With news of Ozzy Osbournes "No More Tours 2" and his once again reunion with Zakk Wylde it got us thinking about all the great metal bands and so we put a list together of the top 5 bands that we would most like to see reunite for another tour.
Originally from Peoria Illinois and formed in 1996. They came on to the scene with their interesting face paint and their innovative album art, masks and uniforms they still proved themselves to be a kick ass heavy metal band.
At their very peak, Mudvayne brought some definite grit to the scene, with their hard riffs and polyrythms that cut through the rap- rock noise and brought back heavy unabashed energy and there is no better time for the group to make a return than NOW.
The band took a break in 2010 so that Chad Gray and Greg Tribett could tour with Hellyeah and with that departure from Mudvayne, egos got hurt and the band just kind of fell apart after that. In an interview Gray says that the only way he'd consider a reunion is that if everyone licked their wounds and got over it. I mean, we're still hoping to see this band pull it off.
Okay, okay, so officially Sepultura hasn't broken up, BUT.... let's face the fact that Sepultura's greatest moments were when the Cavalera brothers released Roots.
Sepultura has had many many changes in its band lineup since its formation. With Igor and Max Cavalera departing in 1996 and then Igor's in 2006. Since Igor's departure, there have been no original members left in the band.
So, with that being said the return of the classic alternative metal and hardcore punk, Sepultura lineup could catapult the band from just a theater headliner to a small arena definitely. MTV even called Sepultura the most successful Brazilian heavy metal band in history and definitely one of the most influential and important band of the 90's.
Founding band members include:
Max Cavalera (founder orignally lead guitar)
Igor Cavalera (founder originally drums and percussion)
Wagner Lamournier (Vocals)
Roberto Raffan (Bassist)
Current members include:
- Paulo Jr. – bass, backing vocals (1985–present)
- Andreas Kisser – lead guitar (1987–present), backing vocals (1987–1996, 1998–present), rhythm guitar (1996–1998, 2003-present), lead vocals (1996–1998)
- Derrick Green – lead vocals (1998–present), rhythm guitar (1998-2003)
- Eloy Casagrande – drums, percussion (2011–present)
3. Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine formed in 1991 in Los Angeles, CA consisting of members Zack de la Rocha on vocals, Tim Commerford as bassist and backing vocals, Tom Morello on guitar and Brad Wilk on drums. Rage Against the Machine became instantly known for their revolutionary political views.
Rage Against the Machine front man and M.C. Zach De La Rocha was an amazing lyricist and at the very core of the band was a bastion for revolutionary ideas and... action. All the things that are lacking in today's culture. No matter where you fall in the political spectrum, we can all tap into the primal emotion of Zach De La Rocha's vocals and Tom Morello's furious riffs.
On October 18, 2000, de la Rocha released a statement announcing his departure from the band. He said, "I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed. It is no longer meeting the aspirations of all four of us collectively as a band, and from my perspective, has undermined our artistic and political ideal. There was so much squabbling over everything", explained Morello, "and I mean everything. We would even have fist fights over whether our T-shirts should be mauve or camouflaged! It was ridiculous. We were patently political, internally combustible. It was ugly for a long time".
2. White Zombie
White Zombie was a beast of a band in the nineties, with a bunch of art-school kids making industrial grooved metal that was part thrill kult and part Pantera and at the helm of it all was a tattered cowboy pirate on vocals and a windmill of fluorescent hair headbanging on the bass.
Robert Bartleh Cummings became known as Rob Zombie and together he and girlfriend Sean Yseult co-founded the band in 1985 when both of them were attending Parsons School of Design. They recruited Peter Landau and Ena Kostabi and began writing and recording songs. White Zombie released their first album in 1985, Gods on Voodoo Moon and only 100 copies were sold.
White Zombie was eventually signed by Geffen Records and received mainstream recognition when La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One was released and they began a two and a half year tour and the rose to metal stardom.
White Zombie broke up in 1998 and all of the band members went their separate ways claiming they just wanted to end the band on a high point.
Rumors of the band reuniting have been making the rounds for years, but sadly for fans hoping to see White Zombie rise from the grave, Rob Zombie seems more content on his solo project and making movies, but we'll never forget the sleazy, tripped out riffs of songs like Thunderkiss '65.
Originally from Arlington, Texas the group was formed in1981 by drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell - along with the then lead vocalist Terry Glaze. Having started out as a glam metal band Pantera released four albums in the 1980s: Metal Magic, Projects in the Jungle, I Am The Night & Power Metal. As the bands soud got heavier and heavier they were getting noticed more and therefore Terrence Lee's glam approach didn't quite fit the band anymore so he parted ways with the band. Pantera briefly got another singer but it was immediately clear that he wouldn't be able to hit the notes that Anselmo would later bring to the band.
After being turned down by the record labels 28 times they added band member Vinnie Paul who was trying to audition for Megadeth and was turned down. With this new harder edge Power Groove metal band formed they adopted a more abrasive delivery and just about overnight they were signed byAtco Records at the close of 1989. By 1990 the band released Cowboys From Hell which marked the critical juncture in the band's history. Including songs like Cemetery Gates, Psycho Holiday and more. The band has since gone down in history as one of the most iconic metal bands and their Cowboy's From Hell album was ranked amongst the greatest 100 albums of all-time.
Although it's impossible to reunite this band without Dime, we've gotta say that this would be our number one choice for a metal band reunion. Many fans have never gotten to see the metal gods peform since the groups slow unofficial dissolution and the passing of Dimebag Darrell. It's most likely a moot point to bring this band back together since the cold war between Phil Anselmo and Vinnie Paul is pretty legendary. Still we have to ask: Who would you have play guitar for Pantera if they did have a reunion?