|Genres:||Heavy Metal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||blues rock rock classic rock blues british blues progressive rock hard rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
This group was formed by ex-Onyx members Scott Dalhover (guitar), Mike Watson (bass) and Mark Geary (drums) in Texas in 1987. With the recruitment of ex-Watchtower vocalist Jason McMaster, the band signed to CBS Records and debuted with a self-titled album in 1989. This revealed strong Guns NRoses and Aerosmith influences, alongside their previous techno-thrash style. Shortly after the album was released, Danny Aaron was added as second guitarist to add greater flexibility on the road. They achieved minor successes in the US singles market with Teasn, Pleasn and Scared, the latter a tribute to their idol Alice Cooper. Both reached number 1 on the MTV video chart. Collaborating with Desmond Child, they recorded Demon Bell for inclusion on the soundtrack to the horror movie Shocker, following which they supported the Cult and Bonham on a lengthy US west coast tour. Hellacious Acres produced further minor successes...