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Marillion - formata in anul 1979 in Aylesbury, Anglia. Perioada de activitate: 1979 - prezent.

Membri: Steve Hogarth (aka "H") - voce (s-a alaturat in 1989), Steve Rothery chitara , Pete Trewavas - bass, Mark Kelly - clape, Ian Mosley - tobe (s-a alaturat in 1984) (aceasta este componenta incepand cu anul 1982) Ex-Membri: Fish (Derek Dick) - voce (a parasit trupa in 1988), Mick Pointer - tobe (a parasit trupa in 1983). Stiluri abordate: Prog-Rock / Art Rock, Neo-Prog. * Marillion - discografie Anii optzeci ncepeau fara vesti bune pentru fanii muzicii progresive. Noul Genesis ncerca o rupere de gloriosul lui trecut, o actualizare pe care unii aveau sa o guste, altii nu. Yes pierdea vocea solara a lui Anderson, crend un moment prielnic pentru aparitia primului reprezentant al curentului neo-progresiv. Cu nume de poveste (Silmarillion este un personaj al lui J.R.R. Tolkien) si cu un lider ce soca prin nfatisare si inteligenta si va ncepe att de controversata cariera. Este ciudata constatarea ca tot ceea ce ar fi fost fatal altei formatii, i-a reusit ntotdeauna lui MARILLION. Ei si-au construit drumul ntr-o directie gresita de la nceput, nsa n timpul calatoriei s-au ntarit dupa fiecare piedica ntlnita. Cu ct inamicii i-au tratat drept plagiatori ntrziati cu att mai mult publicul i-a sarbatorit. Paradoxurile ncep de la nfiintare. n primul rnd MARILLION n forma clasica FISH KELLY ROTHERY TREWAVAS MOSLEY nu contine nici un membru al grupului original, aparut n HAMPSHIRE n 1979. STEVE ROTHERY va veni abia la sfrsitul anului, FISH n 1981 odata cu MARK KELLY, al carui grup facea prima parte a spectacolului; basistul va sosi n 1982 si MIKE POINTER ultimul supravietuitor al grupului de origine, va fi nlocuit n 1983. Ce vor fi gndit acum fondatorii anonimi, e usor de imaginat. Alta ciudatenie originea lor. MARILLION este compus dintr-un scotian, un irlandez, 3 englezi din care un londonez. ntr-o echipa de fotbal s-ar fi omort ntre ei. Iar cnd n primul album MARKET SQUARE HEROES (1982) vor pune toata fervoarea progresiva alambicata a unei tinereti sub semnul VAN DER GRAAF si PINK FLOYD, mostenind cea mai pura melodicitate britanica, se vor trezi facnd ravagii n topurile revistei SOUNDS, saptamni la rnd! Marii cstigatori ai cauzelor pierdute dinainte vor ramne grupul numarul unu n ANGLIA (desi existau U2 si SIMPLE MINDS) pna n 1987, infirmnd teoria ca grupul britanic al anilor 80 trebuia sa fie un mostenitor modernist al lui SEX PISTOLS si POLICE. Debutului din 1982, remarcat imediat pe de altfel ncarcata scena britanica, i se adauga primul single Grendel, produs de David Hitchcock si care alinia o componenta ce avea sa cunoasca putine fluctuatii: Derek William Dick voce, Steve Rothery chitara, Mark Kelly clape, Pete Trewavas bass, si Mick Pointer, nlocuit ulterior cu John Martyr, si n final, cu Ian Mosley- baterie. De la primele acorduri celtice ale acestei ample compozitii se disting vocea monumentala a lui Fish (supranumit astfel datorita timpului petrecut n cada de baie) si versurile sale, care

de la o piesa la alta vor contopi ulterior grupul si publicul atins parca de o bagheta magica ce-l transforma n Fat-Frumos. Caci, nainte de toate, Marillion este o mna de actori ce-si difuzeaza mesajul unui auditoriu literalmente uluitor si cucerit. Imaginea lor va fi difuzata tot de inepuizabilul Fish, cu ajutorul unui artist de exceptie, Mark Wilkinson, ce va merge alaturi n marea aventura, imprimnd fiecarei etape (citeste album) o viziune inconfundabila si o simbolistica ce fuzioneaza cu istorisirile muzicii si ale cuvintelor, pentru deliciul spectatorului. Script For A Jesters Tear, albumul aparut n 1983 sub coordonarea lui Nick Tauber (Deep Purple, UFO, Thin Lizzy), avea sa atraga atentia criticii asupra grupului. n mod nedrept comparat cu Selling England By The Pound al lui Genesis, comparatie impusa si de vocalul din acelasi registru cu al lui Peter Gabriel sau Phil Colins, acest giuvaer al sunetului si imaginii, chiar daca ncarcat si putin artificial, va ramne un punct de referinta al rock-ului anilor 80. Astfel de muzica pur si simplu nu se face vor declara francezii, care sunt publicul lor cel mai fidel.Nebunul fugit din paradis si Bufonul care-si arata lacrimile vor cstiga n incisivitate pe al treilea album Fugazi. Povestit de un single, Assasing, albumul va relua tema criticii sociale din ultima piesa de pe Script.., Forgotten Sons.Fish devine aici asasinul cu limba calita de elocventa si ntr-adevar, prin dimensiunile sale (1,96m-120 kg), el este un adevarat asasin, nsa doar pentru bietul fan nmarmurit, care dupa ce este plimbat printre minciunile de smarald, este silit sa realizeze ca lumea sa scapa de sub control.Unde sunt profetii, unde sunt vizionarii, unde sunt profetii ce sfarma amurgul mercenarilor sentimentelor. Turneelor de succes le va urma un album live Real To Reel, n 1984, dar si capitolul doi al grupului, nceput de LP-ul Misplaced Childhood. Albumul conceput (era timpul) el va da totodata si primele super-hit-uri, Kayleigh si Lavender. De asemenea, schimbarea producatorului (Chris Kimsey) va aduce o rentoarcere la o melodie si un sentimentalism tulburate doar de finalul dur Childhoods End si White Feather. Mark Wilkinson realizeaza un nou tur de forta conferindcopertei, de asta data mai optimista, statutul unei opere de arta. Bufonului- simbol si cameleonului li se alatura acum cotofana hoata, Hei tu ai supravietuit, acum ai renascut n umbra cotofenei hoate. Celui mai important album i vor trebui doi ani pentru a aparea Clutching At Straws va impune n sfrsit marelui public pe Marillion. Conservnd amprenta lui Misplaced Childhood, noul LP recombina nsa traditionalele ingrediente ntr-un cocteil racoritor si explosiv, preparat de acelasi Chris Kimsey. Daca primele albume, poate prea ncarcate de elemente decorative, nu rezistau ascultarii ndelungate, Clutching At Straws este mult simplificat pna la a nu lasa dect o calitate dezgolita de orice artificiu. Ce placere sa te lasi purtat de farmecul si gratia lui Warm Wet Circles si That Time Of The Night, pe care totusi doar fericitii posesori ai unui CD le vor putea aprecia cum trebuie! Ce duo reusit ntre Fish si Tessa Niles pe The Last Straw, ce ritm pe Just For The Record. Sa amintim hit-urile Sugar Mice si dinamicul si ineditul Incommunicado, alaturi de aspectul sobru al copertei pentru a ntregi imaginea albumului: un bar idilic, barul prieteniei si al lipsei de griji, unde i ntlnesti n acelasi timp pe John Lennon si pe Fish, uneori pe James Dean, alaturi de un nemaipomenit tonomat al carui unic scop este de a mprastia cele zece noi hit-uri ale lui Marillion. Numele sau? Clutching At

Straws . Show-urile ce au urmat si care au constituit materialul unui dublu LP live au fost ca o palma n fata publicului sceptic. Pe scena sobra si simpla, inundata de lumini blnde, sub cerul nstelat, un Fish charismatic si impunator interpreteaza aventurile noului sau personaj, Torch ajutat de o muzica lirica si captivanta cesi atinge reala dimensiune pe viu. Merita vazuta audienta ce reia n cor versurile, ca o adunare religioasa, pentru a-si distruge corzile vocale n final, n urale nesfrsite.Dupa un foarte necesar B Sides Themselves, aparut n 1988 si care reia fetele B ale single-urilor, piese ce de obicei nu-si gasesc locul pe albume, dar care n acest caz erau pe nedrept necunoscute, urmeaza The Thieving Magpie marcnd sfrsitul triumfal al perioadei de mijloc. Produs de Marillion, acesta va puncta pe cte o fata de disc cele patru albume, pastrnd pe vinil momente remarcabile, irepetabile ale activitatii concertistice. Totodata ramne un document ce finalizeaza drumul parcurs de Fish alaturi de grup. Fish decide ca este capabil sa continue o cariera solistica, anuntata de max-single-ul Big Wedge. Marillion se va reface imediat si cu ajutorul unui producator, Nick Davis si un nou vocalist, Steve Hogarth, va edita n 1989 noul LP Seasons End, o reusita incontestabila, rigiditatea vocalului fiind suplinita de o instrumentatie mai importanta ce-l promoveaza pe Steve Rothery n calitatea de lider. Caracterul de super-grup este marcat de momente ca Easter si The Uninvited Guest alaturi de mega-hit-ul The King of Sunset Town. n afara de vocea si creativitatea sa, atuurile lui Fish n cariera paralela sunt Mark Wilkinson, artistul si artizanul imaginii Marillion, chitaristul ex-Dire Straits Hal Lindes si organistul Mickey Simmonds. Albumele ce au urmat Holidays In Eden (1991), Brave (1994) Afraid Of Sunlight (1995), This Strange Engine (1997) si Radiation (1998) au demonstrat determinarea continua a trupei Marillion de a face muzica inventiva si emotionala, netinand seama ca muzica lor poate nu va fi difuzata la radio, ignorand posibilitatea de a nu intra in topuri. Alte trei albume au fost lansate pana astazi - Marillion.com in 1999, 'Anoraknophobia in 2001 si Marbles in 2004 - toate 3 beneficiind de un puternic sprijin acordat de catre fani printr-o modalitate mai putin obisnuita - Internetul. In urma unor stranii campanii, Marillion au reusit sa primeasca bani de la fani pentru albume ce inca nu fusesera lansate, nici macar inregistrate. Astfel, au fost fani care au platit cu aproximativ 1 an in avans. Asteparile nu le-au fost insa dezamagite. Gigantul de 32 de ani marcheaza prin pesimismul si critica socio-politica o stagnare pe plan al comunicarii, sanctionata imediat de critica (iata cine tinea grupul pe loc!). nsa momente minunate sunt reproduse prin intermediul lui Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors, numai Fish putnd sa ne ncnte cu un State Of Mind sau View From The Hill. Bresa din snul formatiei a permis reaparitia n centrul atentiei a unor grupuri ca Rush, aratnd ca rebeliunea este pedepsita pe att de precara scena progresiva actuala. Epopeea Marillion aduce n atentie faptul ca alaturi de batrnii dinozauri Genesis si Yes, merita un loc pe cinste si promotorii neo-progresivului ale carui stralucitoare stele sunt IQ si Pallas dar n primul rnd MARILLION

Discografie Marillion

Script for a Jester's Tear (1983) Fugazi (1984) Misplaced Childhood (1985) Clutching at Straws (1987) Season's End (1989) Holidays In Eden (1991) Brave (1994) Afraid Of Sunlight (1995) This Strange Engine (1997) Radiation (1998) (spelled Radiat10n on the cover, because it is the band's tenth album) marillion.com (1999) Anoraknophobia (2001) Marbles (2004)

Mayhem - formata in 1983 in Oslo - Langhus, Norvegia. Perioada de activitate: 1983 - prezent. Membri: - Attila Csihar - voce, Blasphemer (Rune Eriksen) - chitara, Necrobutcher (Jrn Stubberud) - Bass, Hellhammer (Jan Axel Von Blomberg) - tobe Ex-membri: Maniac(Sven Erik Kristiansen) - voce, Dead(Per Yngve Ohlin) - voce, (R.I.P. 08.04.1991, suicid), Messiah (Eirik Nordheim) - voce, Euronymous (ystein Aarseth) - chitara (R.I.P. 10.08.1993, omorat de Varg), Count Grishnackh (Varg Vikernes) - Bass, Kjetil Manheim - tobe Stiluri abordate: Black Metal * Mayhem - discografie Bazele Mayhem au fost puse in 1983 de catre Euronymous; alaturi de acesta in componenta Mayhem se aflau Necrobutcher - bass, Messiah - voce si Manheim - tobe Influentele muzicale ale Mayhem isi au originea in Venom si Celtic Frost, doua trupe dupa care Mayhem a si facut cover-uri. Primul demo, numit "Voice of a Tortured Skull", dateaza din 1986, iar la sfarsitul aceluiasi an Mayhem lanseaza al doilea demo, respectiv "Pure fucking Armageddon". In anul 1987 are loc prima schimbare in componenta trupei, Messiah paraseste trupa, fiind inlocuit ulterior de Maniac. Astfel, in aceasta formula, Mayhem lanseaza primul album, numit "Deathcrush",

initial lansat doar in 1000 de exemplare si reeditat mai tarziu, in anul 1993. Albumul se bucura de un succes mare pe scena underground norvegiana si are meritul de a fi consacrat trupa in istoria Black Metal ca fondatorii acestui gen. Anul urmator aduce o noua componenta pentru Mayhem: in 1988, Maniac si Manheim parasesc trupa fiind inlocuiti de catre Dead, ex formatia suedeza Morbid, si de catre bateristul Hellhammer. Venirea lui Dead s-a dovedit o influenta puternica asupra sound-ului trupei; riff-urile sunt acum mai melodice in locul celor brutale iar tematica versurilor este mai intunecata ca niciodata. Este inceputul unei serii de spectacole infame, in timpul carora Dead se taia pe corp cu un cutit sau arunca carne putrezita in spectatori. In timpul acestei perioade Euronymous, pentru a incuraja formatiile de black metal, pune bazele legendarei Deathlike Silence Production, o casa de discuri special creata pentru muzica ce abordeaza teme satanice, care a produs trupe ca Burzum, Abruptum, Merciless, Enslaved si altele. 1991 s-a dovedit a fi cel mai nefast an pt Mayhem. Dead se sinucide in ajunul lansarii celui de-al doilea album; acesta s-a taiat adanc pe brate dupa care s-a impuscat in cap; cadavrul a fost gasit de Euronymous, si conform speculatiilor, Euronymous a gatit bucati din creierul lui Dead, iar mai apoi cei 3 membri ai trupei le-au mancat; Hellhammer, care neaga ca ar fi gustat din acea mancare, si-a facut un colier din fragmente din craniul lui Dead. Ultimele cuvinte ale lui Dead au fost: "Forgive me for the blood around".In 1992, Mayhem lanseaza "Live in Leipzig", album album dedicat lui Dead, intregistrat in timpul turneului german; au fost lansate si cateva bootleg-uri, cel mai important fiind "Dawn of the black herats", in care se gasesc poze ale cadavrului lui Dead facute de Euronymous. In sfarsit in 1993, Mayhem intra in studio pentru a inregistra noul album, "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas", cu o noua componenta - Attila Chsiajr si Count Grishnackh care iau inlocuit pe Dead si Necrobutcher, acesta din urma parasind trupa dupa sinuciderea lui Dead, si un nou chitarist, Snorre, pentru a-l ajuta pe Euronymous. In decursul anului 1994 Mayhem a fost reformata de Hellhammer: i-a chemat pe cei doi membri originali, Maniac, Necrobutcher si un chitarist nou chitarist nou, in persoana lui Blasphemer. Noua Mayhem a lansat un nou album, "Wolf`s lair abyss", in 1997, urmat de cateva concerte live, in timpul unuia din ele, mai exact in 1998 in Milano, a fost inregistrat al doilea live oficial "Mediolanum Capta est", lansat in 1999. In anul 2000, luna mai, Mayhem in sfarsit lanseaza noul album, asteptat vreme de 2 ani. Aceasta este o amagire partiala, deoarece trupa luase o noua linie in materie de sound: 13 titluri din care 6 sunt piese in stilul Mayhem si celelalte sunt cu un sound ce a duce mai degraba a Marylin Manson. Anul urmator, este randul celui de-al treilea album live, intitulat "Live in Marseille", pentru ca cel mai recent album full sa fie lansat in 2004, respectiv "Chimera"; in acelasi an, in luna noiembrie,

Maniac paraseste trupa, find inlocuit de catre Attila.

Discografie Mayhem
Studio Deathcrush [EP] - (1987) De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - (1994) Wolf's Lair Abyss [EP] - (1997) Grand Declaration Of War - (2000) Chimera - (2004) Live si compilatii: Live In Leipzig [Live] - (1991) Out From The Dark [Compilation] - (1996) Ancient Skin / Necrolust [Compilation] - (1997) Necrolust / Total Warfare [Split CD] - (1999) Mediolanum Capta Est [Live] - (1999) European Legions [Compilation] - (2001) U.S. Legions [Compilation] - (2001) Live In Marseille 2000 [Live] - (2001) Freezing Moon / Jihad [Split CD] - (2002) The Studio Experience [Box Set] - (2002) Legions Of War [Compilation] - (2003) Demo si bootleg: Voice Of A Tortured Skull [Demo] - (1986) Pure Fucking Armageddon [Demo] - (1986) Live Zeitz [Bootleg] - (1990) Dawn Of The Black Hearts [Bootleg] - (1991)

Metallica - formata in anul 1981 in Los Angeles, California. Perioada de activitate: 1981 - prezent. Membrii trupei: James Hetfield (voce, chitara), Dave Mustaine (chitara), Ron McGovney (bass), Lars Ulrich (tobe), Cliff Burton (bass), Kirk Hammett (chitara), Jason Newsted (bass), Rob Trujillo (bass) Componenta actuala: James Hetfield (voce, chitara), Lars Ulrich (tobe), Kirk Hammett (chitara), Rob Trujillo (bass) Stiluri abordate: Heavy-Metal, Thrash, Speed-Metal * Metallica - discografie Metallica a fost formata de catre Lars Ulrich si James Hetfield dupa ce acestia sau intalnit dupa ce fiecare dintre ei daduse anunt in publicatia americana The Recycler. Il coopteaza pe colegul de apartament al lui Hetfield, Ron McGovney pt a se ocupa de chitara bass. Trupa alege sa se numeasca METALLICA in urma unei idei a lui Ron Quintana, promotor al metalului in zona San Francisco. Cu Hetfield atat la voce cat si la chitara, trupa inregistreaza piesa "Hit The Lights" pt primul numar al compilatiei Metal Massacre. Dave Mustaine este primit in formatie pentru postul de chitarist in urma unor anunturi. La cateva luni mai tarziu este inregistrat demo-ul No Life Till Leather, care a atras imediat atentia publicului underground. La scurt timp, Ron McGovney este inlocuit de Cliff Burton. Concertand in San Francisco, in noua formula, trupa reuseste sa atraga tot mai mult atentia asupra sa, iar mai tarziu, in urma unor concerte in New York, cei patru semneaza contract cu Megaforce Records, prin care isi vor lansa primele 2 albume ale trupei, dar nu inainte ca Dave Mustaine sa fie 'concediat' (a format trupa speed metal Megadeth) de datorita problemelor cu alcoolul, el fiind inlocuit de Kirk Hammett venit de la Exodus (thrash). Primul album al celor de la METALLICA, "Kill 'Em All" este lansat la finele lui 1983, dupa care trupa se implica in turnee serioase care ii cresc reputatia atat in Statele Unite cat si in Europa. In 1984 incep sa lucreze alaturi de producatorul Flemming Rassmussen, in Copenhaga, la studiourile Sweet Silence, in vederea celui de-al doilea album. "Ride The Lightning" dovedeste ca METALLICA nu este una dintre trupele de un sezon, compozitiile si orchestratia aratand clar ca trupa crescuse atat in maturitate cat si in forta, lucru ce va duce la curtea asidua din partea marilor companii de management si a caselor de productie, cum ar fi Elektra. METALLICA semneaza pentru managementul celor de la QPrime si cu Elektra in toamna lui '84, reputatia lor fiind in

continua crestere. METALLICA se reintoarce in 1985 in aceleasi studiouri unde inregistreaza "Master Of Puppets", mixat in Los Angeles cu Michael Wagner si lansat la inceputul lui 1986. Isi asigura rapid un loc in turneul lui Ozzy Osbourne ceea ce va face ca baza de fani sa creasca. Ceea ce pana nu demult parea o utopie devenise deja o certitudine: METALLICA domina lumea. Pe data de 27 septembrie 1986, trupa sufera un accident. In urma acestui accident Cliff Burton moare. Influenta sa asupra maturizarii trupei fusese enorma, Burton stiind sa combine filosofiile jam-ului si ale experimentului cu o serioasa teorie muzicala, Hetfield imprumutand multe din personalitatea si cunostintele regretatului basist. Pare oarecum imposibil sa iti mai imaginezi METALLICA fara Burton, insa Lars, James si Kirk se decid sa lupte mai departe. Jason Newsted este ales din 40 de chitaristi pentru a deveni noul basist al trupei, instrumentistul din Michigan parasind trupa din Arizona, Flotsam & Jetsam. Quartetul se aventureaza rapid intr-un turneu dupa care la fel de repede inregistreaza un EP compus din coveruri si intitulat Garage Days Re-Revisites" (trupa facand literalmente munca de jos in garajul lui Lars). Cu Jason luandu-si in serios noul rol, trupa se reintoarce in studiouri pentru a-si inregistra cel de-al patrule album de studio: "...And Justice For All", ce va fi lansat in luna august 1988. Explozia care ameninta sa planeze de catva timp se produce in cele din urma. Albumul ajunge pe locul 6 in topurile americane, este nominalizat la Grammy pentru Cel mai bun album metal/hard-rock iar trupa ii trece in planul doi pe deja consacratii VAN HALEN in timpul turneului Monsters Of Rock, la scurt timp dupa aceasta imbarcandu-se intr-un amplu turneu mondial. Acesta este dealtfel momentul cand METALLICA se implica in zona video, filmand clipul pentru piesa "One". Albumul "...And Justice For All" da nastere la doua single-uri americane. In 1991 este lansat albumul autointitulatul "Metallica", cunoscut si sub numele "Black Album" iar de data aceasta popularitatea lor atinge culmi nebanuite. Alaturi de noul producator, Bob Rock acest album marcheaza o noua linie, cel putin in comparatie cu albumul anterior, continand cantece mai scurte, un sound total si aranjamente orchestrale mult mai simple. Pretutindeni in jurul lumii ajunge numarul 1, unde si ramane vreme de cateva saptamani, vanzandu-se in cele din urma intr-un numar de 15 milioane de copii, si lansand un numar de single-uri mai mult decat clare. Deasemenea castiga un premiu Grammy si un MTV/American Music Awards. Trupa porneste in turnee care vor tine nu mai putin de trei ani, cantand intr-un turneu solo pe stadioane "An Evening With Metallica", cu Guns'N'Roses si ca trupa principala la mai multe festivaluri. Astfel se explica de ce in toamna lui 1993 cei patru membri erau extenuati atat fizic cat si psihic. A urmat o bine meritata perioada de pauza, in care fiecare membru al trupei si-a vazut de viata personala. Trebuie insa sa treaca mai mult de patru ani pentru ca METALLICA sa isi lanseze urmatorul album. Intitulat "Load" si inregistrat la The Plant, in Sausalito, California, acesta este cel mai lung album METALLICA, continand 14 piese si semnaland cateva importante schimbari in ceea ce priveste trupa. Produs de catre

Bob Rock, materialul este solid si eclectic, sunetul profund si de efect iar imaginea generala pe care o raspandeste este aceea de schimbare fata de albumul negru. In cursul sesiunilor de inregistrare ies atatea piese incat se cere un al doilea album, intitulat "ReLoad", care urmeaza in 1997. Turneul cu "Load" este unul spectaculos, beneficiind de tehnologia de ultima ora, si de nici mai putin decat de 2 ore de concert. Indiferent de temerile publicului, acestea sunt rapid spulberate, si chiar daca "Load" nu atinge culmile de vanzari ale albumului negru, acesta din urma devina totusi un album de succes in termeni proprii. In 1998 baietii de la METALLICA re-impacheteaza piesele de fata B, si celelalte doua sesiuni de la "Garage Days" intrand la The Plant pentru a scoate ulterior alte 11 coveruri. Electric, incitant si brut,cam acestea au fost parerile critice legate de dublul "Garage Inc.", album ce le-a adus multora aminte ca METALLICA inca se afla in miezul carierei muzicale. Aceasta va fi dealtfel dovedita in 1999 cand alaturi de dirijorul Michael Kamen, METALLICA incepe colaborarea si cu Orchestra Simfonica din San Francisco pentru a aduce piesele clasice la noi dimensiuni. Orice potential scepticism este spulberat in doua nopti, la Berkeley Community Theater, care constituie astazi adevarate borne ale perfectiunii trupei. Nu numai ca materialul trupei nu a fost compromis, dar aranjamentele pieselor, cel putin in cazul lui "Master Of Puppets" ofera instrumentelor sansa de a se manifesta si de a se desfasura cu o putere nemaiintalnita pana atunci. Tot acest spectacol inedit este inregistrat si filmat, METALLICA lansand dublul disc "S&M" si pe DVD la finele lui 1999, ceea ce marcheaza inca o reusita in istoria trupei. In vara lui 2000 METALLICA merge mai departe cu tentativele sale de a se elibera de conventii, demonstrand ca este capabila sa puna cap la cap si sa sustina un turneu intreg pe stadioane fara pretextul de a promova un album. Summer Sanitarium este un imens succes si incepe sa se spere in reintrarea baietilor in studiouri. Cu toate acestea sperantele fac locul temerilor in 2001, cand, dupa mai multe zvonuri, Jason Newsted paraseste trupa. Nu exista un motiv temeinic, important este ca multi sunt de parere ca acest lucru va precipita destramarea trupei, ceea ce se dovedeste a fi fals, grupul fiind obligat intr-un fel sau altul sa caute noi niveluri de exprimare a creativitatii. Metallica realizeaza ca mai sunt multe de facut atat in ceea ce priveste relatiile lor personale cat si cele creatoare, motiv pentru care isi vor petrece prima parte a anului 2001 investigand tot felul de idei, inauntru si in afara studioului. Isi instaureaza cartierul general intr-o fosta cazarma a armatei, numita The Presidio, unde canta impreuna multa vreme si iau decizia de a nu se grabi in a-si gasi un nou basist, preferandu-l pentru aceasta pe Bob Rock. La mijlocul lui 2001 James Hetfield ajunge in momentul in care doar dezintoxicarea l-ar mai fi putut salva, prin urmare nu mai are decat o singura solutie pentru a supravietui si chiar pentru a inflori. Multe luni de zile membrii trupei se afunda in noi sondari personale care privesc nu doar trupa ci si vietile si profilurile umane ale fiecaruia in

parte. Rezultatul se va face curand simtit: cand se reunesc, in primavara lui 2002 baietii stiu altfel sa se respecte si sa se aprecieze reciproc, in comparatie cu ce fusese inainte. De data aceasta sunt gata in sfarsit sa porneasca demersurile pentru noul album, independent de orice asteptare, atat din interior cat si din interior. Se hotarasc de la bun inceput sa lucreze alaturi de Bob Rock. Sediul central ramane Presidio, iar sesiunile de repetitie ce avusesera aici loc se dovedesc foarte utile in ceea ce priveste modul deschis de a isi arata gandurile si expresiile. Rezultatul? Al 8-lea album de studio - "St. Anger". S-a dorit a avea un sound neslefuit, "crud"; desi a fost intampinat cu critici aspre, desi au existat voci care denuntau sunetul prea putin lucrat, albumul a debutat pe locul 1 in topuri. In toamna lui '02 trupa decide ca a venit timpul sa isi caute un nou basist, si dupa cateva cateva auditii cu invitati personali care au durat cateva luni, este ales Robert Trujillo, fostul basist de la Suicidal Tendencies/Ozzy Osbourne. Trujillo devine membru al trupei, si nu cainlocuitor angajat temporar. Intregul sau comportament, fericit, relaxat, calduros si entuziast, acompaniat de 15 ani de experienta si de un stil feroce de interpretare l-au recomandat pe Trujillo drept cea mai buna alege. Anul 2004 le aduce un premiu Grammy pt albumul "St. Anger". In acelasi an, apare Some Kind Of Monster, un documentar despre membrii trupei, bazat pe filmari ale sesiunilor de inregistrarea ale albumului St Anger.

Discografie Metallica
1983 Kill 'Em All 1984 Ride the Lightning 1986 Master of Puppets 1987 Garage Days Re-Revisited (EP) 1988 ...And Justice for All 1990 The Good, the Bad and the Live, Box set of singles and live tracks 1991 Metallica (Usually called "The Black Album") 1993 Live Shit: Binge & Purge, Live box set 1996 Load 1997 Reload 1998 Garage Inc.(O colectie de coveruri + Garage Days Re-revisited) 1999 S&M (colaborare cu San Francisco Symphony (Symphony & Metallica) 2003 St. Anger 2004 Some Kind of Monster (EP)

Moonspell - formata in anul 1992 in Lisabona, Portugalia.

Perioada de activitate: 1992 - prezent. Membrii trupei: Fernando Ribeiro (voce), Ricardo Amorim (chitara), Pedro Paixo (clape, chitara), Mike Gaspar (tobe), Aires Pereira (chitara bass). Ex-membri: Niclas Etelvuori (Bass), Srgio Crestana (Bass), Mantus (chitara), Joao Pedro (bass), Luis Lamelas (Malah) (chitara). Stiluri abordate: Gothic - Folk Metal Discografie Moonspell Moonspell s-a format in anul 1992, dupa ce a cunoscut mai multe nume, ca urmare a unei munci continue pentru a produce ceea ce avea sa devina cea mai recunoscuta trupa de metal din Portugalia. In 1993 Fernando Ribeiro (solist), Aires (bass) si Mike (baterist) au inregistrat singurul album demo Moonspell Anno Satanae", care a avut aprecieri foarte bune, atragand atentia unei case franceze numita Adipocere, permitand trupei sa scoata un mini cd "Under themoonspell" in 1994. Acest mini cd a fost considerat o adevarata amprenta a industriei underground portugheze, ingloband influente ale unor trupe ca Bathory, Celtic Frost si Dead Can Dance, ca si muzica traditionala arabica si portugheza, toate astea rezultand in ceea ce Moonspell considera "coplesitoarea muzica mediteraneeana, imensa putere atlantica, tristetea si solitudinea graite de vanturile marii". Pana cand mini cd-ul a fost lansat, Moonspell a suferit modificari, noutatea fiind - un clapar in persoana lui Pedro Paixao. "Under the moonspell", ce poate fi descris ca black metal (dar asta e o parere a unui suflet portughez, nu o copie a modelului scandinav) a captat atentia casei curente, Century Media. Astfel Moonspell a inceput sa cante live alaturi de trupe ca Cannibal Corpse, Samael si Anathema. Moonspell a muncit mult pt a amesteca toate influentele si sa creeze un sound intunecat dublat de lirica erotica. Aceast evolutie a rezultat in albumul "Wolfheart", inregistrat in Germania si produs de Waldemar Sorychta. In Portugalia, acest album nu a avut amploare sau nu a fost recunoscut, dar de indata ce Moonspell a inceput turneul european ca trupa de deschidere pentru Morbid Angel, adevaratul potential a devenit clar. Desi conditiile pe care le-au avut de infruntat trupa nu au fost usoare, publicul european a fost foarte multumit de aceasta formatie, iar vanzarile albumului "Wolfheart" au crescut considerabil. Intre anii 1995 - 1996, Moonspell a cantat pe aceeasi scena cu formatii ca Tiamat, Kreator si Testament, concertand in turnee prin intreaga Europa. La scurt timp, dupa ce au cantat cu Crematory si The Gathering, Moonspell s-a intors in Germania pentru a inregistra al doillea album, produs de acelasi Waldemar Sorychta. Rezultatul a fost albumul "Irreligious", care arata o trupa mai matura care a evoluat si a devenit diferita, starnind controverse pe scena metalica portugheza. In anul 1996, cu primul lor videoclip la piesa "Opium", prin care s-a dorit exprimarea adevaratul spirit portughez prin evidentierea strazilor inguste ale Lisabonei si poeziile unui mare poet portughez, Fernando Pessoa, Moonspell se remarca ca un fenomen portughez muzical, cu vanzarile ajungand la 10 000 de exemplare pe plan national, inedit pe scena muzicala portugheza. A urmat un nou turneu, cu Type 0 Negative, care a fost o experienta

numita de Moonspell "unul din pasii vitali ai istoriei noastre ca trupa". Cand Moonspell s-a intors sa inregistreze albumul urmator, in decembrie 1996, cateva conflicte in interiorul trupei au avut loc, si Ares pleaca intr-un mod total neplacut. Asta s-a intamplat in 1997 si au urmat o serie de conflicte legale intre el si trupa. Totusi, Ares a fost inlocuit cu Sergio si in 1997 "Sin/Pecado" a fost publicat. A fost un album care a starnit si mai multe controverse, in principal datorita mixului intre heavy si dark cu sunetele electronice. Turneul ce a urmat a fost facut in America de Sud, extinzandu-si si mai mult aria fanatica. Cu noul producator, Andy Reilly, Moonspell a inregistrat un nou album in 1998, "The butterfly effect". Fara indoiala albumul a fost diferit si elementele electrice pareau mai impresionante ca niciodata. A urmat un nou turneu in America de Nord cu In Flames. In 2001, Moonspell lanseaza "Darkness and Hope", orientat cel mai puternic spre gothic de pana acum, creand niste piese metalice emotionale si cateva scenarii foarte complexe. A urmat o serie de concerte in SUA, in compania celor de la Lacuna Coil, iar in martie 2002, turneul a continuat, de aceasta data in Europa, alaturi de Tiamat si Flowing Tears. In aceeasi perioada, trupa renunta la serviciile lui Srgio Crestana, locul la bass fiindu-i luat de basistul trupei finlandeze Amorphis, insa doar pt sesiunea de inregistrare a noului album - Antidote, impreuna cu producatorul Hiili Hiilesmaa, in Helsinki. In iunie este cooptat ca basist Aires Pereira. ANTIDOTE a fost o premiera pentru Moonspell, datorita colaborarii cu un scriitor care ulterior a scris o carte bazata pe tema acestui album. Trupa a continuat seria concertelor, in SUA cantand alaturi de Type O Negative si Cradle Of Filth, iar in Europa alaturi de Lacuna Coil, Passenger, Poisonblack, si apoi..din nou in America impreuna cu Opeth. In aprilie 2004, Moonspell se retrage in studio pentru a incepe lucrul la un nou album, insa in luna mai aceasta activitate este intrerupta pentru a intreprinde un turneu in America de Sud, in tarile - Mexic, Chile si Brazilia. Pe langa doua colaborari cu niste trupe portugheze, Fernando Ribeiro isi publica al doilea volum de poezii, sub numele 'As Feridas Essenciais' ('The Essential Wounds)' . Anul 2005 gaseste trupa Moonspell cu planuri de a lansa un DVD, bazat pe inregistrarea unui concert din Katowice, Polonia. De asemenea, in primavara acestui an, vor concerta in Europa impreuna cu Cradle Of Filth, si spre bucuria fanilor romani, Moonspell va trece granita pentru a concerta in data de 11 martie, in Timisoara, in deschidere - cea mai importanta trupa metal din Grecia - Rotting Christ. Momentan Moonspell lucreaza la noul album, si un DVD va fi lansat in curand. Oricare ar fi succesul sau insuccesul celui de-al 6lea album, Moonspell poarta coroana celei mai bune trupe portugheze, iar originalitatea si geniul membrilor face trupa un nume de marca pe scena internationala metalica. Exceptand faptul ca vin dintr-o tara sudica fara traditia in metal, ei refuza sa urmeze sablonul scandinav, si-si formeaza propriul model, cantand uneori in limba natala (Alma Mater), si exprimandu-si mereu individualitatea ca trupa si ca reprezentanti ai unei natiuni. Fara indoiala, Moonspell mai are multe de oferit si va fi o influenta extraordinara asupra altor trupe portugheze. UPDATE: In 2006, Moonspell a lansat albumul Memorial.

Discografie Moonspell

Moonspell - Wolfheart 1995

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade) 7:43 Love Crimes 7:34 ...Of Dream and Drama (Midnight Ride) 3:59 Lua d'Inverno 1:48 Trebraruna 3:30 Vampiria 5:36 An Erotic Alchemy 8:05 Alma Mater 5:38

Moonspell - Irreligious 1996 01. Perverse... Almost Religious 1:07 02. Opium 2:48 03. Awake 3:06 04. For a Taste of Eternity 3:53 05. Ruin & Misery 3:48 06. A Poisoned Gift 5:34 07. Subversion 2:44 08. Raven Claws 3:16 09. Mephisto 4:58 10. Herr Spiegelmann 4:35 11. Full Moon Madness 6:47

Moonspell - Sin/Pecado 1998 01. Slow Down! 0:40 02. Hand Made God 5:33 03. Second Skin 4:50 04. Abysmo 4:59 05. Flesh 3:02 06. Magdalene 6:16 07. Vulture Culture (Gloria Domini) 4:59 08. Eurotica 3:49 09. Mute 6:00 10. Dekadence 5:49 11. Let The Children Cum To Me 6:53 12. The Hanged Man 6:26 13. 13! 2:42

Moonspell - The Butterfly Effect 1999 01. Soulsick 4:16 02. Butterfly FX 3:51 03. Can't Bee 5:11 04. Lustmord 3:44 05. Self Abuse 4:16 06. I Am The Eternal Spectator 3:31 07. Soulitary Vice 3:27 08. Disappear Here 3:33 09 . Adaptables 3:00 10. Angelizer 4:27 11. Tired 5:23 12. K / O Mal De Christo 12:40

Moonspell - Darkness and Hope 2001 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. Darkness and Hope 4:47 Firewalking 3:02 Nocturna 3:52 Heartshaped Abyss 4:08 Devilred 3:25 Ghostsong 4:21 Rapaces 5:31 Made of Storm 4:09 How We Became Fire 5:47 Than the Serpents in my Arms 5:53

Moonspell - The Antidote 2003 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. In And Above Men 4:11 From Lowering Skies 5:25 Everything Invaded 6:16 The Southern Deathstyle 4:07 Antidote 4:45 Capricorn at Her Feet 6:04 Lunar Still 6:55 A Walk On The Darkside 4:44 Crystal Gazing 4:52 As We Eternally Sleep On It 7:11

Moonspell - Memorial 2006

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

In Memoriam 4:25 Finisterra 4:09 Momento Mori 4:27 Sons of Earth 1:51 Blood Tells 4:08 Upon the Blood of Men 4:55 At the Image of Pain 4:21 Sanguine 5:50 Proliferation 2:39 Once it was Ours! 4:53 Mare Nostrum 1:56 Luna 4:43 Best Forgotten 6:48 Atlantic (Limited edition bonus track) 12:43 Phantom North (Portuguese edit. bonus track)

Moonspell - Demo, Singles & Eps

Demo
Morbid God Promo '92 (1992) Anno Satanae (1993)

Singles & EPs


Goat on Fire (1993) Opium (1996) 2econd Skin (1997) Everything Invaded (2004)

Morphine
Morphine - formata in 1990. Perioada de activitate: 1990 - 1999. Membri: Mark Sandman - voce, chitara bass, Dana Cowley - saxofon, Billy Conway tobe, Jerry Deupree - tobe (inlocuit de Billy Conway) Stiluri abordate: Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock * Morphine - discografie "Salina s-a gandit la un leac, descoperit nu demult in Statele Unite ale Americii, care avea proprietatea de a-l feri si in timpul celor mai grele operatii pe bolnav de durere si de a-l mentine senin si pe durata celor mai mari chinuri. Morfina a fost numit acest leac, acest ingrat inlocuitor al stoicismului antic si al resemnarii crestine..." Giusseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa - IL GATOPARDO.

