Tag Archives: post grunge



NICKELBACK (1996–PRESENT). Chad Kroeger (vocals/guitar), Ryan Peake (guitar), Mike Kroeger (bass), Ryan Vikedal (drums). While not a heavy metal band, per se, Canada’s Nickelback are one of the most successful post-grunge heavy rock bands, drawing upon grunge and metal traditions in the formulation of their highly successful commercial brand of heavy rock. With their origins as a cover band, Nickelback are a self-made success story, having independently managed themselves and released Read more [...]


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 [...]


FILTER (1995–PRESENT). Richard Patrick (vocals, guitar, programming), various others. On the heels of Nine Inch Nails’ success in bringing the industrial sound to a more mainstream audience, Filter was formed by former NIN touring band member Richard Patrick, who hooked up with Brian Liesegang after NIN’s first tour and began recording together to create an industrial-influenced brand of rock. They signed with Reprise Records and issued their debut, Short Bus, in 1995. The album was a hit, Read more [...]