Heavy Metal

Iron Maiden Biography

Posted by on April 3, 2008 at 12:00 am
Iron Maiden

Band Information Music Style: Heavy MetalCountry: United KingdomYear: 1975- PresentWebsite: www.ironmaiden.com Line-upCURRENTBruce Dickinson – lead vocals, additional guitar (1981-1993, 1999-present)Dave Murray – guitar (1976-1977, 1977-present)Adrian Smith – guitar, backing vocals (1980-1990, 1999-present)Janick Gers – guitar (1990-present)Steve Harris – bass, keyboards, backing vocals (1975-present)Nicko McBrain – drums, percussion (1982-present) BiographyIron Maiden is an English heavy metal …

Underoath Biography

Posted by on January 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

Band Information Music Style: Christian Metalcore, Post-HardcoreCountry: United StatesYear: 1998- PresentWebsite: www.underoath777.comLine-upCURRENT:Spencer Chamberlain (2003 – Present) – Screaming VocalsTimothy McTague (2001 – Present) – Lead Guitar/Backing VocalsJames Smith (2003 – Present) – Rhythm GuitarChristopher Dudley (2000 – Present) – KeyboardsGrant Brandell (2002 – Present) – BassAaron Gillespie (1998 – Present) – Drums/Clean VocalsFORMER:Dallas Taylor (1998 – 2003) – Screaming Vocals…

Mudvayne Biography

Posted by on January 17, 2008 at 12:00 am
Mudvayne

Band Information Music Style: Hard Rock, Heavy MetalCountry: United StatesYear: 1996- PresentWebsite: www.mudvayne.comLine-upCURRENT:Chad Gray (Kud, Chud) – Vocals (1996 – present)Greg Tibet (Gurrg, Guug) – Guitars, Backing vocals (1996 – present)Matthew McDonough (sPaG, sPuG) – Drums (1996 – present)Ryan Martinie (RyKnow, Ru-d) – Bass (1998 – present)FORMER:Shawn Barclay – Bass (1996-1998)BiographyMudvayne is an American heavy metal band that formed out of Peoria, Illinois in 1996. It was for…

Slipknot Biography

Posted by on January 17, 2008 at 12:00 am
Slipknot

Band Information Music Style: Nu Metal, Rap MetalCountry: United StatesYear: 1995- PresentWebsite: www.slipknot1.comLine-upCURRENTCorey Taylor (#8) – lead vocals (1997-present)Mick Thomson (#7) – lead and rhythm guitars (1996-present)Shawn “Clown” Crahan (#6) – custom percussion, backing vocals (1995-present)Craig “133” Jones (#5) – sampling, keyboards (1996-present)Jim Root (#4) – lead and rhythm guitars (1999-present)Chris Fehn (#3) – custom percussion, backing vocals (1997-present)Paul Gray (…

Twisted Sister Biography

Posted by on October 5, 2007 at 12:00 am
Twisted Sister

Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band that hailed from New York City. The band had its roots when guitarist Jay Jay French joined a band called Silverstar in 1973 which later on changed their name to Twisted Sister. The other members of the band eventually left with French getting guitarist Eddie “Fingers” Ojeda, drummer Kevin John Grace and bassist Kenny Neill to reform the band’s line up in 1975. Twisted Sister then began taking the glam rock direction in their performances but withou…

Skid Row Biography

Posted by on October 4, 2007 at 12:00 am

Skid Row is an American heavy metal band that formed in New Jersey in 1986. It was formed by guitarist Dave Sabo and bassist Rachel Bolan. Scotti Hill and Rob Affuso was later on added as guitarist and drummer, respectively. Matt Fallon briefly took on vocalist duties for the group but was eventually replaced by Sebastian Bach in the line up by early 1987. The band started by playing in clubs around the Eastern United States. The band was able to secure a record deal with Atlantic Records with t…

System of a Down Biography

Posted by on September 28, 2007 at 12:00 am
System of a Down

System of a Down, or SOAD, is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California sometime in 1995. The band is composed of members of Armenian descent. Serj Tankian took on lead vocal duties along with stints on keyboards and guitar. Accompanying Tankian on the band include Daron Malakian on lead guitars and vocals, Shavo Odadjian on bass and backing vocals along with John Dolmayan on drums. The band had its start when Tankian and Malakian decided to form a new band in 1995 after t…

Kiss Biography

Posted by on September 21, 2007 at 12:00 am
Kiss

Kiss is an American hard rock band that was formed in 1973 in New York City. The band became popular in the mid-seventies because of their trademark facepaint and outrageous stage outfits. The band was also known for their exciting and elaborate liver performances that not only include singing and adept musical instrumentation but also pyrotechnics, fire breathing and blood spitting. The original line-up of the band was composed of Gene Simmons on bass and vocals, Paul Stanley on rhythm guitar a…

Slayer Biography

Posted by on September 20, 2007 at 12:00 am
Slayer

Slayer is an American thrash metal band that was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman when they met at a band audition. The two founding members later on recruited bassist and vocalist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo. The band began by playing cover songs at clubs and parties in Southern California. The band self-financed its way into producing their debut album without the benefit of a recording contract. The band dug into their own pockets and help from friends to come…

Metallica Biography

Posted by on September 7, 2007 at 12:00 am
Metallica

Metallica is an American heavy metal band that is considered as one of the pioneers of thrash metal. The band was formed in Los Angeles in 1981 by guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. The two founders auditioned for other members to fill up their line-up. They eventually went with Dave Mustaine who became their lead guitarist and Ron McGovney as bassist. In 1982, the band made several demos of their songs. A full demo drew some attention among the underground heavy metal fans. 1983 …