Tag Archives: trash metal

Sodom

SODOM

SODOM (1982–PRESENT). Angel Ripper (vocals/bass), Aggressor (guitar/vocals, replaced by Grave Violator, Destructor, then Blackfire, others, Bernemann) Witchhunter (drums/vocals, replaced by Atomic Steif, others, now Bobby Schottkowski). Sodom are a German thrash band that heavily influenced the German black metal scene and are among the hardest-hitting bands in that genre. The band started in 1982 with original guitarist Aggressor, who left before recording the first album, the thrash classic Read more [...]
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 [...]
POWER MAD

POWERMAD

POWERMAD (1984–90, 2007–PRESENT). Joel Dubay (vocals/guitar), Todd Haug (guitar), Jeff Litke (bass), Adrian Liberty (drums, replaced by John Macluso, now Dodd Lowder). Powermad were an obscure but worthy speed metal band from Minnesota, mostly active in the late eighties, best known for the inclusion of their amazing song “Slaughterhouse” in the classic David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990). The band put out two EPs and two records in their prime, before taking over a decade off Read more [...]