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Sodom

SODOM

SODOM (1982–PRESENT). Angel Ripper (vocals/bass), Aggressor (guitar/vocals, replaced by Grave Violator, Destructor, then Blackfire, others, Bernemann) Witchhunter (drums/vocals, replaced by Atomic Steif, others, now Bobby Schottkowski). Sodom are a German thrash band that heavily influenced the German black metal scene and are among the hardest-hitting bands in that genre. The band started in 1982 with original guitarist Aggressor, who left before recording the first album, the thrash classic Read more [...]
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 [...]
SAIGON KICK

SAIGON KICK

SAIGON KICK (1988–97). Matt Kramer (vocals), Jason Bieler (guitar/vocals), Tom Defile (bass), Phil Varone (drums). Initially a hard rock outfit out of Miami, Saigon Kick was formed in 1988 by lead vocalist Matt Kramer, guitarist Jason Bieler, bassist Tom Defile, and drummer Phil Varone. The band signed with Atlantic subsidiary Third Stone Records in 1990 after gigging around the southeast and released their self-titled first album that same year. A breakthrough of sorts occurred in 1992 Read more [...]
TWISTED SISTER

TWISTED SISTER

TWISTED SISTER (1978–87; 2001–PRESENT). Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar), Eddie Ojeda (guitar), Mark “The Animal” Mendoza (bass), A. J. Pero (drums). Inspired by the images of Kiss and the New York Dolls, New York City’ Twisted Sister made a big splash in the hair metal era with the smash single “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Although other releases would not meet with the same level of success, the band would go on to a much-loved and entertaining entity for a number of Read more [...]