In linistea imperfecta a orasului omul isi asculta ritmul propriilor pasi, deasupra capului il atinge huruitul grav al vibratiei saxofonului ce apare asemenea unui desteptator imaginar cu chipul unei albine uriase; din apartamentul vecin se aude o chitara ce vorbeste, sub nivelul vocii, despre rutina dorintelor. Omul isi incepe cantecele. Prinde o tema si... o trateaza bine. Pentru aceasta istorie - traiectorie a rock-ului contemporan introducem in program trei numere: Treat Her Right, John Coltrane si Muddy Waters. 1.Treat Her Right s-a numit un cvartet din Boston Boston care a atacat scena rock mondiala in 1988 cu albumul de debut omonim. Traiectoria acestui disc a fost destul de ciudata, pentru ca, dupa ce a fost editat pe o eticheta americana obscura, a fost preluat si relansat de casa de discuri britanica Demon, iar a treia nastere/ editie a vazut lumina sub auspiciile label, RCA. Grupul a carui nume se datora cantecului cu acelasi titlu al lui Roy Head, a reusit sa descompuna blues-ul in particulele elementare atat de bine, incat zdrobitoarea energie primitiva degajata de tinerii muzicieni a fost considerata de ziarista Karen Shoemer ideala pentru ciocnirea cu ceea ce reprezinta muzical forta lui Keith Richards, inepuizabil generator de sunete al gigantilor The Rolling Stones. Inca de la inceput grupul a colaborat cu mai multe nume mari ale blues-rock-ului, printre care si Bonnie Raitt. Discul grupului Treat Her Right a indatorat rock'n'roll-ul intr-o maniera interesanta, inainte de toate, prin intermediul unei adaptari bluesistice al unui standard din domeniul genului country - e vorba de piesa "Everglades" a muzicianului Howard Harlan - si a piesei de jazz "Where Did All These Girls Come From", preluata de la James Blood Ulmer (muzician care a concertat si in Romania). Alaturi de Mark Sandman, personakul care va face legatura dintre cele doua parti ale acestei istorii, grupul a afirmat inca un autor in persoana lui David Champagne, al carui cantec "I Got A Gun" poate fi considerat o reala comoara ascunsa pe acest disc de debut. Din grup au mai facut parte bateristul Billy Conway si Jim Fitting, un virtuoz creativ al instrumentului cunoscut sub denumirea de muzicuta. Deja in 1989 Treat Her Right lanseaza cel de al doilea album, intitulat "Tied To The Tracks" si produs de Don Gehman, omul care a stat in spatele unor importante inregistrari ale grupului R.E.M. din acea perioada. Acesta a fost un disc cu multa muzicuta si cu un sound locomotivizat, cu o exceptionala interpretare a piesei David Champagne, cu un adevarat hit, cantecul "Marie" si cu una din realizarile esentiale ale lui Mark Sandman. In piesa "King Of The Beers" s-a conturat deja destul de clar filozofia lui de viata morocanoasa, pictata in culorile noptii. "Am fost rege peste toate, acum sunt rege al berii." Ultima realizare a cvartetului din Boston, albumul "What's Good For You" (1991, Rounder Records), contine doar cateva melodii orginale fiind, in general, bazat pe reluari. Treat Her Right i-au "tratat" bine pe BuckOwens, Billy Boy Arnold, Bob Dylan ("From A Buick 6"), John Lee Hooker ("Tease Me"), Willie Dixon ("The Same Thing"), Jagger si Richards ("Factory Girls") si pe Dr. Ross. Au reusit, astfel, prin acest disc, sa faca puntea intre capetele inceputul si sfarsitul - unui gen, realizand rotatie continua a modului de exprimare prin blues, imbogatit cu nuante de country. Interesant este ca datorita felului in care muzicienii isi tratau si prezentau materialul muzical, stilul a fost uneori descris si prin

sintagma punk blues (!). Dupa editarea acestui album de David Champagne, alaturi de Sandman, principalul autor al materialului original, descurajat de relativa obscuritate in care inota grupul, paraseste echipa pentru a incerca altceva. 2. John Coltrane a fost unul din cei mai mai experimentatoti in jazz, un muzician de exceptie care a reusit sa imbine evadarile in zonele necunoscute ale expresiei muzicale - de obicei mai putin accesibile publicului larg, in primul rand, datorita depasirii unor tipare acceptate - cu incredibila-i finete si caldura modului sau de interpretare la saxofonul tenor, instrument despre care se afirma ca este o prelungire a vocii umane. Colaborarile lui cu Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk si o serie de alti giganti ai jazzului, realizarile discografice pentru Impulse Records sunt,astazi, preluate si continuate ca un ecou subtil, materializat prin muzica grupului Morphine. Daca despre Treat Her Right se poate spune ca a fost o larva, atunci aceasta s-a metamorfozat in Morphine, un fluture de noapte al muzicii deceniului noua. Dintr-o componenta ce nu a inclus chitara bass si in care prezenta saxofonului nici macar nu era de imaginat, a luat nastere o formula a carei baza minimalista este asigurata tocmai de sunetul innamolit al bassului electric cu doua corzi si fara grifuri, inventat de Sandman, iar rolul harmonicii este preluat de saxofoanele lui Dana Colley (in ciuda numelui este vorba de un barbat! ), care s-au constituit in aprilie purtatoare de prag anesteziant: Morphine. Reductia ascetica la sus si jos, toba si saxofon, chitara si voce, spatiu in care se scurge eroarea de inalta frecventa a existentei cotidiene, a definit nimicnicia intunecata a grupului Morphine, acel mare - mic nimic al fiecaruia dintre noi - voi ei. Bun. Primul album al reinnoitei componente, "Good", editata in 1992 pe eticheta independenta Accurate/ Distorsion, a prezentat o expresie intru totul specifica, ce nu se inscrie intr-un curent, nici macar intr-un segment stilistic deja afirmat. A creea si a se afirma cu o poetica proprie in anii nouazeci nu a fost deloc usor. Muzica lor a fost o dedicatie catre zeul inaripat si mutant al visului (Morpheus - in mitologia greaca) , care apare in somn ca inspirator sau numai transmitator al viselor trimise oamenilor dintr-o alta lume, un ritual al insingurarii. Muzica a fost arta cu care au atacat fortele invizibile ale noptii care se furisau in sufletele lor pentru a le fura din viata. Morphine au sapat un canal in jurul teritoriului lor si au deversat in albie lichidul negru din venele calde ale orasului furnicar. Jazz noir. Mesajul discului? Sa nu cobori linistit in groapa ce ti s-a sapat. De la prima auditie este clar ca-i vorba despre un grup neobisnuit si neconventional, care nu poate fi judecat si apreciat dupa criteriile clasice ale rock-ului, care a reusit sa patrunda in pronfuzimile artei abordate mai mult decat o face de obicei practicantii ce si-au ales rock'n'roll-ul ca forma de exprimare (cvasi)artistica. "Claire", "Lucky Day", "You Speak My Language" sunt exemplificari caracteristici ce sustin aceste consideratii si prin intermediul textelor ce se muleaza perfect pe nuantarile ritmice, melodice si armonice. Coloratura verbala este simpla, aproape scheletica, intunecata, uneori chiar escapista, dar nu depresiva., cu toate ca nu este ocolit nici subiectul mortii ( "I'm goin' down to the river/ There's a man I want to see/ Yeah, he's the ferryman/ He's waiting

for me/ He's taking me over/ To the other side". "Ma duc in josul raului/ E-acolo un om pe care vreau sa-l vad/ Da, el este barcagiul/ El ma asteapta/ Ca sa ma treaca dincolo/ Spre cealalta parte.") 3. Muddy Waters. In istoria grupului Morphine se-ntinde ca un fir rosu umbra unuia din cei mai mari bluesman-i din delta fluviului Mississippi si atribuie o senzationala nuanta bluesistica atmosferei pe care o creaza si degaja muzica celor trei. De atlfel, cina a si descris sonoritatea lor prin sintagma "Muddy Waters on ganja" (Muddy sub efectul consumului de ganja - marijuana). Blues-ul este un factor important al expresiei acestui trio. Morphine vinde liniste. Cantecele grupului balanseaza intre momentele de tacere si atacurile bassului subteran, ale saxofonului invelit in cearceafuri si ale tobelor ce oscileaza ca rotile unei garnituri de tren pe sine. Totusi, principalul instrument al grupului, cel mai expresiv, este vocea lui Mark Sandman, unul din cei mai impresionisti vocalisti ai scenei actuale.Sandman, asemenea lui Guy Kyzer (de la Thin White Rope) isi pune in valoare pronfuzimea vocii sale, ce parca vine din desert, creand o atmosfera unica, uneori destul de intunecata, contribuind astfel la formarea unui sunet plin, grav, pe alocuri amenintator, dar niciodata strident. El este varianta urbana post-mortem a haulitorilor din desertul sufletesc al plantatiilor de bumbac. Pentru a scoate mai bine in evidenta linia vocala, Dana Colley preia temele verbale si le elibereaza de stransoarea semnatica ducandu-le, pe valurile de sunet ale saxofonului bariton, spre insula improvizatiilor de jazz din anii '60, cand John Coltrane a inceput sa promoveze stilul free, atat de aproape de starea rock-ului. Colley reuseste sa redea toata aceasta caldura, fir prin tonuri discrete, fie prin tumultoase revarsari de energie. Acuratetea impresionanta a muzicii grupului Morphine se ragaseste si se amplifica in urmatorul capitol discografic, intitulat "Cure For Pain", editat in 1993 pe eticheta Rykodisc, firma de prestigiu, ce promoveaza adevaratele valori ale genului si care a sesizat potentialul acestui trio american. Scutul singuratatii a fost de aceasta data crapat lasand loc unor fine scurgeri de nostalgie dupa lumea ai carei principali actori sunt oamenii. "I'm Free Now", "Candy", "Sheila", "A Head With Wings" sunt toate, titluri ce sugereaza o deschidere si un tonus, poate, mai putin asteptat dupa cenusa calda a primul album. Totul pare a fi mutat in microuniverul cluburilor de noapte. Morphine si in posesia primul hit ("Thursday"), apar si miniaturile instrumentelor excentrice ("Miles Davis' Funeral"), iar expresia muzicala devine mai complexa (Colley sufla in doua saxofoane deodata, iar Sandman introduce o serie de noutati sonore cu ajutorul bassului sau unic). "Pictura muzicala" afirma R. Bobich in paginile revistei XZ, "atinge cel mai inalt nivel". Multi critici vor ramana la aprecierea ca acesta este punctul maxim atins de grup si ca de aici nu mai au unde sa mearga daca se folosesc de aceleasi mijloace.

O schimbare a instrumentatiei si a modului de interpretare nu putea nicidecum fi pusa in discutie tocmai pentru faptul ca acestea constituiau principalele caracteristici ce definesc originalitatea grupului. "Yes" (1995) nu aduce elemente noi. Cei trei parca incearca sa stoarca din piatra seaca, iar apoi, obositi, se retrag in interiorul ei ca intr-o grota din centrul orasului, in care se sopteste ("Whisper") despre cel mai raspandit subiect ("Supersex"). Tentativa de a iesi, de inota spre ape mai limpezi in cautarea iubirii libere ("Free Love") este oprita: "Sharks patrol these waters" - "Rechinii patruleaza aceste ape" ("Sharks"). Albumul "Like Swimming" (1997) este cea mai matura realizare a grupului Morphine, un disc ce nu se asculta cu detasare, ci care te atrage, te scufunda si te obliga sa inoti, sa plutesti pe valurile lui de sunet ce se intind de la scurta introducere "Lilah" si pana la piesa de final "Swing Low". Bassul (Tritar 1/3 bass si 2/3 chitara) interpretat in tehnica slide se potriveste perfect cu vocea lui Sandman, saxofonul lui Colley pare a fi un emitator de magie, iar ritmic este purtator de transa in aceasta experienta de 38 de minute. Grupul Morphine a depasit, cu acest album, criza existentiala cu care a fost diagnosticat cu doi ani in urma si asemnea unei specii rare, pe cale de disparitie, a atras si mai mult atentia asupra sa si a locului ce i se cuvine in lumea dura a muzicii contemporane. "I make my bed down there below the ocean/ I got to live somewhere" - "Imi fac patul acolo jos langa ocean/ Trebuie sa traiesc si eu undeva" ("Potion"). In 1999, pe 3 iulie, in timpul unui concert sustinut in Roma, Italia, Mark Sandman se prabuseste pe scena, si moare in urma unui atac de cord, inainte sa implineasca de 47 de ani. Un an mai tarziu ceilalti 2 membri ai trupei, reusesc sa lanseze un album postum - The Night. Fara pompa, fara actiuni promotionale rasunatoare, cu foarte putine sau chiar fara interviuri, Morphine au directionat atentia publicului spre muzica lor, care, la fel ca orice alta opera de arta, nu poate fi apreciata la adevarata ei valoare doar printr-un contact superficial. Trebuia sa-i ascultam cu atentie, sa incercam sa itnelegem cat mai bine ceea ce vor sa ne transmita prin mijloacele lor nimimaliste care, in schimb, amplifica si dau o multitudine de sensuri oricarei nuantari. Ei cauta, asemenea leacului, sa ne elibereze de durerile prejudecatilor.

"Some day there'll be a cure for pain, And that's the day I throw my drugs away"

Discografie Morphine
Good - 1992 Cure for Pain - 1993 Yes - 1995 Like Swimming - 1997 The Night - 2000 Bootleg Detroit - 2000 The Best of - 2003

Nirvana - s-a format in anul 1987 in Aberdeen, Washington, SUA Perioada de activitate: 1987 - 1994. Membri: Kurt Cobain - voce, chitara, Krist Novoselic - bass, Dave Grohl - tobe ('90 '94) Alti membri: Aaron Burckhard - tobe(1987), Dale Crover - tobe (1987-1988, 1990), Jason Everman - chitara (1989), Chad Channing - tobe (1988-1990), Dan Peters tobe (1990) Stiluri abordate: Grunge * Nirvana - discografie Nirvana a fost una dintre cele mai populare trupe de rock din America, formata in 1987 in Aberdeen, Washington. Muzica lor a fost un amestec de punk si alternative rock si a fost etichetata drept grunge rock de grupurile media de atunci. Nirvana a fost una dintre cele mai cunoscute patru trupe de grunge, alaturi de Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam si Soundgarden. Trupa s-a destramat in 1994, dupa moartea lui Kurt

Cobain. Multi critici si istorici descriu Nirvana ca "nava mama" a "Generatiei X" si au vandut peste 50 milioane albume in toata lumea. Cobain si Krist Novoselic sau intalnit in 1985. Amandoi erau fani The Melvins, si erau interesati sa infiinteze o formatie. Au lucrat cu bateristii Aaron Burckhard, Dan Peters si Dale Crover (The Melvins, care a realizat cu ei primele demouri), inainte sa se fie cooptat Chad Channing. Channing a cantat pe primul lor album, Bleach, lansat de Sub Pop Rec. Multe piese din sesiunile precedente cu Dale Crover au fost incluse pe album, iar albumul a fost influentat de formatia preferata a lui Cobain, The Melvins, stilul dirgerock al celor de la Mudhoney si chiar de formatia de black-metal Celtic Frost. Desi nu a cantat pe album, Jason Everman a fost creditat ca chitarist deoarece a pus banii pentru sesiunile de inregistrari. Dupa ce albumul a fost terminat, Everman a avut un rol scurt si controversat ca al 2-lea chitarist, dar a fost dat afara dupa terminarea turneului american. La inceputul anului 1990, trupa a inceput munca la urmatoarele inregistrari alaturi de Butch Vig. In timpul inregistrarilor, Kurt si Krist au realizat ca Chad nu era bateristul pe care il cautau, si a fost inlocuit cateva saptamani cu Dale Crover, dar si acesta a fost inlocuit pana la urma cu Dan Peters (Mudhoney) cu care au inregistrat "Sliver". In 1990, Buzz Osbourne le-a facut cunostinta cu Dave Grohl (D.C. Hardcore punks Scream). Nirvana si-au continuat turneele dupa, incluzand si o aparitie scurta cu Sonic Youth in documentarul 1991: The Year Punk Broke. Dupa numeroase recomandari din partea lui Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), David Geffen a incheiat un contract pentru Nirvana cu DGC Records in '90, si trupa a inceput inregistrarile pentru primul lor album la o casa mare de discuri. Rezultatul, albumul Nevermind, este acum vazut ca un album clasic. Pentru acest album, trupa s-a decis sa continue munca alaturi de Vig. In loc sa inregistreze albumul la studioul lui Vig, trupa s-a mutat

la Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. Timp de doua luni, au trecut printr-o varietate de piese. Unele piese, inclusiv "In Bloom" si "Breed", erau in repertoriul trupei de mult timp, in timp ce altele, ca "On A Plain" si "Stay Away", nu au fost complete pana aproape de finalul inregistrarilor. Dupa terminarea inregistrarilor, Vig si trupa s-au apucat de mixarea pieselor. Dar, dupa cateva zile, au ajuns la concluzia ca nu le placeau felul cum iese mixajul. Drept urmare, au decis sa cheme pe altcineva, DGC oferind o lista cu posibilii inlocuitori pentru Vig. Cobain nu a dorit sa foloseasca oameni care au lucrat cu formatii care ii placeau, deoarece nu dorea ca Nirvana sa semene cu ele. A decis sa-l cheme pe cel de la capatul listei - Slayer: Andy Wallace (Wallace a fost co-producator la albumul "Seasons In The Abyss" al celor de la Slayer). La cateva luni dupa lansarea albumului, KurtCobain s-a plans in ca mixajul pentru Nevermind, realizat de Wallace nu a fost chiar ce si-a dorit, desi acest, Andy Wallace, fusese optiunea sa; ba mai mult membrii trupei se implicasera ei insisi in procesul de mixare. Chiar daca trupa era dezamagita de sound-ul lustruit al albumului, Wallace a reusit cu succes sa tempereze inclinatiile formatiei spre indie rock si a creat, in schimb, un sound rock pregatit sa fie aruncat in mainstream. Initial, se asteptau ca vanzarile pentru Nevermind sa fie in jur de 500.000 de copii, dar albumul s-a vandut in peste 10 milioane exemplare numai in SUA. Singleul "Smells Like Teen Spirit" a fost difuzat foarte mult pe MTV, aducand grunge-ul si asa zisa alternative culture in prim plan. Popularitatea rockului alternativ este de multe ori creditat albumului Nevermind, iar in ianuarie 1992 albumul a ajuns pe locul intai in topurile Billboard inlocuind albumul Dangerous al lui Michael Jackson, eveniment ce este vazut ca un simbol al victoriei alternative rock-ului asupra pop-ului. In februarie 1992, dupa un turneu in Australia, Cobain s-a casatorit cu Courtney Love in Hawaii. Courtney a nascut o fetita, Frances Bean, in August. La cateva zile dupa nasterea fetitei, Nirvana a cantat in unul dintre cele mai bune concerte ale lor, la Reading Festival. Cobain a intrat pe scena intr-un scaun cu rotile in gluma, si apoi s-a alaturat celorlalti membrii trecand prin melodii vechi si noi. La un moment dat in spectacol, Cobain a facut cunoscut publicului nasterea fetitei sale, si a reusit sa convinga publicul sa strige in cor "We love you Courtney!". Dave Grohl a povestit intr-o emisiune la radio ca trupa a fost foarte ingrijorata inaintea spectacolului. Credeau ca acesta va fi un dezastru total, tinand cont de evenimentele din acel an si a faptului ca nu mai repetasera nici o piesa in 6 luni, in schimb, acesta s-a dovedit a fi unul dintre cele mai bune spectacole din cariera lor. Dupa aproape doua saptamani, Nirvana au avut un spectacol memorabil la MTV Music Awards. MTV a vrut ca trupa sa cante "Smells Like Teen Spirit", dar formatia a

dorit sa cante o piesa noua, "Rape Me". Organizatorii au fost deranjati de numele piesei, si pana la urma au stabilit sa cante "Lithium". Cand formatia si-a inceput repertoriul, Cobain a pornit cu cateva acorduri la chitara din "Rape Me", socand un pic directorii MTV dar a continuat cu "Lithium". Aproape de sfarsitul piesei, Novoselic, nervos ca amplificatorul lui nu mai functiona, si-a aruncat chitara in aer, pentru un efect mai dramatic, dar din pacate chitara l-a lovit in cap si acesta a cazut de pe scena ametit. In timp ce Cobain distrugea echipamentul, Grohl s-a repezit la microfon incepand sa urle "Hi, Axl!", referindu-se la Axl Rose, cu care trupa si Courtney au avut o intalnire ciudata inainte de spectacol (Versiunea lui Cobain a intamplarii este ca, in gluma, Courtney l-a rugat pe Axl sa fie nasul lui Frances Bean, iar Axl i-a spus lui Cobain "to shut his bitch up", iar Cobain s-a intors catre Courtney si i-a spus "shut up, bitch!", spre amuzamentul celor din jur). In decembrie 1992 Nirvana au lansat Incesticide, o colectie de raritati si B-sides. Multe din sesiunile BBC ale trupei si inregistrari mai vechi ajungeau ilegal in mainile fanilor, asa ca albumul a fost lansat pentru a stopa acest lucru. Albumul continea piese favorite ale fanilor precum "Sliver", "Dive", "Been A Son" si "Aneurysm" cat si cover-uri dupa piesele trupei THE VASELINES, o trupa care a castigat popularitate tocmai datorita acestor cover-uri. Pentru albumul In Utero, din 1993, a fost adus producatorul Steve Albini, cunoscut pentru albumul Surfer Rosa al trupei Pixies. Sesiunile de inregistrare alaturi de Albini au fost productive si rapide, versiunea initiala a albumului a fost inregistrata si mixata in doua saptamani, cu mult mai putin decat albumul Nevermind. Unii au vazut in aducerea lui Albini ca o tendinta deliberata de a da albumului un sunet mai brut, nefinisat, ca si cum Nirvana ar fi dorit sa se departeze de publicul "mainstream" care nu dadusera atentie pana atunci trupelor alternative. Un cantec de pe In Utero, o piesa care contine perioade lungi de zgomot ascutit, a fost intitulata, ironic, "Radio Friendly Shifter Unit" (in industria muzicala, acest termen descrie albumul ideal: cu difuzare intensa la radio, si care sa vanda multe copii). Cu toate acestea, Cobain a insistat ca munca lui Albini a dat trupei sunetul pe care si l-a dorit dintotdeauna, unul "natural", fara modificari excesive in studio. Dupa lansare, fanii au ramas cu impresia ca trupa dorea aceasta capodopera distorsionata. De fapt, in realitate, erau nemultumiti cu unele aspecte ale muncii lui Albini. Erau nemultumiti deoarece nivelul basului era prea scazut, si lui Cobain, melodiile "Heart Shaped Box" si "All Apologies" nu sunau "perfect". Producator formatiei R.E.M, Scott Litt a fost chemat sa remixeze aceste doua piese. Litt a mai remixat si "Pennyroyal Tea", dar tot versiunea lui Albini a ajuns pe album. Odata cu In Utero, au urmat si o serie de cenzurari din partea corporatiilor. Lantul de magazine Wal-Mart a refuzat sa vand albumul, spunand ca titluri gen "Rape Me" si artwork-ul albumul erau prea controversate pentru profilul magazinelor. Membrii au decis pana la urma sa se supuna cererilor si au compilat o versiune "curata" a artwork-ului, iar piesa "Rape Me" a fost redenumita "Waif Me".

In noiembrie 1993, formatia a decis sa-si schimbe directia, si au avut o aparitie la MTV Unplugged. Aceasta aparitie a aratat profunzimea versurilor lui Cobain, care de multe ori au fost ingropate sub sunetul furios al instrumentelor. La inceputul lui 1994, au pornit intr-un turneu european. Turneul a inceput bine, dar performantele au scazut treptat, Kurt fiind din ce in ce mai plictisit si apatic in timpul spectacolelor. Inainte de un concert la Terminel Eins in Munchen, Cobain a fost diagnosticat cu bronsita si laringita, iar concertul din seara urmatoare a fost anulat. Pe 4 martie, dimineata, Cobain a fost gasit inconstient de sotia sa si a fost dus la spital. Doctorul a spus presei ca a avut o reactie la combinatia dintre medicamente si alcool. Restul turneului a fost anulat. In saptamanile urmatoare, dependenta lui Cobain de heroina a reiesit la suprafata. A fost convins pana la urma sa se interneze dar, dupa o saptamana, el a fugit din spital si a zburat inapoi in Seattle. O saptamana mai tarziu, pe 8 aprilie 1994, trupul neinsufletit al lui Kurt Cobain a fost gasit in casa lui din Seattle, acest eveniment dizolvand practic Nirvana. Dupa moartea lui Cobain, mai multe albume au fost lansate. Primul in noiembrie 1994, ce continea aparitia lor la MTV Unplugged. La doua saptamani dupa lansarea "Unplugged in New York", o compilatie video intitulata "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!" a fost lansata. Cobain insusi a compilat o mare parte din materialul video, care documenta turneul Nevermind. Filmarile memorabile includeau si un incident cu un paznic la un club din Texas in octombrie 1991, cat si piesa "Aneurysm", la Hollywood Rock, Rio De Janeiro 1993, in care membrii formatiei au purtat rochii. In 1996, a mai aparut o compilatie de piese live ale trupei, "From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah". In 1997, au aparut zvonuri ca Grohl si Novoselic puneau la punct un box set ce continea piese rare de la Nirvana. Patru ani mai tarziu, box set-ul era gata si urma sa fie lansat in septembrie pentru a comemora 10 ani de la lansarea Nevermind. Dar, cu putin inainte de data lansarii, Courtney Love a inaintat un ordin judecatoresc care impiedica lansarea box set-ului si i-a dat in judecata pe Grohl si Novoselic, sustinand ca fostii membrii Nirvana se foloseau de numele trupei pentru interesele personale. Ceea ce a urmat a fost o batalie pentru drepturile asupra melodiilor formatiei, ce a durat mai bine de un an. In cele din urma s-a ajuns la o intelegere in

urma careia, in 2002, a fost lansata compilatia intitulata Nirvana, iar 2 ani mai tarziu a fost scos pe piata si un box set cu titlul With The Lights Out. Continea o vasta serie de demo-uri timpurii, inregistrari ale repetitiilor trupei precum si piese live inregistrate de-a lungul carierei trupei. Piesa care a starnit interesul fanilor a fost insa un demo acustic numit 'Do Re Mi', inregistrat de Kurt in dormitorul sau cu cateva saptamani inainte de moarte.. In anii ce-au urmat dupa desfiintarea trupei Nirvana, ceilalti 2 membri ai trupei au ramas activi din punct de vedere muzical. La o perioada nu prea lunga dupa moartea lui Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl a inregistrat mai multe demo-uri care, in cele din urma, au constituit materiale pentru albumul de debut al trupei sale - Foo Fighters. Pana in 2005, the Foo Fighters are la activ 5 albume de succes lansate. Cel mai recent album, numit IN YOUR HONOR, contine o piesa FRIEND OF A FRIEND, scrisa de el in 1990, ce face referire la primele sale intalniri cu Novoselic si CObain. In afara de FOO FIGHTERS, Grohl a mai fost baterist pentru: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mike Watt, Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D, si Nine Inch Nails. De asemenea, a mai inregistrat si PROBOT - un album cu piesele metal impreuna cu cantaretii sai preferat din anii '80. La randul sau, Novoselic a format si el o formatie - SWEET 75. Recent a format EYES ADRIFT, impreuna cu Curt Kirkwood (ex-Meat Puppets) si Bud Gaugh (exSublime). A mai facut parte din trupa NO WTO COMBO formata cu Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) si Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys). Mai important a devenit activist politic, infiintand un comitet de actiune politica, JAMPAC, ce-si desfasoara activitatea in interesul drepturilor muzicienilor. In 2004, a lansat cartea OF GRUNGE AND GOVERNMENT: LET'S FIX THIS BROKEN DEMOCRACY, care descria atat trecutul sau muzica cat si eforturile sale pe plan politic. In 1997, la sfarsitul unui concert al trupei FOO FIGHTERS, in cadrul festivalul BOMBERSHOOT din Seattle, spre surpiza tuturor, Grohl a sarit in spatele tobelor, in timp ce Novoselic se 'plimba' pe scena cu chitara bass in mana. Cei (Grohl, Novoselic si Smear) au incantat publicul entuziast cu cover-uri dupa Prince - Purple Rain si Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown. Scurta reprezentatie a fost ca o plecaciune a capului in fata orasului Seattle si a tuturor celor care au sprijinit trupa Nirvan in timpul cariere scurta, tumultoasa si de neuitat.

Discografie Nirvana
- Albume LP: 1989 Bleach (1st release white vinyl - 300 copies, 2nd release lime green vinyl - 2,500 copies) 1991 Nevermind 1992 Incesticide (Album of rare studio songs, B-sides, alternate versions and cover songs) 1993 In Utero

1994 MTV Unplugged in New York - Live & Compilations 1995 Singles (Hit singles from Nevermind and In Utero in a box set) 1995 Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! (VHS home video with live performances and interviews) 1996 From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (Live album) 2002 Nirvana (Also called Best of 1988-1994) 2004 With the Lights Out

Pantera - formata in 1981 in Texas, SUA. Perioada de activitate: 1981 - 2000. Membri: Phil Anselmo - Voce, Dimebag Darrell (Darrell Abbott aka, Diamond Darrell) - chitara, Vinnie Paul (Vincent Abbott) - tobe, Rex Brown (aka, Rex Rocker) - Bass. Alti membri: - Terrence Lee (aka Terry Glaze) - Voce, David Peacock - Voce. Stil abordat: Thrash * Pantera - discografie Nici o alta trupa nu a afectat mai mult lumea muzicii metal precum a facut-o Pantera de la inceputul pana la mijlocul anilor '90. Incepand cu albumul lor din 1990, Cowboys From Hell, formatia, considerata post-thrash, a zguduit orice ramasite ale scenei metal din anii '80, demoland practic orice idee ce sustinea faptul ca speed metal sau power metal ar fi demodat. In acea perioada lumea isi indrepta privirile catre grunge rock si catre explozia inregistrata de alternative rock, insa mare parte s-au inclinat in fata trupei Pantera, laudand albumul Vulgar Display Of Power, un album atat de diferit de orice alt album din acele timpuri. Acest album a iesit in lumina, la acea vreme, atat prin faptul ca trupa a incetinit tempo-urile agresive de factura thrash, sporind continutul de factura heavy, cat si prin schimbarea stilului vocal, acesta fiind impins catre hardcore sau chiar grindcore. In momentul in care Pantera a lansat albumul Far Beyond Driven, 1994, era deja cea populara formatie metal a acelor vremuri,

dupa cum a dovedit-o frenezia cu privire la clasarile in fruntea topului Billboard. Totusi, aceeasi perioada marcheaza inceputul sfarsitului pentru formatie. Membrii au pasit pe calea auto-distrugerii pe masura ce abuzurile de droguri jucau un rol tot mai important, culminand cu supradoza de heroina a vocalistului Phil Anselmo. In descompunerea treptata a trupei un rol important l-au jucat si tensiunile din interiorul formatiei. Ultima picatura a fost la inceputul anului 2000, cand Anselmo a inceput sa se implice intr-o multitudine de proiecte separat de Pantera, si mai tarziu, la sfarsitul anului 2004, cand, spre tristetea tuturor, chitaristul Dimebag Darell a fost ucis intrun mod bizar in timpul unui concert. Aceasta crima, foarte mediatizata, a readus Pantera in lumina reflectoarelor, chiar daca doar pentru o perioada scurta, si in mijlocul revarsarilor emotionale si comentariilor din media, s-a nascut un consens. Pantera a reprezentat intr-adevar o piatra de hotar in muzica metal, cumva subestimata pe durata cat s-au aflat in frunte, in prezent bucurandu-se de trubuturi din partea trupelor contemporane pentru mostenirea lasata. Inceputurile formatiei dateaza inca de la inceputul anilor 80. Initial, trupa era compusa din fratii de atunci Darrell Abbott (aka Dimebag Darrell si, pt o perioada scurta de timp, Diamond Darrell) si Vinnie Paul Abbott (aka Vinnie Paul), precum si din Rex Brown (aka Rex Rocker) si Terrence Lee (aka Terry Glaze). Si-au facut debutul in 1983 cu albumul Metal Magic, urmat apoi de Projects in the Jungle, in anul 1984, si I Am The Night, in anul 1985. Phil Anselmo este adus in componenta pentru a-l inlocui pe Glaze, si apoi este inregistrat albumul Power Metal, lansat in 1988 care, in cele din urma, a adus formatiei un contract cu East West. In timp ce aceste albume ale anilor 80 starnesc curiozitatea, diferenta e mare fata de ceea ce le-a adus succesul. In mare parte, fanii trateaza albumul Cowboys From Hell, ca fiind debutul "oficial" al formatiei Pantera, datorita acestei componente (Anselmo - voce, Dimebag - chitara, Vinnie Paul - tobe, si Rex Brown - bass) care a consacrat trupa. Acest album a asezat Pantera pe scena muzicii metal, in mod deosebit datorita pieselor "Cemetery Gates" si "Cowbowys From Hell". Doi ani mai tarziu, Pantera s-a intors cu lansarea albumului Vulgar Display of Power, intarindu-si statutul de trupa metal cu sound original. A durat ceva timp, insa Vulgar Display of Power a starnit valuri serioase in randul metalistilor. Un rol important l-a jucat si MTV, care a difuzat in mod relativ constant videoclipurile formatiei, dar mai ales gura lumii concertele explozive, pline de energie

au facut minuni pentru reputatia celor de la Pantera, al caror sound era unic pentru acea perioada. Atunci cand albumul Far Beyond Driven a fost lansat, Pantera devenise cea mai populara formatie de pe taramul muzicii metal. Albumul a debutat direct pe pozitii inalte in topurile Billboard - o 'isprava' surpinzatoare pentru acest stil de muzica - iar formatia si-a continuat, aparent, interminabilele serii de turnee, umpland cu fani arenele sportive din America. Cand Pantera s-a intors in anul 1996 cu urmatorul lor album, The Great Southern Trendkill, destule se schimbasera. Incepusera sa sa experimenteze mult sunetul lor, incetinand tempo-urile si indepartandu-se de duritatea neinduratoare a albumului Far Beyond Driven. Tonul albumului era unul amar, reactionar, vocea lui Anselmo fiind chiar demonica uneori. Mai mult, acesta a scris despre abuzurile de droguri in piese ca "Suicide Note" si "Living Through Me (Hells'Wrath)", referindu-se fara indoiala la demonii personali precum si la tensiunile care incepeau sa descompuna formatia. Trendkill este poate cel mai curios album al trupei, rezultat partial al unei asemenea experimentari precum si problemelor personale ale unora dintre componenti. Oricum ar fi, reactiile din partea fanilor si a criticilor au fost diverse,vanzarile fiind mici. A trebuit sa treaca 4 ani pentru ca Pantera sa lanseze un alt album de studio, dupa ce in acest interval a fost scos pe piata albumul Live "Official Live: 101 Proof", in 1997. In timpul acestul lung interval, au existat tot felul de zvonuri cu privire la situatia trupei, iar Anselmo s-a indepartat in continuare de Pantera, participand la diverse proiecte independente de formatia ce l-a consacrat. Printre acele proiecte se numara si DOWN, care a cunoscut cel mai mare succes dintre toate proiectele sale. Mai tarziu, Pantera s-a reunit totusi, pentru ultima oara, pentru albumul "Reinventing the Steel", 2000,care, ca si precedentul, nu s-a apropiat de valoarea lui "Far Beyond Driven". Din acest moment, adeptii formatiei s-au imputinat, pe masura ce peisajul metalic a suferit schimbari serioase odata cu aparitia unor trupe precum Tool, Korn sau Limp Bizkit. Acesta a fost sfarsitul formatiei Pantera, ulterior fiind lansate doar o compilatie greatest hits, intitulata "Reinventing Hell: The Best Of Pantera" (2003), respectiv

editii video sau DVD. Membrii si-au gasit ocupatie implicanduse in diverse proiecte, cele mai notabile fiind doar cele in care figura Anselmo. Pe lista eforturilor sale se numara DOWN, Superjoint Ritual, Viking Ritual si Southern Isolation. Intre timp, Dimebag si Vinnie Paul au format Damageplan, o trupa destul de stabila care cauta sa inceapa de acolo de unde sfarsise Pantera; au si cantat cateva piese de la Pantera in concertele lor. Dupa lansarea primului album, intitulat New Found Power, si dupa cateva concerte sustinute in diverse cluburi, Damageplan si-a gasit sfarsitul in mod tragic pe 7 Decembrie 2004. In acea noapte - la 24 de ani de la asasinarea lui John Lennon, un fan cu ceva probleme il impusca pe Dimebag intr-un club din orasul Columbus, din SUA Formatia nu apucase sa cante mai mult de o piesa pana in momentul in care ucigasul a urcat pe scena, dupa care l-a impuscat pe chitarist de cateva ori, omorand si alte persoane. Tragedia a facut valuri mari in SUA, aparand pe prima pagina a ziarelor peste tot in ziua urmatoare. Pentru un moment trist, in acea zi, atentia s-a indreptat din nou asupra formatiei PANTERA, una dintre cele mai bune trupe metal ale anilor '90.

Discografie Pantera
Pantera - Metal Magic 1983

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.

Ride My Rocket I'Ll Be Alright Tell Me If You Want It Latest Lover Biggest Part Of Me Metal Magic Widowmaker Nothin' On (But The Radio) Sad Lover Rock Out!

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.

Pantera - Projects In The Jungle 1984 All Over Tonite Out For Blood Blue Light Turning Red Like Fire In Over My Head Projects In The Jungle Heavy Metal Rules! Only A Heartbeat Away Killers Takin My Life

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.

Pantera - I Am The Night 1985 Hot And Heavy I Am The Night Onward We Rock! D*G*T*T*M Daughters Of The Queen Down Below Come-On Eyes Right On The Edge Valhalla Forever Tonight

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.

Pantera - Power Metal 1988 Rock The World Power Metal We'Ll Meet Again Over And Out Proud To Be Loud Down Below Death Trap Hard Ride Burnnn! P*S*T* 88

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12.

Pantera - Cowboys From Hell 1990 Cowboys From Hell Primal Concrete Sledge Psycho Holiday Heresy Cemetery Gates Domination Shattered Clash With Reality Medicine Man Message In Blood The Sleep The Art Of Shredding

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11.

Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power 1992 Mouth For War A New Level Walk Fuckin Hostile This Love Rise No Good (Attack The Radical) Live In A Hole Regular People (Conceit) By Demons Be Driven Hollow

Pantera - Far Beyond Driven 1994 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. One By One Sons Of Northern Darkness Tyrants Demonium Within The Dark Mind In My Kingdom Cold Antarctica Beyond The North Waves

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.

Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill 1996 The Great Southern Trendkill War Nerve Drag The Waters 10'S 13 Steps Suicide Note Part 1 Suicide Note Part 2 Living Through Me (Hell'S Wrath) Floods Underground In America

11. (Reprise) Sandblasted Skin

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Pantera - Official Live: 101 Proof 1997 New Level Walk Becoming 5 Minutes Alone Sandblasted Skin Suicide Note, Pt. 2 War Nerve Strength Beyond Strength Dom/Hollow This Love I'M Broken Cowboys From Hell Cemetery Gates Hostile Where You Come From I Can'T Hide

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.

Pantera - Reinventing The Steel 2000 Hell Bound Goddamn Electric Yesterday Don'T Mean Shit You'Ve Got To Belong To It Revolution Is My Name Death Rattle We'll Grind That Axe For A Long Time Up Lift It Makes Them Disappear I'll Cast A Shadow

Pantera - Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboy Vulgar 2003 01. Cowboys From Hell 02. Cemetary Gates 03. Walk 04. Mouth For War 05. This Love 06. I'M Broken 07. Becoming 08. 5 Minutes Alone 09. Planet Caravan 10. Drag The Waters 11. Where You Come From (Live) 12. Cat Scratch Fever 13. I'll Cast A Shadow 14. Goddamn Electric 15. Revolution Is My Name

16. Hole In The Sky

ALTE APARITII

Nativity In Black II : A Tribute To Black Sabbath (2000) DVD & VIDEO Cowboys from Hell - The Videos The Vulgar Video 3: Watch it Go Pantera: 3 - Vulgar Videos from Hell (1997)

Pearl Jam - s-a format in anul 1990 in Seattle, Washington - SUA. Perioada de activitate: 1990 - prezent. Membri: Jeff Ament - Bass, Matt Cameron - tobe, Stone Gossard - chitara, Mike McCready - chitara, Eddie Vedder - chitara, voce. Alti membri: Dave Abbruzzese - tobe, Jack Irons - tobe, Dave Krusen - tobe. Stiluri abordate: Grunge, Alternative Pop-Rock * Pearl Jam - discografie Pearl Jam - formatie de rock originara din Seattle, este una din trupele cu cea mai mare influenta si popularitate a anilor '90. Formata la inceputul anului 1990, impreuna cu Nirvana, Soundgarden si Alice In Chains, a ajutat la raspandirea stilului grunge.

Pearl Jam este singura formatie care a ramas activa, desi stilul muzical s-a schimbat de la mijlocul anilor '90 si nu mai este considerat grunge. Pearl Jam a luat nastere din sanul formatiei Mother Love Bone. Dupa moartea lui Andrew Wood (vocal Mother Love Bone) si destramarea trupei in 1990, Stone Gossard si Jeff Ament au pornit spre infiintarea urmatoarei lor trupe. L-au recrutat pe chitaristul Mike McCready, si cu ajutorul lui Matt Cameron la tobe, au inregistrat un demo pe caseta ce continea 3 piese. Caseta a ajuns la fostul baterist de la Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jack Irons, care a transmis-o lui Eddie Vedder. Eddia a ascultat caseta inainte de a pleca sa faca surfing. Cat timp era in apa, muzica ii tot suna in cap si asa i-au venit si versurile. S-a intors in graba acasa si intr-un moment de inspiratie a inregistrat partea vocala pentru 3 piese (Alive, Footsteps si Once). Piesele au fost descrise mai tarziu de Eddie ca fiind mini-opera. Piesele formau o poveste despreincest, nebunie, si crima, poveste care a devenit pentru fani cunoscuta ca "Trilogia Mamasan". A trimis inapoi formatiei caseta cu partea vocala si au fost atat de impresionati incat l-au chemat pe Vedder in Seattle pentru cateva auditii cu formatia. Si astfel, Eddie si trupa au pornit la drum, si cu recrutarea lui Dave Krusen la tobe, formatia Mookie Blaylock a fost formata. Dupa semnarea unui contract cu Epic Records, directorii executivi erau ingrijorati despre faptul ca trupa era numita dupa un jucator profesionist de basket care era inca juca, asa ca au inceput cautarea altor nume. Dupa ce au luat in considerare alte nume, printre care Reenk Roink, au stabilit ca formatia sa se numeasca Pearl Jam. Ideea numelui de Pearl Jam le-a venit in timp ce erau la B&O Espresso, o cafenea din Seattle. Eddie Vedder zicea ca numele Pearl Jam e o gluma facand referire la un amestec halucinogen bazat pe peyote, pe care bunica lui Eddie il facea. Multi oameni considera ca acea poveste este doar o gluma. Acesti oameni spun ca nu e o coincidenta ca "pearl jam" e folosita uneori ca sinonim pt sperma. Bateristul Dave Krusen, a parasit formatia cu putin inainte de lansarea albumului lor de debut. A fost inlocuit de Matt Chamberlain, fost membru al trupei Eddie Brickel And The New Bohemians. Dupa mai multe spectacole, printre care unu a fost filmat si a devenit videoclip pentru piesa Alive, Chamberlain a primit o oferta din partea trupei Saturday Night Live, pe care a acceptat-o. Inainte de a pleca, a sugera ca inlocuitorul sau sa fie Dave Abbruzzese. Acesta s-a alaturat formatiei, pentru restul

concertelor pentru promovarea albumului Ten si urmatoarele lor doua albume. Pearl Jam a devenit una dintre formatiile marcante ale exploziei grunge din Seattle, impreuna cu Nirvana, Alice In Chains si Soundgarden. La un moment dat, Kurt Cobain, a atacat grupul pentru ca ii vedea ca fiind comerciali, dar totusi, Kurt si Eddie mai tarziu s-au impacat si au devenit prieteni. Albumul de debut, intitulat TEN, contine 11 piese, temele predominante fiind depresia, sinuciderea, singuratatea si omuciderea. Albumul, lansat in 1991, a continut trei piese care au devenit mari hit-uri, propulsandu-i in scena muzicala - Evenflow, Alive si Jeremy. Videoclipul piesei Jeremy a fost un hit imens la TV si a castigat multe premii, inclusiv Video Of The Year si Best Group Video. Primele trei albume ale formatiei au avut un succes imens. Al 2-lea album al lor, Vs., a stabilit un record pentru numarul de copii vandute in prima saptamana de la lansare in 1993. Al 3-lea album, Vitalogy, a devenit al doilea album din istorie pentru numarul de copii vandute in prima saptamana de la lansare, in 1994. In urmatorii ani, popularitatea formatiei a scazut, in mare parte datorita faptului ca nu au vrut sa filmeze videoclipuri si din cauza unui proces impotriva monopolului companiei Ticketmaster care a blocat lansarea turneelor. un alt motiv este datorita stilului necomercial si experimental. Primul CD era categorizat drept grunge, dar mai tarziu, munca lor nu putea fi incadrata clar intr-un stil anume. In 1994, Dave Abbruzzese a fost concediat si in locul lui a fost adus Jack Irons in 1995. Tot in 1995, Pearl Jam l-au sustinut pe idolul lor, Neil Young, pe albumul sau Mirror Ball. Obligatiile contractului au prevenit aparitia numelui trupei pe album, dar membrii si-au primit creditele pentru munca lor. Neil Young s-a rascumparat pentru ajutorul lor si a cantat impreuna cu ei pe EP-ul lor, Merkin Ball.In August 1996, la 5 ani dupa lansarea albumului Ten, a fost lansat al 4-lea album, No Code. Albumul a continuat stilul dezvoltat pe albumele Vs. si Vitalogy, si au indepartat multi fani care se asteptau la un album similar cu Ten. Formatia insa, nu aveau nici un interes sa se repete in munca lor. In 1998, a fost lansat albumul Yield. Acesta a fost proclamat ca o intoarcere la stilul de inceput al formatiei, si dupa prima oara din 1993, au permis sa se faca un videclip dupa o piesa de-a lor, Do The Evolution, si au pornit intr-un turneu pentru promovarea albumului. Tot in 1998, Pearl Jam a schimbat iarasi bateristul, Jack Irons a parasit trupa datorita problemelor de sanatate si a fost inlocuit cu fostul membru al Soundgarden, Matt Cameron. Tot in acest an, a fost lansat un single, Last Kiss, cover dupa o balada din anii '50 a lui J. Frank Wilson. Inregistrat cu un buget minim si lansat in scopuri caritabile, piesa a devenit un succes

uimitor si cel mai de succes single al trupei pana in ziua de azi. Dupa lansarea albumului Binaural in 2000, si dupa terminarea turneelor in America de Nord si Europa, membrii au avut o idee unica. Luand in considerare popularitatea inregistrarilor, de multe ori ilegale, ale concertelor, si de dorinta fanilor de a avea o copie a fiecarui concert la care au luat parte, membrii au decis ca sa inregistreze fiecare concert din fiecare turneu. Au vrut initial ca aceste bootleg-uri sa fie disponibile numai pentru fancluburi, dar contractele lor le interziceau asa ceva. Albumele au fost lansate concomitent in magazine si prin intermediul fancluburilor. In total, 72 de albume au fost lansate si au stabilit un record pentru numarul de albume care sa intre concomitent in Billboard Top200. Alte 72 de bootleg-uri au fost lansate dupa turneul din 2003. Din nefericire, turneul european din 2000 s-a terminat pe 30 Iunie, cand un accident tragic s-a intamplat la Roskilde Festival in Danemarca, unde fanii au fost striviti si sufocati in timp ce multimea se impingea spre scena. Trupa s-a oprit din cantat cand au incercat sa calmeze publicul cand au realizat ce s-a intamplat, dar era prea tarziu si noua oameni murisera. Ultimele doua aparitii din turneu au fost anulate, si formatia s-a gandit serios sa se retraga dupa acest eveniment. Au aparut diverse controverse legate de cine e responsabil pentru acel accident, dupa ce formatia a fost acuzata in investigatia initiala. Mai tarziu s-a stabilit ca masurile de siguranta adopatate de organizatorii festivalului erau inadecvate. In iunie 2003, trupa a anuntat oficial ca abandonau Epic Records. Aceasta decizie a fost vazuta drept "... o institutie parasind alta institutie, cea mai populara si importanta trupa de rock a Americii a anilor '90 refuzand voluntar cea mai populara casa de discuri...". Cei de la Pearl Jam au spus ca n-au nici un interes sa semneze cu alta casa de discuri si sunt incantati de libertatea lor. Criticii spun ca daca miscarea le reuseste, ar putea insemna moartea industriei muzicale asa cum o stim. Totusi, spre sfarsitul lui 2005 se asteapta lansarea unui nou album, sub marca J Records. Ironic, J Records face parte din conglomeratul BMG, care este in proportie de 50% detinut de Sony si include Epic Records. Asta dovedeste inca o data ca artistii internationali nu pot sa scapa de cele patru companii : Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, EMI Group si Warner Music Group).

