Francis Charles Joseph Bello is an Italian American musician who plays bass guitar for the thrash metal band Anthrax. Francis Charles Joseph Bello is the nephew of Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. Bello had a younger brother Anthony, murdered in the Bronx, New York City, on March 25, 1996, his murder was never solved. Bello has a tattoo on his right upper arm, with a design of Anthony's face, with the words'In Memory of Anthony' below it. Bello was a roadie and guitar technician for Anthrax, but replaced Dan Lilker soon after the release of the band's 1984 debut album Fistful of Metal, has held this position since, excluding a brief departure in 2004 in order to join Helmet – another New York City-based metal band, his stint in the band was brief, as Bello reunited with Anthrax the following year, has remained in the band since. Bello uses his fingers while playing bass, though he has played with a pick including in at least two of Anthrax's music videos "Room for One More" and "Fueled". In the early days on Anthrax, Bello used an ESP Precision-styled bass a 400 series, that had EMG P-bass and J-bass pickups.
ESP released this bass as a signature model, available in the mid-to-late 1980s. Sometime during the late 1980s, he switched to an ESP Surveyor P-bass, which had nearly all the same specifications of his previous basses, but with a finished headstock, he began using Fender basses during the beginning of the 1990s, due to a falling out with ESP which, according to ESP Vice President Jeff Moore, was due to miscommunication. He began using Fender P-basses around the time of Persistence of Time until the release of his signature model. Bello had a signature model Fender Jazz bass; the model combines a Fender Aerodyne body with a Precision Bass-width neck, Alder body wood and a mix of Precision and Jazz bass pickups along with non-standard custom-chosen hardware. Pickups used on the bass are Seymour Duncan SPB-3 precision bass pickup in the neck position and a Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge position, although Bello's personal bass now is equipped with EMG HZ Passive pickups which Bello prefers "as the output is... a lot louder" and he gets "a lot more punch".
Bello had a signature Squier electric jazz bass. It features P/J style pick up a skull inlay/body graphic; the ESP Frank Bello and LTD FB-4 are both based on the ESP Vintage-4 model, customized to Belloʼs specifications with a Black Satin finish and black anodized aluminum pickguard, ebony fingerboard with black pearloid block inlays, EMG PJ-X active pickups and a Gotoh bridge. The basses feature bolt-on construction at 34" scale, an alder body, maple neck with 21 XJ frets. There is a writing of "R. I. P. Dimebag" on Bello's bass guitar for tribute to deceased Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell, which he inscribed into his bass the night of his death. After constant touring with Megadeth's bass player, David Ellefson, Frank switched to a Hartke LH1000 and HyDrive cabinets. On tour, he use a SansAmp Bass driver for a "grinding tone" for the "Got The Time" song, he used Ampeg SVT amplifiers and cabs during the early 1980s, 1990s, 2000s. During the late 1980s, he used a rack system that relied on a Yamaha PB1 Preamp and Crown Power Base-1 power amps.
While in Helmet, Bello used Fender 800-PRO amps with a Sansamp Bass Driver DI distortion pedal. Bello played Richard Hell in Greetings from Tim Buckley, a film on Tim and Jeff Buckley, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, he played a small role as a stick-up man in Joe's Apartment, appeared in the intro scene in the Law & Order episode "The Brotherhood", credited as "Rocker". He played himself in an episode of Married... with Children. Bello has shown support for Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged U. S. public schools, by donating several bass guitars and amps to 15 New York City public schools. He visited a Little Kids Rock classroom to show encouragement to young musicians, answer their questions, jam with them on their favorite songs. Frank Bello Interview at Guitar Video Channel
Richard Alan Nielsen is the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter of the rock band Cheap Trick. He is well known for his numerous custom-made guitars from Hamer Guitars, including his famous five-neck guitar. Nielsen was born with both parents being opera singers, his father, Ralph Nielsen directed symphonies and recorded over forty solo albums. During Rick's teens, the family owned a music store in Rockford, he learned to play a number of instruments. After playing drums for six years, Rick changed direction, learning how to play guitar and keyboards, his first school band was The Phaetons. The Grim Reapers became Fuse which released one poorly received studio album before disbanding in 1970. Nielsen joined Nazz for a short time before forming the short-lived Sick Man of Europe in Philadelphia in 1972 with Tom Petersson. In 1973, together with Carlos formed Cheap Trick. Petersson joined that year, with Robin Zander joining in the fall of 1974. Nielsen wrote all of the songs for Cheap Trick's first few albums.
