Tag Archives: metal punk

POSSESSED

POSSESSED

POSSESSED (1983–87). Jeff Becerra (vocals/bass), Mike Torrao (guitar), Brian Montana (guitar, replaced by Larry LaLonde), Mike Sus (drums). Possessed were an American death metal/punk band that claimed to have been the first ones to have coined the term death metal or at least to have used it in a song, “Death Metal” on their classic Seven Churches record. The band started in 1983, and their musical evolution was marked by the tragic suicide of original lead singer Barry Fisk before Read more [...]
Living Colour

LIVING COLOUR

LIVING COLOUR (1984–95; 2001–PRESENT). Corey Glover (vocals), Vernon Reid (guitar), Muzz Skillings (bass, replaced by Doug Wimbish), Will Calhoun (drums). Living Colour is a hard rock/metal/punk hybrid band led by guitar hero Vernon Reid, along with lead singer Corey Glover, bassist Muzz Skillings and drummer Will Calhoun, who mostly came from jazz backgrounds but also wanted to prove that an all-African-American group could rock as hard as any white group. This went up against the prejudices Read more [...]
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (1982–PRESENT). Mike Dean (bass/vocals, replaced for several years by Phil Swisher, returned 1993), Woody Weatherman (guitar/vocals), Reed Mullin (drums, replaced by others, now Jason Patterson). This punk metal crossover band originally started in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1982. The band’s first record, Eye for an Eye, is a standard thrash record, but subsequent records and new vocalists saw the band evolving in a more metal and then Southern rock direction. The Read more [...]
Ice-T

BODY COUNT

BODY COUNT (1989–PRESENT). Ice-T (vocals), Ernie C (guitar), D-Roc (guitar), Mooseman (bass), Beatmaster V (drums). Body Count is a metal/punk hybrid band led by rapper/actor Ice-T, who decided to emulate the punk rock and metal he found himself increasingly drawn to during the late eighties and early nineties. The band features Ernie C on guitar, Mooseman on bass, and Ice-T on vocals. From the beginning the band was surprisingly good with sometimes ridiculous and over-the-top lyrics, such as Read more [...]