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Nile

NILE

NILE (1993–PRESENT). Karl Sanders (vocals/guitar), Dallas Toter-Wade (guitar), Chief Spires (bass, replaced by John Vesano, Chris Lollis), Pete Hammoura (drums, replaced by Tony Laureano, George Collias). Nile are an unusual band by black metal standards, incorporating not only the mythology of the Norse gods or of Satanism but also the mythology of ancient Egypt. Like many other bands in the black metal genre, they also mention early twentieth-century horror writer H. P. Lovecraft and his creation Read more [...]
Metod of Destruction

M.O.D. (METHOD OF DESTRUCTION)

M.O.D. (METHOD OF DESTRUCTION) (1987–96, 2003–PRESENT). Billy Milano (vocals), Scott “the Rod” Sargeant (guitar), Dawson Clawson (bass), Derek “Lennon” Lopez (drums). M.O.D. are a thrash metal band that was formed after the demise of the shortlived supergroup Stormtroopers of Death (S.O.D.). The band’s lead singer and only constant (they have gone through far too many lineup changes to mention here) is the former S.O.D. singer Milano, who interrupted the band several times for short-lived Read more [...]
METAL CHURCH

METAL CHURCH

METAL CHURCH (1981–PRESENT). Mike Murphy (vocals, replaced by David Wayne, Mike Howe), Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar), Craig Wells (guitar, replaced by John Marshall, Rick Van Zandt), Duke Erickson (bass), Kirk Arrington (drums, replaced by Jeff Plate). Metal Church were a thrash metal band from the early eighties who someho flew below the radar of many in the metal community, despite their classic records such as The Dark, which was a huge-selling thrash metal landmark. The first vocalist, Murphy, Read more [...]
MESHUGGAH

MESHUGGAH

MESHUGGAH (1987–PRESENT). Jens Kidmand (vocals), Marten Hagstrom (guitar), Fredrik Thorendahl (guitar), Dick Lovgran (bass), Tomas Haake (drums). Meshuggah are an amazingly complex and intriguingly dark Swedish band formed in 1987 that constantly challenges the established parameters of metal. The band is comprised of vocalist Jens Kidmand, who mostly sings in English, along with bassist Dick Lovgran, and drummer Tomas Haake. The intricacy of Meshuggah’s music and its quick and abrupt Read more [...]