Tag Archives: mid nineties

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 [...]
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 [...]
Korn

KORN

KORN (1993–PRESENT). Jonathon Davis (vocals), James “Munky” Shaffer (guitar), Brian “Head” Welch (guitar), Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (bass), David Silveria (drums). Korn are one of the most popular and respected of the nu metal wave of the early to mid-nineties, and one of the few bands from that time period that continue to produce listenable music to the present day. The band was founded in Bakersfield, California, in 1993, and their first album, Korn, established them as different Read more [...]
Insane Clown Posse

INSANE CLOWN POSSE

INSANE CLOWN POSSE (1988–PRESENT). Violent J (vocals), Shaggy 2 Dope (vocals). ICP are a Detroit metal/rap crossover band with an extremely dedicated fan base known as the Juggalos. The two MCs are Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler) The group’s lyrics are fairly misogynistic and sophomoric, but their stance of rebellion appeals tremendously to fans that see no real difference in the presumed hardness/heaviness of rap and metal. Although the band is often lumped in with Read more [...]