Whiplash (band)

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Whiplash
Origin Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Genres Thrash metal, speed metal
Years active
  • 1984–1990
  • 1995–1999
  • 2007–present
Labels
Website
MembersTony Portaro
David DeLong
Tom Tierney
Past membersRich Day
Tony Bono
Joe Cangelosi
Pat Burns
Mike Orosz
Glenn Hansen
Rob Gonzo
Rob Harding
James Preziosa
Warren Conditi
Henry Veggian
Dave Jengo
Bob Candella
Dan Foord
Charlie Zeleny
Tony Scaglione

Whiplash is an American thrash metal band. The band was founded in 1984 in Passaic, New Jersey by the three Tonys: Tony Portaro (vocals, guitar), Tony Scaglione (drums) and Tony Bono (bass).

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 guitar work. The lyrical subject matter is often sympathetic to liberal social issues and often deals with criticisms of The Establishment, and at times shares a disdain for Christian dogma resembling that of their black metal counterparts. The language is typically quite direct and denunciatory, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.

Passaic, New Jersey City in Passaic County, New Jersey, U.S.

Passaic is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 69,781, maintaining its status as the 15th largest municipality in New Jersey with an increase of 1,920 residents (+2.8%) from the 2000 Census population of 67,861, which had in turn increased by 9,820 (+16.9%) from the 58,041 counted in the 1990 Census. Passaic is the tenth most densely populated municipality in the entire United States with 22,000+ people per square mile.

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History

The original lineup of Tony Portaro, Tony Scaglione and Tony Bono recorded their debut album Power and Pain for Roadrunner Records in 1986. Joe Cangelosi replaced Tony Scaglione that same year when he left for a seven-week tour with Slayer. Joe Cangelosi recorded Ticket to Mayhem in 1987 with the two Tonys. In 1989, Glenn Hansen joined the band as the new singer for the album titled Insult to Injury . The band split up due to business reasons, but reunited in 1995 after Portaro and Scaglione joined forces in a revamped lineup of Billy Milano's M.O.D. for a European tour. Whiplash released two further albums, Cult of One and Sit, Stand, Kneel, Prey before the three Tonys recorded a final album together in 1998, Thrashback.

Slayer American thrash metal band

Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California. The band was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman and vocalist and bassist Tom Araya. Slayer's fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer's current lineup comprises King, Araya, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. Hanneman and drummers Dave Lombardo and Jon Dette are former members of the band.

<i>Insult to Injury</i> 1989 studio album by Whiplash

Insult to Injury is the third full-length studio album from New Jersey thrash metal band, Whiplash. It follows 1987's Ticket to Mayhem. It was seven years before a largely changed line-up recorded a new album, Cult of One.

Bassist Tony Bono died in 2002 after suffering a heart attack, at the age of 38.

In 2009, founding member Tony Portaro and Joe Cangelosi reformed the band, adding bassist Rich Day, and recorded Unborn Again, released in September 2009. Whiplash played many festivals in Europe that year including Wacken Open Air in Germany, [1] Jalometalli festival in Finland and shows in Italy, Norway, Mexico and Colombia.

Wacken Open Air German heavy metal music festival

Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) is an open-air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in summer in the village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Hamburg.

Jalometalli Metal Music Festival is a Finnish heavy metal festival held annually in Oulu since 2002. The festival has mainly old school thrash metal and death and black metal bands.

In 2010, the band took a limited break due to personal legal reasons. In the start of December 2010, Tony Portaro announced the return of their original drummer, Tony Scaglione, to the band. [2] They recruited New York bassist David DeLong, a Pennsylvania-Dutch native, with music influences from the 80's NY Metal/Hardcore/Punk scene. [3] However, after two weeks, Tony Scaglione announced personal scheduling issues became his priority. With the help of Ben Ward of Orange Goblin and Nathan Perrier of Alabaster Suns, Labrat and Capricorns, Dan "Loord" Foord (SikTh) entered into the band. [4]

Orange Goblin British rock band

Orange Goblin are a heavy metal band from London, England. Formed in 1995, the band's lineup currently consists of singer Ben Ward, guitarist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Chris Turner.

Whiplash launched their POWER AND PAIN 2011 tour with dates in Greece and Italy in April 2011. [5] Following performances at HELLFEST (France) and Portaro's hometown of Clifton, New Jersey, Whiplash headlined at the San Francisco festival SLAUGHTER BY THE WATER 2. After returning from California, they began writing new material, and held another New Jersey performance before finishing their tour with three shows in Chile. In January 2012, Whiplash headlined thrash metal shows in Philadelphia and New Jersey before embarking on the heavy metal cruise 70000 TONS OF METAL aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Majesty Of The Seas. In March and April, Whiplash performed at shows in the Netherlands, and at the Keep It True Festival in Germany and the SWR Barroselas Metalfest in Portugal.

Clifton, New Jersey City in Passaic County, New Jersey, U.S.

Clifton is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 84,136, retaining its position as the state's 11th-largest municipality, as the population increased by 5,464 (+6.9%) from the 78,672 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,930 (+9.7%) from the 71,742 counted in the 1990 Census.

San Francisco Consolidated city-county in California, US

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a city in, and the cultural, commercial, and financial center of, Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th-most populous city in the United States, and the fourth-most populous in California, with 883,305 residents as of 2018. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second-most densely populated large US city, and the fifth-most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is also part of the fifth-most populous primary statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

Whiplash is now focusing on finishing their next record, after returning from Pereira, Colombia, where they headlined at the Convivencia Rock 2012 festival in July 2012. [6] On October 10, 2015, Whiplash announced their reunion with original drummer Tony Scaglione. They have also been working on a new EP, entitled Old School American Way. [7]

Pereira, Colombia City in Risaralda, Colombia

Pereira is the capital city of the Colombian department of Risaralda. It is located in the foothills of the Andes in a coffee-producing area of Colombia officially known as the "Coffee Axis". Pereira, alongside the rest of the Coffee Axis, form part of UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia". It is the most populated city in the Coffee Axis and the second-most populated city in the Paisa region, after Medellín. Pereira is also part of the Central West Metropolitan Area, which has 709,322 residents and is composed of Pereira and the neighboring cities of Dosquebradas and La Virginia.

In July 2018, Whiplash signed with Metal Blade Records and is currently working on a new album due for an early 2019 release. [8]

Band members

Tony Portaro, 2015 Whiplash @ 70000 tons of metal 2015 01.jpg
Tony Portaro, 2015

Current band members

Timeline

Whiplash (band)

Discography

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Notes

  1. "Whiplash live at Wacken". Metaltraveller.com. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
  2. "WHIPLASH/Bio". Roadrunnerrecords.com. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  3. "WHIPLASH Rejoined By Drummer TONY SCAGLIONE". officialwhiplash.com. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  4. "WHIPLASH Parts Ways With Drummer TONY SCAGLIONE, Recruits SIKTH's DAN FOORD". Roadrunnerrecords.com. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  5. "WHIPLASH BIO". officialwhiplash.com. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  6. "Status". www.reverbnation.com/whiplashusa. 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  7. "WHIPLASH Rejoined By Original Drummer TONY SCAGLIONE". Blabbermouth.net. October 10, 2015. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  8. "WHIPLASH Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS; New Album Due In Early 2019". Blabbermouth.net . Retrieved July 18, 2018.

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