Discografie Pearl Jam:


- Albume de studio: 1991 Ten 1993 Vs. 1994 Vitalogy 1996 No Code 1998 Yield

2000 Binaural 2002 Riot Act - Live and compilations 1995 Mirror Ball (cu Neil Young) 1998 Live on Two Legs 2003 Live: 07-08-03 & 07-09-03 New York, NY ( Recorderded at the Garden Hall, it is the same show of the Live at the Garden DVD. Boom Gaspar presented as newcomer. Also with Ben Harper.) 2003 Lost Dogs Epic (Two-disc compilation of b-sides and unreleased material) 2004 Live at Benaroya Hall 2004 Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991-2003

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd - infiintata in anul 1964 in Londra, Anglia. Perioada de activitate: 1964 - 1983, 1987 - 1995. Membri: Syd Barrett - chitara si voce(inlocuit de David Gilmour), Roger Waters chitara, bass si voce, David Gilmour - chitara si voce, Nick Mason - tobe, Rick Wright - clape si voce. Stiluri abordate: Progressive Rock/ Art Rock, Psychedelic, Album Rock. Pink Floyd: Discografie si versuri Pink Floyd este trupa britanica de progressive, celebra pt versurile sale, pentru compozitiile armonioase de rock clasic, pentru stilul bombastic si pentru spectacole live elaborate. Este una dintre cele mai prospere trupe, ocupand locul 7 in topul trupelor cu cele mai multe albume vandute pe plan mondial. Pink Floyd S-a format in 1964, insa pana la numele consacrat al trupei, componenta timpurie s-a reunit sub nume ca Sigma 6, T-Set, Megadeaths, The Screaming Abdabs, The Architectural Abdabs, si The Abdabs. Ulterior s-a numit The Pink Floyd Sound, si apoi, mai simplu, The Pink Floyd; provenienta numelui era constituita de catre 2 cantareti de blues - Pink Anderson si Floyd Council. Articolul hotarat "the" a fost taiat din nume la vremea cand a fost lansat albumul de debut. Initial, Pink Floyd era formata de catre Bob Klose (lead guitar), Syd Barrett (voce, chitara ritmica), Richard Wright (clape, voce), Roger Waters (bass, voce) si Nick Mason (tobe). Erau orientati pe rhythm and blues; pe masura ce Barrett a inceput sa compuna piese influentate de muzica "surf", rock psihedelic, ciudateniile, umorul si literatura britanica, Klose (preocupat mai mult de jazz) paraseste formatia lasand in urma sa un grup mai stabil, sub forma unui cvartet. Grupul formeaza Blackhill

Enterprise, impreuna cu managerii lor - Peter Jenner si Andrew King. , un parteneriat de afaceri format din 6 oameni. Lansat in 1967, albumul de debut "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" este considerat un exemplu important al muzicii psihedelice din Anglia. De la piesa avangardista 'Interstellar Overdrive' la piese bizare ca "Scarecrow", un cantec melancolic inspirat de Fenlands, regiunea rurala din jurul orasului natal al lui Barrett) piesele albumului denota un amestec muzical eclectic. In 1968, chitaristul David Gilmour se alatura trupei pentru a indeplini indatoririle de chitarist si solist ale lui Barrett, a carui stare mentala se deteriora tot mai mult, cu toate acestea era intentionat ca Barrett sa ramana figura definitorie, cat si compozitorul trupei. Insa acesta a devenit tot mai instabil, cu un comportament tot mai putin previzibil, si consum constat de LSD, uneori el privind in gol in timpul concertelor,in vreme ce restul trupei isi continuau reprezentatia. Spectacolele LIVE deveneau tot mai subrede, pana cand ceilalti membri ai trupei au renuntat pur si simplu la a se prezenta pe scena cu Barrett. Odata ce plecarea lui Barrett a fost formalizata, Jenner si King au decis sa ramana cu acesta, iar parteneriatul Blackhill era astfel dizolvat. In timp ce pentru primul album Barrett compusese mai tot albumul de debut, pentr al 2-lea, intitulat "A Saucerful of of Secrets"(lansat in 1968) el nu contribuise decat cu piesa "Jugband Blues". Dupa soundtrack-ul "More", a urmat dublul album Ummagumma (inregistrat partial la Mothers Rock Club,in Birmingham, si restul in Manchester in anul 1969) - un amestec de inregistrari live si experimente in studio ale membrilor formatiei, neincluse pe alte discuri. Fiecare a inregistrat cate o jumatate de fata de disc vinil ca si proiect solo (sotia lui Mason are o scurta aparitie, necreditata, ca flautista). Albumul Atom Heart Mother, 1970, numarul 1 in topurile UK, este descris de Gilmour ca fiind sunetul unei trupe care "gafeaza in intuneric". Piesa care da titlul albumul datoreaza mult orchestrei dirijate de Ron Geesin. Soundul trupei este considerabil mai concentrat pe albumul Meddle (1971), cu epopeea de 23 de minute intitulata Echoes (in aceasta piesa Pink Floyd foloseste pt prima oara sintetizatorul VCS3 creat de Zinovieff). Acest album mai include piesa atmosferica "One Of These Days"(o piesa clasica de concert, cu un singur vers deformat ca sonoritate, 'recitat' de catre Nick Mason: "One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces"(Intr-una din zilele astea, te voi taia in bucatele), aceasta fiind singura sa incercare solistica); de asemenea mai este inclusa o piesa in stil pop-jazz:"San Tropez". Tendinta lor de experimentare este redata de data aceasta de piesa "Seamus" (anterior, "Mademoiselle Nobs"), o piesa blues pur in compania vocalizelor unui ogar rusesc. Un alt album, mai putin cunoscut, "Obscured By Clouds" este lansat in 1972, si figureaza ca soundtrack al filmului "La Vallee". Acesta este primul album al

trupei care intra in Topul 50 American, categ. Albume. In anul 1973, lanseaza albumul "Dark Side of the Moon" care inregistreaza un succes urias, si in ciuda faptului ca grupul nu a fost orientat niciodata spre hit-single-uri, piesa "Money" urca pana in Top20 US, dar si mai important, albumul s-a mentinut in top100, sectiunea albume, pentru mai bine de un deceniu, doborand multe recorduri in calea sa, si devenind astfel unul dintre cele mai bine vandute albume din toate timpurile. Dark Side of the Moon este un album conceptual, abordand teme ca nebunia, nevroza si celebritatea. Multumita noului echipament de inregistrare cu 16-track de la Abbey Road Studios, si a cantitatii imense de timp investita de inginerul de sunet Alan Parsons, albumul a impus noi standarde a fidelitatii sunetului. Dark Side of the Moon si urmatoarele trei albume (Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall) sunt considerate de catre fani ca marcand apogeul carierei formatiei Pink Floyd. Primul dintre acestea, "Wish You Were Here", lansat in 1975, este un album tematic dedicat fostului membru, Syd Barrett. Pe langa piesa "Wish You Were Here" ( ce a devenit o piesa clasica),albumul include o lucrare, foarte bine primita de critici, formata din 9 parti, predominant instrumentala - "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" - un tribut adus lui Barrett; versurile acestei lucrari abordeaza intr-un mod destul de evident urmarile caderii psihice ale lui Barret. Albumul mai include si piesele "Welcome to the Machine" si "Have a Cigar". Prin 1977, dupa lansarea albumului Animals, cariera muzicala a trupei avea parte de tot mai multe critici, in vreme pe scena muzicala rock isi facea aparitia un nou stil - punk. Criticii afirmau ca muzica lor era prea flasca si prea pretentioasa, pierzandusi din forma simplista a rock and roll-ului. Albumul ANIMALS continea piese destul de lungi legate tematic de "Ferma animalelor", de George Orwell, folosind porci, dog si oi ca metafore pentru membrii societatii contemporane. Animals a fost orientat mai mult spre chitara fata de celelalte albume lansate, si a marcat inceputul tensiunilor dintre Waters si Wright. Opera rock a anului 1979, intitulata THE WALL, conceputa in principal de catre Waters, a adus trupei Pink Floyd noi valuri de critici pozitive, precum si un alt hitsingle - "Another Brick in the Wall", care critica vehement invatamantul britanic. Albumul contine si piesa "Comfortably Numb", care, desi nu a fost lansata niciodata ca single, a devenit o piatra de temelie in listele de melodii ale posturilor de radio rock, iar astazi este una dintre cele mai cunoscute piese ale formatiei.Albumul a adus mari cheltuieli si chiar pierderi pentru trupa in turneul ce a urmat, in cele din urma, insa vanzarile albumului i-au scos din impas pe membrii formatiei. In aceasta vreme, Waters si-a marit tot mai mult contributia artistica, asumandu-si rolul de lider al trupei, si a intrat adesea in conflict cu ceilalti membri, acestea sfarsind prin "concedierea" lui Wright. Acesta s-a intors in trupa, platindu-i-se o anume suma pentru a participa la concertele din turneul pentru The Wall.

Ironic, el este singurul membru ca a castigat de pe urma spectacolelor, ceilalti fiind nevoiti sa acopere costurile excesive. Albumul a fost co-produs de catre Bob Ezrin, un prieten al lui Waters impreuna cu care a scris versurile pentru piesa "The Trial". Colaborarea a fost intrerupta de catre Waters, Ezrin fiind dat afara din tabara Floyd dupa ce acesta a acordat unui jurnalist (care ii era ruda), in mod nechibzuit, detalii despre albumul The Wall.Albumul este unul dintre cele mai bine vandute alaturi de Dark Side Of The Moon. A fost facut si un film, in 1982, sub regia lui Alan Parker sub "supravegherea" lui Waters; filmul a inclus animatii frapante create de un cunoscut desenator britanic, Gerald Scarfe. Realizarea filmului a dus la o si mai mare deteriorare a relatiei dintre Roger Waters si David Gilmour, pe masura ce Waters prelua total conducerea trupei. In 1983, este lansat albumul THE FINAL CUT. Si mai sumbru decat THE WALL, acesta a reluat temele albumului anterior, abordand totusi si subiecte ale realitatii de atunci; este vorba aici de furia lui Waters fata de participarea britanica in razboiul Flaklands ("The Fletcher Memorial Home") si teama sa si cinismul sau cu privire la razboiul nuclear ("Two Suns in the Sunset"). Absenta lui Wright a fost clar simtita, efectele si partiturile de claviaturi fiind mult reduse. Totusi, pentru clape, au fost adusi pt colaborare Michael Kamen si Andy Bown. Desi lansat ca album Pink Floyd, acest proiect a fost dominat evident de Waters si a devenit un prototip pt lucrarile sale solo de mai tarziu. Se zvonea ca divergentele dintre Waters si Gilmour erau atat de puternice incat nu mai erau prezenti simultan in studioul din inregistrari. Nu a urmat nici un turneu, iar formatia era, in mod neoficial, destramata in anul 1983. Dupa THE FINAL CUT, membrii trupei au mers fiecare pe cai separate, lansand albume solo, pana in 1987, cand Gilmour si Mason au inceput reanimarea formatiei. A urmat, o disputa amara in instanta cu Roger Waters (care parasise oficial trupa in 1985), rezultatul acesteia dand lui Gilmour si Mason dreptul asupra folosirii numelui Pink Floyd (Waters castigand, drepturi asupra unor imagini definitorii Pink Floyd, incluzand aproape toata recuzita pentru concertul The Wall, precum si toate drepturile asupra albumului The Final Cut). Pink Floyd se intoarce in studio, gasindu-l pe Davind Gilmour colaborand cu producatorul Bob Ezrin. Richard Wright a revenit in timpul sesiunilor de inregistrare a albumului A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON, initial ca muzician de sesiune, platit saptamanal, iar mai tarziu a fost reinvestit ca membru cu toate drepturile al formatiei pentru lansarea albumul THE DIVISION BELL, din 1994. Dupa acest album, trupa a plecat in turneu , promovat de legendarul organizator de concerte, canadianul Michael Cohl. Toti membri Pink Floyd au lansat albume solo care au avut parte de mai mult sau mai putin succes comercial sau critic. Albumul lui Waters, AMUSED TO DEATH a fost unul dintre cele mai laudate astfel de albume, insa si acesta a primit atat recenzii pozitive cat si negative.

Pink Floyd este o trupa renumita pentru concertele lor pretentioase, in care efectele vizuale de ultima generatie combinate cu muzica lor au creat spectacole in care artistii ajungeau aproape pe un plan secundar. In anii de inceput, Pink Floyd era printre primele formatii care aveau in dotare echipament propriu pt efecte luminoase special pentru concerte, incluzand diapozitive, clipuri, imagini/modele/tipare psihedelice , toate proiectate pe un ecran circular, in principal. Mai tarziu, au fost adaugate noi efecte speciale, incluzand lasere, efecte pirotehnice, baloane uriase, Mr Screen (ecranul circular) si un remarcabil porc gonflabil ce plutea deasupra publicului in timp ce trupa canta piesa "Pigs", in turneul pentru albumul Animals. Pink Floyd a creat cel mai elaborat show al lor in turneul pentru THE WALL, in care un zid urias era construit intre muzicieni si publicul spectator, zid demolat prin explozie in finalul concertului. Acesta a fost recreat de Waters, intr-un show in care a avut ca invitati diversi artisti (printre care Bryan Adams, The Scorpions si Van Morrison). Spectacolul a fost tinut in 1990 chiar pe locul ruinelor zidului Berlinului. Trupa nu a lansat vreun material nou de studio de la THE DIVISION BELL, din 1994, si, desi formatia nu este destramata oficial, nu exista semne de vreun nou album. "Activitatea" Pink Floyd, in ceea ce priveste lansarile oficiale in ultima perioada, se rezuma la albumul live P-U-L-S-E, 1995, o versiune live a albumului THE WALL, compusa din inregistrari ale concertelor din 1980-1981, intitulat IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? THE WALL LIVE 2000, un dublu-disc continand cele mai bune piese ale lor, numit ECHOES, in 2001; de asemenea, editia aniversara de 30 a albumul THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, in 2003, pe Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD), si relansarea THE FINAL CUT, cu piesa "When The Tigers Broke Free" adaugata, in 2004. Desi sunt raspandite zvonuri cu privire la intoarcerea in studio a celor 3 membri Floyd, nu exista stiri oficiale care sa sustina aceste zvonuri. Viitorul trupei este incert datorita faptului ca membrii s-au ocupat de proiecte pe cont propriu (Nick Mason a scris o carte despre trecutul sau in cadrul firnatiei, carte ce poarta numele "Inside Out" A Personal History of Pink Floyd) si datorita decesului managerului trupei, Steve O'Rourke, in Oct 2003. David Gilmour a lansat in noiembrie 2002, un DVD ce contine un concert al sau, DVD intitulat David Gilmour In Concert, si contine fragmente preluate din spectacolele sustinute de acesta in perioada 22 iunie 2001 - 17 ianuarie 2002, la The Royal Festival Hall din Londra. Apar ca invitati Rick Wright si Bob Geldof (Pink din filmul The Wall). In anul 2002, Q magazine desemneaza formatia Pink Floyd ca una dintre cele "50 de trupe de vazut inainte sa mori". In 2005, este anuntata semnarea unui contract pentru o versiune MUSICAL (ce urma sa fie jucat pe Broadway) a albumul THE WALL, continand muzica noua compusa de Waters. Versiunea Broadwaz va contine toate piesele scrise de Roger Waters, insa este inca necunoscut ceea ce se va intampla cu piesele scrise impreuna cu David Gilmour (Zoung Lust, Comfortablz Numb, Run Like Hell). Spectacolul este asteptat sa inceapa la mijlocului anului 2005.

Is there anybody out there..?

Discografie Pink Floyd:


Studio: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) A Saucerful of Secrets (1968) Ummagumma (1969) (2LP, live and studio) Atom Heart Mother (1970) Relics (1971) (compilation) Meddle (1971) Dark Side of the Moon (1973) Wish You Were Here (1975) Animals (1977) The Wall (1979) (2LP) The Final Cut (1983) A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) The Division Bell (1994) Dark Side of the Moon (30th anniversary edition) (2003) The Final Cut - Reissue (2004) Soundtrack: Music From the Film More (1969) Zabriskie Point (1970) (soundtrack; various artists) Obscured By Clouds (1972)

Compilatii: Masters of Rock (1973 or 1974) (compilation) A Nice Pair (1973) (compilation) A Collection of Great Dance Songs (1981) (compilation) Works (1983) (compilation)

Shine On (1992) (compilation, CD box set) Echoes (2001) (2CD best-of compilation)

Live si concerte: Tonite Let's all make Love in London (1967) London '66-'67 (1995, not sanctioned by the band) Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988) (live, si in format VHS) P-U-L-S-E (1995) (2CD, live, si in format VHS) Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81 (2000) (live) Live at Pompeii: Directors Cut (2003) (DVD with live performance preDSOTM; previously available on video cassette, laserdisc, and video CD)

Placebo
Placebo - formata in 1994 in Londra, Anglia. Perioada de activitate: 1994 - prezent. Membri: Brian Molko - voce si chitara, Steve Hewitt - tobe, Stefan Olsdal - chitara bass Alti membri: Peter Schultzberg Stil abordat: alternative pop/rock,britpop Discografie Placebo Datorita predilectiei pentru imbracaminte/machiaj androgin si pentru sunetul neprelucrat de chitara, Placebo a fost descrisa de unii ca fiind versiunea 'glam' a trupei Nirvana. Trupa multi-nationala a fost formata de cantaretul - chitaristul Brian Molko (pe jumatate scotian si pe jumatate american, dar crescut in Marea Britanie) si basistul Stefan Olsdal(originar din Suedia). Amandoi urmasera aceeasi scoala in Luxemburg, dar nu s-au intalnit pana in 1994 in Londra. A fost denumita pentru o scurta perioada Ashtray Heart si influentata de trupe ca Sonic Youth, The Pixies, The Smashing Pumpkins sau Nirvana. Postul de baterist al formatiei a fost ocupat pe rand de Robert Schultzberg si Steve Hewitt (cel din urma fiind singurul membru de origine britanica). Desi Molko si Olsdal il preferau pe Hewitt ca membru principal (in formula aceasta au inregistrat unele din demo-urile de inceput), Hewitt a optat pentru cealalta trupa din care facea parte, Breed. Cu Schultzberg inapoi la tobe, Placebo a semnat un contract cu Caroline Records, care a marcat debutul trupei cu albumul 'Placebo' aparut in 1996. Albumul a fost un hit neasteptat in Marea Britanie, unde single-uri ca 'Nancy Boy' si 'Bruise Pristine' au devenit adevarate hituri, in timp ce trupa sustinea concerte in deschiderea unor formatii ca Sex Pistols, U2 si Weezer. In ciuda succesului imediat,Schultzberg nu se intelegea cu colegii de trupa, care intre timp reusisera sa-l convinga pe Hewitt sa revina,

determinand plecarea lui Schultzberg. Una din primele aparitii ale lui Hewitt s-a dovedit unade succes din moment ce David Bowie - un mare fan - a invitat personal trupa sa cante la cea de-a 50a aniversare a sa in Madison Square Garden in 1997. In anul urmator, Placebo a trecut la casa de discuri Virgin Records si au scos 'Without You I'm Nothing' in Noiembrie. Albumul s-a vandut bine in Anglia si initial a parut a fi rampa de lansare a formatiei in S.U.A., unde MTV a promovat piesa 'Pure Morning' dar urmatoarele melodii/videoclipuri nu au echivalat succesul acesteia.Cam in aceeasi perioada Placebo a inregistrat un cover dupa '20th Century Boy' a celor de la T.Rex pentru filmul 'Velvet Goldmine', in care trioul apare interpretand piesa. Relatia dintre Placebo si Bowie a continuat sa se dezvolte, Bowie aparand pe scena alaturi de trupa in timpul unui turneu la un concert in New York, inainte ca cele 2 parti sa se reuneasca pentru o re-inregistrare a piesei omonime de pe albumul 'Without you I'm nothing' (aparut ca single in '99). Desi cea de-a treia lansare Placebo, Black Market Music a fost lansat in Anglia in 2000, lansarea in State a venit abia dupa cateva luni (versiunea americana a albumului a avut schimbari in tracklist, continand si 'Without You I'm Nothing' cu David Bowie, dar si un cover dupa 'I Feel You' de la Depeche Mode). In ciuda succesului inregistrat in Marea Britanie cu piese ca 'Taste in Men' sau 'Slave to the Wage', albumul s-a dovedit a nu fi la fel de puternic sau de concentrat sa cele precedente si 'Black Market Music' a parasit repede clasamentele americane. In primavara anului 2003 Placebo a lansat cel de-al patrulea album, Sleeping With Ghosts. Single-ul de debut 'The Bitter End' a fost un hit printre fanii indie din Europa. UPDATE: In 2006, Placebo a lansat albumul MEDS marcat si de colaborarea cu solistul trupei R.E.M. - Michael Stipe.

Discografie Placebo

Placebo - Placebo 1996 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. Come Home - 5:09 Teenage Angst - 2:42 Bionic - 5:00 36 Degrees - 3:05 Hang on to Your IQ - 5:13 Nancy Boy - 3:48 I Know - 4:44 Bruise Pristine - 3:35 Lady of the Flowers - 4:47 Swallow - 22:24

Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing 1998 01. Pure Morning - 4:14 02. Brick Shithouse - 3:18 03. You Don't Care About Us - 3:58 04. Ask For Answers - 5:19 05. Without You I'm Nothing - 4:08 06. Allergic (To Thoughts of Mother Earth) - 3:49 07. The Crawl - 2:59 08. Every You Every Me - 3:33 09. My Sweet Prince - 5:45 10. Summer's Gone - 3:05 11. Scared of Girls - 2:58 12. Burger Queen - 22:39

Placebo - Black Market Music 2000 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. Taste in Men - 4:15 Days Before You Came - 2:33 Special K - 3:52 Spite & Malice - 3:37 Passive Aggressive - 5:24 Black-Eyed - 3:48 Blue American - 3:31 Slave to the Wage - 4:06 Commercial for Levi - 2:20 Haemoglobin - 3:46 Narcoleptic - 4:22 Peeping Tom - 5:19

Placebo - Sleeping with Ghosts 2003 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. Bulletproof Cupid 2:22 English Summer Rain 4:01 This Picture 3:34 Sleeping with Ghosts 4:38 The Bitter End 3:10 Something Rotten 5:28 Plasticine 3:26 Special Needs 5:15 I'll Be Yours 3:32 Second Sight 2:49 Protect Me From What I Want 3:15 Centrefolds 5:02

Placebo - Once More with Feeling 2004

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

36 Degrees Teenage Angst Nancy Boy Bruise Pristine Pure Morning You Don't Care About Us Every You Every Me Without You I'm Nothing Taste In Men Slave To The Wage Special K Black Eyed The Bitter End This Picture Special Needs English Summer Rain Protge Moi I Do Twenty Years

Placebo - Meds 2006 01. Meds (feat. Alison Mosshart) 02. Infra-Red 03. Drag 04. Space Monkey 05. Follow The Cops Back Home 06. Post Blue 07. Because I Want You 08. Blind 09. Pierrot The Clown 10. Broken Promise (feat. Michael Stipe) 11. One Of A Kind 12. In The Cold Light Of Morning 13. Song To Say Goodbye

Radiohead
Radiohead - formata in 1989 in Oxford, Anglia Perioada de activitate: 1989 - prezent Membri: Colin Greenwood - bass; Jonny Greenwood - chitara; Ed O'Brien - chitara, voce; Phil Selway -tobe; Thom Yorke - voce Stiluri abordate: Alternative, Experimental, Indie, (Electro-)Progressive * Radiohead - discografie Radiohead - formatie rock britanica din Oxford ce si-a luat numele de la titlul unei melodii - Radiohead - a formatiei Talking Heads al caror album, Remain in Light(1980)(albumul preferat al celor de la Radiohead) a avut o influenta majora

asupra albumului lor Kid A (2000).

Trupa este formata din: Thom Yorke(voce,chitara si clape), Ed O'Brien(chitara, voce),Jonny Greenwood( chitara,clape,Ondes Martenot si alte instrumente electronice), fratele sau Colin Greenwood(chitara bass) si Phil Selway(tobe si percutie). Yorke si J. Greenwood sunt principalii responsabili pentru versuri; cel mai des la baza aflandu-se ideile originale ale lui Yorke completate de cele ale lui Greenwood. Influentele timpurii ale formatiei includ artisti precum Elvis Costello, The Pixies, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., U2, Talking Heads, The Beatles, The Smiths. Mai tarziu influentele vin de la formatia germana de art-rock Can, de la artisti ai muzicii electronice precum Autechre, si artisti care canta jazz precum Charles Mingus si Miles Davis.Producatorul Nigel Godrich a colaborat cu formatia inca de la inregistrarea albumului The Bends, cand l-a asistat pe producatorul John Leckie, si a contribuit considerabil la creare sound-ului, foarte des fiind considerat drept "al saselea membru" al trupei. Alt contribuabil important este Stanley Donwood care a creat partea grafica pentru imaginea albumelor trupei inca de la My Iron Lung in colaborare cu "Dr. Tchock" - pseudonimul lui Yorke. Donwood si Yorke s-au cunoscut la Universitatea din Exeter si, de asemenea, au creat impreuna situl oficial al formatiei, www.radiohead.com. Nefiind considerata o formatie Britpop, Radiohead a avut totusi o influenta puternica asupra unor formatii Britpop precum Coldplay, Stereophonics, Muse si

Travis. Albumul the Bends, lansat in 1995, s-a dovedit a fi deosebit de influent asupra acestiu gen de muzica. Influenta trupei Radiohead curge dincolo de muzica, devenind un stil pentru public la sfarsitul anilor 90. Formatia are un statut de trupa respectata fiind considerata a fi una dintre cele mai bune trupe ale mijlocului anilor 90, mostenitori directi ai R.E.M. si Pink Floyd. Radiohead s-a format pe la sfarsitul anilor 80, initial sub numele On A Friday,care se referea la singura zi a saptamanii cand toti membrii trupei aveau posibilitatea de a se aduna sa exerseze. Ei au fost pentru prima data remarcati la inceputul anilor 90 atunci cand au lansat single-ul Creep care s-a ridicat in top-uri in mai multe tari, atingand un punct sensibil al publicului. "Creep" nu era nici pe departe melodia preferata de catre Radiohead care a refuzat sa o interpreteze pana acum , mai recent, considerand-o ca fiind supraapreciata si interpretata gresit de catre fani. Initial s-a trecut peste aceasta melodie, fiind descalificata de catre Thom, dar producatorii au gandit altfel. Albumul "Pablo Honney" a fost terminat in trei saptamani, iar single-ul a fost lansat in Septembrie 1992. Desi nu a avut asa mare succes in top-urile din SUA, pozitionandu-se pe modestul loc 34, single-ul "Creep" s-a ridicat la locul 7 in Marea Britanie. Potentialul trupei este evident in piesele: "Anyone Can Play Guitar", "Thinking about You","You". In 1995 sosise timpul pentru alta inregistrare - mai semnificativa si mai buna - The Bends. Acest album a fost in mod neasteptat si surprinzator mult mai matur decat cel precedent cansiderand faptul ca au fost remarcati doar datorita single-ului "Creep" dupa primul lor debut. "My Iron Lung"(1994) a fost lansat intre cele doua albume fiind considerat o trecere de la simplicitatea lui "Pablo Honney" la profunzimea muzicala a urmatorului album. Demonstrand influente majore din anii 60 ca si ale altor formatii foarte populare la momentul respectiv, exemplificate prin the Pixies si R.E.M., albumul a marcat un pas important inainte pentru trupa in frunte cu stilul vocal original al lui Thom Yorke. Piese ca "Planet Telex", "Street Spirit (fade out)" si "Fake Plastic Trees" erau izbitoare, originale servind ca indicatori ai dezvoltarii ulterioare a trupei. Hit-ui "Street Spirit (fade out)" a spart topurile clasandu-se pe locul 10. In ciuda faptului ca nu pare a fi un album Britpop, a fost asociat cu miscarea respectiva si, la inceputul anilor 1996 - foarte laudata un an mai tarziu dupa lansarea albumului - Radiohead a luat parte la Cool Britania impreuna cu formatii renumite precum Oasis, Blur, Pulp si Suede. Acum, "The Bends" e considerat a fi, de cei mai multi critici, unul dintre cele mai bune albume de la mijlocul anilor 90. Radiohead s-au apucat de scris "OK Computer" la inceputul anului 1996 in studioul lor pentru repetitii, Canned Applause in Oxford,Anglia. Pana in iulie ei au

inregistrat patru melodii cu producatorul Nigel Godrich. Invatand din The Bends, ei s-au decis sa interpreteze mai intai piesele live inainte de a termina albumul. Pe 16 iunie 1997 OK Computer a fost terminat si a primit mai multe aclamatii decat The Bends, figurand proeminant in mai multe sondaje pentru cel mai bun album, de atunci si de acum. Albumul a fost unul experimental, formatia asumandu-si un risc muzical, neavand nimic in comun cu genul Britpop. Trupa a experimentat cu sunete si zgomote ambientale pentru a crea un grup de piese pe care multi le-au considerat ca fiind un punct de varf a muzicii rock de la sfarsitul secolului douazeci. Albumul a luat Grammy Award pentru "Cel mai bun album de muzica alternativa" si a fost urmat de marele lor turneu "Against Demons World Tour". Cateva piese din OK Computer pot fi cel mai bine descrise ca fiind o punte intre rock-ul progresiv alternativ de pe Ok Computer si lucrarile experimentale ulterioare. Istoviti dupa succesul pe care l-a avut turneul OK Computer trupa si-a petrecut ultima partea anului 1998 intr-o tacere relativa. Ei au aparut numai la Amnesty International Concert la Paris (10 decembrie 1998), iar Thom Yorke si cu Jonny Greenwood participa la Tibetan Freedom Concert in Amsterdam. Thom Yorke a admis ca dupa turneu formatia era pe cale de a se dizolva, adaugand ca a avut o mare depresie, din care a iesit cu ajutorul lui Michael Stipe (R.E.M). Dupa colaborarea lui Ed'Obrien la drama "Eureka Street" pentru BBC, trupa s-a intors in studio pentru a inregistra Kid A, un album experimental sfidator care a completat preocuparile lirice si muzicale ale lucrarilor anterioare venind cu un stil mult mai minimalist. Kid A a fost terminat in Aprilie 2000 fara single-uri, albumul fiind promovat numai prin internet. Atunci a aparut scandalul cu Napster-ul din cauza ca intregul album in format MP3 s-a raspandit printre fani prin file service sharing cu trei luni inainte sa apara albumul. Chiar si liderul de la Oasis a admis ca strategia de marketing a albumului Kid A a fost lipsita de promovare. Dar succesul pe care l-a avut albumul a adus formatia la un rang de superformatie. Aranjamentul albumului a fost comparat cu o intalnire dintre Pink Floyd si Aphlex Twin. Kid A a fost lansat in octombrie 2000 castigand un premiu Grammy pentru "Cel mai bun album alternativ" ca si predecesorul sau. Astazi Kid A e considerat de fani si critici ca unul dintre cele mai bune albume electronice inregistrate vreodata si cel mai bun album al formatiei. Urmatorul album care a fost terminat in luna iunie a anului urmator. Concepute ca doua secvente consecurive de melodii, cele doua albume sunt similare ca stil fiind legate prin doua versiuni diferite ale aceleiasi piese: "Morning Bell". Dand explicatii in legatura cu decizia de a scoate doua albume in loc de unul

singur, Thom elucideaza intentiile sale artistice si, mai tarziu, clarifica relatia dintre albumul Kid A si Amnesiac. In legatura cu diferenta dintre cele doua albume Thom Yorke spune: "Kid A este ca un soc electric. Amnesiac ne duce mai mult cu gandul la padure, la o regiune rurala. Cred ca el este cel mai bine explicat de partea grafica a proiectului. La albumul Kid A totul se intampla in departare.Focurile ard undeva de partea cealalta a dealului. In Amneziac te afli in mijlocul padurii care ia foc." Intradevar in timp ce Kid A este un album mult mai melodic, mai pentru suflet, dar, desi destul de intunecat, Amnesiac este mult mai tulburator pentru ascultator. Cu toate acestea albumul a fost primit foarte bine si aproape a atins volumul de vanzari al lui Kid A. In timp ce fanii apreciaza mai mult Kid A decat Amnesiac, ultimul ar trebui considerat urmatorul capitol experimental de succes al expeditiei lor in lumea muzicii. Procesul inregistrarii urmatorului album,"Hail to the Thief",a fost in mod remarcabil diferit de acela al celor trei albume de studio anterioare.Formatia si-a ales sasi adune materialul in drum spre Portugalia si Spania in iulie si august 2002 inregistrandu-l in prealabil. Cu piesele compuse si finalizate in timpul turneului, trupa a inregistrat albumul in studioul din Los Angeles in doua saptamani. In 2003 Radiohead au scos al saselea album care s-a dovedit a fi mai putin experimental decat predecesorii imediati, dar, totusi,departe de sunetul de chitari din perioada lor timpurie. Titlul albumului a starnit controverse in Statele Unite, fiind interpretat ca o referire la alegerile prezidentiale din 2000. Formatia a negat aceasta afirmatie. Cu doua saptamani inainte de lansarea albumului, o versiune neterminata fusese furata, aparent din studioul lor de inregistrare, si copiata prin internet. Din nefericire pentru ei, albumul original a avut aceeasi soarta, dar trupa a ramas ferma si nu a lansat albumul mai devreme de data stabilita: 9 iunie 2003. Cu toate ca au fost scurgeri de informatie, vanzarile albumului au depasit vanzarile celor doua albume anterioare luate impreuna in prima saptamana de cand a fost lansat si in general. Hail to the Thief denota influente din cele trei albume anterioare, continand atat piese electronice si ambientale cat si sunete noi, experimentale. In general se considera ca albumul ar fi bazat mai mult pe sound de chitara dacat Kid A sau Amnesiac fiind bine primit atat de fani cat si de presa. In contrast cu starea de spirit a trupei in timpul inregistrarii albumului OK Computer, interviurile si spectacolele ulterioare demonstrau ca formatia era multumita de ea insasi si de inregistrari: ei raspundeau foarte amabil la orice interviuri, iar Yorke zambea si dansa pe scena. Apoi, trupa s-au angajat intr-un turneu international urias care a continuat aproape un an. Trupa a vizitat Australia si Japonia pentru prima data dupa mai mult de sase ani, de la turneul lor OK Computer in 97-98. Turneul si promovarea albumului Hail to the Thief s-au s-au incheiat pe la mijlocul lui 2004 cu un spectacol foarte bine primit, la Coachella festival. Cat despre un nou album, cativa membri au sustinut pareri diferite: Ed O'Brien a mentionat ca trupa asteapta sa mai treaca vreo cativa ani, inainte sa se

gandeasca la ceva nou. Cei mai multi fani cred, insa ,ca trupa va reveni cu ceva nou nu mai devreme decat la sfarsitul lui 2005 sau la inceputul-mijlocul lui 2006 considerand numeroasele proiecte la care lucreaza membrii trupei la momentul actual.

Discografie Radiohead

Pablo Honey (22 Feb 1993) UK #22 US #32 The Bends (13 Mar 1995) UK #4 US #88 OK Computer (16 Iun1997) UK #1 US #21 Kid A (2 Oct 2000) UK #1 US #1 Amnesiac (4 Iun 2001) UK #1 US #2 Hail to the Thief (9 Iun 2003) UK #1 US #3

Rage Against The Machine


Rage Against The Machine - formata in anul 1991 in Los Angeles, California. Perioada de activitate: 1991 - 2000. Membrii trupei: - Zack de la Rocha (voce), Tom Morello (chitara), Brad Wilk (tobe), Tom Commerford (bass). Stiluri abordate: Alternative Pop/ Rock, Alternative Metal, Rap-Metal * Rage Against The Machine - discografie Rage Against the Machine s-a format in Los Angeles, la inceputul anilor 90, din ramasitele unor trupe locale: solistul Zack de la Rocha (care mai cantase in Headstance, Farside, Inside Out; chitaristul Tom Morello (nepotul lui Jomo Kenyatta, primul presedinte kenyan), care mai cantase in Lock Up; si bateristul Brad Wilk (care mai cantase impreuna cu Eddie Vedder, ce ulterior a facut parte din Pearl Jam. Trupa a prins forma, in cele din urma, prin cooptarea basistului Tim Bob (aka Tim C, born Tim Commerford) un prieten din copilarie de al lui de la Rocha. Trupa a debutat in 1992 cu o caseta intitulata Rage Against the Machine, ce continea 12 piese, printre care si "Bullet In the Head", piesa ce a devenit hit cand a fost lansata ca single. Caseta in cauza a adus trupei un contract cu Epic, trecerea trupei in "liga mare" nu a trecut neobservata de catre diverse persoane care au ridicat semne de intrebare asupra integritatii revolutionare a deciziei trupei de a-si alinia numele cu "parintele" casei Epic, monstrul media SONY. Neabatuti, cei patru si-au facut debutul oficial spre finele anului 1992, albumul lor dand nastere hiturilor precum " Killing in the name of" si "Bombtrack".

Dupa ce au concertat in cadrul Lollapalooza, Rage au petrecut 4 ani tumultuosi lucrand pentru urmatorul album. In ciuda zvonurile unei destramari a trupei, ei s-au intors in 1996 cu albumul Evil Empire, care s-a plasat in topurile americane pe locul 1, dand lovitura cu piesa Bulls on Parade. In timpul anului 1997, trupa si-a unit fortele cu grupul hip-hop Wu-Tang Clan pentru un turneu pe timpul verii si au ramas sustinatori activi ale unor diverse cauze politice de stanga, in 1999, participand la controversatul concert de binefacere pentru condamnatul la moarte Mumia Abu Jamal. Mai tarziu, anul 1999 aduce pentru Rage Against the Machine The Battle Of Los Angeles, care s-a clasat in topuri direct pe locul 1 si a devenit de doua ori platina. La inceputul anului 2000, dupa ce de la Rocha si-a anuntat planurile pentru un proiet solo, in august trupa ofera un show incendiar in preajma sediului Conventiei Democratice Nationale. In urmatoarea luna, basistul Commerford a fost arestat pt comportament turbulent la desfasurarea MTV's Video Music Awards ce a urmat dupa intreruperea bizara a discursului celor de la Limp Bizkit, intrerupere pe care a provocat-o catarandu-se pe o piesa de decor inalta de 5 m. Putin mai tarziu, trupa face public planul pentru pentru lansarea unui album live, dar in octombrie, de la Rocha isi anunta brusc plecarea din formatie citand 'dificultati in comunicare si luarea deciziilor privind grupul'. Surprinsi, dar fara sa fie suparati, ceilalti membri Rage au anuntat publicul de dorinta lor de a continua cu un alt solist, in timp ce de la Rocha se concentra asupra albumului sau solo, pe care a colaborat cu nume apreciate ale hip-hopului - DJ Shadow si El-P de la Company Flow. In decembrie 2000 este lansat ultimul efort al lui de la Rocha impreuna cu RATM. Albumul produs de Rick Rubin - Renegades. Album ce contine piese cover dupa artisti hip-hop, rock si pun, precum EPMD, Bruce SPringsteen, Devo, The Rolling Stones, the MC5, s.a. Anul 2001 ii regaseste pe ceilati 3 Rage Against The Machine alaturi de Chris Cornell (exSoundgarden), impreuna formand Audioslave. In 2003, Epic lanseaza in cele din urma mult promisul album-concert LIVE at the Grand Olympic Auditorum in editie CD si DVD. Desi, fara prea multe albume, Rage Against The Machine s-a impus pe scena muzicii rock a anilor `90, si va ramane cunoscuta pentru mesajele puternice din versuri ce constuiesc o atitudine de dezgust fata de politica corporatista a Americii, fata de imperialismul cultural sau bedreptatile guvernului.

Discografie Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine, 1992 Evil Empire, 1996 Live & Rare, 1998 The Battle of Los Angeles, 1999 Renegades, 2000

Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, 2003 FREEEDOOOOM!!!!!!!!!! ...yea right!

