Origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Bigelf  


This is one strange but excellent band. A peek at their visual and aural image screams British retro (even their member names appear to be straight from the UK), but apparently these guys are from Los Angeles of all places, where they've been plying their trade for some time now. Their style is quite intriguing, a sound that really doesn't sound much like any other band, metallic in some cases and more rock in others. From their excellent Hex album, there's "Carry The Load" and BNR fave "Madhatter", which sound like they're straight off of Black Sabbath's Sabotage, but also the strongly Beatles-esque "Rock'n'Roll Contract", and the Pink Floydian "Disappear", topped off with "Falling Bombs" which has a bit of all three. And that might be the best way to describe this strange combo -- lots of Hammond organs, Beatles vocals and stylings, but also plenty of heavy guitars and general weirdness to keep it all together. Fascinating, odd, but quite a trip.

Current Members

Damon Fox

vocals/guitars/keyboards

Ace Mark

guitars

Duffy Snowhill

bass

Steve Frothingham

drums

Former Members/Guests

A.H.M. Butler-Jones

guitars

Richard Anton

bass/vocals

Thom Sullivan

drums


Discography



Closer To Doom 
1996
  1. Change
  2. Crazy
  3. Frustration
  4. Salvation
  5. In The Void
  6. Closer To Doom
  7. Theme One [bonus track]
  8. I, The Jury [bonus track]
  9. Fight [bonus track]
  10. Baron Saturday (live) [bonus track]
  • Damon Fox
  • A.H.M. Butler-Jones
  • Richard Anton
  • Thom Sullivan

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Money Machine 
2000
  1. Money Machine
  2. Sellout
  3. Neuropsychopathic Eye
  4. Side Effects
  5. (Another) Nervous Breakdown
  6. Mindbender
  7. Ironheel
  8. Death Walks Behind You
  9. The Bitter End
  • Damon Fox
  • A.H.M. Butler-Jones
  • Steve Frothingham




(EP) Goatbridge Palace 
2000
  1. Side Effects
  2. (Another) Nervous Breakdown
  3. Sellout (live)
  4. Neuropsychopathic Eye (live)
  5. Money Machine (live)
  6. Sweet Leaf (live)
  • Damon Fox
  • A.H.M. Butler-Jones
  • Duffy Snowhill
  • Steve Frothingham




(EP) The Madhatter EP 
2003
  1. Madhatter
  2. Brown-Eyed Girl
  3. Why?
  4. Bats In The Belfry III
  • Damon Fox
  • Ace Mark
  • Duffy Snowhill
  • Steve Frothingham




Hex 
2003
  1. Madhatter
  2. Bats In The Belfry II
  3. Pain Killers
  4. Disappear
  5. Rock & Roll Contract
  6. Sunshine Suicide
  7. Falling Bombs
  8. Black Moth
  9. Carry The Load
  10. Burning Bridges
  11. Bats In The Belfry I
  12. $
  • Damon Fox
  • Ace Mark
  • Duffy Snowhill
  • Steve Frothingham

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Cheat The Gallows 
2008 Custard
  1. Gravest Show on Earth
  2. Blackball
  3. Money, It's Pure Evil
  4. The Evils of Rock & Roll
  5. No Parachute
  6. The Game
  7. Superstar
  8. Race With Time
  9. Hydra
  10. Counting Sheep
  • Damon Fox
  • Ace Mark
  • Duffy Snowhill
  • Steve Frothingham
2008 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Into The Maelstrom 
2014 Inside Out
  1. Incredible Time Machine
  2. Hypersleep
  3. Already Gone
  4. Alien Frequency
  5. The Professor & The Madman
  6. Mr. Harry McQuhae
  7. Vertigod
  8. Control Freak
  9. High
  10. Edge of Oblivion
  11. Theater of Dreams
  12. ITM: I. Destination Unknown / II. Harbinger Of Death / III. Memories


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