Origin: Akron, Ohio, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Last update/review: April 26, 2015

Winters Bane

By law, bands such as Winters Bane must go through a period where they are referred to as "so-and-so's former band" (Flotsam & Jetsam carried this mantle for years). Winters Bane is the former home of Tim "Ripper" Owens, who of course went gone on to admirably fill the shoes of Rob Halford in Judas Priest and has more recently sung with Iced Earth and his new band, Beyond Fear. But this is guitarist Lou St. Paul's band, as evidenced by the everchanging lineups over the course of their three albums. It's the debut, Heart Of A Killer (the only one to feature Ripper) that is their best-known album, a classy power metal with Owens of course shining brightly. They last recorded in 2006 and may be done.

Last Lineup

Jeff Zaigen


Lou St. Paul


Jeffrey Welch


Jeff Curenton

drums (ex-Seven Witches, Wretch)

Former Members/Guests

Tim Owens

vocals (Beyond Fear, Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest, KK's Priest, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Tourniquet, ex-The Three Tremors)

Alexander Koch

vocals (ex-Spiral Tower)

David Hayes

guitars (ex-Wretch)

Dennis Hayes

bass (ex-Beyond Fear, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Seven Witches, ex-Wretch)

Terry Salem


Todd Bertolette


Mark Cross

drums (ex-At Vance, ex-Firewind, ex-Helloween, ex-Metalium, ex-Nightfall, guest for Saracen)


Heart Of A Killer  
1993 Massacre
  1. Wages of Sin
  2. Blink of an Eye
  3. Heart of a Killer
  4. Horror Glances
  5. The Silhouette
  6. Reflections Within
  7. Haunted House
  8. Night Shade
  9. Winters Bane
  10. Cleansing Mother
  • Tim Owens
  • Lou St. Paul
  • Dennis Hayes
  • Terry Salem

1997 independent
  1. C-4
  2. Kill Procedure
  3. Away
  4. Color
  5. X-iled
  6. Alexandria
  7. Porcelain God
  8. Hunting Time
  9. Download
  10. Spells Death
  11. Dark Paradise
  • Lou St. Paul
  • David Hayes
  • Dennis Hayes
  • Todd Bertolette

2006 DCA
  1. Seal the Light
  2. Spark To Flame
  3. The World
  4. Dead Faith
  5. Catching The Sun
  6. Remember To Forget
  7. Burning Bridges
  8. Waves Of Fury
  9. Despise The Lie
  • Alexander Koch
  • Lou St. Paul
  • Mark Cross

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