SAMAEL - s-a format in anul 1987, in orasul Sion, Elvetia Perioada de Activitate : 1987 - prezent. Componenta: Vorph voce / chitar Xy tobe/programming/clape Makro chitara Christophe (Masmiseim) bas Ex-Membri: Kaos chitar, Rodolphe H. clape/sample, Pat Charvet - tobe Gen: Black Metal (la inceput); Electronic/Industrial Metal Discografie SAMAEL n primvara anului 1987, n Elveia, Vorphalack pune bazele formaiei Samael (ca termen, Samael este adesea considerat numele de nger al diavolului naintea decderii), alturi de tobarul Pat Charvet, care un an mai trziu prsete grupul, nlocuitorul su fiind Xytraguptor, fratele lui Vorphalack. nceputurile stau sub semnul influenelor provenite de la formaiile de black-metal de prim generaie, n special de la compatrioii Celtic Frost i de la britanicii de la Venom. Dup dou demo-uri, Into the Infernal Storm of Evil (1987) i Macabre Operetta (1988), n octombrie 1988 cei doi reuesc s nregistreze EP-ul Medieval Prophecy, un autoprodus brut, incluznd cover-ul Third of the Storm (Hellhammer), care atrage atenia casei de discuri franceze Osmose Records. Dup o serie de mici concerte n Elveia, Frana, Germania i Polonia pe parcursul anului 1989, n martie 1990, dup nc un demo, From Dark to Black , avndu-l acum alturi i pe basistul Masmisein, trupa intr n studio pentru a nregistra primul LP, Worship Him. Acest album, nesat cu ritmuri de bas i tobe rapide sau lente extrem de grele, riff-uri de chitar infernale i cteva efecte atmosferice provenite de la clapele lui Xy, incluznd toate piesele compuse pn n acel moment, reprezint fr ndoial o piatr de temelie n activitatea ulterioar a trupei i, dei astzi nu ar mai lovi cu aceeai putere, trebuie menionat c n contextul anilor 90, n care nu existau prea multe trupe care s se axeze pe acest gen de imagine ultra-satanic, albumul s-a

vndut n peste 100.000 de exemplare numai n Europa. Urmeaz n decembrie 1992 albumul Blood Ritual, editat de data aceasta de Century Media, la pupitrul productorului aflndu-se Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Tiamat), album oarecum asemntor cu primul dar mult mai lucrat, accentul fiind pus pe riff-uri joase i huruite i pe vocea demonic. Nu extrem de rapid, exceptnd poate piesatitlu, produsul prefaeaz prin intro-ul de pian din Since the Creation albumele urmtoare; de altfel se simte nevoia unui clpar permanent, gsit n 1993 n persoana lui Rodolphe H. Dup EP-ul n ediie limitat la 500 de copii After the Sepulture, coninnd o renregistrare a pieseititlu i o preluare dup Venom (Manitou), n februarie 1994 apare albumul Ceremony of Opposites, produs din nou de Waldemar Sorychta, un album strbtut de o atmosfer sinistr i ntunecat, un album excelent, ce denot faptul c trupa a nceput sa-si gseasc propriul eu i s ajung la maturitate, precum i calitile lui Rodolphe H. n ceea ce privete efectele orchestrale la clape i sampler. Combinarea melodiei nvolburate obinute pe clape cu atacul dur al chitarei creeaz ceea ce s-a numit macabre operettas. Ideea de baz a albumului este c universul este compus din contradicii i termeni opui de altfel acesta fiind baza filosofiei Samael, principala cale ce a dus la progresul trupei. De altfel, avnd sub umbrel o trup ntr-o evident ascensiune, Century Media lanseaz n noiembrie 1994 compilaia 1987 1992, coninnd albumele Worship Him i Blood Ritual, cu un sunet net superior originalelor. nceputul anului 1995 este marcat de apariia EP-ului Rebellion, n care ies n eviden spectaculoasul programming al lui Xy i progresul fcut de Vorph la voce, fapt evident pe cover-ul Alice Cooper, I Love the Dead. Fiind un produs inovator i neobinuit, cu o pies ascuns, Static Journey, precedat de un fragment instrumental excepional ce demonstreaz c Xy ar putea la fel de bine s scrie soundtrack-uri pentru filme, EP-ul este recomandat chiar i celor ce nu se topesc dup sonoritile black-metal. Acest EP oarecum ciudat netezete calea pentru un album despre care s-a vorbit numai la superlativ, un adevrat succes: Passage (1996). ntreaga parte de clape i drummachines este preluat de Xy (Rodolphe H. prsind trupa), el fiind de altfel cel care compune n ntregime muzica; versurile sunt scrise de Vorph, un nou chitarist, Kaos (Gorgon), este cooptat, iar Waldemar Sorychta este cel care regizeaz superba simfonie. Se constat n acest moment evoluia pe care Samael a realizat-o de la black-metal-ul crud de la nceputuri pn la a ncorpora n muzic diverse elemente de industrial, gothic i multe altele ntr-o capodoper metalic. Century Media a lansat acest album nsoit de un al doilea CD, coninnd albumul n viziunea pseudo-clasic propus de Xy o versiune complet instrumental, un proiect ambiios care, n ciuda pericolului de a trece ntr-un con de umbr innd cont de nivelul ridicat impus de original, reuete s impresioneze; Xytrass Passage conine n plus versiunile refcute

ale materialelor de Wintersonnenwende i Der Stam Kains. Este vremea pentru o apariie live de anvergur, ceea ce se produce n primvara lui 1997 la Full of Hate Festival, alturi de Obituary, Death, Entombed, Crowbar, Killing Culture i Strapping Young Lad. n iunie 1998 urmeaz un nou EP, Exodus, constituind ca i restul de EP-uri de pn acum o punte de trecere ntre doua full-length-uri. De data aceasta el face trecerea ntre abstractul Passage i mai caldul Eternal. Exodus este produsul unei trupe aflate n cutarea unei noi nie, produs ce nlocuiete gheaa de pe opusul anterior cu o mai mare profunzime n scrierea muzicii i care este n acelai timp heavy i misterios muzica se poate caracteriza prin sintagma: chitara versus tehnologia. Produs de David Richards (Rolling Stones, Queen) n iulie 1999, Eternal dezvluie nc o dat latura dramatic a trupei. Noul opus respir o dinamic incredibil generat de pasajele atmosferice i de refrenele puternic axate pe chitar i conine experimente i mai ndrznee n zona electronic/ industrial/gothic, consolidnd trupei poziia de nainta n aceast arie muzical. Centrul albumul l reprezint clapele i tobele programate de Xy, n timp ce chitara rmne la un nivel echilibrat (diferit de fora pe care a avut-o n Passage), iar Vorph i mbuntete calitile vocale astfel nct s acopere suspine i gemete adnci, declamaii rguite i growling-uri nfiortoare. n toamna aceluiai an, Samael pleac n turneu n Statele Unite alturi Monstrosity, Dimmu Borgir i Epoch of Unlight. La nceputul apariiilor scenice din vara anului 2002, Kaos prsete trupa. n ianuarie i februarie 2003, Samael apar ca invitai ai veteranilor de la Cathedral i ai nou-nfiinailor de la Without Face ntr-un turneu european, apoi i gsim n turneu nord-american alturi de Cathedral i Strapping Young Lad, sub numele de Redemption Tour. n acelai an apare colecia de DVD-uri numit Black Trip, coninnd filmrile a trei concerte: la festivalul Summer Breeze (Germania, 2002), la Chicago (1994) i n Polonia (1996), urmat de un box-set editat de casa de discuri,

Since the creation..., care, dupa cum i sugereaz i numele, conine ntregul material discografic al trupei. 2004 este anul lansrii urmtorului album de studiou, Reign of Light, editat de casa de discuri suedez Regan Records i co-produs de acelai Waldemar Sorychta. Albumul este urmarea fireasc a predecesorului su, pstreaz linia de baz de pe Eternal, rafinnd-o ns. Trupa rmne la aceleai clape, drum-machine i rsetele sinistre ale lui Vorph, compoziia pieselor fiind una solid, fiecare dintre ele avnd aceeai calitate. Dei utilizarea clapelor i a influenelor electronice este din ce n ce mai intens, ea se mbin cu reminescenele nc puternice ale metalului ntunecat cu care a pornit Samael la drum. Dei un accident al lui Xy soldat cu fracturarea ncheieturii minii la sfritul lui 2005 determin ncetarea activitii live pentru o perioad, n ianuarie 2006 i gsim pe cei de la Samael n turneu european alturi de Obituary i Maroon, concomitent cu lansarea pe pia a ultimului dublu album, Era One / Lesson in Magic # 1 colecie de arhiv ce conine material cu puternice influene electro nregistrat iniial n 2002 i compoziii ambientale nregistrate n 2003. Era One se remarc prin tobele programate, ruperile de ritm, vocea cntat, absena chitarei (dei nu se poate spune c aceast absen are un rol negativ innd cont de linia de industrial/EBM adoptat) i pasajele orientale. Lesson in Magic # 1 este o cltorie meditativ a lui Xy, muzica electronic fiind dominat de ruperi de ritm i riff-uri staccato. Se poate spune c puini artiti au reuit s exploreze laturile ntunecate ale metalului i n acelai timp s evite stagnarea conturndu-i noi provocri i stabilindu-i tacheta tot mai sus aa cum a fcut-o trupa elveian Samael; dei att apariiile ct i muzica au fost ntotdeauna oarecum ciudate i misterioase, ele au fost complet inovatoare n aceast zon, denotnd o nesfrit dorina ca perfecionarea i progresul creativ s nu exclud deinerea unei categorii de fani fideli n ntreaga lume. Pe 2 decembrie 2006, publicul romanesc are ocazia sa-i vada pentru prima oara pe taram romanesc pe cei de la Samael in concert in cadrul unui eveniment de sunet si lumina aparte (eveniment produs de One Event & Sonic Engine) dupa cum ne 'ameninta' Metalfan.ro. Detalii concert Samael si comenzi bilete la adresa www.samael.metalfan.ro. DISCOGRAFIE SAMAEL Albume de studio si live

Worship Him (1990) Blood Ritual (1992)

Ceremony of Opposites (1994) Passage (1996) Eternal (1999) Reign of Light (2004)

Era One (2006) Compilatii/single/EP/DVD


1987 - 1992 (Compilation, 1995) Rebellion (EP, 1995) Exodus (EP, 1998) Black Trip (DVD, 2003) Telepath (Single, 2004) On Earth (Single, 2005)

Sepultura

Sepultura - formata in anul 1984, in Belo Horizonte, Brazilia Perioada de activitate: 1984 - prezent. Membrii trupei: formula in care s-au consacrat: - Igor Cavalera (tobe), Max Cavalera (voce, chitara) Andreas Kisser (chitara), Paulo Jr (bass). Alti membri: Jairo T.(chitara) Derrick Green (voce). Stiluri abordate: thrash, death metal/ black metal, heavy metal. * Sepultura - discografie

Sepultura, una dintre trupele care au facut istorie in ultimii 15 ani in muzica dura, isi are radacinile intr-unul din cele mai neconventionale si atipice locuri pentru heavymetal. Bello Horizonte, aflat la vreo 500 de km nord de Rio de Janeiro este un oras sarac, in care, ca de altfel peste tot in Brazilia, nu exista patura sociala de mijloc, ci doar "foarte bogati" si "foarte saraci". Fratii Cavalera, intr-un univers cotidian dominat de trafic de arme si droguri, fara bani de scule si fara cunostinte solide de teorie muzicala, dar mari fani ai noului val (pe atunci Slayer si Venom) se hotarasc

sa se apuce de cantat. Aleg un nume bombastic, Sepultura (care in latina inseamna "mormant") si, cu instrumente imprumutate, se apuca de treaba. Cei doi Cavalera il coopteaza pe Paulo Jr. pe postul de basist pentru singurul motiv ca detinea un bas...lucru rar la acea vreme. In anul 1985 baietii inregistreaza primele demo-uri, care vor fi editate de o casa de discuri braziliana (Seculo XX - Cogumelo Record Store) pe un split-album cu colegii de generatie Overdose. Albumul ("Bestial Devastation") nu face furori, dar scoate la iveala ineditul: si in Brazilia se canta thrash. Desi calitatea inregistrarilor este, am putea spune, sinistra, iar mixajul exceleaza in greseli de sincronizare si obliga ascultatorul la experiente extreme, sunetul fiind mai mult decat primitiv, piese ca "Antichrist" (devenita apoi "Anticop"), "War" sau imnul "Troops Of Doom" incep sa arate potentialul Cavalera&co. Pe "Bestial Devastation" si "Morbid Visions" (1986) se regaseste ca al doilea chitarist Jairo Guedez (Jairo T.), care ulterior va parasi trupa, fiind inlocuit de Andreas Kisser. Anul 1987 inseamna pentru Sepultura inceputul succesului european, cu albumul "Schizophrenia", care se vinde in Europa in peste 30.000 de copii ilegale, pentru care trupa n-a primit nici un ban. Ei cuceresc publicul cu piese devenite clasice, cum ar fi "Escape To The Void" sau excelentul instrumental "Inquisition Symphony". De aceasta data sunetul este mult mai bun, atat acest album cat si urmatorul, "Beneath The Remains", fiind mixate de Scott Burns, nu tocmai un necunoscut la acea vreme. De retinut piese ca "From The Past Comes The Storms" sau noua versiune a deja celebrei "Troops Of Doom". Diferenta de sunet este deja vizibila si solo-urile brutale ale lui Max nu mai sunt "strivite" intre bass si percutie. La fel si vocea sa, caracterizata in termenii muzicii culte ca fiind bas profund, este mult mai bine pusa in evidenta. Albumul "Beneath the Remains" (1989) este primul care va beneficia de o promovare corecta si de un turneu international. Contractul cu Roadrunner va insemna mai mult decat aparitia lui Scott Burns in pozitia de producator, ci va fi primul lor succes international. "Beneath The Remains" ramane o referinta pentru dezvoltarea ulterioara a muzicii de gen, si vom vedea ca arata capacitatea Sepultura de a evolua si de a influenta moda, ramanand totodata fideli mesajului politic si modului dur de transmitere a acestuia. Inregistrat in Brazilia natala cu un buget mizerabil albumul ii va purta pe cei patru in primul lor turneu american si european, alaturi de nume de calibru cum ar fi Sodom, Motorhead sau Metallica (pentru care au cantat insa in deschidere). Cu aceasta ocazie Sepultura filmeaza in doar trei zile primul videoclip pentru piesa Inner Self, clip putin difuzat chiar si in varianta cenzurata. De asemenea, ei renunta la cliseele

sataniste ale death-ului pe care il practicau pe vremea cand aveau doar 15 ani si incep sa se maturizeze ca muzicieni si co-producatori. Se poate vorbi, incepand cu acest album (de retinut Inner Self, Beneath The Remains, Sarcastic Existence si Mass Hypnosis), de confirmarea talentului lor, incununata de excelentul Arise ce va aparea doar doi ani mai tarziu. Anul 1991 este anul in care Sepultura incepe sa se debaraseze, prin albumul Arise, de scoala veche a thrash/deathului anilor 80, aratandu-se deschisi influentelor care ii vor face celebri pe Roots (1996). Astfel, piesa Altered State incepe cu elemente traditionale braziliene, atat ca percutie cat si ca instrumente de suflat, ceea ce ar fi parut atipic, ba chiar imposibil pentru cei patru, acum in formula stabila Max Cavalera - vocal, Andreas Kisser chitara, Igor Cavalera - baterie, Paulo Jr. - bass. Acest contact cu radacinile lor etnice este insa unicul pe "Arise". In rest riffurile brutale si versurile agresive urlate din varful plamanilor sunt la ele acasa. Albumul suna superb din toate punctele de vedere, fiind unitar atat ca melodicitate, cat si ca versuri. Dupa cum era de asteptat, Arise are parte de un succes international imens si e dublat de un turneu-maraton, incluzand tari cum ar fi Grecia, Italia, Spania, Olanda, Japonia si Australia. In Indonezia, de exemplu, albumul este rapid placat cu aur si Sepultura sustine doua concerte cu casa inchisa in fata a peste 100.000 de oameni. Succesul albumului ii va convinge pe cei de Roadrunner sa realizeze si doua videoclipuri: pentru piesele Arise si Dead Embryonic Cells, clipuri preluate imediat de MTV si difuzate in lumea intreaga. Unitatea extraordinara a albumului, in care regasim melodii cum ar fi Altered State, Under Siege sau clasicele Arise si Desperate Cry vor duce la recunoasterea internationala a trupei, incununata si de lansarea unui home-video - Under Siege. Sepultura nu se afla insa decat la jumatatea drumului spre succesul absolut. Nimeni nu banuia vremurile grele care vor urma pentru liderul trupei, Max Cavalera. Produsul Chaos A.D loveste piata internationala in 1993, fiind primul album Sepultura care beneficiaza de lansari simultane in toate colturile lumii si de promovare extensiva in retelele media. Sunetul brutal cu care cei patru ne invatasera, deja, de 8 ani este prezent intr-o formula armonica noua, cizelata, numita de criticii de specialitate "modern thrash". Albumul aduce cu sine o serie de premiere, printre care vom aminti doar cateva. In primul rand Chaos A.D. este primul album de metal care cocheteaza la modul cel mai serios cu elementele tribale pe care le va desavarsi pe Roots. Piesa Kaiowas, dedicata unui trib indian din Brazilia care s-a sinucis in masa in urma incercarii guvernului de a le prelua pamanturile si automat de a-i extermina, este

exemplul perfect de combinare subtila a mesajului politic cu muzica. In alta ordine de idei, videoclipul pentru Territory este filmat in intregime in Israel, o premiera pentru o trupa braziliana, ca si faptul de a sustine concerte in Rusia. De asemenea Sepultura este prima trupa de metal latinoamerican invitata sa cante ca headliner in festivalul de la Donnington, Anglia. De pe album sunt extrase trei single-uri (fiecare cu videoclip): Refuse/Resist, Slave New World si Territory, clipuri promovate de MTV la cele mai ciudate ore, cum ar fi 10:30 duminica dimineata... Variantele necenzurate vor face obiectul unui alt home-video intitulat Third World Chaos care cunoaste un succes instantaneu, ca si turneul lor international. Chaos A.D. este o referinta absoluta in materie de heavy-metal, atat prin revigorarea temelor clasice, cat si prin suflul nou pe care il aduce dezvoltarii ulterioare a rockului contemporan. Este inutil sa citam piese ca Slave New World, Amen, Nomad, Manifest sau Clenched Fist pentru a sustine stralucirea albumului si implicarea politica similara doar cu versurile celor de la Rage Against The Machine. Anul 1996 este anul de cotitura al trupei Sepultura. Atat muzical, prin lansarea albumului Roots, cat si emotional, prin renuntarea la initiatorul grupului, Max Cavalera. Roots-ul este cu siguranta cel mai atipic album al brazilienilor, acestia dedicand un album intreg radacinilor culturale care i-au consacrat. Prima piesa Roots, Bloody Roots - un imn al tribalismului modern. Melodia are o linie ritmica simpla si extrem de usor de retinut si un clip pe masura, in care apar eroi contemporani ai Braziliei - jucatori de fotbal si creatorii jiu-jitsu-ului brazilian. Ratamahatta este o compozitie in care apare Carlinhos Brown, faimos percutionist brazilian. Clipul este realizat exclusiv in animatie, atmosfera generala fiind de ritual voodoo, ceea ce i-a convins pe cei de la MTV Brazilia sa-i dea premiul Videoclipul rock al anului 1996. Printre cei care au mai participat la realizarea albumului se numara faimosul DJ Lethal de la House Of Pain, Mike Patton de la Faith No More si Jonathon Davis de la Korn. Revelatia albumului o constituie Itsari, inregistrata in sanul comunitatii Xavantes, trib brazilian care cunoaste civilizatia "omului alb" de doar 50 de ani, credintele si ritualurile lor pastrandu-se nealterate de milenii. Piesa, fara suprapuneri de studio,o capodopera instrumentala, este un adevarat regal percutionist. De altfel, intreg albumul manifesta un balans extraordinar intre instrumentele de percutie si linia de bass, careia i s-a acordat mult mai multa atentie decat pe albumele precedente (piesele Straight hate, Attitude, Cut-Throat). Impresia generala este de de comunicare continua intre instrumente, de tot unitar din care nimic nu prisoseste sau lipseste, chiar daca pe anumite piese se apeleaza la reteta de duritate care i-a consacrat pe Chaos A.D - Spit, Straighthate, Born Stubborn sau Dusted. In concluzie, albumul Roots ramane de referinta pentru schimbarile care se pot produce in stilul unei trupe care a inceput sub semnul death/thrash si nu doar pentru asta. "Roots" este o capodopera pentru toti fanii metalului si vom vedea ca pana la urma plecarea lui Max Cavalera de la Sepultura va fi benefica din punctul de vedere al schimbarii stilului.

Ruptura isi va avea radacinile in tristul eveniment al mortii lui Dana Wells, fiul vitreg al lui Max, baiatul de 17 ani al Gloriei dintr-o casatorie anterioara. Anuntul mortii acestuia in conditii neelucidate nici pana in ziua de azi va veni chiar in ziua in care Sepultura se afla pe scena festivalului Monsters of Rock de la Donington, in plin turneu de promovare pentru "Roots". Seria de concerte se intrerupe brusc din punctul de vedere al lui Max, restul showurilor fiind sustinute, ca vocal, de Andreas Kisser.In decembrie acelasi an, pe 16 mai exact, contractul de manager pe care Gloria Cavalera il avea cu multi-platinata deja Sepultura expira. In aceeasi zi ceilalti trei membri ai trupei, printre care si fratele lui Max, Igor, ii trimit o scrisoare acesteia prin care isi exprima nemultumirile referitoare la ceea ce ei au numit "management defectuos". Membrii trupei se cearta crunt chiar dupa concertul de la Brixton Academy (care va fi ultimul in formula de aur), iar Max este pus in fata faptului implinit... scrisoarea catre Gloria data din toamna aceluiasi an, deci deciziile se luasera, deja, fara el. Max are de ales intre a renunta la sotia sa ca manager sau de a parasi trupa.. pe care, o infiintase si ii compusese peste 90 la suta din cantece... Max, ranit de catre cei pe care ii considerase prieteni de o viata, alege sa urmeze o cariera solo care se va materializa prin Soulfly. Sepultura, in culmea gloriei, dar fara solist vocal, se apuca de compus. La un moment dat se pune problema ca Andreas Kisser sa fie vocal, dar se dovedeste ca nu il putea inlocui pe Max nici ca "plaman", nici ca prezenta scenica. In paralel, stafful de la Roadrunner se apuca sa asculte sutele de casete demo primite din toata lumea,pentru a-l alege pe postul de vocal pe ilustrul necunoscut Derrick Green. Acest cantaret de culoare, originar din Detroit avea deja la activ vreo 7 ani in undergroundul local, fara nici un succes notabil. Stilul sau de a canta le place si celorlalti membri ai trupei, care il coopteaza imediat. Albumul Against va aparea in toamna lui 1998, aproape simultan cu debutul solistic al lui Max. Comparativ, primul album Soulfly se bucura de un mult mai mare succes de vanzari, avand in vedere bogatia temelor abordate. Noua Sepultura are totusi noroc de o promovare intensiva si de un turneu international alaturi de Slayer. Against calca in mod clar pe urmele "Roots"-ului, insa influentele etnice se muta de aceasta data inspre Japonia. Au contribuit la Against Joao Gordo ("Reza"), Jason Newsted ("Hartred Aside") si percutionistii Taiko din KODO ("Kamaitachi"). Tribus, Against si Choke devin succesele albumului, alaturi de alte piese interesante cum ar fi "Reza" sau "Common Bonds". Vocea lui Derrick Green face fata la noile compozitii, intr-un cu totul alt mod de abordare fata de Max, desi fanii fideli nu pot accepta plecarea creierului

trupei. 2001 vine cu un proiect nou din partea Sepultura, albumul Nation, o mixtura destul de ciudata intre aceleasi influente japoneze si un fel de "globalism" care suna mai mult a idealuri comuniste primare. Interesanta este piesa Valtio, compusa si cantata alaturi de cvartetul Apocalyptica. Alte piese de retinut, dar lipsite de vreun succes notabil, sunt Revolt, Uma Cura, Vox Populi sau Tribe to a Nation. Albumul nu este nici pe departe stralucitor, fiind considerat de catre unii critici muzicali ca fiind chiar cel mai prost album Sepultura. Vocea lui Derrick incepe sa se repete ca frazare, iar albumul poate fi un bun auto-plagiat si nimic mai mult. Dovada este vanzarea foarte scazuta, singurul succes al albumului fiind concertul de la Rock In Rio III, sustinut in fata a peste 150.000 de oameni. Fanii raman dezamagiti de turnura repetitiva pe care au luat-o lucrurile, ceea ce ii va convinge si pe cei de la Roadrunner sa ia atitudine contractul, datand inca din '89, cu Sepultura este reziliat pe motive de "vanzari sub asteptari". Aceasta este, in mare parte, istoria unei legende vii - Sepultura. Ei pot fi numiti atat revelatia anilor 80 in materie de death/thrash, cat si una din cele mai inventive trupe de metal cu un succes international. Nu se stie daca se va mai reveni vreodata la formula care i-a consacrat, cu Max Cavalera vocal. In aceeasi masura viitorul Sepultura in componenta actuala este nesigur. Ceea ce stim cu siguranta este faptul ca brazilienii vor ramane pe vecie in inimile noastre, prin albume de exceptie precum Arise, Chaos A.D. sau Roots care vor ramane in picioare si peste zeci de ani, ca niste adevarate capodopere ale genului.

Under A Pale Grey Sky We Shall Arise.. Discografie Sepultura


Sepultura - Bestial Devastation (split) 1985 Track list: 1. The Curse 2. Bestial Devastation 3. Antichrist 4. Necromancer 5. Warriors Of Death

Sepultura - Morbid Visions 1986 Track list: 1. Morbid Visions 2. Mayhem 3. Troops Of Doom 4. War 5. Crucifixion 6. Show Me The Wrath 7. Funeral Rites 8. Empire Of The Damned

Sepultura - Schizophrenia 1987 Track list: 01. Intro 02. From The Past Comes The Storms 03. To The Wall 04. Escape To The Void 05. Inquisition Symphony 06. Screams Behind The Shadows 07. Septic Shizo 08. The Abyss 09. R.i.p. (rest In Pain) 10. Troops Of Doom (cd Bonus Track)

Sepultura - Beneath The Remains 1989 Track list: 1. Beneath The Remains 2. Inner Self 3. Stronger Than Hate 4. Mass Hypnosis 5. Sarcastic Existence 6. Slaves Of Pain 7. Lobotomy 8. Hungry 9. Primitive Future

Sepultura - Arise 1991 Track list: 1. Arise 2. Dead Embryonic Cells 3. Desperate Cry 4. Murder 5. Subtraction 6. Altered State

7. Under Siege (regnum Irae) 8. Meaningless Movements 9. Infected Voice

Sepultura - Third World Posse 1992 [ep] Track list: 1. Dead Embryonic Cells 2. Drug Me 3. Inner Self (live) 4. Troops Of Doom (live) 5. Orgasmatron (live)

Sepultura - Chaos A.D. 1993 Track list: 01. Refuse/resist 02. Territory 03. Slave New World 04. Amen 05. Kaiowas 06. Propaganda 07. Biotech Is Godzilla 08. Nomad 09. We Who Are Not As Others 10. Manifest 11. The Hunt (new Model Army Cover) 12. Clenched Fist

Sepultura - Roots 1996 Track list: 01. Roots Bloody Roots 02. Attitude 03. Cut-throat 04. Ratamahatta 05. Breed Apart 06. Straighthate 07. Spit 08. Lookaway 09. Dusted 10. Born Stubborn 11. Jasco 12. Its Ri 13. Ambush 14. Endangered Species 15. Dictatorshit 16. ...

Sepultura - Blood-Rooted 1997 [compilation] Track list: 01. Procreation (of The Wicked) 02. Inhuman Nature 03. Policia 04. War 05. Crucificados Pelo Sistema 06. Symptom Of The Universe 07. Mine 08. Lookaway (master Vibe Mix) 09. Dusted (demo Version) 10. Roots Bloody Roots (demo Version) 11. Drug Me 12. Refuse/resist (live) 13. Slave New World (live) 14. Propaganda (live) 15. Beneath The Remains / Escape To The Void (live) 16. Kaiowas (tribal Jam) 17. Clenched Fist (live) 18. Biotech Is Godzilla (live)

Sepultura - Against 1998 Track list: 01. Against 02. Choke 03. Rumors 04. Old Earth 05. Floaters In Mud 06. Boycott 07. Tribus 08. Common Bonds 09. F.o.e. 10. Reza 11. Unconscious 12. Kamaitachi 13. Drowned Out 14. Hatred Inside 15. T3rcermillenium

Sepultura - Nation 2001 Track list: 01. Sepulnation 02. Revolt 03. Border Wars 04. One Man Army 05. Vox Populi 06. The Ways Of Faith

07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Uma Cura Who Must Die Saga Tribe To A Nation Politricks Human Cause Reject Water Valtio Bela Lugosi's Dead (bonus Track) Annihilation (bonus Track) Rise Above (bonus Track)

Sepultura - Under A Pale Grey Sky ('96 live) 2002 Track list: 01. Itsari (intro) 02. Roots Bloody Roots 03. Spit 04. Territory 05. Breed Apart 06. Attitude 07. Cut-throat 08. Troops Of Doom 09. Beneath The Remains/mass Hypnosis 10. Born Stubborn 11. Desperate Cry 12. Necromancer 13. Dusted 14. Endangered Species 15. We Who Are Not As Others 16. Straighthate 17. Dictatorshit 18. Refuse/resist 19. Arise/dead Embryonic Cells 20. Slave New World 21. Biotech Is Godzilla 22. Inner Self 23. Policia 24. We Gotta Know 25. Kaiowas 26. Ratamahatta 27. Orgasmatron

Sepultura - Roorback 2003

Track list: 01. Come Back Alive 02. Godless 03. Apes Of God 04. More Of The Same 05. Urge 06. Corrupted 07. As It Is 08. Mindwar 09. Leech 10. The Rift 11. Bottomed Out 12. Activist 13. Outro

Sepultura - Live In So Paulo 2005 Track list: 01. Intro 02. Apes Of God 03. Slave New World 04. Propaganda 05. Attitude 06. Choke 07. Inner Self/beneath The Remains 08. Escape To The Void 09. Mindwar 10. Troops Of Doom 11. Necromancer 12. Sepulnation 13. Refuse/resist 14. Territory 15. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos 16. Bullet The Blue Sky 17. Reza 18. Biotech Is Godzilla 19. Arise/dead Embrionic Cells 20. Come Back Alive 21. Roots Bloody Roots

Sepultura - Dante XXI 2006 Track list: 01. Intro #4 02. Dark Wood Of Error 03. Convicted In Life 04. City Of Dis 05. False 06. Fighting On 07. Intro #2 08. Ostia

09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Buried Words Nuclear Seven Repeating The Horror Intro #1 Crown And Miter Intro #3 Still Flame

Sex Pistols - formata in anul 1975, in Anglia Perioada de activitate - 1975 - 1978. Membrii trupei: Steve Jones (chitara), Paul Cook (tobe), Glen Matlock (bass) inlocuit mai tarziu de Sid Vicious (voce,bass; nume real - John Ritchie), Johnny Rotten (voce; nume real - John Lydon) Stiluri abordate: Punk, British Punk * Sex Pistols - discografie "Urasc arta, nu pot sa o suport. Ia lucrurile mult prea in serios, ca pe ceva foarte periculos, ori in realitate nu este asa. Oricine poate sa faca un disc" (Johnny Rotten) O cariera meteorica ce a bulversat industria muzicii rock in a doua jumatate a anilor '70. Opera unui creator de moda vizionar Malcom 'Pygmalion' McLaren s-a impus in doar cateva luni printr-o atitudine provocatoare si violenta ce a generat o noua muzica o noua lume muzicala si o noua filosofie - punk-ul - mostenire a mitolofiei rock anarhice anglo-americane: The Sooges, MC5, The Who etc. Fost manager al grupului american New York Dolls, McLaren se intoarce la Londra la inceputul lui 1975 si isi deschide un magazin de moda numit 'Sex' pe King`s Road. Matlock, Jones si Cook toti trei nascuti in 1951 care formau impreuna cu chitaristul Wally Nightingale cvartetul The Swankers obisnuiau sa-si piarda timpul liber in magazinul lui McLaren unde Matlock era angajat. Malcom se decide sa se ocupe de Swankers si in cosecinta il concediaza pe Wally pentru a-l introduce in grupul John Lydon, un londonez nascut pe 31 ianuarie 1956 pe care il boteaza Johnny Rotten ('Putredul' nu se mai stie daca datorita dintilor sai cariati sau caracterului sau asemanator). Tot el stabileste noul nume: Sex Pistols. Prima aparitie live a trupei are loc la 6 noiembrie 1976 la Colegiul

de Arta St. Martin si cu aceasta ocazie Sex Pistols, descrisi inca de la inceput drept 'cosmarul culturii britanice', declanseaza un urias val de oroare si valva ce va dura intreaga lor activitate. Desi extrem de rudimentare si complet nepregatite primele lor concerte se remarca prin energia exploziva nemaiintalnita. Urletul lor nihilist de care erau responsabili in special Rotten si McLaren va zgudui din temelii scena britanica si va ravasi intreaga industrie rock. Abil, McLaren profita de lipsa de experienta a membrilor grupului si le creeaza acestora o imagine de tineri furiosi ce refuza atat normele morale burgheze cat si atitudinea clasica a starurilor rock. In ianuarie 1976 aveau deja un grup de suporteri fanatici care ii insoteau pretudindeni printre care se aflau la un moment dat si Sid Vicious. Concertele din acel an nu le creeaza reputatia de grup 'anti' - orice, insa toate showurilese se inchid de fiecare data cu violente si scandaluri monstruase. La 17 august 1976 are loc un prim concert in al carui program apar noi trupe de punk - alaturi de Sex Pistols pe scena urca BuzzCocks si The Clash. Intre 20 si 21 septembrie are loc noua premiera: primul festival de muzica punk tinut la Club 100, iar Sex pistols sunt 'capul de afis'. Cu aceasta ocazie violenta care inconjoara grupul atinge apogeul cand o fata din public isi pierde vederea in urma unui accident provocat de Sid Vicious - cel mai turbat fan al lor. Publicitatea negativa nu-i impiedica sa incheie un contract cu EMI la 16 octombrie in urma caruia primesc un avans de 40.000 de lire sterline pentru realizarea single-ului 'Anarchy in UK'. De la rasul batjocoritor a lui Rotten din debut si pana la ultimile secunde de feedback este un single cu adevarat entuziasmant. In decembrie participa

la emisiuna Tv a lui Bill Grundy 'Today at 6' si isi atrag dispretul intregii tari prin injuraturile si obscenitatiile debitate. Desi intreaga presa ii taxeaza usturator, pustimea britanica este incantata si astfel revolutia punk ia amploare nationala. Scandalul se amplifica atunci cand mai multe concerte din cadrul turneului Anarchy in UK sunt anulate iar single-ul este boicotat de magazinele de discuri (chiar si in aceste conditii reuseste sa urce pana pe locul 38 in topul national). Publicitatea potrivnica ii determina pe cei de la EMI sa realizeze contractul si sa piarda astfel suma acordata ca avans. In februarie, Rotten si McLaren il inlocuiesc pe Matlock un tip cu mult prea mult bun simt (care formeaza ulterior The Rich Kids) cu Sid Vicious (Sidney John Beverly nascut pe 10 mai 1957 la Londra) un personaj complet iesit din minti care, in scurt timp,devine idolul punk prin excelenta. Urmeaza un nou contract cu A&M de aceasta data semnat de fata cu presa in fata palatului Buckingham si un nou avans de 75.000 de lire sterline. Dupa numai o saptamana insa contractul este anulat din cauza puternicei presiuni exercitata de muzicienii 'seriosi' ai label`ului in frunte cu Rick Wakeman. In fine la 12 mai este randul casei de discuri Virgin sa-si incerce norocul si pentru Sex Pistols sa mai incaseze inca 50.000 de lire reusind astfel formata de a aduna peste 150.000 de lire sterline pentru un singur single. Single-ul 'God save the queen', lansat chiar de ziua reginei printr-un concert sustinut pe un vapor pe Tamisa, s-a incheiat cu arestarea lui McLaren. Piesa a bulversat populatia regatului si in ciuda interdictiei de difuzare ajunge No.1 in topul revistei New Musical Express si pe locul 2 in topul national. Al treilea single este melodicul 'Pretty Vacant' - compozitie Matlock care readuce grupul in Top 10 (locul 6). In ciuda succesului, opozitia opiniei publice se radicalizeaza ajungandu-se pana la cererea oficiala de desfintare a grupului facuta de parlamentul conservator Marcus Lipton. Interzisi tot mai mult in Anglia, Sex Pistols sustin un turneu in Scandinavia, iar la intoarcerea in tara concerteaza sub nume false, precum Spot sau Tax Exiles.In iarna dau din nou lovitura cu 'Holidays In The Sun'. In anul 1977 lanseaza in sfarsit primul album cu incantatorul titlul 'Never mind The Bollocks - Here`s The Sex Pistols', fiind singurul LP aparut in timpul scurtei vieti a formatiei, ce intra direct pe locul 1 in topul britanic in ovatiile criticii. Discul este ,de fapt, o culegere a singleurilor aparute anterior si marcheaza inceputul sfarsitului pentru Sex Pistols. Incercarea de a realiza un film despre istoria grupui consuma mult timp si bani iar dementialul si controversatul concert american care urmeaza da lovitura de gratie unei formatii sfasiata de conflicte interne. La finalul concertului de la San Francisco, ce a incheiat turneul, Johnny Rotten isi anunta retragerea (formeaza aproape imediat Pubic Image Limited dar asta e alta poveste). McLaren si cei trei incearca sa se opuna evidentelor si anunta o excursie in Brazilia pt a inregistra alaturi de Ronald Biggs - infractor celebru pt. implicarea in asa - numitul 'jaf al secolului'. Vicious, distrus de consumul de heroina, nu ia parte la excursie, dar Jones si Cook se dovedesc mai mult decat incitati de aceasta cascadorie publicitara. In aceasta formula inedita este inregistrat single-ul 'No One Is

Innocent (A Punk Prayer)' ce contine pe fata B varianta cacofonica data de Vicious celebrei 'My Way' a lui Frank Sinatra. Incercarile disperate de salvare ale grupului ale lui McLaren nu dau rezultate. Jones si Cook formeaza The Profesionals iar Vicious, din ce in ce mai remarcat de consumul de droguri, incearca sa continue solo si inregisteaza varianta necovingatoare a 'C`Mon Everybody' a lui Eddie Cochrane. La sfarsitul lui 1978 este condamnat pentru uciderea logodnicei sale -Nancy, iar pe 12 feruarie 1979 aflat in libertate provizorie moare in urma unei supradoze. In acelasi an apare filmul The Great Rock`n`Roll Swindle regizat de Julien Temple ce prezinta istoria grupuli in viziunea lui Malcom McLaren. Ca ironie in ciuda faptului ca Sex Pistols au schimbat radical fata muzicii rock, din punct de vedere muzical, nu au realizat mare lucru. Totusi asaltul lor asupra starurilor consacrate le-a determinat pe acestea sa-si caute noi forme de exprimare si sa-si reactualizeze stilul. In plus, muzica lor rudimentara si violenta a inspirat numerosi muzicieni tineri incurajandu-i pe cei care din lipsa de bani sau tehnica instrumentala nu indrazneau sa se lanseze in muzica. Dar cel mai important a fost faptul ca au reusit sa zdruncine 'scena' rock intrata pe atunci in dulcea amorteala facandu-i, atat pe artisti cat si pe fani, sa se intrebe ce nu merge bine. In anul 1996, dorind sarbatorirea a 20 de ani de la infiintare, trupa s-a reunit pentru un turneu international, Glen Matlock inlocuindu-l pe Sid Vicious. In urma seriilor de concerte, a rezultat Filthy Lucre Live, iar in 1998, sub regia lui Julien Temple este lansat filmul documentar The Filth and The Glory. Membrii SEX PISTOLS, in mare masura o creatie a genului publicitar a lui McLaren, si-au jucat pana la capat rolul de extremisti punk, pentru multi contand mai mult imaginea si carisma lor decat muzica pe care au lasat-o in urma.

Discografie Sex Pistols


Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols (Oct 28, 1977) #1 UK, #106 US The Great Rock & Roll Swindle (Feb 26, 1979) #7 UK Some Product: Carri on Sex Pistols (outtakes compilation) (Jul 27, 1979) #6 UK Flogging a Dead Horse (compilation) (Feb 1980) #23 UK Kiss This: The Best Of (Oct 1992) #10 UK Filthy Lucre Live (June 1996) #26 UK Jubilee: The Best Of (May 27, 2002) #29 UK Sex Pistols (box set) (June 2002)

Six Feet Under s-a format in anul 1995, in orasul Tampa, Florida din SUA. Perioada de activitate: 1995 - prezent Members: - Chris Barnes - voce, Steve Swanson - chitara, Terry Butler - Bass, Greg Gall - tobe; Allen West - chitara (1995 - 1998) Stiluri abordate: Death Six Feet Under - Discografie Format ca un proiect pus pe al doilea plan de catre Barnes si chitaristul de la Obituary, Allen West in 1993, Six Feet Under a luat o intorsatura diferita cand Barnes a fost izgonit din trupa in care se implica mai mult la acel timp, Cannibal Corpse in '95. Aparenta trupei ca fiind lidera invierii deaths metal-ului underground s-a schimbat din nou in ianuarie 1998 cand West a parasit trupa. Intra in componenta fostul chitarist al trupei Massacre, Steve Swanson.Steve a invatat 17 cantece in cele 3 saptamani dinaintea turneului, spune el.Cantecele noastre nu sunt cele mai tehnice scrise vreodata, dar Steve le-a interpretat ca si cand le-ar fi cantat de ani de zile. Ironic, atunci cand trupa s-a adunat pentru prima oara in Tampa, Florida pentru a incepe sa scrie melodiile care eventual vor fi devenit Maximum Violence, erau intr-o incurcatura: vor continua calea experimentala de pe albumul Warpath din 1997 sau se vor intoarce la radacinile lor de death metal?Aveam un nou chitarist, asa ca melodiile s-au schimbat considerabil, isi aminteste Barnes. Ne-am intors inapoi si am mers inainte incercand diferite chestii, dar in final lucrurile au luat o forma. Barnes nu s-a intors la radacini doar prin voce; in melodii ca Hacked to Pieces si Bones amprenta de gore asupra versurilor este din nou prezenta. Cuvintele mele sunt extensia a ceea ce simt in acel moment, explica el. Acesta este felul in care a fost mereu. Versurile mele sunt alcatuite din ganduri, fantezie si fictiune. Oamenii le vor intelege dupa ce le vor citi. Maximum Violence a fost inregistrat din februarie-martie 1999 la Criteria Studios in Miami si a fost produs de catre trupa si directorul Metal Blade, Brian Slagel. Am inregistrat 2 cantece pentru EP[Alive and Dead din 1996] acolo, spune Barnes. E un studio foarte confortabil si placut. Lucrul evident pentru noi era sa stam pe loc si sa

inregistram la Morrisound, dar ne-am gandit la noi ca la o trupa noua si am vrut sa incepem de la capat. Este valabila si o varianta limitata digi-pack a albumului Maximum Violence, ce contine 2 cover-uri, Wrathchild de la Iron Maiden si un cover a Jailbreaker-ului de la Thin Lizzys, care sunt adaugate la o redare respectuoasa a albumului War Machine a celor de la Kiss, ce apare pe toate versiunile albumului. Cand nu face curse de drag langa casa lui din Tampa, Florida, Chris Barnes de la Six Feet Under este o masina de death non-stop. De fapt, poate ca el este singurul bunic in viata al death-metalului - o eticheta care il face sa zambeasca mereu, cantaretul recunoaste pe un ton rusinos. Oricum, felul asta de recunoastere merita efortul pentru acest stil de muzica. Cu siguranta apreciez asta. Pe marginea nedezvaluirii celor mai noi lespezi ingramadite cu ramasite umane, Six Feet Under devin salbatici de data astasecerator, aspru, aceasta este tema de revenire inconjurand cele 11 melodii gasite stranse in aceasta proaspat-cioplita cutie. Inregistrat la Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida si Criteria The Hit Factory in Miami, efortul trupei in cel de-al optulea album,13, va va sfasia capetele, asa cum atat de elocvent descrie Barnes(cu toate ca aceasta este o propozitie misiune pe care legenda a folosit-o inca de la debutul trupei cu Haunted, in 1995). Alaturi de chitaristul Steve Swanson, legenda bass Terry Butler (Death,Massacre), si tobosarul Greg Gall, cei patru continua sa urmeze o cariera stranie care uneste death metalul simplu cu fetisul lor pentru incercatul si adevaratul sunet clasic al artei. Si consistenta este cheia catre idealul lui Barnes. Am incercat sa lansam ceva in fiecare an, spune el, cu respect catre izbucnirile creative care au fost o urata, dar regulata aparitie de peste un deceniu. Majoritatea trupelor in afara de cele din anii 70 sau 80 lansau un album o data la 3 sau 4 ani. Eu nu am atat timp.Simt ca trebuie sa fiu in continua miscare si sa creez cat de mult pot, atat timp cat sunt aici. Nu o sa ma joc asa cum multe alte trupe o fac. Sunt aici ca sa compun versuri si sa fac muzica pt noi in primul rand. Tinem cu siguranta legatura cu cei carora le place muzica noastra si incercam sa fim in forma pentru fanii nostri. Cred ca asta este un lucru pe care lam facut intotdeauna: stiu mereu ce se intampla in jurul meu, in industria muzicala. Intotdeauna am iubit ceea ce fac. Este o pasiune pentru mine si chiar iubesc sa compun. Si sa fac asta odata la 3 ani sau ceva de genulnu pot sa stau atat de mult. Sunt o persoana nerabdatoare. Cand stiu ca vreau sa fac ceva, o fac. E posibil sa-mi trebuiasca vreo 2 minute ca sa planuiesc bine, dar o fac si ma transpun in ceea ce fac. Nu pot sa astept sa vina timpul ca sa scriu, e pasiunea mea. Albumul acesta este catalizarea mea principala acum, continua el. Am facut asta impreuna din octombrie. Acum cu o data de lansare stabilita, este doar o problema de a ma forta sa fac urmatorul pas in ce am facut cu acest disc si ce a facut trupa in compozitie. Trebuie sa ajunga la urmatorul pas, ceea ce este lucrul care ma va conduce in urmatoarele 6 sau 7 luni.

