The Kentucky-based Lethal was founded by Tom Mallicoat and the Cook brothers, Eric and Glen. In 1990, after the arrival of drummer Jerry Hartmann, Metal Blade Records released their debut album, “Programmed”, which was instantly proclaimed a progressive/power metal classic the world over.
In 1994, Lethal independently released “Your Favorite God”, a five-song EP (featuring new guitarist David McElfresh) which immediately sold out. “Your Favorite God” showed Lethal going in a heavier direction, with such outstanding songs as “Waiting On The Kill” and “Hard To Breathe”.
Lethal’s last release, the album “Poison Seed” (1995), set new standards for progressive metal bands with its sheer musical brilliance, which featured “Down”, “Walking Wounded”, and the title track.
Lethal played its first show in ten years at the Chicago Powerfest in 2007 and also performed at Keep It True and Bang Your Head!!! festivals that same year, as well as at Headbangers Open Air in 2008.
Commented Keep It True festival organizer Oliver Weinsheimer: “I am in a state of shock.
“I got in contact with Eric in 2006 through our mutual friend Martin Brandt and was able to book him and Lethal for their very first European show at Keep It True in 2007. As expected, it went down triumphant and after that we stayed in touch I tried to help them getting further with new music and more gigs. I met the guys again at the gigs at Headbangers Open Air and Bang Your Head!!! and then it got a bit quiet around them ’till today I got this shocking news.
“Eric was one of the nicest musicians I ever worked with and a real gentleman.
“The whole next Keep It True will be dedicated to his honor and we will try to arrange a final farewell/tribute Lethal show for Keep It True 2014. This is something he deserves for all the beautiful music and joy he gave to us.
“The whole Keep It True family sends their condolences to his family, friends and his bandmembers, who all go through dark times right now.
“RIP, my friend…”
July 2015 M T W T F S S « Jun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Submit NewsPlease submit News items to:
news @ dprp.net
Only submissions written in ENGLISH will be accepted!
- Generation Prog Festival announces LEPROUS, SUBSIGNAL and PANZERBALLETT
- MIREK GIL to leave COLLAGE
- CHRIS SQUIRE dies at 67
- CALIGULA’S HORSE sign worldwide deal with InsideOut Music
- KINGCROW – Listen to their New Album “EIDOS” in its entirety via streaming
- SHINING play live concert on deadly mountain top in Norway
- RPWL has big plans for the 2nd half of 2015!
- DICE 21th album “Son.Sister.Sun“ releases at July 6th 2015
- New compilation album for free from spaceprog.com
- PHI to Embark on Tour This August
- ROYAL HUNT to return with brand new album “Devil’s Dozen”
- NYC Prog Ensemble CONSIDER THE SOURCE To Release 2CD Set “World War Trio (Parts II & III)”
- Crowdfunding Project for New SONUS UMBRA Album
- Subterranea – The Movie based on IQ’s Album is Finished
- EDDIE MULDER – New Album “Dreamcatcher”
- Rare & Highly Sought After Coloursound Recordings By BRAINTICKET Founder JOEL VANDROOGENBROECK Released In An 18CD Box Set!
- DREAM THE ELECTRIC SLEEP Announce New Album with Producer NICK RASKULINECZ
- New Dutch Prog Pand ELEMENTS Debut Album Release Party
- UK Prog Icons LANDMARQ To Release “RoadSkill – Live in the Netherlands” Special Edition CD/DVD
- RICK WAKEMAN Presents WAKEmanFest
- Steven Wilson’s LA Show Will Be Streamed Through the Web
- Generation Prog Festival announces THE ARISTOCRATS and the ALESSANDRO BERTONI KEYSTONE QUARTET
- THE ARISTOCRATS announce European Tour
- MAGIC PIE concert update
- Crowd Funding Project for “A Symphonic Tribute to HAKEN started
- BLANK MANUSKRIPT and MINDSPEAK on Mini-Tour This June
- KINETIC ELEMENT Returns with Sophomore Release
- Franck Carducci, Ghost Community and Barock Project to play thee concerts in UK in November
- ANURYZM Return with “Depolarized”, The 2nd Single from the Upcoming Album “All Is Not For All”
- MATT STEVENS announces gigs for 2015
- June 2015
- May 2015
- April 2015
- March 2015
- February 2015
- January 2015
- December 2014
- November 2014
- October 2014
- September 2014
- August 2014
- July 2014
- June 2014
- May 2014
- April 2014
- March 2014
- February 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- November 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- June 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- December 2011
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- April 2011
- March 2011
- February 2011
- January 2011
DPRP Twitter Updates