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Sound Barrier (All black 80s L.A. Metal band)


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I'd never heard of this band until I saw this clip yesterday.

2 albums and an EP. Probably not as good as they should be, but not too bad and very interesting.

They're not on the HH database. Anybody ever heard of these guys? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some of members went on to join Masi, Space T was a member of Mother's Finest before joining them.

Yes I have heard them, their albums on both formats are hard these days

 

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Bernie K and Dave (RIP) went on to form the black band Total Eclipse Ive posted on them before.

 

 

 

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Id imagine their not on HH because for one it's absolutely exhausting finding them on disc, and theres an interview going around somewhere on youtube of bernie k and the bass player being interviewed from 2019, and they were being pretty candid, the bass player saying, MCA didnt know how to "market no niggaz with instruments" then bernie k said we were like "how about as a rock band" but because of them being black that basically got them abandoned and forgotten, think the debut sold 12,000 copies is all, which led to them getting dropped, I posted on them awhile back, nobody seemed to know what the fuck I was talking about, I love them, but im not paying those kinds of prices to get the cd, Id much rather pirate it, sorry Dan, if it comes to illegally downloading an album, and the only other choice I have is to buy the disc for $800 think i'll risk going to jail, that kind of money for a cd should be illegal anyways.

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Just off the top of my head, the only other "black" Hard Rock/Metal bands I can think of would be "Living Colour" and possibly "Crown of Thorns"? 

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2 hours ago, Darkstone said:

Just off the top of my head, the only other "black" Hard Rock/Metal bands I can think of would be "Living Colour" and possibly "Crown of Thorns"? 

24-7 spyz, Naked Truth, Body Count, Sasamaso(an all black chick band), Bad Brains, and the very first of them all Black Death, im sure theres many more, these are just the ones off the top of my head. Oh shit, cant forget about Fishbone

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1 hour ago, Leykis101 said:

24-7 spyz, Naked Truth, Body Count, Sasamaso(an all black chick band), Bad Brains, and the very first of them all Black Death, im sure theres many more, these are just the ones off the top of my head. Oh shit, cant forget about Fishbone

Yeah, I forgot about Body Count. I'll have to check out the others. Sasamaso sounds interesting. 

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Sound Barrier and Total Eclipse both featured guitarist Victor Johnson aka Vic Johnson of Sammy Hagar & the Waboritas/The Circle fame

 

Total Eclipse 

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That's Vic on the left... 

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2 hours ago, Darkstone said:

Yeah, I forgot about Body Count. I'll have to check out the others. Sasamaso sounds interesting. 

I dont know that they sound all that interesting, TBH, I wasnt all that impressed.

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I dont know that they sound all that interesting, TBH, I wasnt all that impressed.

And they do not sing in english either, they are African or something, Im not sure, but regardless, black chicks in metal are next to Nill, outside of the baddest bitch in all of metal Skunk, I cant think of another one.

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14 minutes ago, Leykis101 said:

I dont know that they sound all that interesting, TBH, I wasnt all that impressed.

Duly noted. 

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13 minutes ago, Leykis101 said:

And they do not sing in english either, they are African or something, Im not sure, but regardless, black chicks in metal are next to Nill, outside of the baddest bitch in all of metal Skunk, I cant think of another one.

No English is a dealbreaker for me.

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39 minutes ago, Leykis101 said:

And they do not sing in english either, they are African or something, Im not sure, but regardless, black chicks in metal are next to Nill, outside of the baddest bitch in all of metal Skunk, I cant think of another one.

You're spot on about Skin from "Skunk".

I posted this not too long ago. Her original is sensational, but I think Oliver may have her beat.

 

On 12/24/2020 at 5:23 PM, Darkstone said:

Hartmann - Brazen.

I've been revisiting some Oliver Hartmann related stuff. It's all pure class.

 

 

 

 

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Must admit I've not heard of them. Love those old stories as in the first video - so interesting. Sounds like they were pretty cool at what they did, but that NWOBHM type sound was never really my jam. Real interesting to see they're still at it today. Would be great if someone threw them a lifeline to hear what they'd release in 2021. 

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Oh G-Off, nice to show up around here, hey G-Off have you ever heard Horizontal Ladies Club???

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Just now, Leykis101 said:

Oh G-Off, nice to show up around here, hey G-Off have you ever heard Horizontal Ladies Club???

Heard of them, but not heard them that I can think of. Do I need to? 

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1 minute ago, Geoff said:

Heard of them, but not heard them that I can think of. Do I need to? 

Bro I just heard them 2 days ago, I have no fucking clue why I like them, your the only one i can think of that sometimes likes gay shit, bro you should go over to Youtube and check out 2 songs God Is A Girl and I Hate To Think, their like some weird pop rock fusion with like a a 1960s style, bro you might hate them but i love those 2 songs

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