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Between The Buried and Me

2000  to  Present
Raleigh, North Carolina
Metal Blade, Sumerian,
Lifeforce, Victory

Tommy Giles Rogers Jr.- Vocals and Keyboards (2000 to Present) 
Paul Waggoner - Guitar (2000 TO Present)  X-Prayer For Cleansing and live Lamb Of God
Dustie Waring - Guitar  ( 2005 to Present)  Glass Casket 
Dan Briggs - Bass Guitar ( 2005 to Present)  Trioscapes, Nova Collective, Orbs
Blake Richardson - Drums (2005 to Present)  Glass Casket 
Jason King - Bass ( 2000 to 04 )       Will Goodyear - Drums and clean Vocals  (2000 to 02) 
Mark Castillo -  Drums (2003 to 04)  X Emmure , Crossfade, Bury Your Dead and Painless
Nicholas Fletcher - Guitar (2000 TO 03)                         Michael Reig - Drums  (2003 to 04)
Kevin Falk - Bass (2004 to 05)     Jason Roe  (2004 to 05)            Shane Blay - Bass  (2004)

Between the Buried and Me  (2002)         The Silent Circus  (2003)                Alaska (2005)
The Anatomy of  (2006)                       Colors  (2007)                 The Great Misdirect (2009)
The Great Paralax : Hypersleep Dialogues  E.P. (2011)  Paralax II  Future Sequence (2012)
 Coma Ecliptic  (2005)     Automata I  (2018)        Automata II  (2018)

Cellar Darling

2016 to the Present
Folk Prog Metal
Nuclear Blast                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Anna Murphy- Vocals, hurdy gurdy, flute, synths         X-Eluveite  (2006 to 2016)       
Ivo Henzi- guitars and bass -  Forest of Fog (2003 to present) - 
X-Eluveite  (2004 to 2016)
Merlin Sutter - drums -X-Eluveite  (2004 to 2016)    Morrigu (2009)
Live musicians- Rafi Kirder Bass and Nicolas Winter 2018 to present

Releases              This is the Sound (2017)             The Spell   (2019)

The Deftones

1988 to the Present
Alternative Rock and Metal
Maverick and Reprise
Sacremento, California

The Dillinger Escape Plan

1997 to 2017
Experimental / Mathcore/ Metal
New Jersey, United States
Relapse, Party Smasher

Ben Weinman - Guitar , Bass, Keys, Backing Vox  (1997 to 2017) Arcane,  Giraffe Tounge Orchestra and  Suicidal Tendencies                         Kevin Antressian  Rhythm Guitar  (2015 to 17)
 Liam Wilson  - Bass ( 2000 to 17)    Azusa, x-Stakweather , John Frum and Devin Townsend live 
Gerg Puciato - Vocals  (2001 to 17)  The Black Queen, Killer be Killed  X-Spylacopa and  Record label Federal Prisoner                               Adam Doll - Bass and Keyboards  1997 to 1999
Chris Pennie - Drums  (1997 to 2007) X-Coheed and Cambria, Ruturn to Earth,  Idiot Pilot, Gateway Car, All Else Failed, X-Boxer , The Armed, Joseph A. Peragine   
Dimitri Minakakis - Vocals (1997 to 2001) Arcane, X-Argonauts 
John Fulton- Guitar (1997 to 98)   
 Live Jeff Wood on Bass and Derrick Brantley on Guitar
Calculating Infinity   (1999)     Miss Machine (2004)    Ire Works  (2007)    Option Paralysis  (2010)   One of us is a Killer (2013)       Dissociation  (2016)

Dir En Grey

1997 to the Present
Osaka Japan
Firewall Division

Kaoru- Guitars and Backing Vocals       Kyo-Vocalist     Die - Rhythm Guitarist         Shinya - Drums
Toshiya - Bass

Gauze (1999)     Macabre (2000)      Kisou  (2002)     Vulgar  (2003)      Withering to Death  (2005)
The Marrow of the Bone  (2007)        Uroboros  (2008)              Dum Spiro Spero  (2011) 
Ache (2004)           The Isolated World   (2018)    Phalaris  (2022)



1994 to the present
Bridgeport, Conn USA 
Victory, Stillborn, Universal, Roadrunner, Koch, Razor & Tie, Nuclear Blast

Jamey Jasta -Vocals,                    Chris Bettie - Bass ,                   Matt Byrne - Drums (2001) ,         
Frank Novinec - Rhythm  Guitar and backing Vocals (2006) X- Ringworm, Terror and Integrity.       
 Wayne Lozinak - Guitarist  and backing Vocals  (1994 to 1996) (2009 to present)

 Larry Dwyer Jr. - Rhythm Guitar  (1994 to 96)                        Nick Papantoniou -Drums (1996-97) 
Lou Richards (2006 R.I.P.) Rhythm Guitar (1996 to 2002).             David Pusso -Drums (1994-96)    
Jamie Muckinhaupt - Drums    (1997-99)                                     Rigg Ross - Drums (1999 to 2001)  Sean Martin - Guitarist  (1999 to 2009)                               Matt Mcintosh - Guitarist (1996 to 1999) 