Discografie Six Feet Under

1995 - Haunted 1996 - Alive And Dead [EP] 1997 - Warpath 1999 - Maximum Violence 2000 - Live [EP] 2000 - Graveyard Classics 2001 - True Carnage 2003 - Double Dead [Live] 2003 - Bringer Of Blood 2004 - Graveyard Classics 2 2005 - 13

The Smashing Pumpkins - s-a format in anul 1988 in Chicago, Illinois, SUA Perioada de activitate: 1988 - 2000. Membri: Jimmy Chamberlin - tobe, Billy Corgan - voce, chitara, James Iha - chitara, D'arcy Wretzky - bass Ex-membri: Melissa Auf Der Maur - bass, Matt Walker, Kenny Arnoff si Matt Cameron (bateristi) Stiluri abordate: Grunge, Post-Grunge The Smashing Pumpkins - discografie The Smashing Pumpkins este o trupa mai putin influentata de punk decat formatiile contemporane, cu un sunet mai dens stratificat si cu chitari-heavy, si adesea cu un sound electronic. Tonul emotional dat de cantecele scrise de liderul trupei - Billy Corgan variaza de la furie (Bullet with Butterfly Wings) la incapatanare (Disarm) si pana la a jubila (Cherub Rock). Initial, The Smashing Pumpkins a fost compusa din Billy Corgan (chitara si voce), James Iha (chitara), D'arcy Wretzky (bass) si Jimmy Chamberlin (tobe). Totusi, Melissa aud der Maur a inlocuit-o pe D'arcy in ultimii ani de existenta a formatiei. Grupul s-a lovit de multe schimbari de ale bateristilor in perioada 1997 -1998, perioada in care au trecut prin componenta trupei Matt Walker, Kenny Arnoff si Matt Cameron. La varsta de 19 ani, Billy Corgan - vocalist si chitarist - paraseste orasul natal Chicago, Illinois pentru a se muta in ST. Petersburg, Florida impreuna cu formatia sa goth THE MARKED, numita asa datorita semnului din nastere de pe mana sa. Aceasta trupa nu este una de succes si este dizolvata repede. Corgan se intoarce in Chicago, si se angajeaza intr-un magazin de muzica, unde il cunoaste pe chitaristul James Iha.

Impreuna au inceput sa compuna piese, iar in 1988 fac cunostinta cu D'arcy Wretzky la concertul unei alte trupe in Chicago. La scurt timp, Wretzky li se alatura celor doi si in cele din urma are o relatie cu Iha. Primul concert l-au sustinut in formula de trio intr-un bar polonez. Apoi este adus bateristul de jazz - Jimmy Chamberlin (pana in acel moment bateria era furnizata de un aparat numit "drum machine". In 1989, grupul inregistreaza mai multe casete demo, care au aparut mai tarziu pe o lansare neoficiala EARLY 1989 DEMOS, in 1985. Prima lor lansare oficiala a constituit-o o editie limitata a single-ului intitulat I AM ONE, din 1990, prin intermediul unei case de discuri locale, din Chicago - LIMITED POTENTIAL. S-au vandut toate copiile incurajandu-i sa lanseze un alt single, TRISTESSA, de aceasta data la casa de discuri Sub Pop Records, dupa care au semnat cu Virgin Records. Pentru a le oferi credibilitate INDIE, Virgin Records a facut legatura trupei cu producatorul trupei SONIC YOUTH - BUtch Vig, cu care au inregistrat in 1991 albumul de debut GISH in studioul personal al acestuia - SMART STUDIOS, din Madison, Wisconsin. Au lansat albumul prin intermediul unei filiale Virgin numita CAROLINE RECORDS. Desi albumul este adesea asociat cu actrita Lillian Gish, Corgan a declarat ca nu a fost intitulat dupa numele acesteia. Muzica era o fuziune de chitare in stil heavy-metal, psychedelia si elemente electronice. A cunoscut un succes mic, iar in timpul turneului de promovare pentru GISH, IHA si Wretzky s-au despartit destul de urat, Chamberlin devenise dependent de droguri si alcoo, iar Corgan a intrat intr-o depresie puternica; nu l-a impiedicat totusi sa scrie piese pentru urmatorul album. Pentru a neutraliza si pentru a trece peste depresia sa, Corgan s-a ingropat in munca afirmand ca practic el a trait in studio pentru lansarea urmatorului album SIAMESE DREAM, 1993. Presa muzicala de atunci l-au infatisat pe Corgan ca fiind un tiran in timpul sesiunilor de inregistrari, existand zvonuri legate de faptul ca ar fi inregistrat singur toate partile de chitara si de bass; ceilalti membri au declarat ca pretentiile acestuia erau prea exagerate. Nu s-a confirmat, insa, niciodata cat a facut fiecare membru pentru album, desi Billy a spus ca a cantat majoritatea partilor de chitara, dar doar pentru ca el a compus piesele. Albumul a fost inregistrat la TRICLOPS SOUND STUDIOS, in Atlanta, Georgia, majoritatea intre decembrie 1992 si martie 1993, cu Butch Vig din nou pe post de producator. Motivul pentru care au sesiunile de inregistrare au avut loc la aceasta departare de casa a fost simplu: doreau sa stea departe de prietenii de acasa si de distractiile care ar fi putut dauna procesului de inregistrare a albumului; un alt motiv a fost incercarea disperata de a-i taia lui Chamberlin legatura cu furnizorii sai de droguri. Insa aceasta tentativa a esuat, pentru ca Chamberlin si-a facut noi relatii; el disparea

uneori vreme de cateva zile fara a putea fi contactat, ca intamplator sa fie gasit foarte departe. Corgan declarase ca trupa se va desparti daca albumul nu se va vinde bine, insa SIAMESE DREAM s-a vandut in 4 milioane de exemplare numai SUA, iar videoclipurile pentru piesele TODAY si DISARM au atras atentia asupra trupei din partea publicului internationat, fapt datorat si aparitiilor repetate ale acestor clipuri pe MTV. Chiar si in prezent, acest album este considerat de majoritatea fanilor ca fiind cel mai buna realizare a trupei. In 1994, Virgin a lansat o compilatie de raritati si de piese B-side(care nu fusesera incluse pe albumele anterioare) care s-a numit PISCES ISCARIOT, precum si un concert in format video - VIEUPHORIA. O versiune CD a acestui concert a fost lansata sub numele EARPHORIA, insa doar cu o singura destinatie - posturile de radio. Mult mai tarziu, in anul 2002, VIEUPHORIA (in format DVD) si EARPHORIA sunt lansate si pe scara larga. Dupa un turneu suprasolicitant pentru promovare, formatia si-a luat o vacanta, in care Corgan a lucrat non stop timp de un an reusind sa scrie pentru noul album, conform declaratiilor sale din interviuri, cam 50 de melodii. Cuprins de aceasta vraja a unei creativitati concentrate, grupul The Pumpkins au intrat din nou in studio cu producatorul FLOOD (Mark Ellis) pentru a lucra la ceea ce Corgan descria ca fiind "THE WALL of the '90s", referire la faimosul dublu album conceptual al trupei Pink Floyd. Rezultatul a fost "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness", un album format din 2 discuri (3 in varianta vinil) ce contine 28 de piese cu o durata totala insumata de peste 2 ore. Desi ideea de a suprapune un concept pe acest album a picat pe masura ce a fost inregistrat, dupa lansare, Mellon Collie a fost de un succes si mai mare decat SIAMESE DREAM, cumuland peste 12 milioane de exemplare vandute in lumea intreaga. De asemenea, a furnizat formatiei peste 7 nominalizari la Premiile GRammy din 1996, incluzand "Albumul anului". Dintre hit-urile albumului trebuie amintite "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", "Tonight, Tonight," "1979" and "Zero". Multe dintre piesele care au ramas neincluse, dintr-un motiv sau altul, pe Mellon COllie au fost incluse intr-un box set - THE AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH. Norocul trupei s-a schimbat semnificativ pe 12 iulie 1996 cand Jonathan Melvoin (cooptat la clape pentru durata turneului) si Chamberlin au luat supradoza de heroina intr-o camera de hotel din New York City. Melvoin a murit, iar Chamberlin a fost arestat pentru posesie de droguri. Ca urmare, acesta a fost data afara din trupa, dar a fost reprimit mai tarziu. Desi formatia a reusit sa sustina turneul pana la capat cu alt baterist si alta persoana la clape, formatia a intrat pe un drum descendent,

neprielnic. Billy Corgan devenise o figura dezagreata in randul presei de muzica rock ca urmare a unei declaratii in care sustinea ca rockul a murit. Urmatorul album, lansat in 1988 cu titlul ADORE, a fost lansat dupa moartea mamei lui Corgan si a reprezentat o schimbare majora de stil fata de albumele anterioare. Sound-ul nu mai era la fel de mult orientat spre chitara, ci directionat spre muzica electronica, care a taiat mult din sonoritatea chitarei. Albumul a fost realizat prin folosirea din nou a aparatului "drum machine" si a ramas un album evident experimental. Corgan si-a schimbat si imaginea publica, aparand ca o persoana sumbra cu o imagine ce tinde spre gothic; de asemenea a devenit prieten cu Marilyn Manson. Desi ADORE a primit recenzii destul de favorabile, ba mai mult, a fost nominalizata la BEST ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE la premiile Grammy, albumul nu s-a vandut decat in trei milioane de exemplare. In anul 2000, odata cu intoarcerea lui Jimmy Chamberlin recuperat de pe urma dependentei de droguri - Smashing Pumpkins lanseaza albumul MACHINA/THE MACHINES OF GOD, care contine materiale mai apropiate de sound-ul care i-a consacrat. Nu a reusit, insa, sa re-atraga asupra trupei atentia fanilor pe scara larga. Acest album a reprezentat si indeplinirea dorintei lui Corgan de a scrie si lansa un album conceptual. In acea perioada, componenta formatiei sufera din nou modificari. Basista Wretzky paraseste formatia dupa inregistrarea acestui album si este inlocuita de Melissa Aud der Maur, fosta basista a trupei Hole, si impreuna cu aceasta Smashing Pumpkins sustine turneul SACRED AND PROFANE pentru promovarea albumului. In mai 2000, Billy Corgan anunta decizia trupei de a se desparti la sfarsitul acelui an, dupa ce vor sustine o serie de concerte. Inainte ca drumul formatiei sa se incheie, au mai lansat un album, ultimul, intitulat MACHINA II/THE FRIENDS & ENEMIES OF MODERN MUSIC, in luna septembrie 2000, intr-o editie limitata pe vinil. Albumul a fost insotit de permisiunea acordata fanilor de a distribui gratuit acest album pe internet. Ultima inregistrare a trupei a constituit-o single-ul "UNTITLED". Ultima aparitie live a trupei a avut loc pe 2 decembrie 200, cand Smashing Pumpkins au cantat la THE METRO, acelasi club din Chicago unde, practic, si-au inceput cariera in urma cu 12 ani. Inca se lucreaza la un DVD cu un continut de 4 ore de concert care urmeaza a fi lansat. In 2001, este lansata o compilatie de hituri purtand titlul ROTTEN APPLES (GREATEST HITS), continand piese diverse caracteristice carierei formatiei. Exista si o versiune rara ce contine 2 discuri, lansata intr-o editie limitata, si care include piese B-side si raritati; aceasta versiune se numeste JUDAS 0. In aceeasi perioada a fost lansata si o compilatie greatest hits in format DVD, cuprinzand toate videoclipurile de promovare a pieselor de a albumul GISH pana la MACHINA; de asemenea pe acest DVD mai apare clipul rar I AM ONE, un filmulet de 15 minute intitulat TRY precum si o prestatie la TV a GEEK USA. Tot pe acest dvd apare si inregistrarea video a piesei FUCK YOU (An Ode To No One) din ultimul spectacol sustinut la THE METRO. Corgan si Chamberlin s-au reunit in 2001 ca membri ai proiectului lui Corgan ZWAN. Singurul lor album, MARY STAR OF THE SEA, a primit recenzii variate, si dupa

ce a anulat cateva aparitii live ale trupei Corgan pune capat si acestui proiect, in '03. In octombrie 2004, Corgan isi lanseaza volumul de poezii intitulat BLINKING WITH FISTS. De asemenea, a lansat si un album solo - TheFutureEmbrace. In aceeasi perioada, Jimmy Chamberlin a sustinut un turneu de promovare a primului sau album solo - THE JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX. James Iha si-a terminat treaba ca chitarist pentru formatia A PERFECT CIRCLE si in prezent apare in alte trupe precum TEAM SLEEP alaturi de Chino Moreno, si VANESSA AND THE O's. D'arcy Wretzky nu a facut nici o declaratie sau vreo aparitie de la plecarea din trupa in 1999. Pe 21 iunie 05, in ziua lansarii albumui solo TheFutureEmbrace al lui Billy Corgan, acesta a ocupat o pagina intreaga din ziarul Chicago Tribune cu un anunt in care afirma ca doreste sa reuneasca trupa. "De un an tin un secret, un secret pe care am ales sa-l tin. Dar acum vreau ca voi sa fiti printre primii care afla ca am facut planuri de reinnoire si reinviere a formatiei The Smashing Pumpkins. Imi vreau formatia inapoi, si cantecele si visele mele". Nu au fost oferite alte informatii cu privire la viitoare componenta sau viitoare albume din partea grupului si nici nu a spus cand va incerca sa reformeze formatia. A semnat anuntul cu logo-ul specific trupei. Jimmy Chamberlin a fost primul care a confirmat public interesul de a se alatura lui Corgan. Tot Chamberlin a spus intr-un interviu ca nu a mai auzit nimic de D'arcy de cativa ani, insa a pastrat legatura prin E-mail cu James Iha. Daca reuniunea va avea loc in perioada urmatoare va avea o sincronizare benefica, deoarece contractul formatiei cu casa de discuri VIRGIN e pe cale sa expire. Libera de contract, formatia ar putea semna o noua intelegere, mai favorabila trupei, cu Virgi n sau alta casa de discuri.

Discografie The Smashing Pumpkins:


- Albume de studio LP: 1991 Gish 1993 Siamese Dream (released by vinyl as two red EPs) 1994 Gish (Rerelease, remaster, release by vinyl) 1995 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (double CD - triple LP, released on vinyl as six 5 track EPs with revisited tracklisting and two bonus tracks) 1998 Adore 2000 MACHINA/The Machines of God 2000 MACHINA II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music (3 EPs of b-sides & 1 LP; only 25 made the band encouraged free online distribution)

- EPs and B-sides 1991 Lull - EP 1994 Pisces Iscariot (CD collection of B-sides) 2001 Judas 0 ( limited edition bonus CD to Rotten Apples; a collection B-sides meant to "sequel" Pisces Iscariot)

Live and compilations 1994 Earphoria (audio companion-piece to Vieuphoria - very limited promotional CD; full release in 2002) 1994 Vieuphoria (live VHS; re-released on DVD with additional bonus material in 2002) 1995 Early 1989 Demos (unofficial release, originally recorded in 1989) 1996 The Aeroplane Flies High (box set of 5 expanded CD singles) 2001 Rotten Apples (Greatest Hits) (CD; a limited edition included Judas O) 2001 Greatest Hits Video Collection (DVD and VHS release; includes all music videos except "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" and the retrospective edit of "Untitled")

Soundgarden - a fost formata in 1984, in Seattle, Washington - SUA. Perioada de activitate: 1985 - 1997. Membri: Matt Cameron - tobe, Chris Cornell - voce, Ben Shepherd - bass, Kim Thayil - chitara. Ex-membri: Hiro Yamamoto - bass, Jason Everman - bass, Scott Sundquist - tobe. Stiluri abordate: Grunge Soundgarden - discografie

Soundgarden a fost formata in 1984 de catre Chris Cornell(tobe si voce) si Hiro Yamamoto(bass), mai tarziu alaturandu-se Kim Thayil (chitara), care s-a mutat la Seattle din Illinois cu Yamamoto si Bruce Pavitt (mai tarziu acesta a infiintat casa de discuri SUB POP RECORDS). Numele trupei este inspirat de o instalatie de arta/sunet de exterior numita "The Sound Garden" localizata pe proprietatea unei agentii stiintifice americane din Seattle, instalatie care produce sunete ciudate atunci cand sufla vantul. Initial, Cornell era si la tobe in timp ce canta, dar formatia l-a inrolat pe Scott Sundquist pentru a-l lasa pe Cornell sa se concentreze asupra partii vocale. Grupul inregistreaza 2 piese care au aparut pe DEEP SIX, o compilatie pentru casa de discuri C/Z RECORDS, compilatie pe care mai apar piese semnat de GREEN RIVER, SKIN YARD si THE MELVINS. In 1986, Sundquist paraseste formatia si este inlocuit de Matt Cameron, care fusese baterist in trupa SKIN YARD. Grupul semneaza un contract cu SUB POP RECORDS si lanseaza in 1987 ep-ul SCREAMING LIFE si ep-ul FOPP in 1988. A existat si o compilatie numita SCREAMING LIFE/FOPP in 1990. Desi curtata de case de discuri importante, in 1988, Soundgarden a semnat cu SST RECORDS pentru a-si lansa albumul de debut, intitulat ULTRAMEGA OK, care le-a adus o nominalizare GRAMMY.In anul 1989 grupul lanseaza primul album pentru casa de discuri importanta. Albumul s-a numit LOUDER THAN LOVE, iar casa de discuri in cauza a fost A&M RECORDS. Dupa lansarea acestui album, Yamamoto ii paraseste pe ceilalti pentru a-si urma studiile la colegiu. Pentru scurt timp este inlocuit de JASON EVERMAN (ex-Nirvana), care apare cu SOundgarden in videoclipul Louder Than Live, dar cel care devine inlocuitorul lui Yamamoto este BEN SHEPHERD. Noua componenta a grupului iregistreaza in '91 urmatorul album BADMOTORFINGER. Desi de succes, albumul a fost umbrit de albumul NEVERMIND al trupei Nirvana. Soundgarden castiga public promovandu-si albumul in turneul cu Guns N'Roses; mai tarziu lanseaza videoclipul Motorvision, filmat in timpul turneului. Trupa isi face aparitia si in 'filmul grunge' - SINGLES cu piesa Birth Ritual care este inclusa pe coloana sonora a filmului. Pe langa aceasta melodie, pe acelasi soundtrack apare si o piesa solo a lui Cornell SEASONS. De asemenea, filmul a continut un clip al versiunii demo a piesei SPOONMAN, care urma sa apara pe albumul SUPERUNKNOWN, din 1994. Albumul SUPERUNKNOWN este condus spre succes de single-urile BLACK HOLE SUN, SPOONMAN, FELL ON BLACK DAYS. Ultimul album al formatiei a fost lansat in 1996 si s-a numit DOWN ON THE UPSIDE. Dupa acesta, in 1997, membrii formatiei au anuntat despartirea trupei in aprilie 1997. Cateva luni mai tarziu este lansata o compilatie greatest -hits, A-SIDES. Chris Cornell a realizat un album solo -

EUPHORIA MORNING si mai tarziu a format AUDIOSLAVE impreuna cu 3 ex-membri Rage Against The Machine, in timp ce Cameron a plecat in turneu cu PEARL JAM in 1998 pentru promovarea albumului lor - YIELD, mai tarziu devenind un membru permanent al trupei PEARL JAM. Thayil isi uneste fortele cu JELLO BIAFRA - fostul solist al trupei DEAD KENNEDYS, cu KRIST NOVOSELIC - fostul basist al trupei NIRVANA si cu GINA MAINWAL (tobe) pentru un singur concert sustinut sub numele NO WTO COMBO cu ocazia intrunirii WTO din 1999, in Seattle. Concertul a fost anulat datorita miscarilor lor de protest care au generat in violente intre fortele de ordine si protestatarii anti-globalizare. Au lansat in schimb un album - LIVE FROM THE BATTLE IN SEATTLE. Thayil a mai contribuit la unul din proiectele solo ale lui DAVE GROHL - PROBOT, lansat in 2004. Pe 24 mai 2005, Audioslave a lansat cel de-al doilea album - OUT OF EXILE care a debutat pe locul 1 in topul Billboard.

Discografie Soundgarden:
1987 Screaming Life EP (Sub Pop) 1988 Fopp EP (Sub Pop) 1988 Ultramega OK (SST) 1989 Louder Than Love (A&M) 1990 Screaming Life/Fopp (Sub Pop) 1991 Badmotorfinger (A&M) 1994 Superunknown (A&M) 1995 Songs from the Superunknown (A&M) 1996 Down on the Upside (A&M) 1997 A-Sides (A&M)

Suede - formata in 1989 in Anglia Perioada de activitate: 1989 - 2003. Membri (ultima componenta): - Brett Anderson - voce, Mat Osman - bass, Simon Gilbert - tobe, Richard Oakes - chitara, voce (backing), Alex Lee - chitara, clape, voce (backing). Ex-Membri: Neil Codling - clape, chitara, voce (backing), Bernard Butler - chitara, pian, Justine Frischmann - chitara, Justin Welch -tobe, Mike Joyce - tobe. Stiluri abordate: Alternative Pop/Rock, Britpop Suede - discografie Totul a inceput cand Brett Anderson si Mat Osman au infiintat in 1981 o formatie ce se numea Geoff. Nu intocmai inceputul formatiei Suede, dar se indreptau cu pasi repezi spre asta. Inceputul istoriei formatiei Suede a fost de fapt in 1988 cand Brett a decis sa se mute la Londra. I-a propus lui Mat sa formeze o formatie iar acesta a

fost de acord. Au cautat al treilea membru , punand o reclama in Melody Maker, in care anuntau ca au nevoie de un chitarist. Interesat de locul liber a fost un tanar chitarist foarte talentat, Bernard Butler. Trioul a cantat in cluburi din Londra insa nu au avut parte de o reactie buna din partea publicului. Mai tarziu, prietena de atunci a lui Brett, Justine Frischmann s-a alaturat formatiei ca si chitarist secund. Numele formatiei era atunci Suave and Elegant . Dupa un timp, au primit un contract pentru 2 single-uri care nu au mai fost promovate. Justine nu facuse multe pentru Suede cand a luat decizia sa paraseasca trupa in 1991 pentru a-si continua studiile. Oricum, dupa spusele lui Mat, lucrurile s-au imbunatatit dupa plecarea ei.Si asa a fost. In timp ce Justine era in trupa si-au schimbat numele in Suede. In iunie 1991, Simon Gilbert s-a alaturat formatiei ca baterist ,inainte acesta fiind vanzator de bilete la London ULU. Initial, formatia Suede era constituita din acest cvartet. In aprilie 1992, Suede a aparut pe coperta revistei Melody Maker, fiind proclamata cea mai buna formatie noua in Marea Britanie. Va puteti imagina cat de incredibil a fost? Nu scosesera nici un single pana atunci. Au semnat un contract pentru 7 single-uri cu noua casa de discuri Nude Records si apoi au si scos primul single The Drowners, in mai 1992. Suede au devenit foarte cunoscuti. The Drowners a ajuns pe pozitia 49 in topurile britanice. Lumea vorbea despre Suede ca si cand ar fi fost singura molecula de oxigen disponibila in 1992. Un single nemaipomenit cu trasaturi care l-au facut sa devina atractia principala; o declaratie controversata "sunt un bisexual care nu a avut experiente homosexuale"; performante fabuloase pe scena. Urmat de singleurile Metal Mickey si Animal Nitrate care au avut un succes la fel de mare ca si The Drowners, nu e de mirare ca albumul lor de debut a fost un mare succes. Albumul a fost proclamat a fi cel mai asteptat album de debut de la Sex Pistols si pana atunci. Albumul a ajuns pe locul 1 in UK si a castigat premiul Mercury pentru cel mai bun album britanic. O alta situatie controversata a aparut atunci cand o emisiune a banat albumul din cauza copertei pe care erau doua femei care se sarutau.

La mijlocul procesului de inregistrare al celui de-al doilea album, Dog Man Star, Bernard a parasit trupa. S-a certat cu membrii Suede; s-a casatorit in mai 1994 fara a-i invita pe acestia la ceremonie; apoi s-a intors in studio pentru a-si strange chitarile si celelalte lucruri si a plecat fara sa spuna nimic. Ultima data cand a cantat alaturi de Suede a fost la Queens Hall, Edinburgh. Multi critici au afirmat ca momentul acela a reprezentat sfarsitul trupei. De fapt, a fost mai mult ca inceputul unei noi ere pentru ei. Anuntul in care cautau un chitarist

a adus cateva sute de candidati la auditie. Locul lui bernard a fost luat apoi de tanarul de 17 ani, Richard Oakes care s-a alaturat oficial formatiei pe 17sep94. La inceput, mergea in turnee cantand coveruri dupa piesele lui Bernard, pana cand a fost fortat de ceilalti trei membri sa scrie propria sa piesa. L-au incuiat intr-un dormitor in timp ce ei au iesit sa bea ceva si asa a fost creata piesa Together. Din pacate , Dog Man Star, lansat pe 10 octombrie 1994, nu a avut un succes la fel de mare ca si primul album. Era perioada in care se afirmau Blur si Oasis si multe titluriale revistelor in voga au surprins rivalitati intre ei si aceste formatii. O anume rivalitate intre Suede si Blur a inceput la un festival, unde Blur au cantat beti, iar Suede au avut o performanta nemaipomenita. Aceasta s-a agravat cand Damon Albarn de la Blur a inceput sa iasa cu Justine.Ura faptul ca ea a facut parte candva din Suede si chiar a scris piesa Charmless Man doar pentru Brett! Suede si-au acordat apoi o binemeritata pauza pentru a-si reface puterile. Atunci a fost momentul cand cel mai nou membru, Neil Codling, varul lui Simon, s-a alaturat trupei.Neil canta la clape, scria cantece si facea baking vocals pentru Suede. Si asa s-a format noul grup SUEDE. Cel de-al treilea album Coming UP a fost lansat pe 2 septembrie 1996 si a reprezentat o reintoarcere stralucitoare a trupei. A avut 5 single-uri magnifice care au devenit hit-uri si au ajuns in top-urile scenei muzicale britanice. Una dintre cele mai mari provocari ale grupului a fost lansarea unui dublu cd, Sci-Fi Lullabies, ce continea 27 de piese , pe 6 octombrie 1997. Albumul nu este altceva decat o dovada ca Suede este o formatie care face parti b magnifice pentru single-urile lor. Suede este singura formatie care a putut canta numai piese de pe partea b la o intalnire a fanclubului. Asa cum criticii afirma, Suede au schimbat intelesul termenului "b-side". Urmatorul album, Head Music, ne aduce la un nou capitol din istoria Suede. Introduc mai multe sound-uri electronice, mult mai hi-tech decat ceea ce au facut ei inainte si complet diferit, de exemplu, de albumul lor de debut. Aceasta ilustreaza ca "muzica Suede" variaza in atat de mult moduri creative, si ca pot face atat de multe lucruri cu piesele lor si cu totusi sa sune bine. Aceasta este, bineinteles, in totalitate o realizare obtinuta de niste muzicieni speciali. Si sunt intr-adevar si niste OAMENI cu totul speciali. Pe 23 martie 2001, Neil a facut un anunt socant, si anume ca va parasi trupa din cauza ca suferea de "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Boala a fost si cauza absentei la multe intalniri Head Music in 1999. Nu numai ca asta a intarziat munca trupei la urmatorul album, dar a fost si o schimbare semnificanta in istoria Suede. Ar putea fi asta o noua era pentru Suede? Cel care i-a luat locul la intalnirile din 1999 a fost Alex Lee.Acesta a lucrat cu formatia in timp ce au inregitrat demo-ul noului album. A contribuit chiar si cu niste idei de cantece pentru formatie.

Nici nu se putea sa fi fost altcineva... In toamna anului 2003, au facut o retrospectiva a carierei trupei, tinand 5 concerte la Institutul de arte contemporan din Londra, cantand doar cate un album in fiecare seara, cu piese B-side si alte raritati, in ordine cronologica (aceste tipuri de concerte necesitau eforturi uriase din partea unei trupei in ceea ce priveste repetitiile). Dupa lansarea compilatiei de SINGLES (2003) si a piesei"Attitude", formatia a anuntat ca in viitor nu vor mai exista proiecte sau albume desfasurate sub numele SUEDE, aceasta anuntand practic sfarsitul trupei. Ultimul concert, tinut la Astoria, Londra, pe 13 decembrie 2003, a fost un show maraton de 2 ore si jumatate, divizat in 2 parti, plus bis-uri. In mai, 2004, Anderson a confirmat zvonurile despre o colaborare intre el si Bernard Butler; a mai afirmat ca au deja 15 piese si ca vor sa infiinteze o noua trupa, numele nefiind hotarat inca. Ulterior trupa acestora s-a numit THE TEARS.

Discografie SUEDE:
ALBUME: 1993 Suede 1994 Dog Man Star 1996 Coming Up 1999 Head Music 2002 A New Morning COMPILATII: 1997 Sci-Fi Lullabies (B-sides and rarities compilation) 2003 Singles

Macabre
Origin: Chicago, IL, USA Genres: Status: Active Last Update: May 26, 2005

Cult figures in the Chicago metal scene for a number of years, Macabre is an odd little band, self-described "murder metallists" with a style that's actually pretty unique. They combine death metal, clean thrash, meaty metal riffs, and an odd penchant for nursery rhyme sing-song choruses, and their musicianship (at least on the recent Murder Metal release) is surprisingly tight. Lyrically, their infatuation on serial killers and their antics is over-the-top to the point of ridiculousness -- clearly not to be taken seriously, though they do make for the occasional humorous read. It's tempting to toss them into the joke band bin, but they've got a good thing going and Murder Metal is actually an entertaining album. Recently they've put out an album or two under the title Macabre Minstrels, featuring acoustic versions of their songs.

Corporate Death

guitars/vocals

Nefarious Dennis The Menace

bass/vocals drums

(EP) Grim Reality

1987 Decomposed

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Serial Killer Mr. Albert Fish (Was Children You Favorite Dish?) Mass Murderer A. Sulfuric Acid B. Morbid Curiosity C. Lethal Injection Son Of Sam Hot Rods To Hell Ed Gein

Corporate Death Nefarious Dennis The Menace

Gloom

1989 Vinyl Solution

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

Embalmer Trampled To Death Holidays Of Horror Fritz Haarman The Butcher Evil Ole Soul Harvey Glatman (Your Soul Will Forever Rot) Mcmassacre (James Humberty) David Brom Took An Axe Cremator Nostradamus I Need To Kill Ultra Violent Rat Man Hey Laurie Dann Patrick Purdy Killed Five And Wounded Thirty Exhumer Dr. Holmes (He Stripped Their Bones) The Green River Murderer (He'S Still Out There) Funeral Home Disease Natural Disaster

Corporate Death Nefarious Dennis The Menace

Sinister Slaughter

1993 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Night Stalker / Richard Ramirez 02:05 [View Lyrics] The Ted Bundy Song / Ted Bundy Sniper In The Sky / Charles Whitman Montreal Massacre / Mark Lupine Zodiac / Identity Unknown What The Hell Did You Do? / James Edward Pough The Boston Strangler / Albert Desalvo Mary Bell Mary Bell (Reprise) Killing Spree (Postal Killer) / Patrick Sherril Is It Soup Yet? / Daniel Rakowitz White Hen Decapitator / Michael Bethke Howard Unrah (What Have You Done Now?!) / Howard Unrah Gacy'S Lot / John Wayne Gacy There Was A Young Man Who Blew Up A Plane / Jack Gilbert Graham Vampire Of Dusseldorf / Peter Kurtin Shotgun Peterson / Christopher Peterson Whats That Smell? / Jeffery Dahmer Edmond Kemper Had A Horrible Temper / Edmond Kemper What The Heck Richard Speck (Eight Nurses You Wrecked) / Richard Speck Albert Was Worse Than Any Fish In The Sea / Albert Fish

Corporate Death Nefarious Dennis The Menace

21.

(EP) Behind The Wall Of Sleep

1994 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4.

Fishtales Behind The Wall Of Sleep Slaughter Thy Poser Freeze Dried Man

Corporate Death Nefarious Dennis The Menace

Unabomber

1999 Decomposed

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

The Unabomber Ambassador Hotel The Brain David Brom Took An Axe Dr. Holmes - He Stripped Their Bones Ed Gein Serial Killer

Corporate Death Nefarious Dennis The Menace

Dahmer

2000 Hammerheart

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Dog Guts 03:15 [View Lyrics] Hitchhiker 03:30 [View Lyrics] In The Army Now Grandmother'S House Blood Bank Exposure Ambassador Hotel Cup Of Coffee Bath House Jeffrey Dahmer And The Chocolate Factory Apartment 213 Drill Bit Lobotomy Jeffery Dahmer Blues Mcdahmers Into The Toilet With You Coming To Chicago Scrub A Dub Dub Konerak Media Circus Temple Of Bones Trial Do The Dahmer Baptized Christopher Scarver Dahmer'S Dead The Brain

Corporate Death Nefarious Dennis The Menace

Murder Metal

2003 Season Of Mist

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Acid Bath Vampire You'Re Dying To Be With Me Fatal Foot Fetish The Hillside Stranglers Dorthea'S Dead Folks Home The Iceman Poison Werewolf Of Bedburg Morbid Minister The Wustenfeld Man Eater Diary Of Torture Jack The Ripper Fritz Haarman Der Metzger

Corporate Death Nefarious Dennis

Manowar
Origin: New York, NY, USA Genres: Power Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: December 11, 2006

After twenty years in the business, Manowar continues to rally around their "Death To False Metal" battle cry. Though their over-the-top image and lyrics occasionally come across as slightly cheesy, their determination to stand by their beliefs is commendable, and the fact of the matter is that songs such as "Blood Of My Enemies", "Guyana", "Battle Hymns", and "Defender" rank as among the most brilliant, majestic metal songs

ever recorded by any band. It's amazing that, after all this time, Manowar still has a sound that really isn't like anyone else, highlighted by Eric Adam's excellent vocals and a pounding rhythm section led by bassist (and chief songwriter) Joey DeMaio. While Manowar fanatics will doubtless argue that all of their albums are equally outstanding and brilliant, the opinion here is that their early work, particularly the first four albums, are far superior to their later albums, with the 1984 pair of Hail To England and Sign Of The Hammer being their best works. With the release of Warriors Of The World earlier in 2002, Manowar's popularity in Europe remains strong. Upcoming Album: Gods Of War, due in mid-2007.

Eric Adams Karl Logan Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus


former members Ross Funicello David Shankle Donnie Hamzik Kenny "Rhino" Earl

vocals guitars bass drums guitars guitars (see also David Shankle Group) drums drums

Battle Hymns
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1982 Capitol

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Death Tone Metal Daze Fast Taker Shell Shock Manowar Dark Avenger William's Tale Battle Hymn

Eric Adams Ross Funicello Joey DeMaio Donnie Hamzik

Into Glory Ride

1983 Megaforce

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Warlord Secrets Of Steel Gloves Of Metal Gates Of Valhalla Hatred Revelation (death's Angel) March For Revenge (by The Soldiers Of Death)

Eric Adams Ross Funicello Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus

Hail To England
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1984 /MFN,/Roa

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Blood Of My Enemies Each Dawn I Die Kill With Power Hail To England Army Of The Immortals Black Arrows Bridge Of Death

Eric Adams Ross Funicello Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus

Sign Of The Hammer


BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1984 10

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

All Men Play On 10 Animals Thor (the Powerhead) Mountains Sign Of The Hammer The Oath Thunderpick Guyana (cult Of The Damned)

Eric Adams Ross Funicello Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus

Fighting The World

1987 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Fighting The World Blow Your Speakers Carry On Violence And Bloodshed Defender Drums Of Doom Holy War

Eric Adams Ross Funicello Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus

8. 9.

Master Of Revenge Black Wind, Fire And Steel

Kings Of Metal
Internet Top Ten Album

1988 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Wheels Of Fire Kings Of Metal Heart Of Steel Sting Of The Bumblebee The Crown & The King (lament Of The Kings) Kingdom Come Pleasure Slave Hail And Kill The Warrior's Prayer Blood Of The Kings

Eric Adams Ross Funicello Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus

Triumph Of Steel
Internet Top Ten Album

1992 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Achilles, Agony And Ecstasy In Eight Parts Metal Warriors Ride The Dragon Spirit Horse Of The Cherokee Burning The Power Of Thy Sword The Demon's Whip Master Of The Wind

Eric Adams David Shankle Joey DeMaio Kenny "Rhino" Earl

Hell Of Steel (compilation)

1994 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Fighting The World Kings Of Metal The Demon's Whip The Warrior's Prayer Defender The Crown And The King Blow Your Speakers Metal Warriors Black Wind, Fire And Steel Hail And Kill The Power Of Thy Sword Herz Aus Stahl

13. 14.

Kingdom Come Master Of The Wind

Louder Than Hell

1996 Geffen

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Return Of The Warlord Brothers Of Metal Pt 1 The Gods Made Heavy Metal Courage Number 1 Outlaw King Today Is A Good Day To Die My Spirit Lives On The Power

Eric Adams Karl Logan Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus

Hell On Wheels (live - 2CD)

1997 Geffen

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

Manowar Kings Of Metal Kill With Power Sign Of The Hammer My Spirit Lives On Piano Interlude Courage Spirit Horse Of The Cherokee Blood Of My Enemies Hail And Kill Warriors Of The World Wheels Of Fire Metal Warriors Army Of The Immortals Black Arrows Fighting The World Thor The Power Head King The Gods Made Heavy Metal Black Wind Fire And Steel Return Of The Warlord Carry On Battle Hymn

Eric Adams Karl Logan Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus

Hell On Stage (live - 2CD)

1999 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Metal Daze Dark Avenger March For Revenge Hatred Gates Of Valhalla Bridge Of Death William's Tale

Eric Adams Karl Logan Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Guyana (cult Of The Damned) The Warrior's Prayer Blood Of The Kings Sting Of The Bumblebee Heart Of Stee; Master Of The Wind Outlaw The Power The Crown And The Ring

Warriors Of The World

2002 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Call To Arms The Fight For Freedom Nessun Dorma Valhalla Swords In The Wind An American Trilogy The March Warriors Of The World United Hand Of Doom House Of Death Fight Until We Die

Eric Adams Karl Logan Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus

(EP) The Sons Of Odin

2006 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The Acension (live) King Of Kings (live) Odin (orchestral, Immortal Version) Gods Of War (immortal Version) The Sons Of Odin (immortal Version)

Eric Adams Karl Logan Joey DeMaio Scott Columbus

Marduk
Origin: Sweden Genres: Black Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: May 02, 2006

True veterans of the black metal scene, having been formed back in 1990, Marduk has maintained steady popularity over the years. Their music is firmly in the old-school, blast-beat, keyboardless realm of black metal, with few if any nods to melody of subtlety. Sometimes it can be a bit much (Panzer Division Marduk, in particular, is just a blur of

black metal noise, pretty much all one speed -- fast), but they are brutal and intense and represent classic Scandinavian black metal as well as any band. Compared to Panzer, the newer albums such as La Grande Danse Macabre show some variation in pace and structure, but really not much has changed from previous albums -- it's still Marduk all the way.

Mortuus Morgan Hkansson Magnus "Devo" Andersson Emil Dragutinovic


former members Andreas Axelsson Jocke Gthberg Erik Hagstedt (Legion) Rickard Kalm Bogge Svensson (B. War) Fredrik Andersson

vocals guitars bass drums vocals (see also Edge Of Sanity) vocals/drums (see also Dimension Zero) vocals (see also Ophthalamia) bass bass drums

Dark Endless

1992 No Fashion

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Still Fucking Dead (here's No Peace) The Sun Turns Black At Night Within The Abyss The Funeral Seems To Be Endless Departure From The Mortals The Black... Dark Endless Holy Inquisition

Andreas Axelsson Jocke Gthberg Morgan Hkansson Magnus "Devo" Andersson Rickard Kalm 1993 Osmose

Those Of The Unlight

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Darkness Breeds Immortality Those Of The Unlight Wolves On Darkened Winds Burn My Coffin A Sculpture Of The Night Echoes From The Past Stone Stands It`s Silent Vigil

Jocke Gthberg Morgan Hkansson Magnus "Devo" Andersson B. War

Opus Nocturne

1994 Osmose

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Intro/the Apperance Of Spirits Of Darkness Sulphur Souls From Subterranean Throne Profound Autumnal Reaper Materialized In Tone Untrodden Paths (wolves Part Ii) Opus Nocturne Deme Quaden Thyrane The Sun Has Failed

Jocke Gthberg Morgan Hkansson B. War Fredrik Andersson

Heaven Shall Burn

1996 Osmose

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Summon The Darkness Beyond The Grace Of God Infernal Eternal Glorification Of The Black God Darkness It Shall Be The Black Tormentors Of Satan Dracul Va Domni Din Nou In Transilvania Legion

Legion Morgan Hkansson B. War Fredrik Andersson

(EP) Glorification

1996 Osmose

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Glorification Of The Black God (remix) Total Disaster Sodomize The Dead Sex With Satan The Return Of Darkness And Evil

Legion Morgan Hkansson B. War Fredrik Andersson 1997 Osmose

Live In Germania

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Beyond The Grace Of God Sulphur Souls The Black Darkness It Shall Be Materialized In Stone Infernal Eternal On Darkened Wings Wolves Untrodden Paths (wolves Pt Ii) Dracul Va Domni.. Legion Total Desaster

Legion Morgan Hkansson B. War Fredrik Andersson

Nightwing

1998 Osmose

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Preludium Blood Tide (xxx) Of Hells Fire Slay The Nazarene Nightwing Dreams Of Blood And Iron Dracole Wayda Kaziklu Bay - The Lord Impaler Deme Quaden Thyrane Anno Domini 1476

Legion Morgan Hkansson B. War Fredrik Andersson

Panzer Division Marduk

1999 Osmose

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Panzer Division Marduk Baptism By Fire Christraping Black Metal Scorched Earth Beast Of Prey Blooddawn 502 Fistfucking God's Planet

Legion Morgan Hkansson B. War Fredrik Andersson

(EP) Obedience

2000 Osmose

1. 2. 3.

