Tag Archives: punk metal

SCATTERBRAIN

SCATTERBRAIN

SCATTERBRAIN (1989–1995). Tommy Christ (vocals) Glen Cumming (guitar), Paul Neider (guitar), Guy Brogna (bass), Mike Boyko (drums). Scatterbrain were a goofy metal act featuring ex-members of the punk/metal band Ludichrist. The band incorporated funk and rapping into their music and had a minor hit with the song “Don’t Call me Dude.” The band played mostly jokey but complex punk-tinged metal and their slick-yet-vibrant production, as well as the clever musical in-jokes of “Down with Read more [...]
SACRED REICH

SACRED REICH

SACRED REICH (1986–99). Phil Rind (vocals/bass), Wiley Arnett (guitar), Jason Rainey (guitar), Dave McClain (drums, then Greg Hall). Sacred Reich was a thrash metal band with punk leanings that played primarily during the mid-eighties and released the classic Surf Nicaragua record among others, before calling it quits in 1999. Much like the Crumbsuckers, DRI, and Corrosion of Conformity, Sacred Reich helped pioneer the punk/ metal crossover style that helped metal evolve and grow even harder Read more [...]
PRONG

PRONG

PRONG (1985–96). Tommy Victor (vocals/guitar), Mike Kirkland (bass, replaced by Troy Gregory, Paul Raven), Ted Parsons (drums). Prong were a punk metal band from New York City led by former CBGB’s sound man Tommy Victor, who looked no farther than the door of where he worked to recruit doorman Mike Kirkland on bass, and eventually former Swans drummer Ted Parsons, to create a mathematically proficient form of New York thrashlike metal akin to bands such as early Helmet. The band toured Read more [...]
PROBOT

PROBOT

PROBOT (2004). Various performers, including King Diamond, Lemmy, Tom Warrior, Mike Dean (vocals), Dave Grohl (guitar/bass/drums). Probot was a metal tribute record by David Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), who assembled an all-star cast of metal singers to work with him on a project where the singers added lyrics and vocals and Grohl provided the riffs and instrumentation. Guests included Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, Cronos from Venom, Wino from the Obsessed and St. Vitus, Tom Warrior from Read more [...]