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Awesome HIRAX on CAPITAL CHAOS 2008 29722HIRAX on CAPITAL CHAOS 2008 The Tidal Wave Festival is an American thrash metal band from Cypress California. Starting in 1984 under the leadership of vocalist Katon W. De Pena their most distinctive character and the band 39 s only original member as of 2004 the band played in Los Angeles and San Francisco with the other new thrash metal bands of the area such as Metallica Exodus and Slayer. The band was a clear example of the thrash/speed metal/crossover genre.After releasing some demos Hirax signed with Metal Blade and debuted with their first full length Raging Violence in 1985. The band was composed of Katon W. De Pena vocals Scott Owen guitar Gary Monardo bass and John Tabares drums .In 1986 John Tabares left the band and Erick Brecht brother of DRI 39 s vocalist Kurt Brecht joined. After the change they released their second album called Hate Fear And Power under pressure of the label only having 16 minutes of length for 8 songs .After this release the band quit the label and independently released a demo called Blasted In Bangkok in 1987.But with tensions and disillusions in the band Katon decided to leave and form a new band with Gene Hoglan former Dark Angel drummer and Ron McGovney former Metallica bassist . They called themselves Phantasm and released a six tracks demo in 1988 re issued in 2002 as a CD with the demo and live tracks . After a brief tour with Nuclear Assault they broke up. 1989 after Katon left Hirax they took Paul Baloff ...
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