Obedience Funeral Bitch Into The Crypts Of Rays

Legion Morgan Hkansson B. War Fredrik Andersson 2000 self-released

Infernal Eternal

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Panzer Division Marduk Burn My Coffin Baptism By Fire The Sun Turns Black As Night Of Hells Fire 502 Materialized In Stone Beast Of Prey Those Of The Unlight Sulphur Souls Dreams Of Blood And Iron Fistfucking Gods Planet. On Darkened Wings Into The Crypts Of Rays Still Fucking Dead Slay The Nazarene Departure From The Mortals Legion

Legion Morgan Hkansson B. War Fredrik Andersson

La Grande Danse Macabre

2001 Century Media

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ars Moriendi Azrael Pompa Funebris 1660 Obedience Unto Death Bonds Of Unholy Matrimony La Grande Danse Macabre Death Sex Ejaculation Funeral Bitch Summers End Jesus Christsodomized

Legion Morgan Hkansson B. War Fredrik Andersson

World Funeral

2003

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

With Satan And Victorious Weapons Bleached Bones Cloven Hoof World Funeral To The Deaths Head True Castrum Doloris Hearse Night Of The Long Knives Bloodletting Blessed Unholy Blackcrowned

Legion Morgan Hkansson B. War Emil Dragutinovic

Plague Angel

2004 Blooddawn

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

The Hangman Of Prague Throne Of Rats Seven Angels,seven Trumpets Life`s Emblem Steel Inferno Perish In Flames Holy Blood, Holy Grail Warschau Deathmarch Everything Bleeds Blutrache

Mortuus Morgan Hkansson Magnus "Devo" Andersson Emil Dragutinovic

Warschau

2005 Regain

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

The Hangman Of Prague Seven Angels, Seven Trumpets Slay The Nazarene Azrael Burn My Coffin Panzer Division Marduk Blutrache Bleached Bones The Black ... Steel Inferno On Darkened Wings With Satan And Victorious Weapons Throne Of Rats To The Deaths Head True Sulphur Souls Warschau Wolves

Mortuus Morgan Hkansson Magnus "Devo" Andersson Emil Dragutinovic

Marilyn Manson
Origin: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA Genres: Industrial Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: November 15, 2005

One of the more controversial figures in metal, Marilyn Manson has parlayed his combination of shock-rock imagery and industrial-tinged metal into a successful career, complete with all the ups and downs and attention-grabbing headlines one might expect given his visual appearance and general moodiness. The band formed in Florida in 1989, and spent their formative years as Marilyn Manson And The Spooky Kids, releasing various private cassettes along the way, before attracting the attention of Trent Reznor, who eventually helped sign the band to Nothing Records. Musically, Nine Inch Nails is a clear influence, Manson fusing harsh guitars with electronics and a sinister edge similar to NIN. The member name convention (combining the first name of a female pop icon

with the last name of a serial killer) is admittedly a tad clever. A band/career like this seems destined to burst into flames at some point, but as of now Marilyn Manson is doing quite well.

Brian Warner (Marilyn


Manson)

vocals guitars (see also Two) bass

John Lowery (John5) Tim Skold


Gacy)

Steve Bier (Madonna Wayne keyboards Kenny Wilson (Ginger Fish) drums
former members Scott Mitchell (Daisy Berkowitz) Mike Nastasi (Zim Zum) Brad Stewart (Gidget Gein) guitars guitars bass

Jeordie Francis White (Twiggy bass Ramirez) Freddy Streithorst (Sara Lee Lucas) drums

Portrait Of An American Family

1994 Nothing

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Prelude (the Family Trip) Cake And Sodomy Lunchbox Organ Grinder Cyclops Dope Hat Get Your Gunn Wrapped In Plastic Dogma Sweet Tooth Snake Eyes And Sissies My Monkey Misery Machine

Marilyn Manson Daisy Berkowitz Gidget Gein Madonna Wayne Gacy Sara Lee Lucas

Smells Like Children

1995 Nothing

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

The Hands Of Small Children Diary Of A Dope Fiend S****ky Chicken Gang Bang Kiddie Grinder Sympathy For The Parents Sweet Dreams (are Made Of This) Everlasting C***sucker F*** Frankie I Put A Spell On You May Cause Discoloration Of Urine Or Feces Scabs, Guns And Peanut Butter Dance Of The Dope Hats White Trash Dancing With The One-legged... Rock'n'roll Nigger

Marilyn Manson Daisy Berkowitz Twiggy Ramirez Madonna Wayne Gacy Ginger Fish

Antichrist Superstar

1996 Nothing

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Irresponsible Hate Anthem The Beautiful People Dried Up, Tied, And Dead To The World Tourniquet Little Horn Cryptorchild Deformography Wormboy Mister Superstar Angel With Scabbed Wings Kinderfeld Antichrist Superstar 1996 Minute Of Decay The Reflecting God The Man That You Fear

Marilyn Manson Zim Zum Twiggy Ramirez Madonna Wayne Gacy Ginger Fish

Mechanical Animals

1998 Nothing

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

The Great Big White World The Dope Show Mechanical Animals Rock Is Dead Disassociative The Speed Of Pain Posthuman I Want To Disappear I Don't Like The Drugs (but The Drugs Like Me) New Model No. 15 User Friendly

Marilyn Manson John5 Twiggy Ramirez Madonna Wayne Gacy Ginger Fish

12. 13. 14.

Fundamentally Loathsome The Last Day On Earth Coma White

Holy Wood

2000 Nothing

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Godeatgod The Love Song The Fight Song Disposible Teens Target Audience (narcissus Narcosis) President Dead In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death Cruci-fiction In Space A Place In The Dirt The Nobodies The Death Song Lamb Of God Born Again Burning Flag Coma Black (eden Eye - The Apple Of Discord) Valentine's Day The Fall Of Adam King Kill Count To Six And Die (the Vacuum Of Infinite Space Encompassing)

Marilyn Manson John5 Twiggy Ramirez Madonna Wayne Gacy Ginger Fish

The Golden Age Of Grotesque

2003 Nothing

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Intro This Is The New Shit Mobscene Doll-dagga Buzz-buzz Ziggety-zag Use Your Fist And Not Your Mouth The Golden Age Of Grotesque (s)aint Ka-boom Ka-boom Slutgarden Spade Para-noir The Bright Young Things Better Of Two Evils Vodevil Obsequy (the Death Of Art)

Marilyn Manson John5 Tim Skold Madonna Wayne Gacy Ginger Fish

Lest We Forget (compilation)

2004 Interscope

1. 2. 3.

The Love Song Personal Jesus Mobscene

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

The Fight Song Tainted Love The Dope Show This Is The New Shit Disposable Teens Sweet Dreams (are Made Of This) Lunchbox Tourniquet Rock Is Dead Get Your Gunn The Nobodies Long Hard Road Out Of Hell The Beautiful People The Reflecting God

Massacre
Origin: Florida, USA Genres: Death Metal Status: Disbanded Last Update: May 22, 2003

One of the earliest of the Florida death metal bands of the eighties, Massacre's early history is closely intertwined with that of Death. Massacre was formed around 1984 by Allen West (later of Obituary and Bill Andrews, followed by the arrival of soon-to-beleader Kam Lee and guitarist Rick Rozz, both of whom had served with Chuck Schuldiner in the earliest stages of Death. A lineup of Lee, Rozz, Andrews, and Terry Butler eventually stabilized, but before they could record, all but Lee left the band to record with Schuldiner in Death on that band's Leprosy album, forcing Lee to disband Massacre. Around 1989 Lee decided to start up the band again with Rozz and Whiplash drummer Joe Cangelosi. An album was recorded, by the name of Second Coming, but was never released. Eventually came the return of Butler and Andrews, who had stayed with Death long enough to play on Spiritual Healing, and in 1991 Massacre finally released an album, From Beyond. An EP quickly followed, but it would be several years before another album would appear, in the form of 1996's Promise, Featuring a different rhythm section, the album was not well received and they folded for good soon afterward.

Kam Lee Rick Rozz Pete Sison Syrus Peters


former members Terry Butler Bill Andrews

vocals guitars (see also Death) bass drums bass (see also Death, Six Feet Under) drums (see also Death)

From Beyond

1991 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Dawn Of Eternity Cryptic Realms Biohazard Chamber Of Ages From Beyond Defeat Remains Succubus Symbolic Immortality Corpsegrinder

Kam Lee Rick Rozz Terry Butler Bill Andrews

(EP) Inhuman Condition

1991 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4.

Inhuman Condition Plains Of Sanity Warhead Provoked Accursor

Kam Lee Rick Rozz Terry Butler Bill Andrews 1996 Earache

Promise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Nothing Forever Torn Black Soil Nest Promise Bitter End Bloodletting Unnameable Where Dwells Sadness Suffering Inner Demon

Kam Lee Rick Rozz Pete Sison Syrus Peters

Mercyful Fate

Origin: Denmark Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: March 3, 2002

Mercyful Fate emerged from Denmark in the early 80's to become one of the most important metal bands of the decade. Characterized by the unique, wailing operatic vocals of one King Diamond (real name Kim Bendix Peterson), openly Satanic lyrics, and crushing riffs by the guitarist duo of Hank Shermann and Michael Denner, the band's first two full-length albums (Melissa and Don't Break The Oath) are essential 80's metal classics, with their lyrical stance causing quite the controversy at the time. But their reign on top was short-lived, as King's Satanic views weren't shared by the rest of the band, and Shermann's desire to play a different form of music forced the breakup of the band around 1985. Diamond took Denner and MF bassist with him and formed his own group, King Diamond, while Shermann formed a hard rock band called Fate. Several years later, Shermann and Denner (long since departed from King's band) hooked up together in a little-known project called Zoser Mez, which may well have precipitated getting Mercyful Fate back together, which they finally did in 1993, featuring all of the original members except drummer Kim Ruzz. Since the reformation, King Diamond (the band) and Mercyful Fate have co-existed simultaneously, with King singing in both bands and the two bands basically taking turns releasing albums. While the later MF albums are far from bad, they have largely lacked the impact of those first two classics, though the most recent, 9, is probably the best of the new ones.

King Diamond Hank Shermann Mike Wead Sharlee D'Angelo Bjarne T. Holm
former members Michael Denner Timi Hansen Kim Ruzz Snowy Shaw

vocals (see also King Diamond) guitars (see also Gutrix, Zoser Mez, Virus 7, Force Of
Evil)

guitars (see also Hexenhaus, Memento Mori, Abstrakt


Algebra)

bass (see also Witchery, Arch Enemy, Sinergy, Illwill,


Dismember)

drums (see also Gutrix, Virus 7, Force Of Evil) guitars (see also King Diamond, Zoser Mez, Force Of
Evil)

bass (see also King Diamond) drums drums (see also King Diamond, Memento Mori, Illwill,
Notre Dame, Dream Evil)

(EP) Mercyful Fate

1982 Rave-On

1. 2. 3. 4.

A Corpse Without Soul Nuns Have No Fun Doomed By The Living Dead Devil Eyes

King Diamond Hank Shermann Michael Denner Timi Hansen Kim Ruzz 1983 Roadrunner

Melissa
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Evil Curse Of The Pharaohs Into The Coven At The Sound Of The Demon Bell Black Funeral Satan's Fall Melissa

King Diamond Hank Shermann Michael Denner Timi Hansen Kim Ruzz 1984 Roadrunner

Don't Break The Oath


BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

A Dangerous Meeting Nightmare Desecration Of Souls Night Of The Unborn The Oath Gypsy Welcome Princess Of Hell To One Far Away Come To The Sabbath

King Diamond Hank Shermann Michael Denner Timi Hansen Kim Ruzz

In The Beginning

1987 Roadrunner

1. 2.

Doomed By The Living Dead A Corpse Without Soul

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Nuns Have No Fun Devil Eyes Curse Of The Pharoahs (Live BBC Recordings) Evil (Live BBC Recordings) Satan's Fall (Live BBC Recordings) Black Masses

Return Of The Vampire

1992 Roadrunner

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Burning The Cross Curse Of The Pharaos Return Of The Vampire On A Night Of Full Moon A Corpse Without Soul Death Kiss Leave My Soul Alone M.D.A. You Asked For It

In The Shadows

1993 Metal Blade

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Egypt The Bell Witch The Old Oak Shadows A Gruesome Time Thirteen Invitations Room Of Golden Air Is That You Melissa? Return Of The Vampire (1993)

King Diamond Hank Shermann Michael Denner Timi Hansen Snowy Shaw

Time

1994 Metal Blade

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Nightmare Be Thy Name Angel Of Light Witches' Dance The Mad Arab My Demon Time The Preacher Lady In Black Mirror The Afterlife

King Diamond Hank Shermann Michael Denner Sharlee D'Angelo Snowy Shaw

Into The Unknown

1996 Metal Blade

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lucifer The Uninvited Guest The Ghost Of Change Listen To The Bell Fifteen Men (And A Bottle Of Rum) Into The Unknown Under The Spell Deadtime Holy Water Kutulu (The Mad Arab Part II)

King Diamond Hank Shermann Michael Denner Sharlee D'Angelo Bjarne T. Holm

Dead Again

1998 Metal Blade

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Torture (1629) The Night Since Forever The Lady Who Cries Banshee Mandrake Sucking Your Blood Dead Again Fear Crossroads

King Diamond Hank Shermann Mike Wead Sharlee D'Angelo Bjarne T. Holm

9
Internet Top Ten Album

1999 Metal Blade

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Last Rites Church Of Saint Anne Sold My Soul House On The Hill Burn In Hell The Grave Insane Kiss The Demon Buried Alive 9

King Diamond Hank Shermann Mike Wead Sharlee D'Angelo Bjarne T. Holm

Metallica
Origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA Genres: Thrash Metal

Status: Active Last Update: June 11, 2003

Metallica must be considered one of the most well-known metal bands ever, with their work in the 80's in particular receiving accolades as amongst the finest metal works ever recorded. Formed in 1981 by the duo of James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, their youthful energy quickly gained them an incredible underground following, with their debut Kill 'Em All being one of the most anticipated underground releases of the era. And it did not disappoint -- arguably one of the first true thrash albums, it jumpstarted a thrash scene that would last for years to come. With each succeeding release their popularity grew, and with the release of 1986's Master Of Puppets (one of the most popular thrash albums of all time), it was clear that it would only be a matter of time before true worldwide fame would be theirs. They suffered a tremendous setback when bassist Cliff Burton was killed in a tour bus accident, but even that did not slow them down, as they recruited new bassist Jason Newsted and continued growing with 1988's ... And Justice For All. The rise of Metallica to superstardom culminated in 1991 with the release of their selftitled album, also famously known as the Black Album. While the momentum of the past decade insured its success (and successful it was, reaching Number 1 and selling over seven million copies in the US alone), a chasm started to develop between the hardened early thrash fans and the mainstream audience that welcomed the "new" Metallica. This chasm was widened with 1996's Load, which saw the band further delving into mainstream hard rock and greatly lessening their thrash roots. Indeed, many early fans gave up on the band completely, but their mainstream popularity had risen to true superstar status by this After spending the last few years touring and recording miscellaneous projects such as the S&M band + orchestra collaboration, they have finally completed a new album, the first in five years (and their first without Newsted, who amicably left the band in 2001, and is now in Voivod). St. Anger, has received several varied reviews thus far, and shall be reviewed here in the near future.

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Robert Trujillo Lars Ulrich


former members Cliff Burton Jason Newsted Dave Mustaine

guitars/vocals guitars (see also Exodus) bass (see also Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne) drums bass (see also Trauma) bass (see also Flotsam & Jetsam, Voivod) guitars (see also Megadeth)

Kill 'Em All

1983 Megaforce/Roadrunner BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Hit The Lights The Four Horsemen Motorbreath Jump In The Fire (Anesthesia)--Pulling Teeth Whiplash Blitzkrieg Phantom Lord No Remorse Seek & Destroy Metal Militia Am I Evil?

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Cliff Burton Lars Ulrich

Ride The Lightning


BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1984 Megaforce

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Fight Fire With Fire Ride The Lightning For Whom The Bell Tolls Fade To Black Trapped Under Ice Escape Creeping Death The Call Of Ktulu

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Cliff Burton Lars Ulrich

Master Of Puppets
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1986 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Battery Master Of Puppets The Thing That Should Not Be Welcome Home (Sanitarium) Disposable Heroes Leper Messiah Orion Damage Inc.

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Cliff Burton Lars Ulrich

(EP) Garage Days ...

1987 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Helpless The Small Hours The Wait Crash Course In Brain Surgery Last Caress/Green Hell

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Jason Newsted Lars Ulrich 1988 Elektra

... And Justice For All


Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Blackened ...And Justice For All Eye Of The Beholder One The Shortest Straw Harvester Of Sorrow The Frayed Ends Of Sanity To Live Is To Die Dyers Eve

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Jason Newsted Lars Ulrich

Metallica
Internet Top Ten Album

1991 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Enter Sandman Sad But True Holier Than Thou The Unforgiven Wherever I May Roam Don't Tread On Me Through The Never Nothing Else Matters Of Wolf And Man The God That Failed My Friend Of Misery The Struggle Within So What (Japanese Import Bonus Track)

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Jason Newsted Lars Ulrich

Live Shit: Binge & Purge

1996 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4.

Enter Sandman Creeping Death Harvester Of Sorrow Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Sad But True Of Wolf And Man The Unforgiven Justice Medley Bass - Guitar Solos Through The Never For Whom The Bell Tolls Fade To Black Master Of Puppets Seek & Destroy Whiplash Nothing Else Matters Wherever I May Roam Am I Evil? Last Caress One Battery The Four Horsemen Motorbreath Stone Cold Crazy

Jason Newsted Lars Ulrich

Load
Internet Top Ten Album

1996 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Ain't My Bitch 2x4 The House Jack Built Until It Sleeps King Nothing Hero Of The Day Poor Twisted Me Wasting My Hate Mama Said Thorn Within Ronnie The Outlaw Torn

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Jason Newsted Lars Ulrich

Reload

1997 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Fuel The Memory Remains Devil's Dance The Unforgiven II Better Than You Slither Carpe Diem Baby Bad Seed Where The Wild Things Are Prince Charming Low Man's Lyric Attitude Fixxxer

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Jason Newsted Lars Ulrich

Garage Inc.

1998 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.

Free Speech For The Dumb It's Electric Sabbra Cadabra Turn The Page Die, Die My Darling Loverman Mercyful Fate Astronomy Whiskey In The Jar Tuesday's Gone The More I See Helpless The Small Hours The Wait Crash Course In Brain Surgery Last Caress/Green Hell Am I Evil? Blitzkrieg Breadfan The Prince Stone Cold Crazy So What Killing Time Overkill Damage Case Stone Dead Forever Too Late Too Late

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Jason Newsted Lars Ulrich

S&M

1999 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

The Ecstasy Of Gold The Call Of Ktulu Master Of Puppets Of Wolf And Man The Thing That Should Not Be Fuel The Memory Remains No Leaf Clover Hero Of The Day Devil's Dance Bleeding Me Nothing Else Matters Until It Sleeps For Whom The Bell Tolls Human Wherever I May Roam Outlaw Torn Sad But True One Enter Sandman Battery

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Jason Newsted Lars Ulrich

St. Anger
Internet Top Ten Album

2003 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Frantic St. Anger Some Kind Of Monster Dirty Window Invisible Kid My World Shoot Me Again Sweet Amber The Unnamed Feeling Purify All Within My Hands

James Hetfield Kirk Hammett Lars Ulrich

Moonspell
Origin: Portugal Genres: Goth Rock Status: Active Last Update: May 13, 2006

Moonspell was the first Portuquese metal band to break worldwide, bursting on the scene with the stunning Wolfheart album, mixing doomdeath, goth-styled keyboards, and various old metal influences to create one of the most dynamic and memorable albums of 1995. With Irreligious, the goth influences were brought to the fore, turning the band into somewhat of a Type O Negative-styled band, disappointing some hardcore fans but winning others. Since then, the band has struggled to maintain its popularity, releasing two albums that, in retrospect, would have to be viewed as disappointments (particularly The Butterfly Effect), these releases finding the band tinkering and experimenting a bit, trying to recapture that earlier magic. Since 2001, it appears that they have done exactly that, as both Darkness And Hope and 2003's The Antidote are fine albums, as good as any the band have ever done.

Fernando Ribeiro Ricardo Amorim Aires Pereira Pedro Paixao Mike Gaspar
former members Mantus Joao Pedro Srgio Crestana Niclas Etelvuori

vocals (see also Daemonarch) guitars (see also Daemonarch) bass (see also Malevolence) keyboards/guitars (see also Daemonarch) drums guitars bass bass (see also Daemonarch) bass (guest) (see also Amorphis)

Waldemar Sorychta

bass (guest) (see also Despair, Grip Inc.)

(EP) Under The Moonspell

1994 Adipocere

1. 2. 3. 4.

Allah Akbar! La Allah Ella Allah! (praeludium / Incantatum Solstitium) Tenebrarum Oratorium (andamento I / Erudit Compendynum) (interludium / Incantatum Ocquinoctium) Tenebrarum Oratorium (andamento Ii / Erotic Compendyum) Opus Diabolicum (andamento Iii / Instrumental Compendyum) Chorai Lusitnia! (epilogus / Incantatam Maresia)

5.

Fernando Ribeiro Ricardo Amorim Mantus Joao Pedro Pedro Paixao Mike Gaspar

Wolfheart

1995 Century Media BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Wolfshade (a Werewolf Masquerade) Love Crimes ...of Dream And Drama (midnight Ride) Lua D'inversno Trebraruna Vampiria An Erotic Alchemy Alma Mater

Fernando Ribeiro Ricardo Amorim Mantus Joao Pedro Pedro Paixao Mike Gaspar 1996 Century Media

Irreligious
Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Perverse...almost Religious Opium Awake For A Taste Of Eternity Ruin & Misery A Poisoned Gift Subversion Raven Claws Mephisto Herr Spiegelmann

Fernando Ribeiro Ricardo Amorim Joao Pedro Pedro Paixao Mike Gaspar

11.

Full Moon Madness

Sin / Pecado

1998 Century Media

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Slow Down! Handmade God 2econd Skin Abysmo Flesh Magdalene V.c. (gloria Domini) Eurotica Mute Dekadance Let The Children Cum To Me... The Hanged Man 13!

Fernando Ribeiro Ricardo Amorim Srgio Crestana Pedro Paixao Mike Gaspar

The Butterfly Effect

1999 Century Media

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Soulsick Butterfly Fx Can't Bee Lustmord Selfabuse I Am The Eternal Spectator Soulitary Vice Disappear Here Adaptables Angelizer Tired K O Mal De Cristo

Fernando Ribeiro Ricardo Amorim Srgio Crestana Pedro Paixao Mike Gaspar

Darkness And Hope

2001 Century Media

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Darkness And Hope Firewalking Nocturna Heartshaped Abyss Devilred Ghostsong Rapaces Made Of Storm How We Became Fire Than The Serpents In My Hands

Fernando Ribeiro Ricardo Amorim Srgio Crestana Pedro Paixao Mike Gaspar

The Antidote

2003 Century Media

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Everything Invaded The Southern Deathstyles Antidote In And Above Man From Lowering Skies Capricorn At Her Feet Lunar Still A Walk On The Darkside Crystal Gazing (the) Darkening As We Eternally Sleep On It

Fernando Ribeiro Ricardo Amorim Niclas Etelvuori Pedro Paixao Mike Gaspar

Memorial

2006 SPV

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

In Memoriam Finisterra Memento Mori Sons Of Earth Blood Tells Upon The Blood Of Men At The Image Of Pain Sanguine Proliferation Once It Was Ours! Mare Nostrum Luna Best Forgotten

Fernando Ribeiro Ricardo Amorim Waldemar Sorychta Pedro Paixao Mike Gaspar

Morbid Angel
Origin: Florida, USA Genres: Death Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: June 09, 2005

Morbid Angel is one of the more heralded of the Floridian death metal bands that sprung to life in the late 80's, with a solid recording career to their credit and a sound that personifies intense death metal as well as any band in the field, with Blessed Are The Sick widely regarded as a seminal death metal classic. In recent news, vocalist Steve Tucker, who had left the band, then returned for 2003's Heretic album, has once again left. Former bassist David Vincent has agreed to do some touring with the band, but he is committed to the Genitorturers longterm, so this may be a temporary situation only.

David Vincent Trey Azagthoth Tony Norman Pete Sandoval


former members Steve Tucker Richard Burnelle Erik Rutan Mike Browning Sterling Von Scarborough

vocals/bass (see also Genitorturers, Terrorizer) guitars/keyboards guitars (see also Monstrosity) drums (see also Terrorizer) vocals/bass guitars guitars (see also Alas, Hate Eternal, Ripping Corpse) vocals/drums (see also Acheron, Nocturnus) bass

Altars Of Madness
Internet Top Ten Album

1989 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Immortal Rites Suffocation Visions From The Dark Side Maze Of Torment Lord Of All Fevers & Plague Chapel Of Ghouls Bleed For The Devil Damnation Blasphemy Evil Spells

David Vincent Trey Azagthoth Richard Burnelle Pete Sandoval

Blessed Are The Sick


Internet Top Ten Album

1991 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Intro Fall From Grace Brainstorm Rebel Lands Doomsday Celebration Day Of Suffering Blessed Are The Sick/leading The Rats Thy Kingdom Come

David Vincent Trey Azagthoth Richard Burnelle Pete Sandoval

9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Unholy Blasphemies Abominations Desolate Ways The Ancient Ones In Remembrance

Abominations Of Desolation

1991 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

The Invocation/chapel Of Ghouls Unholy Blasphemies Angel Of Disease Azagthoth The Gate/lord Of All Fevers Hellspawn Abominations Demon Seed Welcome To Hell

Trey Azagthoth Mike Browning Sterling Von Scarborough

Notes: CD release of 1986 demo

Covenant
Internet Top Ten Album

1993 Giant

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Rapture Pain Divine World Of Shit (the Promised Land) Vengeance Is Mine Lion's Den Blood On My Hands Angel Of Disease Sworn To The Black Nar Mattaru God Of Emptiness

David Vincent Trey Azagthoth Pete Sandoval

Domination

1995 Giant

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Dominate Where The Slime Live Eyes To See, Ears To Hear Melting Nothing But Fear Dawn Of The Angry This Means War Caesar's Palace Dreaming Inquisition (burn With Me) Hatework

David Vincent Trey Azagthoth Erik Rutan Pete Sandoval

Entangled In Chaos (live)

1996 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Immortal Rites Blasphemy Sworn To The Black Lord Of All Fevers & Plague Blessed Are The Sick Day Of Suffering Chapel Of Ghouls Maze Of Torment Rapture Blood On My Hands Dominate

David Vincent Trey Azagthoth Erik Rutan Pete Sandoval

Formulas Fatal To The Flesh

1997 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Heaving Earth Prayer Of Hatred Bil Ur-sag Nothing Is Not Chambers Of Dis Disturbance In The Great Slumber Umulamahri Hellspawn: The Rebirth Covenant Of Death Hymn To A Gas Giant Invocation Of The Continual One Ascent Through The Spheres Hymnos Rituales De Guerra Trooper

Steve Tucker Trey Azagthoth Pete Sandoval

Gateways To Annihilation

2000 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Kawazu Summoning Redemption Ageless, Still I Am He Who Sleeps To The Victor The Spoils At One With Nothing Opening Of The Gates Secured Limitations Awakening I God Of The Forsaken

Steve Tucker Trey Azagthoth Erik Rutan Pete Sandoval

Heretic

2003 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Cleansed In Pestilence (blade Of Elohim) Enshrined By Grace Beneath The Hollow Curse The Flesh Praise The Strength Stricken Arise Place Of Many Deaths (instrumental) Abyssous God Of Our Own Divinity Within Thy Enemy Memories Of The Past (instrumental) Victorious March Of Reign The Conqueror (instrumental) Drum Check (instrumental) Born Again (instrumental)

Steve Tucker Trey Azagthoth Pete Sandoval

Morgana Lefay
Origin: Sweden Genres: Power Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: July 30, 2006

Morgana Lefay formed in 1986, and by 1990 their first album, Symphony Of The Damned, was recorded. By 1996 a total of five albums had been released, and with a style best described as a crunchy, thrash-tinged power metal style (somewhat akin to Nevermore or perhaps Abstrakt Algebra), they had carved a reasonably successful career. But the band went quiet after their 1996 release (Maleficium), and it would be three years later until the band was heard from again. At that time, the duo of vocalist Charles Rytknen and founding guitarist Tony Eriksson announced their plans to continue with a new lineup, but due to legal issues with their old record label, the name of the band was shortened to Lefay. As Lefay, three albums were recorded, one of which was a complete re-recording of the Symphony Of The Damned debut. Meanwhile, the other three members of the Maleficium lineup banded together to release an album, essentially to rid themselves of contract obligations. That album, simply entitled Morgana Lefay, apparently bears very little resemblance to any previous work, owing more to alternative/glam metal. Lefay continued on until early 2001, when the band announced its breakup, but later that year they came back together to start work on new material. Finally, in 2004 came word that the legal issues with their prior label (Black Mark) had been resolved (in fact, they resigned with BM), and thus the band formally reverted back to Morgana Lefay.

Charles Rytknen Tony Eriksson

vocals guitars

Peter Grehn Fredrik Lundberg Pelle kerlind


former members Tommi Karppanen Daniel Persson Thomas Persson Joakim Lundberg Joakim Heder Micke sentorp Jonas Soderlind Robin Engstrm

guitars bass drums guitars guitars/vocals lead guitar bass bass bass drums drums

Symphony Of The Damned

1990 independent

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Whore Of Babylon Symphony Of The Damned Fatal Illusions Last Rites Lullaby The Secret Doctrine Tequila Catacombs War Without End

Charles Rytknen Tony Eriksson Tommi Karppanen Joakim Lundberg Jonas Soderlind

Knowing Just As I

1993 Black Mark

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Enter The Oblivion Red Moon Salute The Sage Rumours Of Rain Excalibur Modern Devil Wonderland Razamanaz Battle Of Ever More Knowing Just As I

Charles Rytknen Tony Eriksson Tommi Karppanen Joakim Lundberg Jonas Soderlind

Secret Doctrine

1993 Black Mark

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Rooms Of Sleep What Am I Alley Of Oaks Soldiers Of The Holy Empire Paradise Lost Nowhere Island The Mirror State Of Intoxication Cold World Lord Of The Rings Last Rites Dying Evolution The Secret Doctrine

Charles Rytknen Tony Eriksson Tommi Karppanen Joakim Heder Jonas Soderlind

Sanctified

1995 Black Mark

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Out In The Silence Time Is God To Isengard Why ? Mad Messiah Another Dawn In The Court Of The Crimson King Sorrow Calls Where Insanity Rules Shadows Of God Gil - God (the Sanctified)

Charles Rytknen Tony Eriksson Daniel Persson Joakim Heder Jonas Soderlind

Past Present Future

1996 Black Mark

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Sculptures Of Pain Lost Reflection Rumours Of Rain Alley Of Oaks Battle Of Evermore Voulez Vous The Mirror Last Rites Sorrow Calls Why? Symphony Of The Damned

Maleficium

1996 Black Mark

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

The Chamber Of Confession The Source Of Pain (chief Magistrate-a Trial Begin) Victim Of Inquisition (chief Magistratetestimony Of A Condemned Man) Madness (chief Magistrate-beyond Pain) A Final Farewell (chief Magistrate-father & Daughter) Maleficium (chief Magistrate-the Dying) It (guardian-the Awakening) The Master Of The Masquerade (guardiananger And Damnation) Witches Garden (guardian-the Secret Truth) Dragons Lair (guardian-the Myth) The Devil In Me (chief Magistrate-a Meeting Between The Condemned) Where Fallen Angels Rule (chief Magistrate-a Message From Beyond) Creatures Of Hierarchy (vultures Fete)

Charles Rytknen Tony Eriksson Daniel Persson Joakim Heder Jonas Soderlind

13.

Fata Morgana (compilation)

1998 Black Mark

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Master Of The Masquerade Time Is God Nowhere Island Maleficium Red Moon To Isengard Lord Of The Rings Madness What Am I Excalibur Mad Messiah Paradise Lost Wonderland The Source Of Pain

Morgana Lefay

1999 Black Mark

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Save Me Loaded Gun Lie Kiss Of Death Rage Hate Crash And Burn Pain Haunted Darling Nikki Por Favor

Daniel Persson Thomas Persson Joakim Heder Jonas Soderlind

The Seventh Seal

1999 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

End Of Living The Seventh Seal I Am The Boon He Gives Moonlit Night Child Of Time Harga So Strange As Far As I Can Go Shadow Empire Bloodred Sky (bonus Track)

Charles Rytknen Tony Eriksson Peter Grehn Micke sentorp Robin Engstrm

Symphony Of The Damned

1999 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

The Whore Of Babylon Symphony Of The Damned Fatal Illusions Last Rites Lullaby The Secret Doctrine Tequila Catacombs War Without End

Charles Rytknen Tony Eriksson Peter Grehn Micke sentorp Robin Engstrm

SOS

2000 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Save Our Souls Cimmerian Dream Sleepwalker Epicedium When Gargolyes Fly What Dreams Forbode Blood Red Sky Help Me Out Of Here The Quest For Reality The Choice

Charles Rytknen Tony Eriksson Peter Grehn Micke sentorp Robin Engstrm

Grand Materia

2005 Black Mark

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Grand Materia My Funeral Is Calling Only Endless Time Remains Hollow Edge Of Mind On The Other Side Sangreal (vinyl Bonus Track) I Roam

Charles Rytknen Tony Eriksson Peter Grehn Fredrik Lundberg Robin Engstrm

9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Emotional Sanctuary Angels Deceit The Operation Of The Sun Blind My Task Is Done

Mortician
Origin: Yonkers, NY, USA Genres: Death Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: January 11, 2005

One of New York's cult death metal bands, Mortician has been around since 1989 in one form or another, with the duo of founder Will Rahmer and Roger Beaujard being the core of the band almost from the very beginning. Their music is classic death/grindcore, with a fascination of all things horror that is displayed not only in the album/song titles but also with frequent horror movie samples sprinkled throughout. They are one of the few death metal bands who employ a drum machine (in the studio -- Beaujard often plays drums live with touring guitarists filling in), having dismissed founding member and drummer Matt Sicher early on and never really finding a suitable replacement. Certainly not the most multi-dimensional band out there, but for horror-laced grindcore, one could do far worse.

Will Rahmer Roger Beaujard


former members Ron Kachnic Desmond Tolhurst

bass/vocals drums/programming/guitars guitars bass

(EP) Mortal Massacre

1993

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Mortal Massacre Drilling For Brains Redrum Mortician Brutally Mutilated Necrocannibal

Will Rahmer Roger Beaujard

(EP) House By The Cemetary

1995 Relapse

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Defiler Of The Dead Barbaric Crueltie World Domination Driller Killer House By The Cemetery Procreation Of The Wicked Scum Gateway To Beyond Flesheaters Noturam Demondo

Will Rahmer Roger Beaujard

Hacked Up For Barbeque

1998 Relapse

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Bloodcraving Embalmed Alive Cremated 3 On A Meathook Brutally Mutilated Deranged Insanity Cannibal Feast Blown To Pieces Fog Of Death Brutal Disfigurement Apocalyptic Devastation Inquisition Hacked Up For Barbecue Abolition Necrocannibal Ripped In Half Morbid Butchery Decapitated Drilling For Brains Eaten Alive By Maggots Witches Coven Worms Annihilation Mortician

Will Rahmer Roger Beaujard Desmond Tolhurst

Zombie Apocalypse

1998 Relapse

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Devoured Alive Incinerated Zombie Apocalypse Slaughterhouse Hell On Earth F.O.D. (Fuck Of Death) Horrified Charred Corpses Dissected Blood Harvest

Will Rahmer Roger Beaujard Desmond Tolhurst

Chainsaw Dismemberment

1999 Relapse

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.

Stab Fleshripper Drowned In Your Blood Mass Mutilation Mauled Beyond Recognition Rabid Bloodshed Decayed Final Bloodbath Island Of The Dead Brutalized Slaughtered The Crazies Silent Night, Bloody Night Chainsaw Dismemberment Psychotic Rage Funeral Feast Wolfen Dark Sanity Camp Blood Tormented Slaughterhouse (Part Ii) Barbarian Rats Mater Tenebrarum Splattered Obliteration Lords Of The Dead (Mortician Part Ii)

Will Rahmer Roger Beaujard Desmond Tolhurst

Domain Of Death

2001 Relapse

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Brood Of Evil Maimed And Mutilated Bonecrusher The Hatchet Murders Extinction Of Mankind Domain Of Death Cannibalized Pulsating Protoplasma Martin (The Vampire) Telepathic Terror Mutilation Of The Human Race Wasteland Of Death Dr. Gore Extra Uterine Pregnancy Tenebrae

Will Rahmer Ron Kachnic Roger Beaujard

16. 17.

Devastation Necromonicon Exmortis

Darkest Day Of Horror

2002 Relapse

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Audra Slowly Eaten The Bloodseekers Voodoo Curse Massacred Human Puzzle Chopped To Pieces Revenge Mangled Dead And Buried Darkest Day Of Horror Rampage Cannibalistic Fiends Carving Flesh Ghost House Vapourized Pledge Night Of Death Taste For Blood Disintegrated The Final Sacrifice

Will Rahmer Ron Kachnic Roger Beaujard

Re-Animated Dead Flesh

2004 Crash

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

Werewolves Curse Burned Alive Bludgeoned Merauding Savages Skinned Human Beasts Bloodsoaked Carnage Unseen Force Of Death Torn Apart Axe Punishment Re-Animated Dead Flesh Buzzards Madman Marz Return To The Grave Dismembered The Dead Pit Crazed For Blood Slugs Claws Of Death Mass Destruction Be My Victim

Will Rahmer Roger Beaujard

Motorhead
Origin: London, England Genres: Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: September 06, 2006

Surely one of the most recognized names in metal, Motorhead is one of those bands that seemlingly will never die, still touring and recording after 30 years in the business. Like other bands who have survived this long, they will always be best known for their earlier works, with 1980's Ace Of Spades being one of the best metal albums by any band, ever, period (really, the quartet of albums recorded by the Kilmister/Clarke/Taylor lineup, those being Overkill through Iron Fist, would alone cement their reputation as a quality act). Yet, despite rarely tinkering with their basic dirty speed/rock/metal style, Lemmy and his gang continue to churn out albums pretty regularly, and with suprisingly consistent results. At this point, it's hard to imagine Motorhead ever calling it a day.

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Mikkey Dee


former members Larry Wallis Eddie Clarke Brian Robertson Wurzel Lucas Fox Philthy Taylor Pete Gill

bass/vocals guitars drums (see also Helloween, King Diamond) guitars guitars (see also Fastway) guitars guitars (see also Warhead) drums drums drums (see also Saxon, Son Of A Bitch)

On Parole

1976 EMI

1. 2. 3.

Vibrator Iron Horse- Born To Lose City Kids

Lemmy Kilmister

4. 5. 6. 7.

Fools The Watcher Leaving Here Lost Johnny

Larry Wallis Lucas Fox

Motorhead
Internet Top Ten Album

1977 Bronze

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Motrhead Vibrator Lost Johnny Iron Horse Keep Us On The Road The Watcher Born To Lose White Line Fever The Train Kept A Rollin'

Lemmy Kilmister Eddie Clarke Philthy Taylor

Overkill
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1979 Bronze

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Overkill Stay Clean (i Won't) Pay Your Price I'll Be Your Sister Capricorn No Class Damage Case Tear Ya Down Metropolis Limb From Limb

Lemmy Kilmister Eddie Clarke Philthy Taylor

Bomber
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1979 Bronze

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Dead Men Tell No Tales Lawman Sweet Revenge Sharpshooter Poison Stone Dead Forever All The Aces Step Down Talking Head

Lemmy Kilmister Eddie Clarke Philthy Taylor

10. 11.

Bomber Over The Top

Ace Of Spades
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1980 Bronze

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Ace Of Spades Love Me Like A Reptile Shoot You In The Back Live To Win Fast And Loose (we Are) The Road Crew Fire, Fire Jailbait Dance Bite The Bullet The Chase Is Better Than The Catch The Hammer Dirty Love Please Don't Touch Emergency

Lemmy Kilmister Eddie Clarke Philthy Taylor

No Sleep Til Hammersmith


Internet Top Ten Album

1981 Bronze

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Ace Of Spades Stay Clean Metropolis The Hammer Iron Horse No Class Overkill (we Are) The Road Crew Capricorn Bomber Motorhead Over The Top Leaving Here Stone Dead Forever Dead Men Tell No Tales Too Late, Too Late

Lemmy Kilmister Eddie Clarke Philthy Taylor

Iron Fist
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1982 Bronze

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Iron Fist Heart Of Stone I'm The Doctor Go To Hell Loser Sex & Outrage America Shut It Down Speedfreak (don't Let 'em) Grind Ya Down (don't Need) Religion Bang To Rights

Lemmy Kilmister Eddie Clarke Philthy Taylor

Another Perfect Day


Internet Top Ten Album

1983 Bronze

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Back At The Funny Farm Shine Dancing On Your Grave Rock It One Track Mind Another Perfect Day Marching Off To War I Got Mine Tales Of Glory Die You Bastard

Lemmy Kilmister Brian Robertson Philthy Taylor

No Remorse

1984 Roadrunner

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Ace Of Spades Motorhead Jailbait Stay Clean Too Late, Too Late Killed By Death Bomber Iron Fist Shine Dancing On Your Grave Metropolis Snaggletooth Overkill Please Don't Touch Stone Dead Forever Like A Nightmare Emergency Steal Your Face Louie, Louie No Class Iron Horse (we Are) The Road Crew Leaving Here (live) Locomotive

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Wurzel Philthy Taylor

The Birthday Party

1985

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Iron Fist Mean Machine On The Road (we Are) The Road Crew The Hammer Metropolis Ace Of Spades Steal Your Face Nothing Up My Sleeve Bite The Bullet The Chase Is Better Than The Catch No Class Killed By Death Bomber Motrhead

Orgasmatron

1986 GWR

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Deaf Forever Nothing Up My Sleeve Ain't My Crime Claw Mean Machine Built For Speed Riding With The Driver Doctor Rock Orgasmatron

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Wurzel Pete Gill

Rock 'n' Roll

1987 GWR

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Rock N Roll Eat The Rich Blackheart Stone Deaf In The Usa The Wolf Traitor Dogs All For You Boogeyman Cradle To The Grave Just 'cos You Got The Power

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Wurzel Philthy Taylor

No Sleep At All

1990 Roadrunner

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Dr. Rock Stay Clean Traitor Metropolis Dogs Ace Of Spades Eat The Rich Built For Speed Deaf Forever Just Cos You Got The Power Killed By Death Overkill

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Wurzel Philthy Taylor

1916

1991 Sony

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

The One To Sing The Blues I'm So Bad (baby I Don't Care) No Voices In The Sky Going To Brazil Nightmare - The Dreamtime Love Me Forever Angel City Make My Day R.a.m.o.n.e.s. Shut You Down 1916

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Wurzel Philthy Taylor

March Or Die

1992 Sony

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Stand Cat Scratch Fever Bad Religion Jack The Ripper I Ain't No Nice Guy Hellraiser Asylum Choir Too Good To Be True You Better Run Name In Vain March Or Die

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Wurzel Mikkey Dee

Bastards

1993 ZYX

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

On Your Feet Or On Your Knees Burner Death Or Glory I Am The Sword Born To Raise Hell Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Wurzel Mikkey Dee

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Bad Woman Liar Lost In The Ozone I'm Your Man We Bring The Shake Devils

Sacrifice

1995 CMC

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Sacrifice Sex And Death Over Your Shoulder War For War Order / Fade To Black Dog-face Boy All Gone To Hell Make 'em Blind Don't Waste Your Time In Another Time Out Of The Sun

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Wurzel Mikkey Dee

Overnight Sensation

1996 CMC

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Civil War Crazy Like A Fox I Don't Believe A Word Eat The Gun Overnight Sensation Love Can't Buy You Money Broken Them Not Me Murder Show Shake The World Listen To Your Heart

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Mikkey Dee

Snake Bite Love

1998 CMC

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Love For Sale Dogs Of War Snake Bite Love Assasin Take The Blame Dead And Gone Night Side Don't Lie To Me Joy Of Labour Desperate For You Better Off Dead

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Mikkey Dee

Everything Louder Than Everyone Else

1999 CMC

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Mikkey Dee

We Are Motorhead

2000 CMC

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

See Me Burning Slow Dance Stay Out Of Jail God Save The Queen Out To Lunch Wake The Dead One More Fucking Time Stagefright/crash And Burn (wearing Your) Heart On Your Sleeve We Are Motorhead

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Mikkey Dee

The Best Of Motorhead

2000 CMC

Hammered

2002 SPV

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Walk A Crooked Mile Down The Line Brave New World Voices From The War Mine All Mine Shut Your Mouth Kill The World Dr. Love No Remorse Red Raw Serial Killer

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Mikkey Dee

12.

