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Blind Illusion

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
San Francisco, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1979
Genre:
Heavy Metal (early), Progressive Thrash Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:
Insanity, Death, Corruption
Current label:
Unsigned/independent
Years active:
1979-1989, 2009-present
There were many other former members of Blind Illusion - at least 15 more unaccounted for here.

Kirk Hammett of Metallica fame was friends with Les Claypool in high school and is said to be partly responsible for getting the latter into the music scene.

Compilation appearances:
- "Smash the Crystal" (Blood Shower demo version) on Eastern Front: Live at Ruthie's Inn (Restless, 1986)
- ...
Current
Mark Biedermann Vocals, Guitars (1979-1989, 2009-present)
Erik Cruze Drums (2014-present)
See also: ex-Baby Snufkin, ex-Budderball, ex-Dopesick, ex-Front Porch Ministry, ex-JL Stiles, ex-Luxxury, ex-Puzzle Fish, ex-Terminal Shock, ex-The Black Pandas, ex-The Crow Eaters, ex-The Fly, ex-The Freak Accident, ex-Third Rail, ex-Virgil Cain
Tom Gears Bass (2017-present)
Doug Piercy Guitars (2017-present)
See also: The Company, ex-Control, ex-Anvil Chorus, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Heathen, ex-Parryzide, ex-Ulysses Siren
Past
Vern McEllroy Bass
See also: ex-Heathen
Gene Gilson Bass
See also: ex-Tungsten
Pat Woods Guitars, Vocals
See also: West Coast Fury
Les Claypool Bass (1979-1981, 1986-1988)
See also: Duo de Twang, Primus, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, ex-Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, ex-Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, ex-Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel, ex-Les Claypool's Fancy Band, ex-Oysterhead, ex-Sausage
Alvin Petty Bass (1979)
Bret Hern (R.I.P. 2018) Drums (1979-1983)
Keith Stewart Vocals (1979)
See also: ex-Exodus
David Godfrey Vocals (1980-1985)
See also: Heathen, ex-Inner Threshold, ex-Defiance, ex-Laughing Dead
Chris Olsen Bass (1982-1983)
Mike Miner Drums (1983-1988)
See also: ex-Blizzard
Brian Kehoe Guitars (1983-1986)
See also: ex-Jerry Cantrell (live)
Evan McKaskey Guitars (1983)
(R.I.P. 1989) See also: ex-Exodus
John Marshall Guitars (1986-1987)
See also: ex-Metal Church, ex-Metallica (live)
Evan Barnes Bass (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Misery, ex-Sub-Zero
Larry LaLonde Guitars (1987-1988)
See also: ex-Blizzard, Primus, ex-Possessed, ex-Caca, ex-Corrupted Morals, ex-No Forcefield, ex-Serj Tankian and The F.C.C.
Wes Anderson Drums (1988-1989)
See also: From Hell, ex-S.O.S.A., ex-Yigael's Wall
Steve Markus Guitars (1988-1990)
See also: ex-Misery, ex-Sub-Zero
Mark Strassburg Guitars (1988-1989)
See also: ex-Fatal Sin, ex-Possessed, ex-Indestroy
Danny Harcourt Bass (2009-?)
Robert Nyström Drums (2009-?)
Harald Oimoen Bass (2014-2017)
See also: ex-D.R.I., ex-Terminal Shock
Cal Lorenzi Guitars (2014-2015)
Aaron Knudson Guitars (2015-2017)
Mark Biedermann Vocals, Guitars (1979-1989, 2009-present)
Erik Cruze Drums (2014-present)
See also: ex-Baby Snufkin, ex-Budderball, ex-Dopesick, ex-Front Porch Ministry, ex-JL Stiles, ex-Luxxury, ex-Puzzle Fish, ex-Terminal Shock, ex-The Black Pandas, ex-The Crow Eaters, ex-The Fly, ex-The Freak Accident, ex-Third Rail, ex-Virgil Cain
Tom Gears Bass (2017-present)
Doug Piercy Guitars (2017-present)
See also: The Company, ex-Control, ex-Anvil Chorus, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Heathen, ex-Parryzide, ex-Ulysses Siren
Vern McEllroy Bass
See also: ex-Heathen
Gene Gilson Bass
See also: ex-Tungsten
Pat Woods Guitars, Vocals
See also: West Coast Fury
Les Claypool Bass (1979-1981, 1986-1988)
See also: Duo de Twang, Primus, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, ex-Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, ex-Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, ex-Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel, ex-Les Claypool's Fancy Band, ex-Oysterhead, ex-Sausage
Alvin Petty Bass (1979)
Bret Hern (R.I.P. 2018) Drums (1979-1983)
Keith Stewart Vocals (1979)
See also: ex-Exodus
David Godfrey Vocals (1980-1985)
See also: Heathen, ex-Inner Threshold, ex-Defiance, ex-Laughing Dead
Chris Olsen Bass (1982-1983)
Mike Miner Drums (1983-1988)
See also: ex-Blizzard
Brian Kehoe Guitars (1983-1986)
See also: ex-Jerry Cantrell (live)
Evan McKaskey Guitars (1983)
(R.I.P. 1989) See also: ex-Exodus
John Marshall Guitars (1986-1987)
See also: ex-Metal Church, ex-Metallica (live)
Evan Barnes Bass (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Misery, ex-Sub-Zero
Larry LaLonde Guitars (1987-1988)
See also: ex-Blizzard, Primus, ex-Possessed, ex-Caca, ex-Corrupted Morals, ex-No Forcefield, ex-Serj Tankian and The F.C.C.
Wes Anderson Drums (1988-1989)
See also: From Hell, ex-S.O.S.A., ex-Yigael's Wall
Steve Markus Guitars (1988-1990)
See also: ex-Misery, ex-Sub-Zero
Mark Strassburg Guitars (1988-1989)
See also: ex-Fatal Sin, ex-Possessed, ex-Indestroy
Danny Harcourt Bass (2009-?)
Robert Nyström Drums (2009-?)
Harald Oimoen Bass (2014-2017)
See also: ex-D.R.I., ex-Terminal Shock
Cal Lorenzi Guitars (2014-2015)
Aaron Knudson Guitars (2015-2017)
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Added on: 2002-07-21 23:43:00 Last modified on: 2019-08-24 11:00:21