An underrated and largely
unknown Speed/Thrash metal band
sometime in 1994, the founder, Dave Burton, claims he knew Metallica and Megadeth before
they were in their respective bands, and so has drawn lots of inspiration from them.
Dave Burton is both singer and lead guitarist, and currently tours with Jay Houston (guitars), Ted Manley (bass), and Sean Cuniff IV (drums).
Some of their former
members included Eric Avalon (a drummer who later left in 1996 and joined some viking metal band
called 'Vikingness') Andy Rickman (their talented lead bassist
who died during a tragic
accident involving a tour bus in 1997) and Colin Elfman (a guitarist who used to be in Dr. Punch, and left in 2001).
known albums include:
Puppers Sell Peace but the Master says No (1996)
Lightning is My Business . . . and the Ride
is Good (1998)
The Countdown does Justice for all Extinction
They haven't officially disbanded, despite
the now poisonous relationship betwixt Dave and Sean, but Metallivore hasn't enjoyed much success over the years and it doesn't look like
their sales warrant enough to justify another tour. We can only
hope that they'll show
up to a few concerts
in New England, though.
Metallivore will be playing soon with Immaculate Deception, Sauropod, and Asteroid. I can hardly wait!