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SHOTGUN MESSIAH

SHOTGUN MESSIAH

SHOTGUN MESSIAH (1988–93). Zinny J. San (vocals), Harry K. Cody (guitar), Tim Skold (bass), and Stixx Galore (drums). One of the most talented bands to come out of Sweden in the eighties, Shotgun Messiah took their shot in the days of hair metal and couldn’t quite get the break that they deserved. Originally from Sweden, the band began as glam rockers King Pin, releasing the album Welcome to Bob City. The album was a success, and the band, consisting vocalist Zinny J. San, guitarist Harry Read more [...]
Rage Against the Machine

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE (1991–2000, 2007–PRESENT). Zack de la Rocha (vocals), Tom Morello (guitar), Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums). Despite the limited amount of time that Rage Against the Machine was around during their limited life span, the band was enormously influential and their combination of hip-hop sound effects (all created by Tom Morello’s guitar, along with the maniac screeching and rapping of frontman Zack De La Rocha) created a new sound that made the heavy styling Read more [...]
Limp Bizkit

LIMP BIZKIT

LIMP BIZKIT (1994–PRESENT). Fred Durst (vocals), Wes Borland (guitar), Sam Rivers (bass), DJ Lethal (DJ), John Toto (drums). Limp Bizkit are a nu metal band from Florida who became one of the most popular bands in the world during the nu metal craze of the late nineties. While there were many worthwhile bands that tried to mix rap’s kinetic vocal style with metal’s power, Limp Bizkit quickly became the epitome to many metalheads of what was wrong with current metal. Led by the anti-charismatic Read more [...]
BIOHAZARD

BIOHAZARD

BIOHAZARD (1988–2005). Evan Seinfeld (vocals, bass), Billy Graziadei (vocals, guitar), Bobby Hambel (guitar, replaced by Rob Echeverria, replaced by Leo Curley, replaced by Carmine Vincent, replaced by Scott Roberts), Danny Schuler (drums). Biohazard were one of the few metal bands, along with Anthrax, to posses a keen appreciation for rap music as well as crunchy metal riffs. Unlike Anthrax, Biohazard were more willing to commit themselves to incorporating rap more regularly into their sound. Read more [...]