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Post#16 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:44 am

Herkus Monte wrote:I am certain I have seen a few black dudes on the photos of some more obscure Brazillian death/thrash bands from the 80`s but I cannot recall the names right now.
Oh, and there is also Mystifier...
No, excluding south american and african bands as about 70 % of the brazilian bands had members with afro american background and it's nothing special over there.
Cochino wrote:Black Dethe (they released only demos though)
And I'm not sure if the dude in the MA photo of Death Mask is black, latino or both.
Can't see any black guy in the LP photo, prohably Latino which leads me to another question, Jeff Scott Soto is he afro american or Latino? On the pic of the Panther MLP he looks latino, on another pic I've seen he looks more afro american "influenced". Does anyone know more?

And the guy of german Mass had indeed afro american roots. His dad was GI or something.
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Post#17 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:21 am

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Post#18 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:36 am

Didn't fit exactly into the eighties, but it's a very cool band from the Netherlands...

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Post#19 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:56 pm

Blackkout (bass player Darren McFarland).

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Post#20 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:37 am

Prowler wrote:Jeff Scott Soto is he afro american or Latino? On the pic of the Panther MLP he looks latino, on another pic I've seen he looks more afro american "influenced". Does anyone know more?
I believe he's from Puerto Rico so that would make him Latino.
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Post#21 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:03 pm

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Post#22 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:06 pm

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Wicca also,now that I'm reading the Snakepit mag...
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Post#23 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:16 pm

Avenger wrote:
Prowler wrote:Jeff Scott Soto is he afro american or Latino? On the pic of the Panther MLP he looks latino, on another pic I've seen he looks more afro american "influenced". Does anyone know more?
I believe he's from Puerto Rico so that would make him Latino.
Plenty of African descendants in Puerto Rico, so he could be both.

Which takes me to
Cochino wrote:Black Dethe (they released only demos though)
And I'm not sure if the dude in the MA photo of Death Mask is black, latino or both.

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Post#24 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:54 pm

Oh sorry, didn't see you already mentioned them.
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Post#25 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:39 pm

first to come into my mind and that its not listed yet: Zoetrope

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Post#26 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:18 am

Cochino wrote:
Avenger wrote:
Prowler wrote:Jeff Scott Soto is he afro american or Latino? On the pic of the Panther MLP he looks latino, on another pic I've seen he looks more afro american "influenced". Does anyone know more?
I believe he's from Puerto Rico so that would make him Latino.
Plenty of African descendants in Puerto Rico, so he could be both.
Well, there are probably black people in nearly every country of the world so it's possible. Odds are better granted the majority of the population in Puerto Rico that he's latino though.
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Post#27 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:10 pm

Samson (UK) had a black drummer (Mel Gaynor), post-Thunderstick.
I don't know if he made any recordings with them however.
I think he went on to join Simple Minds later. :?
Also, Jean Beauvoir was bassist with The Plasmatics, playing on "New Hope For The Wretched", "Beyond The Valley Of 1984" and "Metal Priestess".
He was the black dude with the peroxide mohawk, a very good look.
Yes, they started out as a Punk band, but they became more Metallic with each successive release, and are worthy of inclusion i reckon.
Same story with Bad Brains, by the time of "The Quickness", they were for all intents and purposes a Metal band, albeit an odd one.
Oh, and Bernie Torme's Electric Gypsies had a black bass player too, Everton Williams.
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Post#28 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:05 pm

Yeah, The Plasmatics also had a black drummer in Coup D'Etat who according to Metal Archives has been involved in some other Metal bands and is now playing with Joe Hasselvander.

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Post#29 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:18 pm

Living Colour - They supported Anthrax back in the 80's so they must have been metal.
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Post#30 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:04 pm

Black Death is the most metallic in my opinion, with the most over due CD re-edition.

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