Nielsen has enjoyed many highlights with Cheap Trick, including having a #1 US single "The Flame." Amongst personal highlights, together with Carlos, was invited to record a session on August 12, 1980 with John Lennon for his upcoming Double Fantasy album. Their contributions did not appear on the released album, only becoming available in 1998. Nielsen's on-stage appearance is influenced by Huntz Hall of The Bowery Boys. Nielsen is well known for wearing a bowtie. Nielsen's image moved away from the cartoonish look of the 70s in the early 1990s, when he sported a mustache, goatee beard and dark glasses which gave him a mildly sinister look; that image changed again on March 9, 2001, when he shaved the beard and mustache off during the encore break at a show at hometown Rockford's Coronado Theater. Since Nielsen has retained the clean shaven look, together with designer suits. In the late 2000s, he started wearing bowties again on stage. Nielsen has made countless TV appearances and radio broadcasts over the years with Cheap Trick, on music shows around the world, as well as American late night shows with Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno and David Letterman.
Outside of Cheap Trick, Nielsen's credits include appearing as a hijacked car driver in the 1987 movie Disorderlies. He and his wife appeared on HGTV's "Homes of Note" in the early 1990s. In 1997, he appeared in Michael Moore's documentary The Big One. Nielsen appeared on an episode of The History Channel's show American Pickers that aired on March 11, 2013; the show followed the standard format with the show's two stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, picking Nielsen's various storage units full of items he has acquired through his years on tour. On April 6, 2013 Nielsen appeared on an episode of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show as a guest on the segment called "Not My Job". In 2013, Nielsen appeared in Dave Grohl's documentary Sound City. In 2014, he appeared on the first episode of Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, which focused on the city of Chicago. On October 17, 2014, Nielsen appeared on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, playing with the Foo Fighters. In 2016, Nielsen made an appearance on the 75th episode of Live from Daryl's House with Robin Zander, Tom Petersson.
The episode May 15 on LFDH.com. Rick has guested on albums by artists such as Glen Campbell, Buck Satan and The 666 Shooters, The Yardbirds, John Lennon, Hall & Oates, Mötley Crüe, Foo Fighters, Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Material Issue, House of Lords and others, while Nielsen-written songs have been recorded by artists such as Rick Derringer, Huey Lewis and The News and House of Lords. Rick displayed 34 of his guitars at a free exhibition "Customised Culture – Cars and Lowbrow Art" at the Rockford Art Museum, in Rockford, Illinois in February and April 2002. On April 23, 2012, Nielsen and the Board of the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford unveiled plans for "Rick's Picks: A Lifelong Affair with Guitars and Music”, an ambitious exhibit displaying Nielsen's passions for guitars and rock & roll; the exhibit ran from August 2012 to April 14, 2013, attracting people from all over the world. Visitors were to be able to see a huge collection of Nielsen's guitars, personal items, stage clothing and Cheap Trick memorabilia, listen to rare audio material.
Nielsen involves himself in the local community in hometown Rockford, for example, being involved with the Rockford Icehogs charitable foundation. In addition, he was a major supporter of the renovation of the Coronado Theater, one balcony seat is covered in black and white checkerboard in his honour. Nielsen is co-owner of Chicago's Piece gourmet pizzeria. Nielsen has owned about two thousand guitars over the years and as of 2012 had about 250 instruments. GuitarsFender Custom Gibson Explorers Gibson Les Pauls Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature Guitar Hamer Guitars Gretsch White Penguin Guild Merle TravisAmplifiersFender Deluxe Reverb Fender Blues Deville Gibson isolation cab Effects & Misc. Crybaby Rack Mount Wah Shure Wireless Units Audiotech Guitar Products Source Selector 1X6 Rack Mount Audio Switcher used for switching between guitars. Hayes, with Ken Sharp, Reputation is a Fragile Thing, Poptastic, ISBN 9780966208108 Kot, Greg
Hüsker Dü was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1979. The band's continual members were guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist/vocalist Greg Norton, drummer/vocalist Grant Hart. Hüsker Dü first gained notability as a hardcore punk band crossing over into alternative rock. Mould and Hart were the principal songwriters for Hüsker Dü, with Hart's higher-pitched vocals and Mould's baritone taking the lead in alternating songs. Following the release of three LPs and an EP on independent label SST Records, including the critically acclaimed Zen Arcade in 1984, the band signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1986 to release their final two studio albums. Mould released two solo albums before forming Sugar in the early 1990s, while Hart released a solo album on SST and formed Nova Mob. After the respective bands broke up in the mid-1990s, Mould and Hart continued doing solo work, the latter until his death in 2017. Norton was less active musically after Hüsker Dü and focused on being a restaurateur instead.
