The Black Sea was formed from the ashes of Frodus in 2002 when Frodus's Shelby Cinca and Jason Hamacher decided to continue playing together. At the time they recruited Fugazi bassist Joe Lally to play bass. At the time they weren't sure on if the musical endeavor would go beyond just playing music. In February 2002, Hamacher left for a 3 month excursion to Eastern Europe and Turkey after recording drum tracks for the pair.
The band came together when former DIO bandmates, Jimmy Bain (Rainbow) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath), talked about forming a new powerhouse band to continue the musical assault! After hearing ex-Bonham vocalist, Chas West's hell-raising vocals, and guitarist Brian Young's (David Lee Roth) ripping guitar sounds one night at a jam in Hollywood, the foundation was formed! Good friend guitar shredder Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot) joined forces to complete the band and a 3 LEGGED DOGG was born!
One of the U.K.'s stranger hard rock outfits, Ten Benson mixes the raw, basic sound of bands like Black Sabbath, Kiss, and AC/DC with lyrics ranging from the obvious (sex, evil) to the peculiar (robots, consumerism, Christmas). The band, led by singer/guitarist Chris Teckkam, formed in the late '90s and released their debut album, Hiss, in 2000. Satan Kidney Pie followed in 2002, and the band released two albums, Danger of Deaf and their U.S. debut Benson Burner, in 2003. Bitch City was scheduled to drop later that year or early in 2004.
There have been numerous bands by the name of Mental Powers, but perhaps the only currently active band by the name of Mental Powers is the band named Mental Powers from Perth, Western Australia. http://myspace.com/mentalpowers
The Erotics are electrifying the world of rock-n-roll with a fistful of snarl and a full dose of snotty attitude and sneers. Lead by founding member Mike Trash, The Erotics, Trash (Lead Guitar, Vox), Billy Belaire (Bass/Backup Vox) and Johnny Riott (Drums/Percussion), deliver unapologetically raw rock-n-roll with unabashed reality, infectious hooks, and a sly knack for sarcasm. From the punk rock beginnings of their debut release Born To Destroy through the decadent and delinquent bluesy releases 21st Century S.
Tearing through the speakers like a swamp monster summoned from some dark cosmic morass, Texas riffmasters Wo Fat unapologetically blast out a southern fried, blues-infused version of Psychedelic Doom, conjuring up visions of hoodoo shacks, prowling undead, hell hounds at the crossroads, Lovecraftian cultists and ghouls, and worlds beyond where the riff reigns almighty. Wo Fat rose from the deep and began their psyche-doom-adelic quest circa 2003 when guitarist Kent Stump formed the band with drummer Michael Walter and bassist Tim Wilson.
There are two bands using the name Badmouth. 1) Badmouth is a California based four-piece hardcore/punk band. 2) Badmouth is Swedish based five piece hard rock band.
Forged in the furnace of the European rock scene, BADMOUTH has captured the attention of fans around the world, and the eye of industry pros even before the release of their first album. The guys wanted to write rock tunes that stood out from the rest, drawing on the classic rock roots of bands like Dokken, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and Aerosmith, that have been lost in the drone of today.
SCREAM ARENA BIOGRAPHY Andy Paul ~ Vocals
Nick Daniel ~ Bass Guitar/Keyboards
Dave Riley ~ Guitars
James Cooper ~ Guitars
Stix ~ Drums
Say what you will ... ... but rock music has been well served by the British Isles over the last four decades. Most of the prime movers down rock's flamboyant history have been British and this makes the relative scarcity of quality British hard rock acts over the last decade a puzzle. Sure there was The Darkness, but...
Luxtorpeda is a polish rock band, formed in 2010 by guitarist and vocalist - Robert Friedrich, who is known from bands like: Acid Drinkers, Arka Noego, Kazik na Żywo i 2TM2,3.
Their self-titled debut album was released on 9th May 2011. Latterly 2011 the band started the work on a new, second album - Robaki, which was released on 9th May 2012. Members:
- Robert "Litza" Friedrich (Acid Drinkers, Arka Noego, Kazik na Żywo, 2TM2,3, Creation Of Death, Flapjack) - vocal, guitar,
- Przemysław "Hans" Frencel (Pięć Dwa Dębiec) - vocal,
There are two different bands named Trillium, a defunct indie rock band and a symphonic metal band formed by Amanda Somerville. In November 2011 Trillium released their deut album Alloy. Trillium was an indie rock band based in Ottawa, Canada from 1995 - 2002. The members included: Jamie Read, vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard; Ben Elkin, lead guitar; Dan Abrams, bass; and Jesse Friedman, drums. The band formed after Jesse heard Jamie singing to himself at school and was invited to audition.