Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": metal nu metal hard rock rock alternative alternative metal heavy metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s


This Chicago, Illinois, USA-based nu metal outfit attracted a great deal of media attention with their March 2000 debut, The Sickness. The band was formed by Dan Donegan (1 August 1968, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA; guitar), Fuzz (b. Steve Kmak, Covington, Kentucky, USA; bass), Mike Wengren (b. Chicago, Illinois, USA; drums), and the charismatic Dave Draiman (b. David Michael Draiman, 13 March 1973, Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; vocals). Draiman, who also suggested the band’s name, provided an immediate focal point when he joined the three other members in 1997. The quartet soon built up a sizeable following on the Chicago rock scene, but national success beckoned when their demo caught the attention of the major Giant Records. The Sickness polished off the rough edges of their demo, leaving a fairly traditional metal sound with the occasional nod to electronica in the style of White Zombie or System Of A Down. In common with most of their nu...

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