Origin: San Francisco, CA, USA
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Vio-lence  


Arguably best known as a former band of Robb Flynn, Vio-lence was one of the mainstays of the SF Bay Area thrash fraternity of the late eighties, with a consistent style in the Exodus or Forbidden mold. The band broke up shortly after the release of their fourth album (1993's Nothing To Gain), with Flynn emerging in the very successful Machine Head a year later. The band reunited in late 2001, initially planning only a few shows as part of the tribute to Testament's Chuck Billy, but things went better than expected and the band decided to reunite, with the classic lineup save guitarist Troy Fua replacing Flynn. Ironically, it was Flynn who replaced Fua in an earlier incarnation of the band. In April 2003 the band's second guitarist, Phil Demmel, joined Flynn in Machine Head as a fulltime member after previously serving there as a temporary guitarist. Finally, 2006 saw the release of the Blood And Dirt DVD, after which Demmel said there were no plans for any more releases or reunions.

Current Members

Sean Killian

vocals

Troy Fua

guitars

Dean Dell

bass

Perry Strickland

drums

Former Members/Guests

Robb Flynn

guitars (Machine Head)

Phil Demmel

guitars (Machine Head, Technocracy, Torque)


Discography



Eternal Nightmare 
1988 Mechanic
  1. Eternal nightmare
  2. Serial killer
  3. Phobophobia
  4. Calling in the coroner
  5. T.D.S. (Take it as you will)
  6. Bodies on bodies
  7. Kill on command
  • Sean Killian
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Dean Dell
  • Perry Strickland




Oppressing The Masses 
1990 Atlantic
  1. Profit
  2. Officer Nice
  3. Subterfuge
  4. Engulfed by flames
  5. World in a world
  6. Mentally afflicted
  7. Liquid courage
  8. Oppressing the masses
  • Sean Killian
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Dean Dell
  • Perry Strickland




(EP) Torture Tactics 
1991 Caroline
  1. Torture Tactics
  2. Officer Nice (Live)
  3. Gutterslut
  4. Dicks Of Death
  • Sean Killian
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Dean Dell
  • Perry Strickland




Nothing To Gain 
1993 Bleeding Heart
  1. Atrocity
  2. Twelve Gauge Justice
  3. Ageless Eyes
  4. Pain Of Pleasure/Virtues Of Vice
  5. Killing My Words
  6. Psuchotic Memories
  7. No Chains
  8. Welcoming Party/This Is System
  9. Colour Of Life
  • Sean Killian
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Dean Dell
  • Perry Strickland




Blood And Dirt 
2006 Megaforce


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