My name is Seth Werkheiser (founder of Noise Creep, Buzzgrinder), and I've been publishing nerdy metal trivia on Twitter since 2011.
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Ben Verellen of Helms Alee is the brother of Dave Verellen, who handled vocals for Botch and currently fronts part-time mathcore super group Narrows.
Longest Converge track: 'Jane Doe'
Before ASG released 'Blood Drive,' guitarist / vocalist Jason Shi was packing online orders for the band and noticed one from the Relapse Office. Turns out it was an order from the VP, who said they had some fans at the office. Shi mentioned, "you guys should put out our next record.” After some more emails and phone calls they did just that.
In early February of 2015, Cannibal Corpse was honored by their long time label Metal Blade Records for achieving a huge career milestone - two million total albums sold worldwide.
Rob Zombie has a storied life as an artist. He was a production assistant on the set of 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse,' and he met Sean Yseult while attending Parsons School of Design in 1985 (and would start White Zombie with her).
The cover of Cannibal Corpse 'Eaten Back to Life' was banned in Germany and censored elsewhere for its violent album art and lyrics, forcing the band to release the album in a black case.
Sonata Arctica started out as Tricky Beans in 1996.
Doro's Warlock was the first female-fronted band to play the UK's Monsters of Rock Fest in Castle Donnington.
Dreaming Dead, previously Manslaughter, was formed in 2006 by singer / guitarist Elizabeth Schall and drummer Mike Caffell. The name came from Schall digging through assorted H.P. Lovecraft books, when she stumbled upon the two words - and the domain name wasn’t taken!
Hatebreed founding guitarist Wayne Lozinak didn't make his first full-length album appearance until 2009's 'For The Lions.'
Royal Thunder were (incorrectly) name after Bob Dylan’s 'Rolling Thunder’ Tour.
Witchfinder General were not only an influence on Lee Dorian and Cathedral, but they were named after the 1968 British horror film of the same name, starring Vincent Price. The set used for the music video for Stone Temple Pilot's 'Sex Type Thing' was also used by Sunny Day Real Estate for their video 'In Circles,' which came out in 1994.
Sound Barrier pre-date Living Colour by about four years. Sound Barrier were noteworthy for being a Los Angeles hard rock band in which all four original band members were African-American. So some could say the didn't just break the "Sound Barrier," but the color and cultural barrier, as well.
Formed in 1989 as Dolmen, the group changed their name to Absu (a mythical subterranean ocean) in 1991.
The Skid Row name cost the band $35,000, sold to them by Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy.
Guitarist Justin Lee Brannan (Most Precious Blood) is the current president of the Bay Ridge Democrats.
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