GOTHIC SLAM – WHO DIED AND MADE YOU GOD – FROM THE VAULT

GOTHIC SLAM – WHO DIED AND MADE YOU GOD – FROM THE VAULT

Support: Today we take a trip back to 1989 to a thrash band from Hoboken, New Jersey called Gothic Slam. Formed in 1984, Gothic Slam released two albums, Killer Instinct on Torrid Records in 1988 and 1989’s Just A Face In The Crowd album on Epic records which included the song “Who Died And Made You God.” “Who Died And Made You God” was played regularly on MTV’s Headbangers Ball and the band often played the New York/New Jersey area club circuit at many now defunct classic metal clubs including Studio One in NJ,  Streets in New Rochelle, NY and L’amour’s in Brooklyn, NY. The lineup included Daniel Gomez (Vocals), Klaude Ryker (Guitar), Billy Genese (Guitar), J.T. (Bass) and Dave Chavarri (Drums). Gothic Slam had gained respect of many of their peers and fans because they considered themselves kids in the crowd. Although the band broke up, drummer Dave Chavarri who spent time in M.O.D. and Laaz Rockit went on to form Ill Nino in 1998. Singer Daniel Gomez also had a stint in Ill Nino and is currently in a band called GHETTO.     Support: Have you seen these yet? HADES – FROM THE VAULT EXODUS – FABULOUS DISASTER – FROM THE VAULT METAL CHURCH – THE DARK – FROM THE VAULT KREATOR -BETRAYER – FROM THE VAULT WARLOCK – TRIUMPH AND AGONY – FROM THE...
HADES – FROM THE VAULT

HADES – FROM THE VAULT

Support: Today we take a trip back to New Jersey and visit a band that is a personal favorite of mine, Hades. Formed in 1978 by guitarist Dan Lorenzo, Hades began playing the circuit and released their 7″ EP “Deliver Us From Evil” in 1982. After a few lineup changes, the band handed out some demos and rehersal tapes throughout the underground scene and interviewed with some fanzines in the NY/NJ area. Hades was soon heard on the Megaforce compilation “Born To Metalize” and Metal Blade’s “Metal Massacre VI.” This led to Torrid Records signing Hades and releasing their first full-length album “Resisting Success” in 1987. The album recorded in New Jersey showcases Hades talent, great vocals, blistering guitars and songs that keep you hooked in from the first track “The Leaders?” all the way to the 3 part “Masque of the Red Death.” 1988 saw the release of their second full length album “If At First You Don’t Succeed” which again showcased the  band who were now opening for Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill, Megadeth and Testament to name a few and playing at many different venues including the now defunct L’amour Brooklyn and The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. Hades left for their first European tour in 1989 but unfortunately it was to be their last. Tensions between the band members caused the band to break up and members Dan Lorenzo and Alan Tecchio formed Non Fiction and drummer Tom Coombs ended up joining Doro Pesch’s band. Jimmy Schulman went on to lend his services to a few bands and Ed Fuhrman became involved with martial arts and eventually returned to music. In 1991, Hades released “Live On Location” which was taped at the...
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