The Game (bonus Track)

Inferno
Internet Top Ten Album

2004 SPV

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Terminal Show Killers In The Name Of Tragedy Suicide Life's A Bitch Down On Me In The Black Fight In The Year Of The Wolf Keys To The Kingdom Smiling Like A Killer Whorehouse Blues

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Mikkey Dee

Kiss Of Death

2006 SPV

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Sucker One Night Stand Devil I Know Trigger Under The Gun God Was Never On Your Side Living In The Past Christine Sword Of Glory Be My Baby Kingdom Of The Worm Going Down

Lemmy Kilmister Phil Campbell Mikkey Dee

My Dying Bride
Origin: England Genres: Doomdeath Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: November 10, 2006

One of the three British bands acknowledged as originators in the field of doomdeath metal (the others being Paradise Lost and Anathema), My Dying Bride have matured into a powerful dark metal band, incorporating slight goth influences into their distinctive

somber style. The style of the band has remained steady throughout their career, with a partial departure being some of the mid-period albums (notably 34.788% ... Complete) where a cleaner vocal style was prevalent. Yet the band has never stagnated, and continues to push the boundaries of extreme doom metal, recording with regularity every year or two, and always releasing quality material.

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Hamish Glencross Ade Jackson Sarah Stanton John Bennett
former members Calvin Robertshaw Yasmin Ahmid Martin Powell Rick Miah Bill Law Shaun Steels

vocals guitars guitars (see also Solstice) bass keyboards drums guitars keyboards vocals/violin (see also Anathema, Cradle Of Filth) drums drums (see also Dominion) drums (see also Anathema, Solstice)

(EP) Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium

1991 Peaceville

1. 2. 3.

Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium God Is Alone De Sade Soliloquay

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Calvin Robertshaw Ade Jackson Rick Miah 1992 Peaceville

As The Flower Withers


BNR Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Silent Dance Sear Me The Forever People The Bitterness And The Bereavement Vast Choirs The Return Of The Beautiful Erotic Literature

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Calvin Robertshaw Ade Jackson Rick Miah 1993 Peaceville

(EP) The Thrash Of Naked Limbs

1. 2. 3.

The Thrash Of Naked Limbs Le Cerf Malade Gather Me Up Forever

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Calvin Robertshaw Ade Jackson Rick Miah 1994 Peaceville

Turn Loose The Swans

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Sear Me Mcmxciii Your River The Songless Bird The Snow In My Hand The Crown Of Sympathy Turn Loose The Swans Black God

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Calvin Robertshaw Ade Jackson Martin Powell Rick Miah 1994 Peaceville

(EP) I Am The Bloody Earth

1. 2. 3.

I Am The Bloody Earth Transcending (into The Exquisite) The Crown Of Sympathy (remix)

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Calvin Robertshaw Ade Jackson Martin Powell Rick Miah 1995 Peaceville

The Angel And The Dark River

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Cry Of Mankind From Darkest Skies Black Voyage A Sea To Suffer In Two Winters Only Your Shameful Heaven The Sexuality Of Bereavement (digipack Bonus)

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Calvin Robertshaw Ade Jackson Martin Powell Rick Miah 1995 Peaceville

Trinity (EP compilation)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium God Is Alone De Sade Soliloquay The Thrash Of Naked Limbs Le Cerf Malade Gather Me Up Forever I Am The Bloody Earth The Sexuality Of Bereavement The Crown Of Sympathy (remix)

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Calvin Robertshaw Ade Jackson Rick Miah

Like Gods Of The Sun

1996 Peaceville

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Like Gods Of The Sun The Dark Caress Grace Unhearing A Kiss To Remember All Swept Away For You It Will Come Here In The Throat For My Fallen Angel It Will Come (nightmare) (digipack Bonus)

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Calvin Robertshaw Ade Jackson Martin Powell Rick Miah

34.788% ... Complete

1998 Peaceville

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

The Whore, The Cook And The Mother The Stance Of Evander Sinque Der Uberlebende Heroin Chic Apocalypse Woman Base Level Erotica Under Your Wings And Into Your Arms

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Calvin Robertshaw Ade Jackson Bill Law 1999 Peaceville

The Light At The End Of The World

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

She Is The Dark Edenbeast The Night He Died The Light At The End Of The World The Fever Sea Into The Lake Of Ghosts The Isis Script Christliar Sear Me Iii

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Calvin Robertshaw Ade Jackson Shaun Steels

Meisterwerk 1 (compilation)

2000 Peaceville

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium (demo Version) The Crown Of Sympathy The Grief Of Age A Kiss To Remember Grace Unhearing (portishell Mix) For You Unreleased Bitterness Sear Me Iii The Cry Of Mankind (bonus Video Track)

Meisterwerk 2 (compilation)

2001 Peaceville

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Sear Me Mcmxciii Follower Vast Choirs She Is The Dark Catching Feathers Two Winters Only Your River Some Velvet Morning Roads For You (bonus Video Track)

The Dreadful Hours

2001 Peaceville

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

The Dreadful Hours Raven And The Rose Le Figlie Della Tempesta Black Heart Romance A Cruel Taste Of Winter My Hope The Destroyer The Deepest Of All Hearts Return To The Beautiful

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Hamish Glencross Ade Jackson Yasmin Ahmid Shaun Steels

The Voice Of The Wretched (live)

2002 Peaceville

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

She Is The Dark The Snow In My Hand Cry Of Mankind Turn Loose The Swans A Cruel Taste Of Winter Under Your Wings And Into Your Arms A Kiss To Remember Your River The Fever Sea Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Hamish Glencross Ade Jackson Yasmin Ahmid Shaun Steels

Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light


Internet Top Ten Album

2004 Peaceville

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

The Wreckage Of My Flesh The Scarlet Garden Catherine Blake My Wine In Silence The Prize Of Beauty The Blue Lotus And My Fury Stands Ready A Doomed Lover

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Hamish Glencross Ade Jackson Sarah Stanton Shaun Steels 2006 Peaceville

A Line Of Deathless Kings

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

To Remain Tombless L'amour Detruit I Cannot Be Loved And I Walk With Them Thy Raven Wings Love's Intolerable Pain One Of Beauty's Daughters Deeper Down The Blood, The Wine, The Roses

Aaron Stainthorpe Andy Craighan Hamish Glencross Ade Jackson Sarah Stanton John Bennett

Napalm Death
Origin: Birmingham, England Genres: Death Metal , Grindcore Status: Active

Official Web Site Last Update: December 03, 2006

Napalm Death is one of the founding fathers of grindcore, that subdivision of death metal consisting of very short, very fast, chaotic blurs of noise. Their debut album, Scum, is a landmark in the field, but is also notable since not one, not two, but three different members left after that album and formed enormously influential and successful bands in their own (these being Bill Steer, who founded Carcass, Lee Dorrian (Cathedral), and Justin Broadrick (Godflesh)). By 1990's Harmony Corruption a largely different lineup was in place (in fact, soon after the band had completed a complete makeover, with no remaining original members), and while the focus slightly shifted from grindcore to death metal, they still set standards for brutality in extreme music. The later nineties showed the band almost in thrash mode, but following their split from Earache Records, they have returned (at least in part) to their grindcore roots. RIP: former guitarist Jesse Pintado, August 27, 2006, of complications resulting from a diabetic coma.

Mark "Barney" Greenway vocals (see also Benediction) Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera
former members Lee Dorrian Bill Steer Justin Broadrick Jesse Pintado Nik Bullen Jim Whitely Mick Harris vocals (see also Cathedral) guitars (see also Carcass, Firebird) guitars (see also Godflesh, Head Of David, Jesu) guitars (see also Lock Up, Terrorizer) bass/vocals bass drums (see also Praxis) guitars (see also Meathook Seed) bass (see also Brujeria, Lock Up, Meathook Seed) drums

Scum

1987 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.

Multinational Corporations Instinct Of Survival The Kill Scum Caught... In A Dream Polluted Minds Sacrificed Siege Of Power Control Born On Your Knees Human Garbage You Suffer Life? Prison Without Walls Point Of No Return Negative Approach Success? Deceiver C.s. Parasites Pseudo Youth Divine Death As The Machine Rolls On Common Enemy Moral Crusade Stigmatized M.a.d. Dragnet

Lee Dorrian Bill Steer Justin Broadrick Nik Bullen Jim Whitely Mick Harris

From Enslavement To Obliteration

1988 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.

Evolved As One It's A M.a.n. S World! Lucid Fairytale Private Death Impressions Unchallenged Hate Uncertainty Blurs The Vision Cock Rock Alienation Retreat To Nowhere Think For A Minute Display To Me . . . From Enslavement To Obliteration Blind To The Truth Social Sterility Emotional Suffocation Practice What You Preach Inconceivable? Worlds Apart Obstinate Direction Mentally Murdered Sometimes Make Way! Musclehead Your Achievement Dead Morbid Deceiver Curse

Lee Dorrian Bill Steer Shane Embury Mick Harris

(EP) Mentally Murdered

1989 Earache

Lee Dorrian Bill Steer Shane Embury Mick Harris

Harmony Corruption

1990 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Vision Conquest If The Truth Be Known Inner Incineration Malicious Intent Unfit Earth Circle Of Hipocrisy The Chains That Bind Us Mind Snare Suffer The Children Hiding Behind (cd Bonus Track)

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Mick Harris

(EP) Mass Appeal Madness

1991 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4.

Mass Appeal Madness Pride Assassin Unchallenged Hate Social Sterility

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Mick Harris 1991 Earache

Death By Manipulation (compilation)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Mass Appeal Madness Pride Assassin Unchallenged Hate Social Sterility Suffer The Children Siege Of Power Harmony Corruption Rise Above The Missing Link Mentally Murdered Walls Of Confinement Cause And Effect No Mental Effort Multinational Corporations Pt. 2 Re-address The Problem Changing Colours From The Ashes

18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

Understanding Stalemate Unchallenged Hate (us Cd Bonus Track) Mentally Murdered (us Cd Bonus Track) Walls Of Confinement (us Cd Bonus Track)

Utopia Banished

1992 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Discordance I Abstain Dementia Access Christening Of The Blind The World Keeps Turning Idiosyncratic Aryanisms Cause And Effect (pt. Ii) Judicial Slime Distorting The Medium Got Time To Kill Upward And Uninterested Exile Awake (to A Life Of Misery) Contemptuous

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera

(EP) Nazi Punks Fuck Off

1994 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4.

Nazi Punks Fuck Off Aryanisms Nazi Punks Fuck Off (live) Contemptuous (xtreem Mix)

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera 1994 Earache

Fear, Emptiness, Despair

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Twist The Knife (slowly) Hung Remain Nameless Plague Rages More Than Meets The Eye Primed Time State Of Mind Armageddon X7 Retching On The Dirt Fasting On Deception Throwaway

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera

(EP) Greed Killing

1995 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Greed Killings My Own Worst Enemy Self Betrayal Finer Truths, White Lies Antibody All Links Severed Plague Rages

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera 1996 Earache

Diatribes

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Greed Killing Glimpse Into Genocide Ripe For The Breaking Cursed To Crawl Cold Forgiveness My Own Worst Enemy Just Rewards Dogma Take The Strain Diatribes Placate, Sedate, Eradicate Corrosive Elements

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera

Inside The Torn Apart

1997 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Breed To Breathe Birth In Regress Section Reflect On Conflict Down In The Zero Inside The Torn Apart If Symptoms Persist Prelude Indispose Purist Realist Lowpoint Lifeless Alarm Time Will Come Bled Dry

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera

Words From The Exit Wound

1998 Earache

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Repression Out Of Uniform Next Of Kin To Chaos Trio-degradable/affixed By Disconcern Cleanse Impure Devouring Depraved Ulterior Exterior None The Wiser? Clutching At Barbs Incendiary Incoming

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera 1999 Dreamcatcher

(EP) Leaders Not Followers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Politicians Incinerator Demonic Possession Maggots In Your Coffin Back From The Dead Nazi Punks Fuck Off (hidden Track)

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera 2000 Dreamcatcher

Enemy Of The Music Business

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Take The Poison Next On The List Constitutional Hell Vermin Volume Of Neglect Thanks For Nothing Can't Play, Won't Pay Blunt Against The Cutting Edge Cure For The Common People Necessarily Evil C.s. (conservative Shithead), Pt. 2 Mechanics Of Deceit (the Public Gets) What The Public Doesn't Want Fracture In The Equation

Mark "Barney" Greenway Jesse Pintado Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera

14.

Order Of The Leech

2002 Dreamcatcher

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Continuing War On Stupidity The Icing On The Hate Forced To Fear Narcoleptic Out Of Sight.out Of Mind To Lower Yourself (blind Servitude) Lowest Common Denominator Forewarned Is Disarmed ? Per Capita Farce And Fiction

Mark "Barney" Greenway Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera

11. 12.

Blows To The Body The Great Capitulator

Leaders Not Followers: Part 2

2004 Century Media

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Lowlife Face Down In The Dirt Devastation Messiah Victims Of A Bomb Raid Fright Night Wars No Fairytale Conform Master Fire, Death, Faith Root Of Violence Game Of The Arseholes Clangor Of War Dope Fiend Im Tired Troops Of Doom Bedtime Story Blind Justice Hate, Fear & Power

Mark "Barney" Greenway Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera

The Code Is Red ... Long Live The Code


Internet Top Ten Album

2005 Century Media

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Silence Is Deafening Right You Are Diplomatic Immunity The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code Climate Controllers Instruments Of Persuasion The Great And The Good Sold Short All Hail The Grey Dawn Vegetative State Pay For The Privilege Of Breathing! Pledge Yourself To You Striding Purposefully Backwards Morale Our Pain Is Their Power

Mark "Barney" Greenway Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera

Smear Campaign

2006 Century Media

1. 2. 3. 4.

Weltschmerz (intro) Sink Fast Let Go Fatalist Puritanical Punishment Beating

Mark "Barney" Greenway

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Well All Is Said And Done Freedom Is The Wage Of Sin In Deference Short-lived Identity Crisis Shattered Existence Eyes Right Out Warped Beyond Logic Rabid Wolves (for Christ) Deaf And Dumbstruck (intelligent Design) Persona Non Grata Smear Campaign

Mitch Harris Shane Embury Danny Herrera

Twisting The Knife


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Pantera
Origin: Texas, USA Genres: Status: Disbanded Official Web Site Last Update: December 09, 2004

With the release of 1990's Cowboys From Hell, Pantera rocketed to superstardom, fashioning a post-thrash, extreme metal style that has since been copied by countless other bands. At the time, many thought that Pantera had sprung from nowhere, but as fans of the band at the time know, no fewer than four albums preceded Cowboys, released independently by the band during what some call Pantera's "glam" era. In reality, Pantera never was a glam band, but those four albums (in particular, the first three) do show a very different side of the band, with an accessible style that at times sounded like 80's era Judas Priest and occasionally wandered into a heavier Motley Crue style, due at least in part to then-vocalist Terrence Lee's voice. Darrell's guitar work was particularly noteworthy, flashy yet controlled, though again not really close in style to "modern" Pantera. The fourth album, 1988's Power Metal, was the first to feature Phil Anselmo, and in retrospect is a perfect bridge between the mainstream style of the first trio of albums and the pure heaviness of Cowboys. Since Cowboys, of course, the band has been unstoppable, refining and perfecting their style with each successive release, gaining in popularity year after year. Though no formal announcement was ever really made, Pantera is done, the band laying low for a couple of years following their last studio album, 2000's Reinventing The Steel. Anselmo, after being involved in many projects, is now devoting his time to

Superjoint Ritual, while the Abbotts formed a new band, Damageplan (formerly known as New Found Power). Rex Brown is working with Crowbar. The metal world was dealt a shocking and tragic blow when former guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed while performing onstage in Columbus, Ohio on December 8, 2004. The gunman, whose motive may never truly be known, killed three others before himself being shot by a police officer.

Phil Anselmo Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott


former members Terrence Lee

vocals (see also Down, Necrophagia, Superjoint Ritual,


Viking Crown)

guitars (see also Damageplan) bass (see also Crowbar, Down) drums (see also Damageplan) vocals

Metal Magic

1983 independent

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ride My Rocket I'Ll Be Alright Tell Me If You Want It Latest Lover Biggest Part Of Me Metal Magic Widowmaker Nothin' On (But The Radio) Sad Lover Rock Out !

Terrence Lee Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott

Projects In The Jungle

1984 independent

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

All Over Tonite Out For Blood Blue Light Turning Red Like Fire In Over My Head Projects In The Jungle Heavy Metal Rules !

Terrence Lee Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott

8. 9. 10.

Only A Heartbeat Away Killers Takin My Life

I Am The Night

1985 independent

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Hot And Heavy I Am The Night Onward We Rock ! D*G*T*T*M Daughters Of The Queen Down Below Come-On Eyes Right On The Edge Valhalla Forever Tonight

Terrence Lee Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott

Power Metal

1988 independent

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Rock The World Power Metal We'Ll Meet Again Over And Out Proud To Be Loud Down Below Death Trap Hard Ride Burnnn! P*S*T* 88

Phil Anselmo Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott

Cowboys From Hell


Internet Top Ten Album

1990 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Cowboys From Hell Primal Concrete Sledge Psycho Holiday Heresy Cemetery Gates Domination Shattered Clash With Reality Medicine Man Message In Blood The Sleep

Phil Anselmo Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott

12.

The Art Of Shredding

Vulgar Display Of Power


Internet Top Ten Album

1992 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Mouth For War A New Level Walk Fuckin Hostile This Love Rise No Good (Attack The Radical) Live In A Hole Regular People (Conceit) By Demons Be Driven Hollow

Phil Anselmo Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott

Far Beyond Driven


Internet Top Ten Album

1994 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Strength Beyond Strength Becoming 5 Minutes Alone I'M Broken Good Friends And A Bottle Of Pills Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks Slaughtered 25 Years Shedding Skin Use My Third Arm Throes Of Rejection Planet Caravan

Phil Anselmo Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott

The Great Southern Trendkill


Internet Top Ten Album

1996 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

The Great Southern Trendkill War Nerve Drag The Waters 10'S 13 Steps Suicide Note Part 1 Suicide Note Part 2 Living Through Me (Hell'S Wrath) Floods Underground In America (Reprise) Sandblasted Skin

Phil Anselmo Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott

Official Live: 101 Proof

1997 Eastwest

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

New Level Walk Becoming 5 Minutes Alone Sandblasted Skin Suicide Note, Pt. 2 War Nerve Strength Beyond Strength Dom/Hollow This Love I'M Broken Cowboys From Hell Cemetery Gates Hostile Where You Come From I Can'T Hide

Phil Anselmo Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott

Reinventing The Steel


Internet Top Ten Album

2000 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Hell Bound Goddamn Electric Yesterday Don'T Mean Shit You'Ve Got To Belong To It Revolution Is My Name Death Rattle We'Ll Grind That Axe For A Long Time Up Lift It Makes Them Disappear I'Ll Cast A Shadow

Phil Anselmo Darrell Abbott Rex Brown Vince Abbott

Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboy Vulgar

2003 Elektra

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Cowboys From Hell Cemetary Gates Walk Mouth For War This Love I'M Broken Becoming 5 Minutes Alone Planet Caravan Drag The Waters Where You Come From (Live) Cat Scratch Fever I'Ll Cast A Shadow Goddamn Electric

15. 16.

Revolution Is My Name Hole In The Sky

Penumbra
Origin: France Genres: Gothic Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: August 04, 2006

Formed in 1996, Penumbra is one of the few French bands in the gothic metal field, with their most recent album, The Last Bewitchment, bearing some strong similarities to Tristania, particularly when the choir vocals are in full force. Like Tristania and others, a variety of vocal styles and instruments are prevalent, ranging from blackened growls to female sopranos to the aforementioned choirs, to a tasteful use of the oboe in several places. They may be an album away from truly establishing their own identity, but gothic metal fans will certainly enjoy this band.

Jarlaath Asphodel Neo Loic Agone Zoltan Arathelis


former members Medusa Anita Covelli Dorian Nicolas Herr Rick Garlic Aramis

vocals/oboe vocals guitars guitars bass keyboards drums vocals vocals guitars bass drums drums backing vocals

Elise

backing vocals

Emanate

1999 Serenades

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Intro Lycanthrope New Scaring Senses Bloody Experience Falling Into My Soul Turn Them Off Doppleganger Underwater Dream

Jarlaath Medusa Neo Dorian Nicolas Zoltan Herr Rick Aramis Elise 2002 Season Of Mist

The Last Bewitchment

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Neutral Priestess In My Dreams The Last Bewitchment Moaning On Earth Insurrection Testament The Young Martyr A Torrent Of Fears Pie Jesu

Jarlaath Medusa Neo Dorian Agone Zoltan Garlic 2003 Season Of Mist

Seclusion

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Tragical Memories Cursed Destiny Seclusion The Prophetess Hope Crimson Tail Conception Enclosed

Jarlaath Anita Covelli Neo Dorian Agone Zoltan Arathelis

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P.O.D.
Origin: San Diego, CA, USA Genres: Christian Metal , Nu-Metal Status: Active Last Update: May 20, 2004

P.O.D. (Payable On Death) is a San Diego nu-metal band that draws from some familiar influences (Rage Against The Machine (particularly the earlier releases), and Korn, to name two), as well as throwing their own originality into the mix. They have been referred to as a Christian band by others, and though there is definite spirituality in the lyrics, they don't come across as preachy or heavy-handed in their approach, nor are they entirely comfortable with the label of Christian band. After a string of locally-released albums, they signed to Atlantic and hit it big with 2001's Satellite. More recently has come the first lineup change, with guitarist Marcos Curiel deciding to pursue other interests. His replacement is a veteran in the Christian extreme metal scene, former Living Sacrifice guitarist Jason Truby. 2003's Payable On Death, the first featuring Truby, is in general a more relaxed alterna-nu-metal album, though also more diverse in its approach.

Sonny Sandoval Jason Truby Traa Daniels Noah "Wuv" Bernardo


former members Marcos Curiel

vocals guitars (see also Living Sacrifice) bass drums guitars

Snuff The Punk

1996 Rescue

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Coming Back Let The Music Do The Talking Draw The Line Who Is Right? Get It Straight Run Snuff The Punk Can You Feel It? Three In The Power Of One Every Knee Untitled

Sonny Sandoval Marcos Curiel Traa Daniels Noah "Wuv" Bernardo

Brown

1997 Rescue

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Intro Know Me Selah Visions Brown One Day Punks Rock Breathe Babylon Funk Jam Preach Reggae Jam Full Color Seeking The Wise Live And Die Outro

Sonny Sandoval Marcos Curiel Traa Daniels Noah "Wuv" Bernardo

Live

1997 Rescue

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Intro One Day Draw The Line Selah Know Me Punk-Reggae Jam Breathe Babylon Preach Full Color

Sonny Sandoval Marcos Curiel Traa Daniels Noah "Wuv" Bernardo

(EP) The Warriors

1999 Tooth And Nail

1. 2. 3.

Intro Breathe Babylon Rosa Linda

Sonny Sandoval Marcos Curiel

4. 5. 6.

Draw The Line Full Color Sabbath

Traa Daniels Noah "Wuv" Bernardo

The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown

1999 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Greetings Hollywood Southtown Checkin' Levels Rock The Party (Off The Hook) Lie Down Set Your Eyes To Zion Lo Siento Bullet The Blue Sky Psalm 150 Image Shouts Tribal Freestyle Follow Me Outkast

Sonny Sandoval Marcos Curiel Traa Daniels Noah "Wuv" Bernardo

Satellite

2001 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Set It Off Alive Boom Youth Of The Nation Celestial Satellite Ridiculous The Messenjah Guitarras De Amor Anything Right Ghetto Masterpiece Conspiracy Without Jah, Nothin' Thinking About Forever Portrait

Sonny Sandoval Marcos Curiel Traa Daniels Noah "Wuv" Bernardo

Payable On Death

2003 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4.

Wildfire Will You Change The World Execute The Sounds

Sonny Sandoval Jason Truby

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Find My Way Revolution The Reasons Freedom Fighters Waiting On Today I And Identify Asthma Eternal

Traa Daniels Noah "Wuv" Bernardo

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Rainbow
Origin: England Genres: Hard Rock Status: Unknown Last Update: October 5, 1999

Basically Ritchie Blackmore's solo band following his departure from Deep Purple in the mid-seventies, Rainbow is also where vocalist Ronnie James Dio first came into prominence (he was in an earlier band called Elf, but it was here that he became well known, before moving on to Black Sabbath and later his own band). As can be seen below, a number of well-known hard rock musicians have taken part in the band over the years.

Doogie White Ritchie Blackmore Greg Smith Paul Morris John O'Reilly
former members Ronnie James Dio Graham Bonnet Joe Lynn Turner

vocals (see also Yngwie Malmsteen, Praying Mantis) guitars (see also Deep Purple) bass keyboards drums vocals (see also Dio, Black Sabbath) vocals (see also Alcatrazz, Impellitteri, Anthem,
Michael Schenker Group)

vocals (see also Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple)

Craig Gruber Jimmy Bain Bob Daisley Roger Glover Mickey Lee Soule Tony Carey David Stone Don Airey David Rosenthal Gary Driscoll Cozy Powell Bob Rondinelli Chuck Burgi

bass (see also The Rods) bass (see also Dio) bass (see also Yngwie Malmsteen, Ozzy Osbourne,
Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath)

bass (see also Deep Purple) keyboards keyboards keyboards keyboards (see also Ozzy Osbourne, Sinner, Deep
Purple, Fastway, Whitesnake)

keyboards drums drums (see also Black Sabbath, Yngwie Malmsteen,


Whitesnake, Michael Schenker Group)

drums (see also Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Riot) drums

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

1975 Polydor

Ronnie James Dio Ritchie Blackmore Craig Gruber Mickey Lee Soule Gary Driscoll

Rising
Internet Top Ten Album

1976 Polydor

Ronnie James Dio Ritchie Blackmore Jimmy Bain Tony Carey

Cozy Powell

On Stage (live)

1977 Polydor

Ronnie James Dio Ritchie Blackmore Jimmy Bain Tony Carey Cozy Powell

Long Live Rock'n'Roll

1978 Polydor

Ronnie James Dio Ritchie Blackmore Bob Daisley David Stone Cozy Powell

Down To Earth

1979 Polydor

Graham Bonnet Ritchie Blackmore Roger Glover Don Airey Cozy Powell

Difficult To Cure

1981 Polydor

Joe Lynn Turner Ritchie Blackmore Roger Glover

Don Airey Bob Rondinelli

Straight Between The Eyes

1982 Polydor

Joe Lynn Turner Ritchie Blackmore Roger Glover David Rosenthal Bob Rondinelli

Bent Out Of Shape

1983 Polydor

Joe Lynn Turner Ritchie Blackmore Roger Glover David Rosenthal Chuck Burgi

Stranger In Us All

1995 BMG

Doogie White Ritchie Blackmore Greg Smith Paul Morris John O'Reilly

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Rammstein
Origin: Germany Genres: Industrial Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: November 29, 2005

Rammstein's intriguing blend of harsh riffs, techno/dance beats, and semi-spoken German vocals is responsible for their rapid ascent to stardom. Foreign-language bands seldom make much of an impact in the US, but tours with KMFDM (among others) and MTV play of their "Du Hast" video have helped to found a growing fan base. Their controversial lyrics and visuals have earned them some detractors along the way, but this band is still on the rise.

Till Lindemann Paul Landers Oliver Riedel Christian Lorenz Christoph Schneider

vocals lead guitar bass keyboards drums

Richard Kruspe-Bernstein rhythm guitar

Herzeleid

1995 Polygram

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flamen Sehen Der Meister Weisses Fleisch Asche Zu Asche Seemann Du Riechst So Gut Das Alte Leid Heirate Mich Herzeleid Laichzeit Rammstein

Till Lindemann Paul Landers Richard KruspeBernstein Oliver Riedel Christian Lorenz Christoph Schneider

Sehnsucht

1997 Polygram

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Sehnsucht Engel Tier Bestrafe Mich Du Hast Bck Dich Spiel Mit Mir Klavier Alter Mann Eifersucht Kss Mich (fellfrosch)

Till Lindemann Paul Landers Richard KruspeBernstein Oliver Riedel Christian Lorenz Christoph Schneider

Live Aus Berlin

1999 Polygram

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Spiel Mit Mir Bestrafe Mich Weisses Fleisch Sehnsucht Asche Zu Asche Wilder Wein Heirate Mich Du Riechst So Gut Du Hast Bck Dich Engel Rammstein Laichzeit Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen? Seemann

Till Lindemann Paul Landers Richard KruspeBernstein Oliver Riedel Christian Lorenz Christoph Schneider

Mutter

2001 Universal

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Mein Herz Brennt Links 2-3-4 Sonne Ich Will Feuer Frei! Mutter Spieluhr Zwitter Rein Raus Adios Nebel

Till Lindemann Paul Landers Richard KruspeBernstein Oliver Riedel Christian Lorenz Christoph Schneider

Reise, Reise
Internet Top Ten Album

2004 Universal

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Reise, Reise Mein Teil Dalai Lama Keine Lust Los Amerika Moskau Morgenstern Stein Um Stein Ohne Dich Amour

Till Lindemann Paul Landers Richard KruspeBernstein Oliver Riedel Christian Lorenz Christoph Schneider

Rosenrot

2005 Universal

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Benzin Mann Gegen Mann Rosenrot Spring Wo Bist Du Stirb Nicht Vor Mir Zerstren Hilf Mir Te Quiero Puta Feuer & Wasser Ein Lied

Till Lindemann Paul Landers Richard KruspeBernstein Oliver Riedel Christian Lorenz Christoph Schneider

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Rhapsody Of Fire
Origin: Italy Genres: Power Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: August 17, 2006

The band known until recently as Rhapsody (due to copyright infringement, they have amended "On Fire" to ehtier name) has basically become synonymous with Italian metal, as these guys have provided the blueprint for any number of fellow Italians over the years, their brand of speed/power metal with intense keyboard-led song structures, bombastic arrangements and fantasy-based lyrical themes (really, taking influences such as Helloween and Blind Guardian to the next level) proving wildly popular in their homeland and elsewhere in Europe. Sure, the band has their share of detractors, who find the whole affair a bit over-the-top and cheesy, but there's no denying the musicianship and hard work that they put into their works. With a decade on the scene, they show no signs of slowing down or, really, altering a formula that works for them.

Upcoming Album: Triumph Of Agony, due on September 29, 2006.

Fabio Lione Luca Turilli Dominique Leurquin Patrice Guers Alex Staropoli Alex Holzwarth
former members Alessandro Lotta Danielle Carbonera

vocals guitars guitars bass keyboards drums (see also Angra, Avantasia, Dol Ammad, Paradox,
Sieges Even)

bass drums

Legendary Tales

1997 Limb Music Prod.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ira Tenax Warrior Of Ice Rage Of The Winter Forest Of Unicorns Flames Of Revenge Virgin Skies Land Of Immortals Echoes Of Tragedy Lord Of The Thunder Legendary Tales

Fabio Lione Luca Turilli Alex Staropoli Danielle Carbonera

Symphony Of Enchanted Lands

1998 Limb Music Prod.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Epicus Furor Emerald Sword Wisdom Of The Kings Heroes Of The Lost Valley Eternal Glory Beyond The Gates Of Infinity

Fabio Lione Luca Turilli Alessandro Lotta Alex Staropoli

7. 8. 9. 10.

Wings Of Destiny The Dark Tower Of Abyss Riding The Winds Of Eternity Symphony Of Enchanted Lands

Danielle Carbonera

Dawn Of Victory

2000 Limb Music Prod.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lux Triumphans Dawn Of Victory Triumph For My Magic Steel The Village Of Dwarves Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain The Bloody Rage Of The Titans Holy Thunderforce Trolls In The Dark The Last Winged Unicorn The Mighty Ride Of The Firelord

Fabio Lione Luca Turilli Alessandro Lotta Alex Staropoli Alex Holzwarth

Rain Of A Thousand Flames

2001 Limb Music Prod.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Rain Of A Thousand Flames Deadly Omen Queen Of The Dark Horizons Tears Of A Dying Angel Elnor's Magic Valley The Poem's Evil Page The Wizard's Last Rhymes

Fabio Lione Luca Turilli Alessandro Lotta Alex Staropoli Alex Holzwarth 2002 Limb Music Prod.

Power Of The Dragonflame

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

In Tenebris Knightrider Of Doom Power Of The Dragonflame The March Of The Swordmaster When Demons Awake Agony Is My Name Lamento Eroico Steelgods Of The Last Apocalypse The Pride Of The Tyrant Gargoyles, Angels Of Darkness

Fabio Lione Luca Turilli Dominique Leurquin Patrice Guers Alex Staropoli Alex Holzwarth

Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga (comp) 2004 Limb Music Prod.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Warrior Of Ice Rage Of The Winter Forest Of Unicorns Land Of Immortals Emerald Sword Wings Of Destiny Riding The Winds Of Eternity Dawn Of Victory Holy Thunderforce The Village Of Dwarves Rain Of A Thousand Flames Knightrider Of Doom March Of The Swordmaster Power Of The Dragonflame Lamento Eroico

(EP) The Dark Secret

2004 SPV

1. 2. 3. 4.

The Dark Secret Thunder Mighty Roar Sacred Power Of Raging Winds Guardians Of Destiny (english Version)

Fabio Lione Luca Turilli Dominique Leurquin Patrice Guers Alex Staropoli Alex Holzwarth 2004 SPV

Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

The Dark Secret - Ira Divina Unholy Warcry Never Forgotten Heroes Elgard's Green Valleys The Magic Of The Wizards Dream Erian's Mystical Rhymes - The White Dragon's Order The Last Angels' Call Dragonland's Rivers Sacred Power Of Raging Winds Guardiani Del Destino Shadows Of Death Nightfall On The Grey Mountains

Fabio Lione Luca Turilli Dominique Leurquin Patrice Guers Alex Staropoli Alex Holzwarth

Live In Canada 2005

2006 SPV

1. 2.

The Dark Secret Unholy Warcry

Fabio Lione

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Wisdom Of The Kings The Village Of Dwarves Erian`s Mystical Rhymes Dawn Of Victory Lamento Eroico Nightfall On The Grey Mountains The March Of The Swordmaster Emerald Sword Gran Finale

Luca Turilli Dominique Leurquin Patrice Guers Alex Staropoli Alex Holzwarth

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Running Wild
Origin: Hamburg, Germany Genres: Power Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: March 11, 2005

Everyone's favorite pirate metal band, Running Wild continues to march on after almost twenty years in the recording business. They are basically the brothers of Grave Digger, as the two bands have much in common -- both were early signees to the fledgling Noise Records label at about the same time, both have carved similarly successful careers in the German power metal field, and the one common factor in both bands have been their respective frontmen. Though they flirted with satanic imagery briefly in their early career (as seen on the debut), the aforementioned pirate theme was hatched for their third album (Under Jolly Roger) and they haven't looked back since.

Rolf Kasparek Peter Pichel Matthias Liebetruth


former members Gerard Warnecke (Preacher) Majk Moti Axel Morgan Thilo Hermann Stephan Boriss Jens Becker

vocals/guitars bass drums guitars guitars guitars (see also X-Wild) guitars (see also Faithful Breath, Holy Moses) bass bass (see also Grave Digger, X-Wild)

Thomas Smuszynski Stefan Schwarzmann Ian Finlay Jrg Michael Angelo Sasso

bass (see also U.D.O.) drums (see also U.D.O., X-Wild) drums drums (see also Grave Digger, Headhunter, House Of
Spirits, Mekong Delta, Axel Rudi Pell, Rage, Saxon, Schwarzarbeit, Stratovarius, Unleashed Power)

Wolfgang Hagemann (Hasche) drums

drums

Gates To Purgatory

1984 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Victim Of States Power Black Demon Preacher Soldiers Of Hell Diabolic Force Adrian Sos Genghis Khan Prisoner Of Our Time Walpurgis Night Satan

Rolf Kasparek Preacher Stephan Boriss Hasche

Branded And Exiled

1985 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Branded And Exiled Gods Of The Iron Realm Of Shades Mordor Fight Of The Oppression Evil Spirit Marching To Die Chains And Leather

Rolf Kasparek Majk Moti Stephan Boriss Hasche

Under Jolly Roger

1987 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4.

Under Jolly Roger Beggar'S Night Diamonds Of The Black Chest War In The Cutter

Rolf Kasparek Majk Moti

5. 6. 7. 8.

Raise Your Fist Land Of Ice Raw Ride Merciless Game

Jens Becker Stefan Schwarzmann

Ready For Boarding (live)

1988 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Hymn Of Long John Silver Under Jolly Roger Genghis Khan Raise Your Fist Purgatory Mordor Diabolic Force Raw Ride Adrian (S.O.S.) Prisoner Of Our Time

Rolf Kasparek Majk Moti Jens Becker

Port Royal

1988 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Intro Port Royal Raging Fire Into The Arena Uaschitschun Final Gates Conquistadores Blown To Kingdom Come Warchild Mutiny Calico Jack

Rolf Kasparek Majk Moti Jens Becker Ian Finlay

Death Or Glory

1989 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Riding The Storm Renegade Evilution Running Blood Highland Glory (The Eternal Fight) Marooned Bad To The Bone Tortuga Bay Death Or Glory Battle Of Waterloo March On

Rolf Kasparek Majk Moti Jens Becker Ian Finlay

(EP) Bad To The Bone

1989 Noise

1. 2. 3.

Bad To The Bone The Battle Of Waterloo March On

Rolf Kasparek Majk Moti Jens Becker Ian Finlay 1990 Noise

(EP) Wild Animal

1. 2. 3. 4.

Wild Animal Chains And Leather Tear Down The Walls Stoertebeker

Rolf Kasparek Axel Morgan Jens Becker Jrg Michael 1991 Noise

Blazon Stone

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Blazon Stone Lonewolf Slavery Fire & Ice Little Big Horn Over The Rainbow White Masque Rolling Wheels Bloody Red Rose Straight To Hell Heads Or Hell

Rolf Kasparek Axel Morgan Jens Becker Stefan Schwarzmann

The First Years Of Piracy (comp.)

1991 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Under Jolly Roger Branded And Exiled Soldiers Of Hell Raise Your Fist Walpurgis Night Fight The Oppression Marching To Die Raw Ride Diamonds Of The Black Chest Prisoner Of Our Time

(EP) Lead Or Gold

1992 Noise

1. 2. 3.

Lead Or Gold Hanged, Drawn, And Quartered Wind Or Be Drowned

Rolf Kasparek Axel Morgan Thomas Smuszynski Stefan Schwarzmann 1992 Noise

Pile Of Skulls

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Chamber Of Lies Whirlwind Sinister Eyes Black Wings Of Death Fistful Of Dynamite Roaring Thunder Pile Of Skulls Lead Or Gold White Buffalo Jenning'S Revenge Treasure Island

Rolf Kasparek Axel Morgan Thomas Smuszynski Stefan Schwarzmann

(EP) The Privateer

1994 Noise

1. 2. 3.

The Privateer Dancing On A Minefield Poisoned Blood

Rolf Kasparek Thilo Hermann Thomas Smuszynski Jrg Michael 1994 Noise

Black Hand Inn

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

The Curse Black Hand Inn Mr. Deadhead Soulless The Privateer Fight The Fire Of Hate The Phantom Of The Black Hand Hill Freewind Rider Powder & Iron Dragonmen Genesis (The Making And The Fall Of

Rolf Kasparek Thilo Hermann Thomas Smuszynski Jrg Michael

Man) 12. Poisoned Blood

Masquerade

1995 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

The Contract / The Crypts Of Hades Masquerade Demonized Black Soul Lions Of The Sea Rebel At Heart Wheel Of Doom Metalhead Soleil Royal Men In Black Underworld

Rolf Kasparek Thilo Hermann Thomas Smuszynski Jrg Michael

The Rivalry

1998 Gun

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Adventure Galley Agents Of Black Ballad Of William Kidd Fire And Thunder Firebreather Kiss Of Death Man On The Moon Resurrection Return Of The Dragon The Poison The Rivalry War And Peace

Rolf Kasparek Thilo Hermann Thomas Smuszynski Jrg Michael

Victory

2000 Gun

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Fall Of Dorkas When Time Runs Out Timeriders Into The Fire Revolution The Final Waltz Tsar The Hussar The Guardian Return Of The Gods Silent Killer Victory

Rolf Kasparek Thilo Hermann Thomas Smuszynski Angelo Sasso

The Brotherhood

2002 Gun

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Welcome To Hell Soulstrippers The Brotherhood Crossfire Siberian Winter Detonator Pirate Song Unation Dr. Horror The Ghost

Rolf Kasparek Peter Pichel Angelo Sasso

Rogues En Vogue

2005 Gun

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Draw The Line Angel Of Mercy Skeleton Dance Skull & Bones Born Bad, Dying Worse Black Gold Soul Vampires Rogues En Vogue Winged & Feathered Dead Man'S Road The War Cannonball Tongue Libertalia

Rolf Kasparek Peter Pichel Matthias Liebetruth

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Savatage
Origin: Florida, USA Genres: Power Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: March 26, 2005

In the course of their twenty or so years of existence, Savatage has developed into one of the leading metal/hard rock bands around. Their earlier work is harder, more power-metal oriented, while the later albums have more of an accessible hard rock sound, with with slight progressive touches. Being a fan of the group from the beginning (I still have my blue-vinyl copy of Sirens), I prefer the rougher edge of the earlier albums like Sirens*

and *The Dungeons Are Calling. In the earlier days the band had a very distinctive style, due mainly to the excellent guitar work of Criss Oliva (who, as most should know, was tragically killed in a a car accident in 1993) and the powerful vocals of brother Jon. The later albums are less my style, but their maturity and musicianship is quite evident, and thus the band has maintained a solid following throughout their career. 2001 brings some changes to the Savatage camp. With guitarist Al Pitrelli leaving in 2000 to join Megadeth and vocalist Zak Stevens departing later in the year to attend to family commitments, the band recorded Poets And Madmen as a quartet (with Jon Oliva once again on lead vocals) and more recently announced two new members to the fold, in the form of unknown vocalist Damond Jiniya and workaholic guitarist Jack Frost.

