Dan Lilker

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Dan Lilker
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Dan Lilker in 2005
Background information
Birth nameDaniel A. Lilker
Born (1964-10-18) October 18, 1964 (age 54)
Genres Extreme metal, hardcore punk, thrash metal, grindcore, death metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar, guitar, drums, piano, vocals
Years active1981–2014
Associated acts

Daniel A. Lilker (born October 18, 1964 in Bayside, New York) is an American semi-retired musician best known as a bass player, [1] but also guitarist, pianist, drummer and vocalist. He is the bassist for the thrash metal band Nuclear Assault and was a founding member of Anthrax with Scott Ian, [1] (Lilker was then playing rhythm guitar) and recorded bass guitar and co-wrote on their first album, Fistful of Metal . He also founded crossover band Stormtroopers of Death with Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (from Anthrax), and Billy Milano (Anthrax roadie, M.O.D. singer). [1] He also plays bass with Brutal Truth, [1] [2] Exit-13, [1] Malformed Earthborn, [3] The Ravenous, Overlord Exterminator, Venomous Concept, Crucifist, Nokturnal Hellstorm and Extra Hot Sauce.

Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work. The lyrics often deal with social issues and criticism of The Establishment, using direct and denunciatory language, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.

Nuclear Assault band

Nuclear Assault is an American thrash metal band formed in New York City in 1984. Part of the mid-to-late 1980s thrash metal movement, they were one of the main bands of the genre to emerge from the East Coast along with Overkill, Whiplash, Toxik, Carnivore, and Anthrax, where Nuclear Assault bassist Dan Lilker was a member from its formation in 1981 to 1984. After releasing five full-length albums and touring relentlessly throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Nuclear Assault split up in 1995. They briefly reunited in 1997 and then reunited permanently in 2002.

Anthrax (American band) American Thrash Metal Band

Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. The group is considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene from the 1980s and is one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands with Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer; Anthrax is the only one of the four from the East Coast, and often credited as one of the early thrash metal bands to emerge from there, along with Overkill and Nuclear Assault. As of April 2017, the band has released 11 studio albums, several other albums, and 26 singles, including collaborating on a single with American hip hop group Public Enemy. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Anthrax sold 2.5 million records in the United States from 1991 to 2004, with worldwide sales of 10 million.

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Lilker played on Holy Moses' 1994's No Matter What's the Cause . [4] He is known for his fast, 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 that Chicago journalist Dave Hofer was writing a biography of Lilker. [5]

Holy Moses German band

Holy Moses is a German thrash metal band. They are well noted for being fronted by Sabina Classen and for being one of the first German thrash metal bands.

<i>No Matter Whats the Cause</i> album by Holy Moses

No Matter What's the Cause is the seventh full-length studio album by the German Thrash metal band Holy Moses.

Lilker is currently in United Forces, which features his Stormtroopers of Death bandmate Billy Milano as their singer. [6]

Billy Milano is a Bronx-born heavy metal musician now based in Austin, Texas. He is the singer and - occasionally - guitarist and bassist of crossover thrash band M.O.D., and he was also the singer of its predecessor, Stormtroopers of Death. He was also the singer of United Forces, which also featured his Stormtroopers of Death bandmate Dan Lilker.

As of 2003 Lilker has sold nearly 5 million records worldwide according to Nielsen SoundScan.[ citation needed ]

Nielsen SoundScan is an information and sales tracking system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett in 1991. SoundScan is a method of tracking sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. Data is collected weekly and made available every Sunday and every Monday to subscribers, which include record companies, publishing firms, music retailers, independent promoters, film and TV companies, and artist managers. The Nielsen SoundScan is the sales source for the Billboard music charts, making it the largest source of sales records in the music industry.

On January 10, 2014, Lilker announced his plans to retire from being a full-time recording and touring musician. [7] He also announced that Brutal Truth would break up on his 50th birthday (October 18, 2014). [8]

Brutal Truth American grindcore band from New York City

Brutal Truth was an American grindcore band from Rochester, New York, formed by ex-Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, and Stormtroopers of Death bass guitarist Dan Lilker in 1990. The group disbanded in 1999, but reformed in 2006 and continued to release music until 2014.

Discography

Extra Hot Sauce

Date of releaseTitleLabel
1988Taco of DeathPeaceville Records

Nuclear Assault

Date of releaseTitleLabelUS sales
1986 Brain Death (EP) Combat Records / Under One Flag5,000
March 10, 1986 Game Over Combat Records / Under One Flag90,000
1987 The Plague (EP)Combat Rec. / Under One Flag80,000
1988 Fight To Be Free (EP)Relativity / Under One Flag15,000
1988Good Times, Bad Times (EP)Under One Flag10,000
June 13, 1988 Survive Combat Rec. / Under One Flag100,000
November 23, 1989 Handle With Care Relativity / Under One Flag500,000
1989 Handle With Care European Tour '89 100,000
September 10, 1991 Out of Order Relativity / Under One Flag40,000
1991 Radiation Sickness 50,000
May 19, 1992 Live at the Hammersmith Odeon Relativity Rec. / Roadrunner150,000
July 1, 2003 Alive Again Screaming Ferret / Steamhammer45,000
August 29, 2005 Third World Genocide Screaming Ferret Wreckords50,000

Brutal Truth

Date of releaseTitleLabelUS sales
October 6, 1992 Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses Earache Records40,000
October 25, 1994 Need to Control Earache Records30,000
October 1, 1996 Kill Trend Suicide (EP)Relapse Records20,000
September 23, 1997 Sounds of the Animal Kingdom Relapse Records40,000
2000For Drug Crazed Grindfreaks Only!Solardisk5,000
April 20, 2009 Evolution Through Revolution Relapse Records20,000
September 27, 2011 End Time Relapse Records

Anthrax

Date of releaseTitleLabelUS sales
January 1984 Fistful of Metal Megaforce Records150,000

Stormtroopers of Death

Date of releaseTitleLabelUS sales
December 1985 Speak English Or Die Megaforce Records100,000
1992 Live at Budokan Megaforce Records100,000
May 18, 1999 Bigger Than The Devil Nuclear Blast Records50,000
1999Seasoning the Obese: 7" split with Yellow Machinegun Rotten Orange/Howling Bull75,000
August 21, 2007 Rise of the Infidels Megaforce Records20,000

The Ravenous

Date of releaseTitleLabelUS sales
August 29, 2000Assembled in BlasphemyHammerheart50,000
2002Three on a Meathook (EP)Red Stream10,000
February 24, 2004Blood DeliriumRed Stream10,000

Venomous Concept

Date of releaseTitleLabel
2008Poisoned AppleCentury Media

Holy Moses

Date of releaseTitleLabel
1994 No Matter What's the Cause SPV/Steamhammer

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