Text by DIVEBOMB website:Fresno, CA's BETRAYEL formed in 1985, influenced by the burgeoning sounds of Metallica, Exodus, and Slayer. The quartet quickly announced their primal thrash metal fury by opening their debut demo - 1986's Helpless Souls - with a bold mission statement: "Attention posers: pr..
Text by Divebomb website:David T. Chastain has gained a reputation over the last 35+ years as a powerful, progressive guitarist whose music has been centered around his melodic and technically fluent fretboard mastery. Besides David's virtuoso style, the other major attribute to CHASTAIN's instantly..
Text from DIVEBOMB RECORDS website:Hailing from eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, IRONFLAME is a modern heavy metal outfit with traditionally-based ideals. Their fist-banging anthems hearken back to the sounds of such venerable acts as Riot, Nocturnal Rites, Running Wild, and Fifth Angel. Multi..
Text from DIVEBOMB RECORDS website:The infancy of Atlanta, GA's KINETIC DISSENT dates back to around 1984 with a small group of friends writing and recording initial ideas in a four-track home studio. Having immediately set out to be an all-original band, once solidified as KINETIC DISSENT in 1987, ..
Text from DIVEBOMB RECORDS website:Based out of Sacramento, CA, LUNAR is a progressive metal band formed in 2013 when longtime friends Alex Bosson (drums/percussion) and Ryan Erwin (guitar/vocals) decided to get together and write the style of music that was always in their hearts: genre-defiant and..
Text from DIVEBOMB RECORDS website:Hailing from the birthplace of heavy metal - Birmingham, England - ERADIKATOR are a four-piece thrash outfit that initially set out to create face-melting, ear-shredding metal that would make even the most hardened ears hemorrhage liquid steel. Back with Divebomb R..
Text from DIVEBOMB RECORDS website:Unceremoniously dropped by Epic Records following the release of 1990's Solitary Solitude, the core MELIAH RAGE lineup of Anthony Nichols, Jim Koury, and Mike Munro soldiered on with a new rhythm section that included future Godsmack frontman Sully Erna on drums. T..
Text from DIVEBOMB RECORDS website:Having eventually gone their separate ways after the release of Death Valley Dream in 1996, legendary Boston power thrashers MELIAH RAGE opened the door on reunion talks around 2002. Founding guitarist Anthony Nichols quickly roped in fellow axeman Jim Koury, and w..
Text by DIVEBOMB records' website:The earliest, little-known incarnation of INNER STRENGTH formed in 1986 in Long Island, NY as a crossover hardcore/punk outfit portions of which would eventually resurface in NYHC notables Beyond (and later Quicksand, among others). Three demos and three years later..
DISORDER was born in a garage in Waukegan, IL circa the summer of 1988; consisting of guitarists Eric Haglund and Vernon Voss, Tony Rios on drums, bassist Bill Modica, and Don Hamann on vocals. The short-lived quintet performed just one show at the Kenosha Orpheum Theater in Wisconsin (opening for W..
STATUE was formed in Tuusula, Finland in late-1988, when guitarist/vocalist Ari Anttonen joined forces with a formerly instrumental trio called Blitzkrieg—featuring Jari Vanhanen on drums, and brothers Marko and Mika Moisio on guitar and bass. The quartet quickly set out to self-release their debut ..
The decades-long career of respected guitarist Bobby Messano picked up steam in the mid- to late-'70s with acts such as Stanky Brown and Starz. Gravitating toward session work around 1980, MESSANO would contribute to albums from a range of different artists - Peter Criss and Joe Lynn Turner among th..