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SEPULTURA

SEPULTURA

SEPULTURA (1984–PRESENT). Wagner Lamounier (vocals, replaced by Max Cavalera), Max Cavalera (guitar), Jairo Guides (guitar, replaced by Andreas Kisser), Paolo Jr. (bass), Igor Cavalera (drums). When metal historians talk about the “big four” thrash metal bands (Anthrax, Slayer, Metallica, and Megadeth), some change it to the “big five” including the Brazilian band Sepultura as well. Formed in Brazil in 1984, an early lineup contained vocalist Wagner Lamounier, who later went on to front Read more [...]
TYPE O NEGATIVE

TYPE O NEGATIVE

TYPE O NEGATIVE (1990–PRESENT). Peter Steele (vocals/bass), Josh Silver (keyboards), Kenny Hickey (guitars), Sal Abruscato 1989–93, replaced by Johnny Kelly (drums). Type O Negative were one of the most aggressive metal bands of the mid-nineties, led by frontman and bassist Pete Steele, they had to live up to the image of Steele’s former band, the Mighty Carnivore. The music of Type O Negative is predictably hard and fast and loud (brutal may be too much to describe them) but they are a 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 [...]
QUEENSRŸCHE

QUEENSRŸCHE

QUEENSRŸCHE (1983–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Geoff Tate (vocals), Chris DeGarmo (guitar), Michael Wilton (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass), Scott Rockenfield (drums). Unlike the many pop metal bands that served as their contemporaries, Seattle’s Queensrÿche drew their inspiration more from progressive European metal bands and art rock groups like Pink Floyd and Queen, developing their own unique sound during the 1980s. Hitting their stride with the albums Operation: Mindcrime and its followup, Read more [...]