Satisfaction is the Death of Desire  (1997)                         


2005 till the present
Ad Noiseam, Metal Blade, Blood Music

Gautier Serre - Guitar, Programming and Vocals                                     Laure Le Prunenec Vocals  Laurent Lunoir Vocals                                                                              Sylvain Bouvier Drums
Poisson Soluble  Demo (2006)            Moisissure Demo (2008)                      Nostril (2010)      Baroquecore E.P. (2010)              Hallelujah  (2012)       Maigre with Ruby My Deay E.P. (2014)             Savage Sinusoid (2017)                                                Spirituality and Distortion (2020)

King Buffalo

2013 - Active
Buffalo New York U.S.A.

Lorna Shore

2010 to the Present
Death Core
New Jersey, USA
Density, Overloop,
Century Media

Adam De Micco- Lead  Guitars and Bass (2017 till present)                  Austin Archey- Drums (2012)
Andrew O' Connor Rhythm Guitar and Bass (2019)                                   Will Ramos- Vocals (2020)

Tom Barber- Vocals (2010 till 2018)                                Connor Deffley- Rhythm Guitar (2015-2019)
CJ McCreery- Vocals (2018-2019)    Gary Herrera- Bass (2010 -2017)      Aaron Brown- Lead Guitar (2010)        Scott Cooper-Drums (2010-2011)               Jeff Moskovciak- Rhythm Guitar (2010-2011)
Triumph E.P.  (2010)      Bone Kingdom E.P.  (2012)     Malelificum E.P. (2013)         Psalms (2015)  Fresh Coffin   (2017)              Immortal (2020)                 ... An I Return to Nothingness  E.P. (2021)  Pain Remais  (2022)

Night Verses

2012 to the present
Exp Prog /Progcore
Los Angeles, California
Equal Vision, Easy Killer


1995 to the Present - Active
ThrashCore, Groove
Des Moines, Iowa  U.S.A.
Roadrunner Records

Shawn Crahan - Percussion (1995 -Active)  X-To My Surprise, Dirty Little Rabbits and With Black Dots of Death             Corey Taylor - Vocals -  (1997 to the present) Stone Sour and Solo Project      Craig Jones - Keyboards and Samples (1995- Active)      Michael Pfaff - Percussion (2019 -Present) X Dirty Little Rabbits                       Alessandro Ventrurella - Bass and Keyboards (2014 to Present) 
Mick Thompson - Guitars  (1996-Present) X- Malevolent Creation and Necrophagia   
Sid Wilson - Turntables and Keyboards (1997 to present) 
Jim Root- Guitars    (1999 to Present)   Stone Sour, X Deadfront and Atomic Opera
Jay Weinberg - Drums (2014 to Present) X- Madball and  Against Me

Former Members
Joey Jordison - 1975 till 2021 RIP - Drums (1995 till 2013) Murder Dolls, The Have Nots, The Rejects, Vimic, Sinsaenum, Scar the Martyr, Roadrunner United and Modifidious
Paul Gray 1972 till 2010 RIP - Bass (1995 till 2010) Anal Blast, Vex, Bloody Pit, The Have Nots and Inveigh Catharisis                                      Chris Fehn- Percussion- (1998 till 2019)  X- Will Haven

Stuck Mojo

1989 - 2000  2005 to Present
Mojo, Rap, Thrash, Melodic
Atlanta , Georgia. U.S.A.
Stuck Mojo, Napalm, Century Media

Rich Ward  Guitars and Vocals 1989 to Present    Fozzy, Sick Speed                     Robby. J- Vocals  Frank Fontsere  Drums (1996-2004-2009 to present) X-Fozzy - Agent Cooper, The Duke, Love Said No    Bonz- Vocals/ Lyrics  (1989-2006,2014-2015)


2001 to 2017
Melodic MetalCore
Listenable- Nuclear Blast

Daniël de Jongh - Lead Vocal (2010 -17)   Bart Hennephof - Guitars, Backing Vox (2001-17)
Jochem Jacobs - Guitars, Backing vox, Songwriting,Producer  (2001- 17)  Ground Patrol
Joe Tal - Guitars (2013-17)  Remko Tielemens - Bass (2007-17)   Uri Dijk- Keyboards  (2001 to 17)
Stef Broks- Drums (2001 to 17)  Cube X, Exivious, Zhabareth       Rom de Leeuw  Vocals (2001-02)
Pieter Verpaalen - Vocals (2002 to 04)                                   Dennis Aarts - Bass ( 2001 to 07) 
Richard Rierdijk - Keyboard (2001 to 10)
Polars (2003)       Drawing Circles (2006)       Dualism (2011)         Phenotype (2016)
Messenger Acoustive live 2014

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1990 to the Present
Alternative Metal
Los Angeles California USA
Tool Dissectional, RCA, Volcano, ZOO

Danny Carrey - Drums, Percussion and Samples