Trust

Genres: World Music
Descriptive "tags": hard rock synthpop french heavy metal electronic rock darkwave punk canadian Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

This French metal band was formed in the late 70s by vocalist Bernard Bonvoisin and guitarist Norbert ‘Nono’ Krief, with drummer Jean-Emile ‘Jeannot’ Hanela and bass player Raymond Manna. The band were musically influenced by AC/DC, but their lyrics reflected the anti-establishment punk ethos. Trust was an enormous domestic success, and the outstanding ‘L’Elite’ stimulated international interest. Yves ‘Vivi’ Brusco replaced Manna and guitarist Mohammed ‘Moho’ Chemlekh was added shortly after the recording of Repression, a superb effort that caused controversy in France owing to the sympathetic treatment of infamous French criminal Jaques Mesrine in ‘Instinct De Mort’ and ‘Le Mitard’, the latter using Mesrine’s lyrics. An English language version, with lyrics translated by Sham 69’s Jimmy Pursey, attracted a good reaction from outside France, although Bonvoisin sounded slightly...

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