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STRYPER

STRYPER

STRYPER (1982–90; 2003–PRESENT). Michael Sweet (vocals), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass, Brad Cobb for several records and tours, now Tracy Ferrie), Robert Sweet (drums). During the heyday of the Christian rock scene, most Christian rock bands stayed away from metal and its satanic influences and “rock and roll all night and party every day” ethos. Most bands however, did not have the prostelyzing power, or extreme bad taste in clothing, that the Christian band members in Stryper had. Read more [...]
Stormtroopers of Death

S.O.D.

S.O.D. (1985, 1992, 1997–2002, 2007). Billy Milano (vocals), Scott Ian (guitar), Dan Lilker (bass), Charlie Benante (drums). S.O.D., or Storm Troopers of Death, were a joke super group featuring Scott Ian on guitar and Charlie Benante on drums from Anthrax, as well as Dan Lilker on bass from Nuclear Assault and former Anthrax roadie Billy Milano on vocals. The group’s typical song was often short and to the point (as in the “Ballad of Ronnie James Dio” and the “Ballad of Jimi Hendrix”), Read more [...]
Satan

SATAN

SATAN (1979–87). Trevor Robinson (vocals, replaced by Ian Swift, Lou Taylor, then Michael Jackson), Steve Ramsey (guitar), Russ Tippins (guitar), Graeme English (bass), Andey Reed (drums, replaced by Sean Taylor). Satan were a British New Wave of heavy metal band, who eventually evolved into the band Pariah and also had connections to the classic NWOHM band, not to be confused with the object of worship for many in the black metal scene. The band had a hard time keeping a consistent vocalist; Read more [...]
MARILYN MANSON

MARILYN MANSON

MARILYN MANSON (1989–PRESENT). Marilyn Manson, aka Brian Warner (vocals), Daisy Berkowitz (guitar, replaced by various others), Twiggy Ramirez (bass), Chris Vrenna (drums), Madonna Wayne Gacy (keyboards till 2007). Marilyn Manson is not particularly a metal artist, although he was nominated for a metal Grammy in 2004, but many, especially those who wish to point out the excessive nature of rock lyrics and lifestyle, have often lumped Manson in the category. In essence, Manson is as metal Read more [...]