Formed is 1994 in San Francisco, California by Singer/bassist Steev Esquivel, former guitarist Mike Roberts and drummer Paul Hopkins, Skinlab quickly began making a name for itself in the Bay Area music scene. This brought attention from Machine Head's Robb Flynn, who would go on to help the band secure it's first record deal and their first sold out European tour. Their appearance at the 1997 Dynamo Open Air launched the band into a fury of tours both European and State Side, in support of the debut album Bound Gagged and Blindfolded(Recorded by legendary metal producer Andy Sneap).
3rd Strike is a nu-metal band from the United States ---Lead singer Jim Korthe along with guitarist Todd Deguchi put together a makeshift lineup for 3rd Strike in the 90's, under their other band name Dimestore Hoods and released on self titled album in 1996.
The Blank Theory was a five-piece rock group from Chicago, Illinois. The Blank Theory self-released two albums, Blinding Process in 1998 and Catalyst in 2000. Catalyst included the track "Nevermind" which was featured in a segment of MTV Road Rules. While the first two independent releases were hard edged indie rock, they moved more toward metal when writing for the third release.
Five.Bolt.Main came together after Flaw was dropped from Universal Records in 2004. Chris Volz met with now ex-Five.Bolt.Main members Ivan Arnold and Ben Patrick – whom both were part of Flaw prior to their breakthrough album Through the Eyes (2001).
Ünloco was an alternative metal band hailing from Austin Texas, USA. The band was formed in 2000 by frontman Joey Duenas. The band's first album Healing struggled to sell, and the band received little support from their label Maverick Records.
40 Below Summer is a five-piece nu metal music group from New Jersey, USA. Formed in 1998, 40 Below Summer came together after drummer and Peruvian native Carlos Aguilar met with singer Max Illidge. Joey D'Amico later joined the duo, followed by Jordan Plingos and Puerto Rican-born Hector Graziani. Their first album Side Show Freaks (1999) and EP Rain (2000) were self released.
Motograter is an American nu metal band. They are best known for their homemade instrument the "motograter" - designed with industrial cable and guitar pieces that creates a very deep bass sound. The "motograter" instrument originally took place of the original bass guitar but now accompanies it. The band is also known for painting themselves in a tribal style body paint for concerts.
Dustin and Ryan Tooker planted the seeds of what would become grade 8 in the mid 90s, in their home state of New Jersey. Ryan was a last minute choice to fill in on vocals for guitarist Dustins then band. Their natural chemistry worked well and they continued playing over the next few years with various rhythm sections.
Nothingface were a metal band which formed in 1994 in Washington D.C., United States. For most of the band's career, the lineup consisted of Matt Holt (vocals), Tom Maxwell (guitar), Bill Gaal (bass) and Chris Houck (drums).
Primer 55 is an American nu metal band from Louisville, Kentucky. The name originates from the combination of Primer, meaning "something that's unfinished," and 55, which refers to Interstate 55, "the road that drugs run on to get to Chicago through Memphis".
Scars of Life is a powerful five-piece groove oriented metal band that emphasizes depth in musical style and emotionally-charged meaning in its lyrics. This quintet hails from South Florida, and is currently taking on the music scene by storm, propelling its music to new heights daily.
Inspired by the Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine, the Wichita, KS, rap-rock group Shuvel mixes politics with aggressive rock and two MCs. The band appeared on the Celebrity Deathmatch soundtrack, toured with likeminded acts such as Kittie and Sevendust, and also appeared on the Methods of Mayhem and Ozzfest 2000 festivals before the late summer release of their debut album, Set It Off.
Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells, November 4, 1965 in Muskegon, Michigan, USA) is an American musician, and the lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and programmer for the industrial metal band Static-X.