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THIN LIZZY

THIN LIZZY

THIN LIZZY (1969–84, 1996–2001, 2004–PRESENT). Phil Lynott (vocals/ bass, now John Sykes on vocals), Eric Bell (guitar, replaced by Gary Moore, Brian Robertson, then Moore again, Snowy White, John Sykes), Scott Gorham (guitar), Brian Downey (drums). Thin Lizzy were an earth-shaking legendary band led by bassist and vocalist Phil Lynott and one of the few Irish heavy metal bands to chart and make it big. The band started in 1969 with Lynott, guitarist Eric Bell and drummer Brian Downey. Read more [...]
LEZ ZEPPELIN

LEZ ZEPPELIN

LEZ ZEPPELIN (2004–PRESENT). Sarah Mclellen (vocals), Steph Paynes (guitar), Lisa Brigatino (bass), Helen Destroy (drums). One of the more engaging and talented of the tribute circuit acts is this (allegedly) all, lesbian tribute to Led Zeppelin. While tribute bands are a common occurrence in the heavy metal scene—there are almost a countless number of cover bands, including “official” cover bands that accurately reproduce the sounds and image of many bands—Lez Zeppelin is one of Read more [...]
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE (1999–PRESENT). Mike D’Antonio (bass), Howard Jones (vocals), Justin Foley (drums), Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar), Joel Stroetzel (guitar). Along with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage are at the forefront of the New Wave of heavy metal metalcore movement. From Westfield, Massachusetts, the band is comprised of bassist Mike D’Antonio, vocalist Howard Jones, drummer Justin Foley, and guitarists Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel. Initially organized by D’Antonio in 1999, Read more [...]
Iron Maiden

IRON MAIDEN

IRON MAIDEN (1976–PRESENT). Bruce Dickinson (vocals), Steve Harris (bass), Dave Murray (guitar), Adrian Smith (guitar), Nikko McBrain (drums), Janick Gers (guitar). Arguably the most important and enduring heavy metal group to emerge during the New Wave of British heavy metal in the late seventies and early eighties, Iron Maiden have long specialized in a technically accomplished brand of riff-oriented yet melodic metal that capitalized on the members’ highly polished playing skills and the Read more [...]