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MUDVAYNE

MUDVAYNE

MUDVAYNE (1996–PRESENT). Kud (vocals), Gurrg (guitar), Ryknow (bass), sPaG (drums). Mudvayne was formed in 1996 by Kud (Chad Grey), Gurrg (Greg Tribbett), and sPaG (Mathew McDonough), eventually joined by bassist Ryknow (Ryan Martinie). The band is best known for their outlandish make-up and sense of style, appearing in matching outrageous costumes that fall somewhere between GWAR and Spinal Tap meets Devo in a food fight. The music is utterly forgettable nu metal with touches of electronica. Read more [...]
Motörhead

MOTÖRHEAD

MOTÖRHEAD (1975–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Lemmy Kilmister (vocals/bass), “Fast” Eddie Clarke (guitar, replaced by Brian Robertson, Phil Campbell), Wurzel (guitar, 1984–95), Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor (drums, replaced by Peter Gill, then Taylor, then Mikkey Dee). Motörhead's logo are a key part of both punk and heavy metal history, as epitomized in songs such as “Ace of Spades”. Led by the charismatic gravelly voiced and wartsporting (he has often joked about removing and selling Read more [...]
MERCYFUL FATE

MERCYFUL FATE

MERCYFUL FATE (1980–85, 1994–99, POSSIBLY PRESENT). King Diamond (vocals), Michael Denner (guitar, replaced by Mike Wead), Hank Shermann (guitar), Timi “Grabber” Hansen (bass, replaced by Charlee D’Angelo), Kim Ruzz (drums, many others, now Bjarne Holm). Mercyful Fate are a long-running black metal band with explicitly satanic lyrics, and the original band of long-running solo artist, the fancifully face-painted King Diamond (Kim Peterson). The band was known for the dark lyrics, Read more [...]
Krokus

KROKUS

KROKUS (1976–PRESENT). Marc Storace (vocals), Fernando von Arb (guitar), Tommy Kiefer (guitar), Chris von Rohr (bass), Freddy Steady (drums). With an obvious AC/DC influence, Swiss rockers Krokus enjoyed a good deal of popularity in the early eighties with their platinum album Headhunter (featuring the single “Long Stick Goes Boom”) and tours with such heavyweights as Def Leppard, Motorhead, Rush, and AC/DC. While their popularity in the U.S. faded significantly after that time, they Read more [...]