Trauma (band)

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Trauma in 2018
Background information
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Heavy metal, thrash metal
Years active1981–1985, 2011–present
Labels Shrapnel Records, Metal Blade, Pure Steel Records, The Orchard/Sony, Rivet Records.
Associated acts Metallica, Testament, St. Elmo's Fire, Moon Dog Mane, Black Sunday Dream, Mechanizm, Danzig, Deconstruct, Dublin Death Patrol
MembersDonny Hillier
Kris Gustofson
Steve Robello
Joe Fraulob
Greg Christian
Past members Cliff Burton (bass)
Michael Overton (rhythm guitar)
Ross Alexander (lead guitar)
Dennis Schaefer (drums)
George Lady (lead guitar)
Lucas Advicula (bass)
Kurt Fry guitars, Marcel Eaton bass

Trauma is a heavy metal band formed in 1981. It currently consist of members Donny Hillier, Kris Gustafson, Steve Robello, Joe Fraulob, and Greg Christian. The band is known today for its association with Cliff Burton, the second bassist of heavy metal band Metallica.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Cliff Burton American musician, member of Metallica

Clifford Lee Burton was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist for the American band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.

Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.


Band members

Current members

Greg Christian American musician

Gregory "Greg" Christian is the former bassist for the American thrash metal band Testament. He left the band in 1996, but rejoined in 2004 and left again in 2014. In addition to Testament, Christian has also played in HavocHate and Fallen Trinity, and is currently the bassist for Trauma.

Former members


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