He returned to the recording industry in 2006. The members of Hüsker Dü first performed together when Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Greg Norton, keyboardist Charlie Pine began playing in 1979 in a band called Buddy and the Returnables. At the time, Mould was a freshman at Macalester College and frequented Cheapo Records, a Saint Paul record store where Hart was a sales clerk. Hart and Norton had met while applying for the same job, which Norton got. Hart and Mould bonded over a shared love of the Ramones, soon after they enlisted Norton and Pine to form a band, they began gigging, playing cover songs, some classic rock, frequent Ramones tunes. Unbeknownst to Pine, the remaining band members disliked the sound of the band with Pine's keyboards and began practicing without him, writing a few originals; the new name originated during a rehearsal of the Talking Heads's "Psycho Killer.” Unable to recall the French portions sung in the original, they instead started shouting any foreign-language words they could remember, including the title of the popular 1970s memory board game Hūsker Dū?.
The name stuck, they added heavy metal umlauts to it. Mould said that they liked the somewhat mysterious qualities of the name and that it set them apart from other hardcore punk groups with names like "Social Red Youth Dynasty Brigade Distortion.” Mould said that, while Hüsker Dü enjoyed much hardcore punk in general, they never thought of themselves as a hardcore group and that their name was an attempt to avoid being pigeonholed as such. Hart and Norton fired Pine during their first official performance on March 30, 1979, continued as a trio under the new name. Mould has written that he considers the band's first "real gig" to have been May 17, 1980, at the renowned punk club Jay's Longhorn Bar. By 1980, the band was performing in Minneapolis, their music evolved into a fast, primal sound, making them one of the original hardcore punk bands of the Midwest. Through heavy touring, they soon caught the attention of punk trailblazers including Black Flag and Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra, who helped introduce Hüsker Dü to new fans.
Black Flag guitarist/songwriter Greg Ginn signed the band to his label, SST Records. The band started releasing singles on Terry Katzman's Reflex Records in 1981, their first two albums, Land Speed Record and Everything Falls Apart, brought much critical praise. Regular touring brought them to the attention of the Minutemen, who released their debut and the "In a Free Land" single on their label, New Alliance Records. This, in turn, led to the band signing with SST Records; the intense but varied Metal Circus EP/mini-album was released in 1983. Hüsker Dü's more melodic take on hardcore struck a chord with college students, various tracks from Metal Circus Hart's "Diane," were put into rotation by dozens of campus radio stations across the U. S. In addition, on Metal Circus the band showed more invention and melody than it did over the course of their previous full album, Everything Falls Apart. While the band at this time was still rooted in the loud, fast punk rock style, the trio were beginning to experiment with songs featuring a more melodic, though no less aggressive, sound.
"The early Hüsker stuff was all fast and furious," Mould reflected in 1997, "as a result of being 18 and not proficient with the instruments. But I was always writing with an ear to melody." By 1983, the members of Hüsker Dü wanted to create music outside of the confines and restrictions of hardcore. In an interview with Matter in 1983, Mould told interviewer Steve Albini, "We're going to try to do something bigger than anything like rock & roll and the whole puny touring band idea. I don't know what it's going to be, we have to work that out, but it's going to go beyond the whole idea of'punk rock' or whatever."The following year, Hüsker Dü recorded the double album Zen Arcade in 45 hours for the cost of $3,200. Zen Arcade is a concept album following a boy who leaves home to face a unforgiving world, its artistic and conceptual ambitions were a great stretch given the purist sentiment prevalent in U. S. punk rock. Zen Arcade received critical praise and significant mainstream music press attention, ending up on several year-end best-of lists.
