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Vio-lence

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
San Francisco, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1985
Genre:
Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:
Death, Violence, Society, Humor
Current label:
Metal Blade Records
Years active:
1985 (as Death Penalty), 1985 (as Violence), 1985-1993, 2001-2003, 2018, 2019-present
Vio-lence formed under the name Death Penalty in 1985 which they changed to Violence, and then the two-tiered logo with hyphen forced the name change to its permanent form.

The original line-up was Jerry Birr on vocals, Phil Demmel and Troy Fua on guitars, Eddie Billy (brother of Testament's Chuck Billy) on bass, and Perry Strickland on drums. This line-up appeared on the '86 Eastern Front: ...
Current
Perry Strickland Drums (1985-1993, 2001-2003, 2018, 2019-present)
See also: ex-Exodus (live)
Phil Demmel Guitars (1985-1993, 2001-2003, 2018, 2019-present)
See also: ex-Torque, BPMD, ex-Machine Head, ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Slayer (live), ex-Dublin Death Patrol, ex-Metal Warrior, ex-Technocracy
Sean Killian Vocals (1986-1993, 2001-2003, 2019-present)
Christian Olde Wolbers Bass (2020-present)
See also: ex-Arkaea, ex-Asphyxia, Beowülf, Burn It All, PowerFlo, Sunflower Dead, ex-Cyclone, ex-Threat Signal (live), ex-Fear Factory, ex-Kush, ex-LA's Infidels, ex-Roadrunner United
Bobby Gustafson Guitars (2020-present)
See also: Satans Taint, ex-Cycle Sluts from Hell, ex-I4NI, ex-Overkill, ex-Response Negative, ex-Skrew, ex-Grip Inc., ex-The Dropouts
Past
Eddie Billy Bass (1985)
See also: ex-Dublin Death Patrol
Deen Dell Bass (1985-1993, 2001-2003, 2018, 2019-2020)
See also: ex-Torque, ex-Terminal Shock
Troy Fua Guitars (1985-1987, 2001-2003)
Jerry Birr Vocals (1985-1986)
See also: Enemy X
Robb Flynn Guitars (1987-1992)
See also: Machine Head, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Forbidden Evil, ex-Quarteto de Pinga, ex-Roadrunner United
Ray Vegas Guitars (1991-1994, 2001, 2019-2020)
See also: Attitude Adjustment, ex-Torque, ex-Violent Legacy (live), ex-Social Unrest
Mark Hernandez Drums (1993)
See also: ex-Demonica, ex-Torque, Dress the Dead, ex-Defiance, ex-Heathen, ex-Testament (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Social Unrest, ex-Technocracy
Steve Schmidt Guitars (2001)
Past (Live)
Robb Flynn Vocals, Guitars (2018)
See also: Machine Head, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Forbidden Evil, ex-Quarteto de Pinga, ex-Roadrunner United
Christian Olde Wolbers Bass (2020)
See also: ex-Arkaea, ex-Asphyxia, Beowülf, Burn It All, PowerFlo, Sunflower Dead, ex-Cyclone, ex-Threat Signal (live), ex-Fear Factory, ex-Kush, ex-LA's Infidels, ex-Roadrunner United
Perry Strickland Drums (1985-1993, 2001-2003, 2018, 2019-present)
See also: ex-Exodus (live)
Phil Demmel Guitars (1985-1993, 2001-2003, 2018, 2019-present)
See also: ex-Torque, BPMD, ex-Machine Head, ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Slayer (live), ex-Dublin Death Patrol, ex-Metal Warrior, ex-Technocracy
Sean Killian Vocals (1986-1993, 2001-2003, 2019-present)
Christian Olde Wolbers Bass (2020-present)
See also: ex-Arkaea, ex-Asphyxia, Beowülf, Burn It All, PowerFlo, Sunflower Dead, ex-Cyclone, ex-Threat Signal (live), ex-Fear Factory, ex-Kush, ex-LA's Infidels, ex-Roadrunner United
Bobby Gustafson Guitars (2020-present)
See also: Satans Taint, ex-Cycle Sluts from Hell, ex-I4NI, ex-Overkill, ex-Response Negative, ex-Skrew, ex-Grip Inc., ex-The Dropouts
Eddie Billy Bass (1985)
See also: ex-Dublin Death Patrol
Deen Dell Bass (1985-1993, 2001-2003, 2018, 2019-2020)
See also: ex-Torque, ex-Terminal Shock
Troy Fua Guitars (1985-1987, 2001-2003)
Jerry Birr Vocals (1985-1986)
See also: Enemy X
Robb Flynn Guitars (1987-1992)
See also: Machine Head, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Forbidden Evil, ex-Quarteto de Pinga, ex-Roadrunner United
Ray Vegas Guitars (1991-1994, 2001, 2019-2020)
See also: Attitude Adjustment, ex-Torque, ex-Violent Legacy (live), ex-Social Unrest
Mark Hernandez Drums (1993)
See also: ex-Demonica, ex-Torque, Dress the Dead, ex-Defiance, ex-Heathen, ex-Testament (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Social Unrest, ex-Technocracy
Steve Schmidt Guitars (2001)
Past
Robb Flynn Vocals, Guitars (2018)
See also: Machine Head, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Forbidden Evil, ex-Quarteto de Pinga, ex-Roadrunner United
Christian Olde Wolbers Bass (2020)
See also: ex-Arkaea, ex-Asphyxia, Beowülf, Burn It All, PowerFlo, Sunflower Dead, ex-Cyclone, ex-Threat Signal (live), ex-Fear Factory, ex-Kush, ex-LA's Infidels, ex-Roadrunner United
Added by: TheGreatNads Modified by: Wilkun
Added on: 2002-07-19 22:34:00 Last modified on: 2020-07-22 11:07:29