s jaws”). Despite the horror Read more [...]
Nile

NILE

NILE (1993–PRESENT). Karl Sanders (vocals/guitar), Dallas Toter-Wade (guitar), Chief Spires (bass, replaced by John Vesano, Chris Lollis), Pete Hammoura (drums, replaced by Tony Laureano, George Collias). Nile are an unusual band by black metal standards, incorporating not only the mythology of the Norse gods or of Satanism but also the mythology of ancient Egypt. Like many other bands in the black metal genre, they also mention early twentieth-century horror writer H. P. Lovecraft and his creation Read more [...]
MORBID ANGEL

MORBID ANGEL

MORBID ANGEL (1984–PRESENT). Dallas Ward (vocals/bass, replaced by David Vincent, Steve Tucker, Jared Anderson), Trey Azagthoth (guitar), Sterling Scarborough (guitar, replaced by Richard Brunelle, replaced by Erik Rutan, himself, Thor Ander Myhern), Mike Browning (drums, replaced by Wayne Hartsell, Pete Sandoval). Morbid Angel are one of the most innovative and longest-lasting death metal bands from the American scene, known for their dark lyrics and uncompromisingly aggressive music. The band Read more [...]