It helped expand the band's audience beyond the punk community. In his review for Rolling Stone, David Fricke described Zen Arcade as "the closest hardcore will get to an opera... a kind of thrash Quadrophenia."In 1989, Zen Arcade was ranked No. 33 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s. SST erred on the side of caution and pres
Neil Turbin is an American thrash metal vocalist known for being the first full-time vocalist for American band Anthrax and current lead vocalist and songwriter of the heavy metal band DeathRiders. and hard rock band Bleed The Hunger At the time Turbin was first contacted by Anthrax he was in a band called "AMRA", but left after a few months, prompting him to answer Anthrax's advertisement. He attended the same high school as Scott Ian and Danny Lilker, Bayside High School in New York, was in a class with Ian in his freshman year. Turbin earned the position as the first official band vocalist in August 1982. Turbin's first performance with Anthrax was at Great Gildersleeves on September 12, 1982, he performed and recorded with the band on the original demo recordings and their first studio album, Fistful of Metal. Turbin wrote the lyrics to all songs on that album. Turbin has writing credits on five of the seven songs on the band's Armed and Dangerous EP, as well as two songs on Spreading the Disease, both of which were recorded by third Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna who replaced second Anthrax vocalist Matt Fallon.
In 2009 the video game Brütal Legend was released featuring the Anthrax song "Metal Thrashing Mad" in its soundtrack with Turbin's vocals. Today, many of the songs Turbin wrote and recorded with the band have been re-recorded with different vocalists and appear on multiple albums and DVD's including the double platinum certified'Big 4' Live from Sofia, Bulgaria. Turbin's exit from Anthrax came two weeks after the band's first North American'Anthrax US Attack Tour 1984' ending with a show at Roseland Ballroom on August 3. DeathRiders is named after one of Turbin's songs and was formed in 2001 to support Turbin's debut solo album "Threatcon Delta". Deathriders toured Monterrey Metalfest, Mexico in 2005. Sweden Rock 2006, Tokyo and the US in 2008, Rocktower 2009 Germany, Nightmare on St. Pauli Festival Germany 2009, Headbangers Open Air Germany 2009, Expo Rock Tijuana 2010 as well as performing eight shows at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood in 2010. DeathRiders Stay Screamin 2011 European Tour took them to Metal Bash 2011 in Germany, Highway To Dokk'em Open Air Festival 2011 as well as other venues throughout Tilburg, Vienna and Berlin, Germany.
DeathRiders was featured alongside Michael Angelo Batio, Faster Pussycat, Phil Lewis of LA Guns at Rainbow Bar & Grill 41st anniversary outdoor party on April 21, 2013. DeathRiders performed at NAMM Metal Jam at Whisky a Go-Go in West Hollywood, California on January 23, 2013, which featured many well-known metal artists including current and past members of Queensrÿche, Dio's Disciples, Racer X and Michael Schenker Group. In 2015 the band performed at NAMM Metal Jam 2015 Neil And Michael's Metal Jam with Michael Angelo Batio joining the band on guitar at The Slidebar in Fullerton, California. In 2014 the band toured Europe Headbangers Open Air Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany 2014, the Headbangers Open Air 2014 warm-up show at Lauschbar in Itzehoe, Germany on DeathRiders Fistful Of Metal Alive 2014 European tour which included numerous dates in Netherlands including Dynamo Eindhoven, Netherlands with an all Dutch touring lineup. Bleed The Hunger was formed by DeathRiders vocalist Neil Turbin and DeathRiders recording guitarist Jonas Hornqvist in January 2015.
The band is recording their debut album and has released rough mixes of songs on their reverbnation.com/bleedthehunger The debut album will be completed and released after DeathRiders The Metal Beast is released. Sticky Wicked is a side project band that includes Neil Turbin, Rowan Robertson, Jay Singh and Clackers Kay; the band has been touring numerous dates in California in 2015 The NAMM Convention for 2013 took place in Anaheim, California from January 24–27. NAMM Metal Jam kicked things off the night before, on January 23, 2013 at the Whiskey A-Go Go in West Hollywood, CA; the concert was organized by Turbin with Shredding The Envelope's Dave Reffett. Turbin’s band co-headlined the show along with Micheal Angelo Batio, Nitro and the Metal All-Star Jam, featuring members of: Queensrÿche, Rising Force, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob and Hurricane. Neil Turbin has been included in a regular lineup rotation at Ultimate Jam Night at Lucky Strike Live Hollywood in February, March and May 2015. Performing onstage on a regular weekly basis with Billy Sheehan, Monte Pittman, Chuck Wright, Jason Sutter, Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett, Mitch Perry, Ira Black, Debby Holiday, Reinhold Schwarzwald, Howie Simon, Mayuko Okai, Tzusumi Okai, Rowan Robertson, Francesco DiCosmo, Anthony "Tiny" Biuso, Louis Metoyer, Sam Bam Koltun, Sean McNabb, Jeff Duncan, Shawn Duncan, Matt Duncan, Joe Lester, The Atomic Punks In 2003 Neil Turbin released his first solo album "Threatcon Delta" on American record label "Metal Mayhem Music".
