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SMOKEWAGON

SMOKEWAGON

SMOKEWAGON (2000–PRESENT). Kevin Omen (vocals/guitar), Pat Fondiller (bass), Jesse James (drums). Smokewagon are a country metal band from Brooklyn, New York, who play a doom and gloom old-fashioned sludge meets Johnny Cash country. The band’s first record, the self-titled Smokewagon, combined metal bombast with the best dirge rock of bands like Sleep and the Melvins, but the country tinges made the album stand out in a field already crowded with innovative new metal bands. The second Read more [...]
SUNN O)))

SUNN O)))

SUNN O))) (1998–PRESENT). Stephen O’ Malley (guitars/other instruments), Greg Anderson (bass/guitar/other instruments). Words cannot describe the low-end intensity of Sunn O))), who are among the most powerful and mysterious new metal bands around. Instead of concentrating on traditional songs, Sunn O))) play soundscapes of noise and feedback. This is while dressed in monastic robes, where the audience can only peek at the grim, heavily bearded two members, Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson, Read more [...]
Godsmack

GODSMACK

GODSMACK (1996–PRESENT). Sully Erna (vocals), Lee Richards (guitar, replaced by Tommy Rombola), Robbie Merrill (bass), Joey D’Arco (drums, replaced by Tommy Stewart, Shannon Larkin). Godsmack are an American new metal band from Massachusetts who were popular during the late nineties. Like many new metal bands such as Limp Bizkit and Korn, the band played a confessional form of hard rock with metal tinges. The band also caused some mild controversy in the politically aware section Read more [...]
Burning Witch

BURNING WITCH

BURNING WITCH (1996–98). Edgy59 (vocals, guitar), G. Stuart Dahlquist (subharmonics), Jamie Boggy Sykes (battledrums, replaced by B.R.A.D. on war drums). Burning Witch was one of the key new metal bands of the eighties that combined both a serious appreciation for metal as an artform, with dark and satanic lyrics, as well as new and innovative styles of drone-based music (not unlike the early Velvet Underground or the experiments of Indian-influenced composer Lamonte Young). While Burning Witch Read more [...]