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Sarcófago

SARCÓFAGO

SARCÓFAGO. Antichrist (vocals), Fabio Jhasko (guitar), Zeber (guitar), Gerald Minelli (bass), Eduardo (drums, later Joker, then Lucio Olliver). Sarcófago (translated into English as sarcophagus) were a Brazilian black metal band that primarily played during the late eighties and early nineties. At a time when many Brazilian bands were becoming more political in response to the military junta that ruled the country at the time, Sarcófago went in a darker and more ominous direction, combining Read more [...]
W.A.S.P.

W.A.S.P.

W.A.S.P. (1982–PRESENT). Blackie Lawless (vocals/bass), Chris Holmes (guitar), Randy Piper (guitar, replaced by Johnny Rod on bass as Lawless shifted to guitar, Stet Howland), Tony Richards (drums, Frankie Banali, Mike Duda). W.A.S.P. are one of the longest-lasting eighties shock metal bands, best known for their over-the-top behavior and the clever and twisted lyrics of leader Blackie Lawless. The show was impressive for a while and Lawless even portrayed himself as a freedom of speech Read more [...]
UPPER CRUST

UPPER CRUST

UPPER CRUST (1995–PRESENT). Lord Bendover (vocals/guitar), Duc D’istortion (guitar), Count Basie (bass), Jackie Kickassis (drums). Upper Crust dress like eighteenth-century French fops and play like AC/DC. The band, consisting of Lord Bendover (“perpetually at your service”) on guitar and vocals, Count Basie on bass and vocals, the Duc D’istortion on guitar and vocals, and Jackie Kickassis on drums, plays what could be a one-note joke superbly, with songs that celebrate the virtues of Read more [...]
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 [...]