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Whiplash


Also known as : Jackhammer
Creation : 1984
Genre : Thrash metal
Related bands : Kreator, Massacre, Exumer, Razor, Onslaught, Vio-Lence, Toxik, Nuclear Assault, [1[Excit
Origin : United States, Passaic, New Jersey
Myspace : myspace.com/whiplashusa


Record labels
Pulverised Records(2009)
Massacre Records(1987-1999)
Roadrunner Records(1985-1987)

Current members :
Tony PortaroVocals, GuitarJackhammer, Caligula (USA)
Rich DayBass, Back vocalsDeath Corps, Primal Scream, Moondog
Joe CangelosiDrums, Back vocalsKreator, Massacre, Death Corps, Cerebral Hemorrhage, Moondog
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Whiplash is a 3-piece power trio hailing from New Jersey. The band was assembled back in 1984 when Tony Portaro and Tony Scaglione joined forces, recruited Tony Bono on bass and released their first CD, Power and Pain, in 1985 on Roadrunner Records. The debut CD was followed up by their first live performance at Ruthie’s in Berkley, Ca with Possessed and Death Angel. Scaglione left Whiplash for a short tour with Slayer and recommended the heavy hitting Joe Cangelosi. The Brooklyn, NY native secured the position in 1986.

Portaro, Cangelosi and Bono proceeded to record the 2nd CD, Ticket To Mayhem in 1987. They enlisted Glenn Hansen to take over the lead vocal position allowing Portaro the freedom to focus strictly on guitar and released Insult To Injury in 1990.

The crew brought their mix of melody and speed on the road to Canada, Mexico City and the Midwest states. Numerous Tri-state area performances included many shows at CBGB’s and L’Amour in Brooklyn, NY. These were highlighted by extensive European tours in 1986, 1988 & 1990.Cangelosi went on to join German metal band Kreator in 1994 and recorded Cause For Conflict in 1995.

Portaro remained the pillar of the band while the lineup went through many changes over the course of their six full length CDs including Cult Of One, in 1996 and Sit Stand Kneel Prey, in 1997. After handling the guitar work for Billy Milano’s M.O.D. on a European tour in early 1998, the original Whiplash lineup returned for a reunion CD entitled Thrashback.

Now Whiplash returns to give their fans a long awaited breath of fresh new material. Whiplash stays true to their fans with the power-thrash riffs and double bass that broke them into the industry. With a mix of slamming midtempos to heavy and driving blues-based power riffs the band always manages to show their diversity.Whiplash remains unsafe at any speed.

Rich Day takes over bass with the passing of Tony Bono and Joe Cangelosi once again returns behind the kit to destroy after a long hiatus. Portaro's ever unique guitarwork and vocals fuel the familiar wall of sound that only a true power trio like Whiplash can acheive.


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(2009)
Unborn Again (Album)

(1999)
Messages In Blood (Compilation/Best of)

(1998)
Thrashback (Album)

(1997)
Sit Stand Kneel Prey (Album)

(1996)
Cult Of One (Album)

(1990)
Insult To Injury (Album)

(1987)
Ticket To Mayhem (Album)

(1985)
Power And Pain (Album)

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Whiplash - Power Thrashing Death
Whiplash - Power Thrashing Death (groupe autre, 4:09)
Whiplash-burning Of Atlanta
Whiplash-burning Of Atlanta (groupe autre, 4:53)
Whiplash Stagedive
Whiplash Stagedive (live, 4:00)
Whiplash-walk The Plank
Whiplash-walk The Plank (groupe autre, 5:12)

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