The album contains fourteen songs and includes a cover of a Jimi Hendrix song as well as an AC/DC cover. Prominent guest musicians on the album include Claude Schnell, Jeff Scott Soto, Paul Shortino. Turbin is known for his high pitched screams in his natural voice up to C6. Turbin is the only early'Big 4' vocalist to sing in this range as demonstrated on the songs "Death From Above", "Deathrider" and "Metal Thrashing Mad" on Fistful Of Metal. Turbin cites heavy metal and NWOBHM vocalists from bands such as Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Motörhead, Accept and Saxon as influences of his vocal style, although he was heavily influenced by the New York punk scene of the 1970s-1980s including bands such as Generation X, Niki Buzz, The Bullets, Mayday, Steve Johnstad, Sun, Wayne County
Stomp 442 is the seventh studio album by American thrash metal band Anthrax. It was released by Elektra Records; the band and the Philadelphia-based producers Butcher Brothers produced the album, which includes the singles, "Fueled" and "Nothing". The album debuted at No. 47 on the Billboard 200 charts. Anthrax claimed that their label, Elektra Records, didn't do enough to promote the album, they left soon after. Stomp 442 is the only Anthrax album not featuring the traditional Anthrax logo on its artwork. Stomp 442 is Anthrax's first album without Dan Spitz on lead guitar. Though not yet credited as a member of the band, Paul Crook took over lead guitar duties. AllMusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album a negative review, describing it as "a generic collection of speed metal bombast", he finished his review by saying that the record is a "disheartening experience." Reviewer Jimmy Neeson had a more positive view. Canadian journalist Martin Popoff described Stomp 442 as "a fine, responsible collection of working man's metal, if a bit of a repetition" compared to "the unappreciated Sound of White Noise" of 1993.
The album's cover gained controversy. In a 1996 interview with Tom Russell of Glasgow-based radio Clyde 1, Bruce Dickinson revealed that the original design for the cover art was done for his album Balls to Picasso – to be titled Laughing in the Hiding Bush – but he couldn't afford it, his album's title was changed and he drew two squares on a toilet wall for the cover. All lyrics written by John Bush. AnthraxJohn Bush – lead vocals Scott Ian – rhythm guitar, backing vocals Frank Bello – bass, backing vocals Charlie Benante – drums, guitarsGuestsPaul Crook – Lead guitars on "Random Acts Of Senseless Violence", "Perpetual Motion", "In A Zone" and "Drop The Ball" Dimebag Darrell - guitar on "King Size" and "Riding Shotgun" Mike Tempesta - guitar on "American Pompeii"ProductionButcher Bros. & Anthrax - producers, mixing Butcher Bros. Dirk Grobelny, Ian Cross - engineers Mike Monterulo, J. J. Bottari, Chris Gately, Phil Nowlan - assistant engineers Manny Lecuona - editing Bob Ludwig - mastering
Heavy metal music
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, overall loudness; the genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with machismo. In 1968, three of the genre's most famous pioneers, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple were founded. Though they came to attract wide audiences, they were derided by critics. During the mid-1970s, Judas Priest helped spur the genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence. Beginning in the late 1970s, bands in the new wave of British heavy metal such as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal fans became known as "metalheads" or "headbangers". During the 1980s, glam metal became popular with groups such as Mötley Crüe.
Underground scenes produced an array of more aggressive styles: thrash metal broke into the mainstream with bands such as Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, while other extreme subgenres of heavy metal such as death metal and black metal remain subcultural phenomena. Since the mid-1990s popular styles have further expanded the definition of the genre; these include groove metal and nu metal, the latter of which incorporates elements of grunge and hip hop. Heavy metal is traditionally characterized by loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass-and-drum sound, vigorous vocals. Heavy metal subgenres variously alter, or omit one or more of these attributes; the New York Times critic Jon Pareles writes, "In the taxonomy of popular music, heavy metal is a major subspecies of hard-rock—the breed with less syncopation, less blues, more showmanship and more brute force." The typical band lineup includes a drummer, a bassist, a rhythm guitarist, a lead guitarist, a singer, who may or may not be an instrumentalist.
