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VIXEN (1980–91, 1998 2001–PRESENT). Janet Gardner (vocals/guitar, replaced by Jenna Piccolo), Jan Kuehnemund (guitar), Liza Carbe (bass, replaced by Pia Maiocco, Share Pedersen, Lynne Louise Lowrey), Laurie Hedlund (drums, replaced by Roxy Petrucci, Kat Kraft). Vixen was one of the few all-female heavy metal bands that men appreciated not just for their looks but also for their prodigious chops, particularly guitarist Kuehnemund who formed the band back in 1980. Vixen played Los Angeles Read more [...]


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 [...]