Damond Jiniya Jon Oliva Chris Caffery Al Pitrelli Johnny Lee Middleton Jeff Plate
former members Zachary Stevens Criss Oliva Alex Skolnick Keith Collins Steve Wachholz

vocals keyboards/vocals (see also Doctor Butcher) guitars (see also Doctor Butcher, Metalium) guitars (see also Megadeth, Vertex) bass drums vocals guitars guitars (see also Testament) bass (see also Burning Starr) drums (see also Crimson Glory)

Sirens
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1983 Par

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Sirens Holocaust I Believe Rage On The Run Twisted Little Sister Living For The Night

Jon Oliva Criss Oliva Keith Collins Steve Wachholz

8. 9. 10. 11.

Scream Murder Out On The Streets Lady In Disguise The Message

(EP) The Dungeons Are Calling

1985 Combat

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

The Dungeons Are Calling By The Grace Of The Witch Visions Midas Knight City Beneath The Surface The Whip Fighting For Your Love Sirens

Jon Oliva Criss Oliva Keith Collins Steve Wachholz

Power Of The Night

1985 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Power Of The Night Unusual Warriors Necrophilia Washed Out Hard For Love Fountain Of Youth Skull Session Stuck On You In The Dream

Jon Oliva Criss Oliva Keith Collins Steve Wachholz

Fight For The Rock

1986 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Fight For The Rock Out On The Streets Crying For Love Day After Day The Edge Of Midnight Hyde Lady In Disguise She'S Only Rock 'N Roll Wishing Well Red Light Paradise

Jon Oliva Criss Oliva Johnny Lee Middleton Steve Wachholz

In The Hall Of The Mountain King


Internet Top Ten Album

1987 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

24 Hrs. Ago Beyond The Doors Of The Dark Legions Strange Wings Prelude To Maddness Hall Of The Mountain King The Price You Pay White Witch Last Dawn Devastation

Jon Oliva Criss Oliva Johnny Lee Middleton Steve Wachholz

Gutter Ballet
Internet Top Ten Album

1989 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Of Rage And War Gutter Ballet Temptation - Revelation When The Crowds Are Gone Silk And Steel She'S In Love Hounds The Unholy Mentally Yours Summer'S Rain Thorazine Shuffle

Jon Oliva Criss Oliva Chris Caffery Johnny Lee Middleton Steve Wachholz

Streets: A Rock Opera

1991 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Streets Jesus Saves Tonight He Grins Again Strange Reality A Little Too Far You Are Alive Sammy And Tex St. Patrick'S Can You Hear Me Now? New York City Don'T Mean Nothing Ghosts In The Ruins If I Go Away Agony And Ecstasy Heal My Soul Somewhere In Time Believe

Jon Oliva Criss Oliva Johnny Lee Middleton Steve Wachholz

Edge Of Thorns
Internet Top Ten Album

1993 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Edge Of Thorns He Carves His Stone Lights Out Skraggy'S Tomb Labyrinths Follow Me Exit Music Degrees Of Sanity Conversation Piece All That I Bleed Damien Miles Away Sleep

Zachary Stevens Criss Oliva Johnny Lee Middleton Steve Wachholz

Handful Of Rain

1994 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Taunting Cobras Handful Of Rain Chance Stare Into The Sun Castles Burning Visions Watching You Fall Nothing Going On Symmetry Alone You Breathe

Jon Oliva Zachary Stevens Alex Skolnick Johnny Lee Middleton Steve Wachholz

Dead Winter Dead


Internet Top Ten Album

1995 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Overture Sarajevo This Is The Time I Am Starlight Doesn'T Matter Anyway This Isn'T What We Meant Mozart And Madness Memory (Dead Winter Dead Intro) Dead Winter Dead One Child Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) Not What You See

Jon Oliva Zachary Stevens Chris Caffery Al Pitrelli Johnny Lee Middleton Jeff Plate

Final Bell (live)

1996

Jon Oliva Criss Oliva Chris Caffery Johnny Lee Middleton Steve Wachholz

From The Gutter To The Stage (comp)

1996

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Sirens (Live) Power Of The Night Prelude To Madness Hall Of The Mountain King 24 Hours Ago Gutter Ballet When The Crowds Are Gone Silk And Steel New York City Don'T Mean Nothing Agony And Ecstasy Believe Edge Of Thorns Chance Mozart And Madness One Child Shotgun Innocence Forever After This Is Where You Should Be D.T. Jesus

The Wake Of Magellan

1997 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

The Ocean Welcome Turns To Me Morning Sun Another Way Blackjack Guillotine Paragons Of Innocence Complaint In The System (Veronica Geurin) Underture The Wake Of Magellan Anymore The Storm The Hourglass Somewhere In Time / Alone You Breathe Sleep Stay

Jon Oliva Zachary Stevens Chris Caffery Al Pitrelli Johnny Lee Middleton Jeff Plate

Poets And Madmen

2001 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Stay With Me Awhile There In The Silence Commisar I Seek Power Drive Morphine Child The Rumor Man In The Mirror Surrender Awaken Back To A Reason Shotgun Innocence (Bonus Track)

Jon Oliva Chris Caffery Johnny Lee Middleton Jeff Plate

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Scorpions
Origin: Germany Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: May 11, 2004

One of Germany's oldest and most well-known metal bands, the Scorpions didn't really achieve worldwide fame until their second decade of existence, with songs like "Rock You Like A Hurricane" catapulting them into the spotlight. Actually they are probably the oldest metal band period, having been formed way back in 1965 (!) by guitarist Rudy Schenker, who along with vocalist Klaus Meine remain the only two remaining original members from their first release, 1972's Lonesome Crow. While albums such as Animal Magnetism, Blackout, and Love At First Sting represent the familiar mainstream Scorpions sound, their work in the 70's was a bit different (and arguably heavier and better), with then-guitarist Ulrich Roth's overt Hendrix stylings and less poppy songwriting giving the band a different feel. They have slowed down, recording-wise, in the last decade or so, though that's probably to be expected from a band whose been around as long as they have. The BNR pick for their best album would unquestionably be Lovedrive, featuring a return from UFO guitarist (and brother of Rudy) Michael Schenker -- it signalled the end of the Roth era, and the beginnings of their more radiofriendly period, but it stands as their most metallic album. Nearing the 30-year mark in existence, the band is still alive, with a new album, Unbreakable, released in May 2004.

Klaus Meine

vocals

Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Pawel Maciwoda James Kottak


former members Michael Schenker Ulrich Roth Lothar Heinburg Francis Buchholz Ralph Rieckermann Ken Taylor Wolfgang Dziony Jurgen Rosenthal Rudy Lenners Herman Rarebell Curt Cress

guitars guitars bass drums guitars (see also UFO, Michael Schenker Group) guitars bass bass bass bass drums drums drums drums drums

Lonesome Crow

1972 RCA

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

I'm Going Mad It All Depends Leave Me In Search Of The Peace Of Mind Inheritance Action Lonesome Crow

Klaus Meine Michael Schenker Rudolf Schenker Lothar Heinburg Wolfgang Dziony 1974 RCA

Fly To The Rainbow

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Speedy's Coming They Need A Million Drifting Sun Fly People Fly This Is My Song

Klaus Meine Ulrich Roth Rudolf Schenker

6. 7.

Far Away Fly To The Rainbow

Francis Buchholz Jurgen Rosenthal

In Trance

1975 RCA

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Dark Lady In Trance Life's Like A River Top Of The Bill Living And Dying Robot Man Evening Wind Sun In My Hand Longing For Fire Lights

Klaus Meine Ulrich Roth Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Rudy Lenners

Virgin Killer
BNR Top Ten Album

1976 RCA

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Hell - Cat Crying Days Polar Nights Yellow Raven Backstage Queen Pictured Life Catch Your Train In Your Park Virgin Killer

Klaus Meine Ulrich Roth Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Rudy Lenners

Taken By Force
BNR Top Ten Album

1977 RCA

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Steamrock Fever We'll Burn The Sky I've Got To Be Free The Riot Of Your Time The Sails Of Charon Your Light He's A Woman, She's A Man Born To Touch Your Feelings

Klaus Meine Ulrich Roth Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Herman Rarebell

Tokyo Tapes

1978 RCA

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

All Night Long Pictured Life Backstage Queen Polar Nights In Trance We'll Burn The Sky Suspender Love In Search Of The Peace Of Mind Fly To The Rainbow He's A Woman, She's A Man Speedy's Coming Top Of The Bill Hound Dog Long Tall Sally Steamrock Fever Dark Lady Kojo Notsuki Robot Man

Klaus Meine Ulrich Roth Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Herman Rarebell

Lovedrive
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1979 Polydor

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Loving You Sunday Morning Another Piece Of Meat Always Somewhere Coast To Coast Can't Get Enough Is There Anybody There Lovedrive Holiday

Klaus Meine Michael Schenker Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Herman Rarebell 1980 Polydor

Animal Magnetism
Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Make It Real Don't Make No Promises Hold Me Tight Twentieth Century Man Lady Starlight Falling In Love Only A Man The Zoo Animal Magnetism

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Herman Rarebell

Blackout
Internet Top Ten Album

1982 Polydor

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Blackout Can't Live Without You No One Like You You Give Me All I Need Now Dynamite Arizona China White When The Smoke Is Going Down

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Herman Rarebell

Love At First Sting

1984 Polydor

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Bad Boys Running Wild Rock You Like A Hurricane I'm Leaving You Coming Home The Same Thrill Big City Nights As Soon As The Good Timed Roll Crossfire Still Loving You

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Herman Rarebell

World Wide Live

1985 Polydor

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Countdown Coming Home Blackout Bad Boys Running Wild Loving You Sunday Morning Make It Real Big City Nights Coast To Coast Holiday Still Loving You Rock You Like A Hurricane Can't Live Without You Another Piece Of Meat The Zoo No One Like You Dynamite Can't Get Enough (part 1) Six String Sing Can't Get Enough (part 2)

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Herman Rarebell

Savage Amusement

1988 Polydor

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Don't Stop At The Top Rhythm Of Love Passion Rules The Game Media Overkill Walking On The Edge We Let It Rock... You Let It Roll Every Minute Every Day Love On The Run Believe In Love

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Herman Rarebell

Crazy World

1990 Polydor

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Tease Me Please Me Don't Believe Her To Be With You In Heaven Wind Of Change Restless Nights Lust Of Love Kicks After Six Hit Between The Eyes Money And Fame Crazy World Send Me An Angel

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Francis Buchholz Herman Rarebell

Face The Heat

1993 Polydor

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Alien Nation No Pain No Gain Someone To Touch Under The Same Sun Unholly Alliance Woman Hate To Be Nice Texman Woman Ship Of Fools Nightmare Avenue Lonely Nights Latest Flame Destiny Daddy's Girl

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Ralph Rieckermann Herman Rarebell

Live Bites

1995 Polydor

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Tease Me Please Me Is There Anybody There Rhythm Of Love In Trance No Pain No Gain When The Smoke Is Going Down Ave Maria No Morro Living For Tomorrow

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Ralph Rieckermann Herman Rarebell

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Concerto In V Alien Nation Hit Between The Eyes Crazy World Wind Of Change Heroes Don't Cry White Dove

Pure Instinct

1996 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Wild Child But The Best For You Does Anyone Know Stone In My Shoe Soul Behind The Face Oh Girl (I Wanna Be With You) When You Came Into My Life Where The River Flows Time Will Call Your Name You And I Are You The One?

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Ralph Rieckermann Curt Cress

Eye To Eye

1999 Koch

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Mysterious To Be No. 1 Obsession 10 Light Years Away Mind Like A Tree Eye To Eye What U Give U Get Back Skywriter Yellow Butterfly Freshly Squeezed Priscilla Du Bist So Schmutzig Aleyah A Moment In A Milion Years

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Ralph Rieckermann James Kottak

Moment Of Glory

2000

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Hurricane 2000 Moment Of Glory Send Me An Angel Wind Of Change Crossfire Deadly Sting Suite Here In My Heart Still Loving You

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Ken Taylor James Kottak

9. 10.

Big City Nights Lady Starlight

Acoustica

2001 WEA

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

The Zoo Always Somewhere Life Is Too Short Holiday You & I When Love Kills Love Dust In The Wind Send Me An Angel Catch Your Train I Wanted To Cry Wind Of Change Love Of My Life Drive Still Loving You Hurricane 2001

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Ralph Rieckermann James Kottak

Unbreakable

2004

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

New Generation Love 'Em Or Leave 'Em Deep And Dark Borderline Blood Too Hot Maybe I, Maybe You Someday Is Now My City, My Town Through My Eyes Can You Feel It This Time She Said Remember The Good Times

Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Pawel Maciwoda James Kottak

The Scorpions Home Page

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Sinister
Origin: Netherlands Genres: Death Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: June 05, 2006

Sinister was one of the veterans of the Dutch death metal scene, forming in 1988 and surviving sixteen years and seven full length albums. They were one of the few death metal bands to feature a female vocalist, recruiting Rachel Heyzer late in the their career. They decided to break up in April of 2004, but then announced their return a year later with a modified lineup.

Aad Kloosterwaard Alex Paul Bas van den Bogaard Paul Beltman
former members Mike van Mastrigt Eric de Windt Rachel Kloosterwaard-Heyzer Andre Tolhuis Bart van Wallenberg Pascal Grevinga Ron van de Polder Michel Alderliefsten

vocals (see also Infinited Hate, Thanatos) guitars bass drums vocals vocals vocals (see also Infinited Hate) guitars guitars guitars guitars/bass (see also Infinited Hate) bass

Cross The Styx

1992 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Carnificina Scelesta Perennial Mourning Sacramental Carnage Doomed Spiritual Immolation Cross The Styx Compulsory Resignation Corridors To The Abyss Putrefying Remains Epoch Of Denial Perpetual Damnation Outro

Mike van Mastrigt Aad Kloosterwaard Andre Tolhuis Ron van de Polder

Diabolical Summoning

1993 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Sadistic Intent Magnified Wrath Diabolical Summoning Sense Of Demise Leviathan Desecrated Flesh Tribes Of The Moon Mystical Illusions

Mike van Mastrigt Aad Kloosterwaard Andre Tolhuis Ron van de Polder

Hate

1995 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Intro Awaiting The Absu Embodiment Of Chaos Art Of The Damned Unseen Darkness 18th Century Hellfire To Mega Therion The Cursed Mayhem The Bloodfeast

Mike van Mastrigt Aad Kloosterwaard Andre Tolhuis Ron van de Polder

(EP) Bastard Saints

1996 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Reborn From Hatred Bastard Saints Rebels Dome Cross The Styx Epoch Of Denial

Mike van Mastrigt Aad Kloosterwaard Bart van Wallenberg Michel Alderliefsten

Aggressive Measures

1998 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

The Upcoming Aggressive Measures Beyond The Superstition Into The Forgotten Enslave The Weak Fake Redemption Chained In Reality Emerged With Hate Blood Follows The Blood

Eric de Windt Aad Kloosterwaard Bart van Wallenberg Alex Paul

Creative Killings

2001 Hammerheart

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Relic Of Possession Bleeding Towards The Wendigo Creative Killing Judicious Murder Revivnig The Dead Early Gothic Horror Moralistic Suffering Altering The Beast Season Of The Wicked Storm In Your Mind

Rachel KloosterwaardHeyzer Aad Kloosterwaard Bart van Wallenberg Alex Paul

Savage Or Grace

2003 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Rise Of The Predator Savage Or Grace Barbaric Order The Age Of Murder Conception Of Sin Chapel Desecration Dominion Collapse Rewind Apocalypse In Time

Rachel KloosterwaardHeyzer Aad Kloosterwaard Pascal Grevinga Alex Paul

Afterburner

2006 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

The Grey Massacre Altruistic Suicide Men Down Afterburner Presage Of The Mindless Into Submission

Aad Kloosterwaard Alex Paul Bas van den Bogaard Paul Beltman

7. 8.

The Riot Crossfire Flesh Of The Servant

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Skid Row
Origin: USA Genres: Hard Rock Status: Active Last Update: December 03, 2006

Led by charismatic frontman Sebastian Bach, Skid Row scored some big hits in their career, with "Slaves To The Grind" and "Monkey Business" two of their better-known songs. Often lumped into the glam metal crowd, Skid Row's music was a bit tougher than others of that ilk and actually the band got heavier with their later releases, with Subhuman Race clearly their heaviest work. The band enjoyed success during their run in the early nineties but inevitably things soured later on, and with relationships straining between band members led to the band's semi-breakup in the late nineties, only to return to the scene minus Bach. Their 2003 album, Thickskin, garnered some praise but in general hasn't lifted the band to its previous heights, and unfortunately their newest, Revolutions Per Minute, doesn't seem to be faring much better.

Johnny Solinger Scotti Hill Dave Sabo Rachel Bolan Phil Varone
former members Sebastian Bach Rob Affuso

vocals guitars/backing vocals guitars bass/backing vocals drums/backing vocals vocals drums

Skid Row

1989 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Big Guns Sweet Little Sister Cant Stand The Heartache Piece Of Me 18 And Life Rattlesnake Shake Youth Gone Wild Here I Am Makin A Mess I Remember You Midnight/tornado

Sebastian Bach Scotti Hill Dave Sabo Rachel Bolan Rob Affuso

Slave To The Grind

1991 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Monkey Business Slave To The Grind The Threat Quicksand Jesus Psycho Love Get The Fuck Out Livin On A Chain Gang Creepshow In A Darkened Room Riot Act Mudkicker Wasted Time

Sebastian Bach Scotti Hill Dave Sabo Rachel Bolan Rob Affuso

(EP) B-Sides Ourselves

1992 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Psycho Therapy Cmon And Love Me Delivering The Goods What Youre Doing Little Wing

Sebastian Bach Scotti Hill Dave Sabo Rachel Bolan Rob Affuso 1995 Atlantic

Subhuman Race

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

My Enemy Firesign Bonehead Beat Yourself Blind Eileen Remains To Be Seen Subhuman Race Frozen Into Another Face Against My Soul Medecine Jar Breakin Down Iron Will

Sebastian Bach Scotti Hill Dave Sabo Rachel Bolan Rob Affuso

40 Seasons (compilation)

1997 Atlantic

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Youth Gone Wild 18 And Life Piece Of Me I Remember You The Threat Psycho Love Monkey Business Quicksand Jesus Slave To The Grind Into Another (remix) Frozen (1994 Demo) My Enemy (remix) Breakin' Down (remix) Beat Yourself Blind (live) Forever Fire In The Hole (demo)

Thickskin

2003

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

New Generation Ghost Swallow Me (the Real You) Born A Beggar Thick Is The Skin See You Around Mouth Of Voodoo One Light I Remember You Two Lamb Down From Underground Hittin' A Wall

Johnny Solinger Scotti Hill Dave Sabo Rachel Bolan Phil Varone

Revolutions Per Minute

2006 SPV

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Disease Another Dick In The System Pulling My Heart Out From Under Me When God Can't Wait Shut Up Baby, I Love You Strength White Trash You Lie Nothing Love Is Dead Let It Ride

Johnny Solinger Scotti Hill Dave Sabo Rachel Bolan Phil Varone

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Slayer
Origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA Genres: Thrash Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: August 27, 2006

No introduction necessary here, as most acknowledge Slayer as one of the premier thrash bands of all time, with Reign In Blood, their most popular album, universally regarded as a thrash classic. Cut from the same cloth as Metallica (the two debut albums do have similarities), and probably just as influential as Metallica, though clearly the musical directions of the two bands grew apart. The band's style has largely remained unchanged over the years, almost to the point of stagnation (noticeable on the relatively bland Divine Intervention -- while not bad at all, a sense of been-there-done-that can be felt), though the two albums since then are a bit more contemporary, while still retaining that classic Slayer style.

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Dave Lombardo


former members Paul Bostaph

bass/vocals guitars guitars drums (see also Fantmas, Grip Inc., Testament,
Voodoocult)

drums (see also Exodus, Forbidden, Systematic,


Testament)

Show No Mercy
Internet Top Ten Album

1983 /MB,/Roa

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Evil Has No Boundaries The Antichrist Die By The Sword Fight Till Death Face The Slayer Black Magic Tormentor The Final Command Crionics Show No Mercy

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Dave Lombardo

(EP) Haunting The Chapel


Internet Top Ten Album

1984 Metal Blade

1. 2. 3. 4.

Chemical Warfare Captor Of Sin Haunting The Chapel Aggressive Perfector

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Dave Lombardo 1985 Metal Blade

Hell Awaits
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Hell Awaits Kill Again At Dawn They Sleep Praise Of Death Necrophiliac Crypts Of Eternity Hardening Of The Arteries

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Dave Lombardo

(EP) Live Undead

1985 Metal Blade

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Black Magic Die By The Sword Captor Of Sin Antichrist Evil Has No Boundaries Show No Mercy Aggressive Perfector

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Dave Lombardo

Reign In Blood
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1986 Def American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Angel Of Death Piece By Piece Necrophobic Altar Of Sacrifice Jesus Saves Criminally Insane Reborn Epidemic Postmortem Raining Blood

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Dave Lombardo

South Of Heaven
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1988 Def American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

South Of Heaven Silent Scream Live Undead Behind The Crooked Cross Mandatory Suicide Ghosts Of War Read Between The Lies Cleanse The Soul Dissident Aggressor Spill The Blood

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Dave Lombardo

Seasons In The Abyss


BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1990 Def American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

War Ensemble Blood Red Spirit In Black Expendable Youth Dead Skin Mask Hallowed Point Skeletons Of Society Temptation

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Dave Lombardo

9. 10.

Born Of Fire Seasons In The Abyss

Decade Of Aggression (live)

1993 American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

Hell Awaits The Anti-christ War Ensemble South Of Heaven Raining Blood Altar Of Sacrifice Jesus Saves Dead Skin Mask Seasons In The Abyss Mandatory Suicide Angel Of Death Hallowed Point Blood Red Die By The Sword Black Magic Captor Of Sin Born Of Fire Postmortem Spirit In Black Expendable Youth Chemical Warfare

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Dave Lombardo

Divine Intervention
Internet Top Ten Album

1994 American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Killing Fields Sex, Murder, Art Fictional Reality Dittohead Divine Intervention Circle Of Beliefs Ss-3 Serenity In Murder 213 Mind Control

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Paul Bostaph

Undisputed Attitude (covers)

1996 American

1. 2.

I'm Gonna Be Your God Abolish Government

Tom Araya

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Can't Stand You Disintegration/free Money Filler/i Don't Want To Hear It (medley) Gemini Guilty Fo Being White I Hate You Mr. Freeze Richard Hung Himself Spiritual Law Verbal Abuse/leeches (medley) Violent Pacification

Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Paul Bostaph

Diabolus In Musica
Internet Top Ten Album

1998 American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Bitter Peace Death's Head Stain Of Mind Overt Enemy Perversions Of Pain Love To Hate Desire In The Name Of God Scrum Screaming From The Sky Wicked (eur/jap) Point Unguarded Instinct (jap)

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Paul Bostaph

God Hates Us All


Internet Top Ten Album

2001 American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Darkness Of Christ Disciple God Send Death New Faith Cast Down Threshold Exile Seven Faces Bloodline Deviance War Zone Here Comes The Pain Payback

Tom Araya Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Paul Bostaph

Christ Illusion

2006 American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Flesh Storm Catalyst Eyes Of The Insane Jihad Skeleton Christ Consfearacy Catatonic Black Serenade Cult Supremist

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Slipknot
Origin: Iowa, USA Genres: Nu-Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: November 21, 2005

The scourge of "true metal" fans the world over, Slipknot took America by storm with the release of their self-titled album in 1999 (actually their second following a less-wellknown release three years prior), the album racking up unprecedented sales figures for an independent label and without major radio airplay. Slipknot's style is undeniably numetal, but more intense than most in the field, as they actually have more old-school metal sensibilities than they are often given credit for (those who label this band another Korn clone, or just another nu-metal bandwagoner, are really missing the mark). The band followed up Slipknot two years later with Iowa, an equally intense album, if a shade less revolutionary, and continued to gain popularity. The following years saw some members occupy their time with other projects (Stone Sour, Murderdolls), amidst rumors that the longevity of the band was seriously in question. Recruiting renowned producer Rick Rubin, the band released Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses in May 2004. Unquestionably the band's most diverse album yet, Rubin has really brought out the best in the band, tapping into potential hinted at on the earlier albums but not realized. Though the long-term plans of the band may still not be fully known, Vol 3 stands as one of the most important releases of 2004.

Corey Taylor James Root Mick Thompson Paul Gray Sid Wilson Craig Jones Joey Jordison Shawn Crahan Chris Fehn
former members Anders Colsefni Donnie Steele Josh Brainard

vocals (see also Stone Sour) guitars (see also Stone Sour) guitars bass dj samples drums (see also Murderdolls) percussion percussion vocals guitars guitars

Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.

1996 independent

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Slipknot Gently Do Nothing/bitchslap Only One Tattered And Torn Confessions Some Feel Killers Are Quiet

Anders Colsefni Donnie Steele Josh Brainard Paul Gray Joey Jordison Shawn Crahan 1999 Roadrunner

Slipknot
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

742617000027 (sic) Eyeless Wait And Bleed Surfacing Spit It Out Tattered And Torn Frail Limb Nursery

Corey Taylor Josh Brainard James Root Mick Thompson Paul Gray

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Punity Liberate Prosthetics No Life Diluted Only One Scissors

Sid Wilson Craig Jones Joey Jordison Shawn Crahan Chris Fehn 2001 Roadrunner

Iowa
Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

People = Shit Disasterpiece My Plague Everything Ends The Heretic Anthem Gently Left Behind The Shape I Am Hated Skin Ticket New Abortion Metabolic Iowa

Corey Taylor James Root Mick Thompson Paul Gray Sid Wilson Craig Jones Joey Jordison Shawn Crahan Chris Fehn 2004 Roadrunner

Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses


Internet Top Ten Album

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Prelude 3.0 The Blister Exists Three Nil Duality The Opium Of The People Vermillion Pulse Of The Maggots Welcome Circle Before I Forget The Nameless Vermillion Part 2 The Virus Of Life Danger, Keep Away

Corey Taylor James Root Mick Thompson Paul Gray Sid Wilson Craig Jones Joey Jordison Shawn Crahan Chris Fehn

9.0 Live

2005 Roadrunner

1. 2. 3. 4.

Blister Exists (sic) Disasterpiece Before I Forget

Corey Taylor James Root

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Left Behind Liberate Vermilion Pulse Of The Maggots Purity Eyeless Drum Solo Eyeore Three Nil Nameless Skin Ticket Everything Ends Iowa Heretic Anthem Duality Spit It Out People = Shit Get This Wait And Bleed Surfacing

Mick Thompson Paul Gray Sid Wilson Craig Jones Joey Jordison Shawn Crahan Chris Fehn

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Soulfly
Origin: Arizona, USA Genres: Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: January 31, 2006

Soulfly was formed by Max Cavalera following his well-publicized split from Sepultura in 1997. Neither Max nor his former mates seem interested in returning to the death/thrash style of prime Sepultura -- here, Max is progressing forth from the sound established on Sepultura's Roots, featuring Korn-ish downtuned guitars, tribal rhythms as well as other world music influences, and a mid-to-slower groove, accentuated by Max's trademark vocals.

Max Cavalera Marc Rizzo Bobby Burns Joe Nunez


former members

vocals/guitars (see also Nailbomb, Sepultura) guitars (see also Ill Nio) bass drums

Jackson Bandeira Mikey Doling Marcelo Dias Roy Mayorga

guitars guitars bass drums (see also Medication, Thorn)

Soulfly

1998 Roadrunner

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Eye For An Eye No Hope = No Fear Bleed Tribe Bumba First Commandment Bumbaklaatt Soulfly Umbabarumba Quilombo Fire The Song Remains Insane No Prejudice Karmageddon Cangaceiro Ain't No Feeble Bastard The Possibility Of Life's Destuction

Max Cavalera Jackson Bandeira Marcelo Dias Roy Mayorga

Primitive

2000 Roadrunner

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Back To The Primitive Pain Bring It Jumpdafuckup Mulambo Son Song Boom Terrorist The Prophet Soulfly Ii In Memory Of... Flyhigh

Max Cavalera Mikey Doling Marcelo Dias Joe Nunez

III

2002 Roadrunner

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Downstroy Seek'n'strike Enterfait One Lotm Brasil Tree Of Pain One Nation 9 11 01 Call To Arms Four Elements Soulfly Iii Sangue De Bairro Zumbi

Max Cavalera Mikey Doling Marcelo Dias Roy Mayorga

Prophecy

2004 Roadrunner

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Prophecy Living Sacrifice Execution Style Defeat U Mars I Believe Moses Born Again Anarchist Porrada In The Meantime Soulfly Iv Wings

Max Cavalera Marc Rizzo Bobby Burns Joe Nunez

Dark Ages

2005 Roadrunner

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

The Dark Ages Babylon I And I Carved Inside Arise Again Frontlines Inner Spirit Corrosion Creeps Molotov Riot Starter Bleak (the) March Fuel The Hate Stay Strong Soulfly V

Max Cavalera Marc Rizzo Bobby Burns Joe Nunez

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Static-X
Origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA Genres: Nu-Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: July 23, 2005

Led by one of the most visually striking vocalists in nu-metal (i.e. Wayne Static with his outrageous stand-up hair), Static-X unleashed their debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip, in 1999, shortly after signing to Warner Brothers Records. Their intense, industrial-tinged nu-metal style, mixing a bit of White Zombie and Fear Factory with a nu-metal base, won them a large fan base, and they have maintained a loyal following despited the decline of nu-metal in recent years.

Wayne Static Koichi Fukuda Tony Campos Nick Oshiro


former members Tripp Eisen Ken Jay Josh Freese

vocals/guitars/programming guitars/keyboards/programming bass/backing vocals (see also Asesino) drums guitars drums drums (see also Medication, Suicidal Tendencies)

Wisconsin Death Trip

1999 Warner Bros.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Push It I'm With Stupid Bled For Days Love Dump I Am Ostegolation Stem Sweat Of The Bud Fix Wisconsin Death Trip The Trance Is The Motion December

Wayne Static Koichi Fukuda Tony Campos Ken Jay

Machine

2001 Warner Bros.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Bien Venidos Get To The Gone Permanence Black And White This Is Not Otsego Undead Cold Structural Defect ...in A Bag Burn To Burn Machine A Dios Alma Perdida

Wayne Static Tripp Eisen Tony Campos Ken Jay

Shadow Zone

2003 Warner Bros.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Destroy All Control It New Pain Shadow Zone Dead World Monster The Only Kill Your Idols All In Wait Otsegolectric So Transmission I Feel Nothing

Wayne Static Tripp Eisen Tony Campos Ken Jay Josh Freese

Beneath, Between, Beyond

2004 Warner Bros.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Breathe Deliver Me Anything But This S.o.m. Down Head So Real Crash Push It (jb's Death Trance Mix) I'm With Stupid (paul Barker Remix) Burning Inside Behind The Wall Of Sleep Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment I Am (demo) Love Dump (demo) Get To The Gone (demo) New Pain (demo)

18.

Otsegolectric (demo)

Start A War

2005 Warner Bros.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Enemy, The I'm The One Start A War Pieces Dirthouse Skinnyman Just In Case Set It Off I Want To Fucking Break It Night Terrors Otsego Amigo My Damnation Brainfog

Wayne Static Koichi Fukuda Tony Campos Nick Oshiro

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Stratovarius
Origin: Finland Genres: Power Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: September 19, 2005

Stratovarius is one of Finland's most successful metal bands, with a melodic, symphonic style that has served as a blueprint for many a Finnish band. They are often regarded as one of the most influential Euro melodic power metal bands, recogniazed alongside Helloween, Blind Guardian, and Gamma Ray as leaders of the genre. 2004 marked a year of upheaval for the band, with Timo Kotipelto and Jrg Michael departing the band amidst rampant and sometimes bizarre reports of erratic behavior from leader Timo Tolkki. Eventually the situation settled down (Tolkki admitted to some mental difficulties which he has since overcome) and the former lineup was restored, with their new album, simply titled Stratovarius, released in September 2005.

Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki

vocals guitars

Laurie Porra Jens Johansson Jrg Michael


former members Jyrki Lentonen Jari Kainulainen Antti Ikonen Tuomo Lassila

bass (see also Sinergy) keyboards (see also Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen,
Mastermind, Silver Mountain)

drums (see also Grave Digger, Headhunter, House Of


Spirits, Mekong Delta, Axel Rudi Pell, Rage, Running Wild, Saxon, Schwarzarbeit, Unleashed Power)

bass bass keyboards drums

Fright Night

1989 T&T

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Future Shock False Messiah Black Night Witch-hunt Firedance Fright Night Night Screamer Darkness Goodbye

Timo Tolkki Jyrki Lentonen Antti Ikonen Tuomo Lassila

Twilight Time

1992 T&T

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Break The Ice The Hands Of Time Madness Strikes At Midnight Metal Frenzy Twilight Time The Hills Have Eyes Out Of The Shadows Lead Us Into The Light

Timo Tolkki Antti Ikonen Tuomo Lassila

Dreamspace

1994 T&T

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Chasing Shadows 4th Reich Eyes Of The World Hold On To Your Dream Magic Carpet Ride We Are The Future Tears Of Ice Dreamspace Reign Of Terror Thin Ice Atlantis Abyss Shattered Wings Of Tomorrow

Timo Tolkki Antti Ikonen Tuomo Lassila

Fourth Dimension

1995 T&T

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Against The Wind Distant Skies Galaxies Winter Stratovarius Lord Of The Wasteland 030366 Nightfall Twilight Symphony Call Of The Wilderness

Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki Jari Kainulainen Antti Ikonen Tuomo Lassila

Episode

1996 T&T

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Father Time Will The Sun Rise? Eternity Episode Speed Of Light Uncertainty Seasons Of Change Strasphere Babylon Tomorrow Night Time Eclipse Forever

Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki Jari Kainulainen Jens Johansson Jrg Michael

Visions
Internet Top Ten Album

1997 T&T

1. 2.

The Kiss Of Judas Black Diamond

Timo Kotipelto

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Forever Free Before The Winter Legions The Abyss Of Your Eyes Holy Light Paradise Coming Home Visions (southern Cross)

Timo Tolkki Jari Kainulainen Jens Johansson Jrg Michael

Visions Of Europe (live)

1998 T&T

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Forever Free Kiss Of Judas Father Time Distant Skies Season Of Change Speed Of Light Twilight Symphony Holy Solos Visions Will The Sun Rise? Forever Black Diamond Against The Wind Paradise Legions

Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki Jari Kainulainen Jens Johansson Jrg Michael

Destiny

1998 T&T

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Destiny S.o.s. No Turning Back 4000 Rainy Nights Rebel Years Go By Playing With Fire Venus In The Morning Anthem Of The World Cold Winter Nights

Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki Jari Kainulainen Jens Johansson Jrg Michael

The Chosen Ones (compilation)

1999 Noise

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Black Diamond Twilight Time Father Time The Hands Of Time Dream With Me Paradise Out Of The Shadows Forever Full Moon

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

The Kiss Of Judas S.o.s. Dreamspace Against The Wind Speed Of Light 4000 Rainy Nights Will The Sun Rise?

Infinite

2000 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Hunting High And Low Millennium Mother Gaia Phoenix Glory Of The World A Million Light Years Away Freedom Infinity Celestial Dream

Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki Jari Kainulainen Jens Johansson Jrg Michael

14 Diamonds (compilation)

2000 JVC

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

The Hands Of Time Distant Skies Tomorrow Coming Home Destiny Future Shock Black Diamond Why Are We Here? We Are The Future Forever Hunting High And Low The Kiss Of Judas Rebel Mother Gaia

Intermission

2001 Nuclear Blast

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Will My Soul Ever Rest In Peace? Falling Into Fantasy The Curtains Are Falling Requiem Kill The King I Surrender (live) Keep The Flame Why Are We Here? What Can I Say Dream With Me When The Night Meets The Day Its A Mystery

Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki Jari Kainulainen Jens Johansson Jrg Michael

13. 14.

Cold Winter Nights Hunting High & Low (live)

Elements Part 1

2003 JVC

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Eagleheart Soul Of A Vagabond Find Your Own Voice Fantasia Learning To Fly Papillon Stratofortress Elements A Drop In The Ocean

Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki Jari Kainulainen Jens Johansson Jrg Michael

Elements Part 2

2003 JVC

Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki Jari Kainulainen Jens Johansson Jrg Michael

Stratovarius

2005 Mayan

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Maniac Dance Fight!!! Just Carry On Back To Madness Gypsy In Me Gtterdmmerung (zenith Of Power) The Land Of Ice And Snow Leave The Tribe United

Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki Jari Kainulainen Jens Johansson Jrg Michael

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System Of A Down
Origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA Genres: Nu-Metal Status: Active Last Update: November 29, 2005

The interestingly-named System Of A Down seemingly came out of nowhere in 1998, signing to American Records and winning a major tour support slot with Slayer, prompting an en masse response of "Who?" from Slayer fans. Of the many nu-metal bands that emerged during the heyday of the genre, System Of A Down are generally a bit heavier, certainly more socially/politically aware (the quartet are all of Armenian descent), and clearly more diverse in their songwriting, evidenced by cool songs such as "Peephole", still a BNR favorite. Their debut album was a pleasant surprise in 1998, and they have continued to excel, with their first of two 2005 albums Mezmerize debuting at #1 on the US charts (its followup, Hypnotize, was released in November). In the crowded and oft-maligned field of nu-metal, System Of A Down clearly stands as one of the best and most unique of bands.

Serj Tankian Daron Malakian Shavo Odadjian John Dolmayan

vocals guitars/vocals bass drums

System Of A Down
BNR Top Ten Album

1998 American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Suite-pee Know Sugar Suggestions Spiders Ddevil Soil War? Mind Peephole Cube Rt

Serj Tankian Daron Malakian Shavo Odadjian John Dolmayan

12. 13.

Darts P.l.u.c.k.

Toxicity
BNR and Internet Top Ten Album

2001 American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Prison Song Needles Deer Dance Jet Pilot X Chop Suey! Bounce Forest Atwa Silence Shimmy Toxicity Psycho Aerials

Serj Tankian Daron Malakian Shavo Odadjian John Dolmayan

Steal This Album!

2002 American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Chic n Stu Innervision Bubbles Boom! Nuguns A.d.d. (american Dream Denial) Mr. Jack I-e-a-i-a-i-o 36 Pictures Highway Song Fuck The System Ego Brain Thetawaves Roulette Streamline

Serj Tankian Daron Malakian Shavo Odadjian John Dolmayan

Mezmerize

2005 American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Soldier Side (intro) B.y.o.b. Revenga Cigaro Radio/video This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song Violent Pornography

Serj Tankian Daron Malakian Shavo Odadjian John Dolmayan

8. 9. 10. 11.

Question! Sad Statue Old School Hollywood Lost In Hollywood

Hypnotize

2005 American

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Attack Dreaming Kill Rock N' Roll Hypnotize Stealing Society Tentative U-fig Holy Mountains Vicinity Of Obscenity She's Like Heroin Lonely Day Soldier Side

Serj Tankian Daron Malakian Shavo Odadjian John Dolmayan

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Satyricon
Origin: Norway Genres: Black Metal Status: Active Official Web Site Last Update: August 27, 2006

Satyricon remains one of the most important and influential Norwegian black metal bands, building a solid base with their first few albums and then breaking the bank with Rebel Extravanganza, an album that truly attempted to stretch the boundaries of traditional black metal. Though the band has mostly been a duo comprised of Satyr and Frost, the list of musicians that have contributed to Satyricon, either in the studio or live, comprises a who's who of Norwegian black metal, linking Satyricon to practically every other Norwegian black metal band of note. These musicians include (far from a complete

list) Tchort of Green Carnation, Cyrus of Susperia, Tyr of Borknagar, Neddo of Cadaver, Snorre Ruch of Thorns, Sverd of Arcturus, several members of Gehenna, Ivar Peerson of Enslaved, and many, many more.

Sigurd Wongraven (Satyr) vocals/guitars/bass Kjetil Haraldstad (Frost)


former members Tomas Haugen (Samoth) Ted Skjellum (Kveldulv) guitars (see also Burzum, Emperor, Zyklon) guitars (see also Darkthrone) drums (see also 1349, Gehenna, Gorgoroth, Keep Of
Kalessin)

Dark Medieval Times

1994 Moonfog

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Walk The Path Of Sorrow Dark Medieval Times Skyggedans Min Myllest Til Vinterland Into The Mighty Forest The Dark Castle In The Deep Forest Taareslottet

Satyr Frost

The Shadowthrone

1995 Moonfog

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Hvite Krists Dod In The Mist By The Hills Woods To Eternity Vikingland Dominions Of Satyricon The King Of The Shadowthrone I En Svart Kiste

Satyr Frost Samoth

The Forest Is My Throne (split w/ Enslaved)

1995 Moonfog

1.

Black Winds

Satyr

2. 3. 4.

The Forest Is My Throne Min Hyllest Til Vinterland The Night Of The Triumphator

Frost

Nemesis Divina

1996 Moonfog

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

The Dawn Of A New Age Forhekset Morther North Du Som Hater Gud Immortality Passion Nemesis Divina Transcendental Requiem Of Slaves

Satyr Frost Kveldulv

(EP) Megiddo

1996 Moonfog

1. 2. 3. 4.

The Dawn Of A New Age (remix) Night Of Divine Power Forhekset Orgasmatron

Satyr Frost

(EP) Intermezzo II

1999 Moonfog

1. 2. 3. 4.

A Moment Of Clarity Inri Nemesis Divina Blessed From Below

Satyr Frost

Rebel Extravaganza

1999 /NB,/Spi

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Tied In Bronze Chains Filthgrinder Rhapsody In Filth Havoc Vulture Prime Evil Resistance Supersonic Journey End Of Journey

Satyr Frost

8. 9. 10.

A Moment Of Clarity Down South, Up North The Scorn Torrent

Ten Horns - Ten Diadems

2002 Capitol

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Filthgrinder Dominions Of Satyricon Forhekset Night Of Divine Power Hvite Krists Dd Mother North Supersonic Journey Taakeslottet Serpent's Rise Repined Bastard Nation

Satyr Frost

Volcano
BNR Top Ten Album

2002 Capitol

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

With Ravenous Hunger Angstridden Fuel For Hatred Suffering The Tyrants Possessed Repined Bastard Nation Mental Mercury Black Lava

Satyr Frost

Now, Diabolical

2006 /RR

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Now, Diabolical K.i.n.g. The Pentagram Burns A New Enemy The Rite Of Our Cross That Darkness Shall Be Eternal Delirium To The Mountains

Satyr Frost

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