Keyboard instruments are sometimes used to enhance the fullness of the sound. Deep Purple's Jon Lord played an overdriven Hammond organ. In 1970, John Paul Jones used a Moog synthesizer on Led Zeppelin III; the electric guitar and the sonic power that it projects through amplification has been the key element in heavy metal. The heavy metal guitar sound comes from a combined use of heavy distortion. For classic heavy metal guitar tone, guitarists maintain moderate levels gain at moderate levels, without excessive preamp or pedal distortion, to retain open spaces and air in the music. Thrash metal guitar tone has scooped mid-frequencies and compressed sound with lots of bass frequencies. Guitar solos are "an essential element of the heavy metal code... that underscores the significance of the guitar" to the genre. Most heavy metal songs "feature at least one guitar solo", "a primary means through which the heavy metal performer expresses virtuosity"; some exceptions are nu grindcore bands, which tend to omit guitar solos.
With rhythm guitar parts, the "heavy crunch sound in heavy metal... palm muting" the strings with the picking hand and using distortion. Palm muting creates a tighter, more precise sound and it emphasizes the low end; the lead role of the guitar in heavy metal collides with the traditional "frontman" or bandleader role of the vocalist, creating a musical tension as the two "contend for dominance" in a spirit of "affectionate rivalry". Heavy metal "demands the subordination of the voice" to the overall sound of the band. Reflecting metal's roots in the 1960s counterculture, an "explicit display of emotion" is required from the vocals as a sign of authenticity. Critic Simon Frith claims; the prominent role of the bass is key to the metal sound, the interplay of bass and guitar is a central element. The bass guitar provides the low-end sound crucial to making the music "heavy"; the bass plays a "more important role in heavy metal than in any other genre of rock". Metal basslines vary in complexity, from holding down a low pedal point as a foundation to doubling complex riffs and licks along with the lead or rhythm guitars.
Some bands feature the bass as a lead instrument, an approach popularized by Metallica's Cliff Burton with his heavy emphasis on bass guitar solos and use of chords while playing bass in the early 1980s. Lemmy of Motörhead played overdriven power chords in his bass lines; the essence of heavy metal drumming is creating a loud, constant beat for the band using the "trifecta of speed and precision". Heavy metal drumming "requires an exceptional amount of endurance", drummers have to develop "considerable speed and dexterity... to play the intricate patterns" used in heavy metal. A characteristic metal drumming technique is the cymbal choke, which consists of striking a cymbal and immediately silencing it by grabbing it with the other hand, producing a burst of sound; the metal drum setup is much larger than those employed in other forms of rock music. Black metal, death metal and some "mainstream metal" bands "all depend upon double-kicks and blast beats". In live performance, loudness—an "onslaught of sound", in sociologist Deena Weinstein's description—is considered vital.
In his book Metalheads, psychologist Jeffrey Arnett refers to heavy me
Daniel A. Lilker is an American retired musician best known as a bass player, but guitarist, pianist and vocalist, he is the bassist for the thrash metal band Nuclear Assault and was a founding member of Anthrax with Scott Ian, recorded bass guitar and co-wrote on their first album, Fistful of Metal. He founded crossover band Stormtroopers of Death with Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, Billy Milano, he plays bass with Brutal Truth, Exit-13, Malformed Earthborn, The Ravenous, Overlord Exterminator, Venomous Concept, Nokturnal Hellstorm and Extra Hot Sauce. Lilker played on Holy Moses' 1994's No Matter, he is known for his guitar-like riffing through heavy distortion. Lilker has been a columnist with Zero Tolerance Magazine since the publication's inception in 2005. In 2009, it was reported. Lilker is in United Forces, which features his Stormtroopers of Death bandmate Billy Milano as their singer; as of 2003 Lilker has sold nearly 5 million records worldwide according to Nielsen SoundScan. On January 10, 2014, Lilker announced his plans to retire from being a full-time recording and touring musician.
He announced that Brutal Truth would break up on his 50th birthday