Members: neil turbin - vocs, sandy k. vasquez - bass, mike guerrero - guitar, david watson - guitar, dave chedrick - drums
DEATHRIDERS, the fast and furious California metallers featuring Neil
Turbin, the first powerhouse vocalist of Thrash (Thrash Metal Big Four
- Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth) and original lead singer of
east coast thrash pioneers Anthrax (from September 1982 to August
1984). Neil was the first permanent vocalist of Anthrax and helped
pioneer Thrash Metal on their groundbreaking debut album Fistful of
Metal and US Attack Tour '84 with (NWOBHM band) Raven and Metallica.
Turbin a key songwriter and major contributor wrote all the lyrics and
provided the main concepts to such well known metal anthems such as:
as "Metal Thrashing Mad", "Armed and Dangerous", "Deathrider" and
"Gung Ho", which were on Anthrax's first three releases and many
subsequent live and greatest hits albums. Anthrax rose to # 8 on the
British charts with the release of Fistful of Metal. Neil Turbin vocals
and song "Metal Thrashing Mad" is featured in the "Brutal Legend" soundtrack.
The band is fresh off back to back extremely successful tours
celebrating 25 years of "Fistful Of Metal" in Double Vengeance 2009
European Tour (spring & summer : Rocktower Festival - Headbanger's
Open Air and Nightmare Over St. Pauli Festival), and Japan/Southwest
US (including Rocklahoma) in 2008.
DEATHRIDERS have played festivals such as Body Art Expo 2009 Pomona
Fairplex, Sweden Rock Festival 2006, Monterrey Metal Fest 2005, Thrash
Against Cancer 2005, LA Gates Of Metal 2004 and many others.
The band DEATHRIDERS are named after one of Turbin's songs and were
formed in 2003 in support of his solo album "Threatcon Delta".
DEATHRIDERS have been touring in support of their forthcoming debut
album "Back With A Vengeance" which is slated for release in 2010/2011. The
album is currently being recorded in Los Angeles, Sweden and mixed in
"Thrash is a style of heavy metal music that does stay true to certain
fundamentals like guitar chugging and rhythmic percussive double bass
drumming. It has also been perceived as an "all out play as fast as
you can" style of metal. I believe it is more Thrash to have a singer
who can belt it out with the best of them and combine that with
driving, intense powerful music. There is no rule that says Thrash
vocals have to be one-dimensional. I for one have my own metal
thrashing mad style!!!!"
- Neil Turbin -