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|Genres||Hard rock, stoner rock, groove metal|
|Years active||1994–1996, 2012–present|
|Associated acts||The Atomic Bitchwax, Solace|
|Past members|| David Blanche|
Godspeed is an American metal band formed in 1992. Following the release of their debut album Ride on Atlantic Records, produced by Rachel Bolan of Skid Row, the band embarked on two high-profile tours as the opening act for Black Sabbath and Dio. Godspeed gained attention with an appearance on the 1994 Black Sabbath tribute album Nativity in Black , on which they teamed up with guest vocalist Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden to record a cover of the Black Sabbath song, "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath."
Ride is an album by the band Godspeed, released in 1994 on the Atlantic Records label.
Nativity in Black are two Black Sabbath tribute albums that came out in the 1990s and 2000s. The albums were recorded with various heavy metal bands paying tribute to Black Sabbath for their influence on the heavy metal genre of rock music.
Paul Bruce Dickinson is an English singer, songwriter, musician, airline pilot, entrepreneur, author, and broadcaster. He is the lead singer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden and is renowned for his wide-ranging operatic vocal style and energetic stage presence.
After the band's late nineties breakup, bassist Chris Kosnik and guitarist Tommy Southard went on to heavily contribute to the stoner rock movement with their own bands The Atomic Bitchwax and Solace for nearly two decades.
Stoner rock, also known as stoner metal or stoner doom, is a rock music fusion genre that combines elements of heavy metal and/or doom metal with psychedelic rock and acid rock. The name references cannabis consumption. The term desert rock is often used interchangeably with the term "stoner rock" to describe this genre; however, not all stoner rock bands would fall under the descriptor of "desert rock". Stoner rock is typically slow-to-mid tempo and features a heavily distorted, groove-laden bass-heavy sound, melodic vocals, and "retro" production. The genre emerged during the early 1990s and was pioneered foremost by Monster Magnet and the California bands Fu Manchu, Kyuss and Sleep.
The Atomic Bitchwax is an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 1992 by bassist/singer/songwriter Chris Kosnik, guitarist Ed Mundell, and drummer Keith Ackerman. They did not release their first full-length album until 1999, upon signing with TeePee Records. Mixing elements of 1960s psychedelic rock and 1970s riff rock filtered through modern progressive rock, their music has appeared in popular TV shows including Jackass,Home Wrecker, and various Fox Sports broadcasts.
Solace is a heavy metal band hailing from the Jersey Shore, United States.
Godspeed's original line-up reunited in 2012 to record new material and a tour in mid-2013.
Prunella Scales was the side project of Skid Row bass player Rachel Bolan and then Godspeed and now Solace guitarist Tommy Southard. The band also featured then future and now former Skid Row drummer Phil Varone. The band released only one album, Dressing Up the Idiot.
Sugartooth was an alternative rock band that was formed in the early 1990s.
Monster Magnet is an American rock band. Hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, the group was founded by Dave Wyndorf, John McBain (guitar) and Tim Cronin.
Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.
Rachel Bolan, born James Richard Southworth, is the bass guitar player and main songwriter of the metal band Skid Row. His stage name 'Rachel' is a hybrid of his brother's name, Richard, and his grandfather's name, Manuel. 'Bolan' is a tribute to one of his childhood idols, T. Rex frontman, Marc Bolan. He is the youngest of four children.
Dressing Up the Idiot (1997) was the only album by the band Prunella Scales.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Canadian experimental music collective which originated in Montreal, Quebec in 1994. The group releases recordings through Constellation, an independent record label also located in Montreal. After the release of their debut album in 1997, the group toured regularly from 1998 to 2002. In 2003, the band announced an indefinite hiatus in order for members to pursue other musical interests. In the intervening period, the group was occasionally rumored to have broken up, but finally reconvened for a tour which began in late 2010. Since reforming, they have released three more albums, the most recent being Luciferian Towers in September 2017.
Robert John Daisley is an Australian musician, songwriter and author. Daisley is also known for contributing bass and lyrics for Ozzy Osbourne throughout the 1980s and 1990s he has also associated with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Gary Moore and Uriah Heep.
Further is the first full-length album from New Jersey heavy metal band Solace. This album's cover art was done by Heavy metal art veteran Wes Benscoter and is entitled "Midnight Mass 2".
13 is the second album from New Jersey heavy metal band Solace.
Black NASA is a New Jersey based rock band, often placed in the stoner rock genre. They formed in the early 2000s in Long Branch, and were active while the guitarist in Kosnik's other band was busy with Monster Magnet. The band has a heavy 70s feel. They have not been active since touring to support Deuce. The band's name refers to NASA conspiracies in general, and is unrelated to the Old Negro Space Program. Duane Hutter and Corey Stubblefield are gladly playing in a new band called 40 POUND HOUND since 2014. New recording and FB page in the works.
II is the second studio album by The Atomic Bitchwax, released on October 31, 2000 by Tee Pee Records.
3 is the third studio album by The Atomic Bitchwax, released on June 7, 2005 by MeteorCity. 3 was the first album recorded with lead guitarist Finn Ryan of Atlantic recording artist "Core".
The Black Black is Solace's fifth studio recording. Referred to as "the distillation of thirty years of metal" and "the best material Solace has written", "The Black Black" was recorded at New Jersey's Trax East Studios over the course of a year. The album was compiled from tracks originally recorded for Solace's forthcoming album A.D. When the band realized that they simply had too much material for a single album, they removed four tracks for this EP.
Litmus are a London-based space rock band formed in 2000 by Martin, Simon (guitar/vocals) and Ben (drums), joined the following year by Andy Thompson and Anton (synths). Matt Thompson joined on synth (2002–2004), while Marek replaced Ben in 2003. Oli Mayne (keyboards) joined in 2008, then left in 2010, along with Anton. As of November 2012 the line-up is Martin Litmus (bass/vocals), Simon Fiddler (guitar/vocals), Marek Bublik (drums) and James Hodkinson (keyboards/effects). They are influenced by mid-1970s Hawkwind and Black Sabbath, amongst others.
Rowan Wingate Robertson is an English rock guitarist who currently performs in the Las Vegas production show Raiding the Rock Vault and plays for Bang Tango. He also plays for DC4. Robertson also played guitar for AM Radio, Dio, Vast, and Violet's Demise. Robertson has also done work as a film composer for director Amber Moelter's Dirty Step Upstage and has filmed numerous instructional guitar videos.
Distanced from Reality is the first split album from New Jersey heavy metal band Solace and Solarized under the generic name "Jersey Devils". This album's cover art was done by Larsupilami.
"Loner" is a song by English rock band Black Sabbath. It is the third and final single from their 2013 album 13, the first being "God Is Dead?". Although the album version did not chart, a live version of the song was officially released as a single via Black Sabbath's YouTube channel on 17 October 2013. It is also their last released single before their disbanding in 2017.
Gravitron is the sixth studio album by The Atomic Bitchwax, released in 2015 by Tee Pee Records.