Tag Archives: industrial metal

STATIC-X

STATIC-X

STATIC X (1994–PRESENT). Wayne Static (vocals/guitar programming), Koichi Fukuda (guitar/programming, replaced for several years by Tripp Eisen before returning to band), Tony Campos (bass), Ken Jay (drums, now Nick Oshiro). Static X is a fast and heavy band with grindcore and industrial aspects thrown in for good measure. Led by the cleverly coiffed leader/singer/guitarist Wayne Static, who plays a new breed of metal, one that is unceasingly brutal, but in strange ways danceable as well. The Read more [...]
WHITE ZOMBIE

WHITE ZOMBIE

WHITE ZOMBIE (1985–96). Rob Zombie (vocals/guitar), Jay Yuenger (guitar), Sean Yseult (bass), Ivan Deprume (drums, replaced by John Tempesta). White Zombie were an American heavy metal band influenced by science fiction, old horror films, fifties trash culture, and a heavy dollop of twisted humor. Led by vocalist and guitarist Rob Zombie, the band started out fairly sedate on their first record, which sounds more like their Lower East Side origins than later efforts would, but by the time of Read more [...]
ROB ZOMBIE

ROB ZOMBIE

ROB ZOMBIE (1966–PRESENT). Multi-talented Rob Zombie (Robert Cummings) might well be considered a heavy metal renaissance man, if that’s not too confining a way to put it. The one-time production assistant for Pee Wee’s Playhouse has experienced a multitude of successes over the past two decades, from overseeing the rise of White Zombie and his own solo musical career, to writing and directing two feature films, as well as directing music videos, designing album artwork, to designing a ride Read more [...]
PRONG

PRONG

PRONG (1985–96). Tommy Victor (vocals/guitar), Mike Kirkland (bass, replaced by Troy Gregory, Paul Raven), Ted Parsons (drums). Prong were a punk metal band from New York City led by former CBGB’s sound man Tommy Victor, who looked no farther than the door of where he worked to recruit doorman Mike Kirkland on bass, and eventually former Swans drummer Ted Parsons, to create a mathematically proficient form of New York thrashlike metal akin to bands such as early Helmet. The band toured Read more [...]