Siki Spacek - lead guitar/vocals
Greg Hicks - guitars
Darrell Harris - bass
Phil Bullard - drums (R.I.P. - February 6, 2008, colon cancer)
It's not clear who the first black (as in African-American) metal band was, but Black Death have to be one of the earlier ones. Formed in 1977, they build a sizeable local following, eventually resulting in the one album before fading into obscurity -- a tale that mirrors many a band. A telling quote from the record label president: "Their biggest problem was finding a replacement if a member quit the band -- there just weren't that many black guys in town who could play metal."
Unreleased Sampler Tracks:
'Taken By Force' - Cleveland Metal (1983)
'Until We Rock' - Cleveland Metal (1983)
Siki Spacek and Phil Bullard have formed a new project called ``The Legend Of Black Death: Mandrake``, which have played live several times, including the BW&BK Six-Pack Weekend, and the ``Legends Of Cleveland Metal`` concert (alongside Wretch, Aftershok, Nightcrawler, and Destructor).
Also released a selftitled demo tape in 1982, which included different recordings of the songs that would be used on the ``Cleveland Metal`` LP one year later.
|1.||Night of the Living Death||04:27|
|3.||When Tears Run Red (From Love Lost Yesterday)||05:41|
|4.||Fear No Evil||06:08|
|5.||The Scream of the Iron Messiah||03:43|
|Total playing time||41:17|
Pass : http://demo-series.blogspot.com/