These are the album titles from left to right: 1989 Altars of Madness, 1991 Blessed are the Sick, 1993 Covenant, 1995 Domination, 1998 Formulas Fatal To the Flesh, 2000 Gateways To Annihilation
Morbid Angel are from Florida and are one of the best and most popular Death Metal bands to ever come around. They were the first Death Metal band to sign with a major record label in 1993. They are a brutal and innovative band that are still around today. The current lineup are Steve Tucker-Vocals & Bass, Trey Azagthoth-Guitars & Keyboards, Erik Rutan-Guitars, & Pete Sandoval-Drums.
These are the album titles from left to right: 1986 Game Over, (not shown)1988 Survive, 1989 Handle With Care, (not shown)1991 Out Of Order, 1993 Something Wicked
This hardcore thrash band started in 1985 in the USA and was formed by Danny Lilker (previously from Anthrax), Connelly, Evans, and Bramante. In 1993 Lilker quit to concentrate on a band called Brutal Truth, and Bramante was fired.
They were replaced with two guys from Prophet named Evans and Metaxas. The bands last album didnt do very well and they disbanded.
These are the album titles from left to right: 1980 Blizzard of Oz, 1981 Diary of a Madman, 1982 Speak of the Devil, 1983 Bark at the Moon, 1986 The Ultimate Sin, 1987 Tribute, 1988 No Rest for the Wicked, 1991 No More Tears, 1993 Live and Loud, 1995 Ozzmosis, 1997 Ozzman Cometh
John Michael Osborne was born Dec. 3rd 1948 in England, and today is known as the godfather of Heavy Metal. The name "Ozzy" was given to him by some of his English school friends. In 1962 Ozzy joined a band called the "Black Panthers", then he proceeded thru a series of other small bands before
joining "Earth" in 1968. This band consisted of Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, and Geezer Butler. The band found out that there was another band with the same name as "Earth", so they had to change it.
They chose "Black Sabbath" after a Boris Karloff movie (1935). Black Sabbath went on to produce 8 albums with Ozzy. During all these years Ozzy rarely showed up for practice and was basically stoned all the time.
Drugs were taking over Ozzy's life and causing conflicts with the other members. The band decided to fire Ozzy and in his place, Ronnie James Dio joined. After this Ozzy's friend Sharon suggested he start up his own band, and so with Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley, and Lee Kerslak, the band "Ozzy Osbourne"
was formed. In 1982 the band was on their way to a show in Florida and the bus stopped for some repairs. The bus driver had a plane where they had stopped and invited some of them for a ride. The plane landed and then the driver took Randy and Ozzy's seamstress Rachel Youngblood for a ride. The driver was
on coke and he drove the plane to the ground purposely trying to hit his ex-wife who was standing outside the bus. The plane crashed and exploded killing both Randy and Rachel. Ozzy and Sharon eventually married in 1982 and Brad Gillis joined the band but only shortly. The next member to join was Jake E. Lee.
In 1983 "Bark at the Moon" was released and the band goes thru some member changes. Ozzy and Sharon also have their first child, Aimee Rachel. In 1984 Ozzy is admitted to the Betty Ford clinic for alcohol and drugs and Sharon gives birth to their second child, Kelly, and a year later they have a son named Jack. In 1986 "The Ultimate Sin"
is released and Ozzy is sued by the parents of a boy who committed suicide, claiming that he was listening to "Suicide Solution" which they believed had subliminal messages that encouraged suicide. The Supreme court ruled that Ozzy was protected by the first amendment and that no lawsuits could be filed based on these claims. In 1987 "Randy Rhoads Tribute"
is released, and "No rest for the Wicked" in 1988. During 1991 "No More Tears" was released and Ozzy wins a grammy award. In 1992 Ozzy announces the retirement tour saying that this would be his last tour. In the same year Black Sabbath is honored with a star at the rock walk in Hollywood. 1994 Ozzy takes home a grammy for "Best Metal Performance". In 1995 after a short
retirement Ozzy announces that he's back and "Ozzmosis" is released. In 1996 Ozzy starts up "Ozzfest" and there are some more band changes. In 1997 "Ozzman Cometh" is released, and he teams up with Marilyn Manson on the Ozzfest tour and the N.J. Giants stadium cancels because of Manson. Ozzy takes them to court and wins. That same year Ozzy also reunites for 2 concerts with the origional members of Black Sabbath.
The Trooper's Review:
"Diary of A Madman", "Bark at the Moon" and "The Ultimate Sin" are three of my favorite albums.
These are the album titles from left to right: 1985 Seven Churches, 1986 Beyond the Gates
Possessed were one of the first Death Metal bands to come out. They were created in San Francisco in the Mid 80's. Larry LaLonde of Primus was the Guitarist from Possessed. It may be hard to believe but It's a fact I found out around eight years ago when I got into listening to Primus. Possessed never made it big but they were still true pioneers of Death Metal. The bands last lineup was Jeff Cecerra-Vocals & Bass, Larry LaLonde-Guitars, Mike Torrao-Guitars and Mike Sus-Drums.
These are the album titles from left to right: 1983 Metal Health, 1984 Condition Critical, 1986 Quiet Riot III, 1988 Quiet Riot, 1993 The Randy Rhoads Years, (not shown) 1993 Terrified, (not shown) 1995 Down to the Bone
This band formed in 1975 with Kevin DuBrow, Randy Rhoads, Drew Forsyth, and Kelly Garni. This line-up released 2 albums that are now collector's items. In 1979 Rhoads left to join Ozzy Osbourne and Garni left being replaced with Rudy Sarzo.
In 1983 they released "Metal Health" which became the first metal album in history to hit #1 on the US charts. This album included the popular song "Cum on Feel the Noize".
The band went on to release "Condition Critical" and "Quiet Riot III" before briefly breaking up and regrouping with members DuBrow, Sarzo, Carlos Cavazo, and Frankie Banali.
Each album drastically dropped down the charts and in 1988 they produced a self titled album with new singer, Paul Shortino. After this the band disbanded and in 1993 DuBrow formed a new Quiet Riot for a tour and album.
These are the album titles from left to right: 1984 Gates to Purgatory, 1985 Branded and Exiled, 1987 Under Jolly Roger, 1988 Port Royal, 1989 Death or Glory, 1991 Blazon Stone, 1991 The First Years of Piracy, 1992 Pile of Skulls, 1994 Black Hand Inn, 1995 Masquerade, 1998 The Rivalry
This is a speed metal band from Germany who started out in 1976 with the name Granite Heart and then changed it to Running Wild in 1980. The first couple of albums that the band released sounded more satanic-type but then they switched to lyrics about piracy and the sea. There is some talk of a possible new album release for 1999.
Their current lineup consists: Rolf Kasparak, Thilo Hermann, Thomas Smuszynski, and Jorg Michael.
The Trooper's Review:
"Gates To Purgatory" is one of my all time favorite black metal albums, and should be a classic!