Tag Archives: heavy metal

SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT (1995–PRESENT). Corey Taylor (vocals), Mick Thomson (guitar), James Root (guitar), Paul Grey (bass), Joey Jordison (drums), Sid Wilson (DJ), Craig Jones (sampler), Shawn Crahan (percussion), Chris Fehn (percussion). Slipknot are an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa, who had roots in grindcore but also were lumped into the nu metal scene of the mid-nineties. The band’s gimmick was that no members were identified by name on stage and wore grotesque masks while playing Read more [...]
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 [...]
SIR LORD BALTIMORE

SIR LORD BALTIMORE

SIR LORD BALTIMORE (1970–73, 2006–PRESENT). Louis Dambra (guitar), Gary Justin (bass), John Garner (drums/vocals). Sir Lord Baltimore were and are now a Brooklyn-based power trio and wellknown as an early version of metal in the late sixties and early seventies. Louis Dambra on guitar and Gary Justin on bass saw an ad in The Village Voice looking for “heavy band to record album.” The story is that the band was named after a minor character in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Read more [...]