|Origin||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Years-Active||1989 - 1994|
|Label(s)||Noise International Inc.|
It's one thing to be a Bay Area thrash band in the late 80s and onwards, but Mordred was also one of the earliest funk metal bands ever as well. Granted, the majority of their debut was thrash and heavy metal, but their song "Holiday" was the beginning of their funk-laced music (complete with quirky bass and record scratching), along with the more metal-laced cover of Rick James' "Super Freak" (!).
From their second album on, "Aaron (Pause) Vaughn" on keyboards, turntables and vocals became an official member of the band, who also rapped the lyrics on "Close Minded" on their third album (an E. P.).
Unfortunately there were a few personnel and style changes (on their final album), which the band broke up after their fourth album. Most of the original lineup returned in 2001, and in 2002 they reportedly stated they would make a big style and name change, but it is unclear if this ever happened or not.
Personnel (last known lineup)Edit
- Scott Holderby--vocals
- James Sanguinetti--guitars
- Danny White--guitars
- Art Liboon--bass
- Aaron (Pause) Vaughn--keyboards, vocals, turntables
- Gannon Hall--drums
- J. Taffer--guitars (Fool's Game)
- ChrisPowell--guitars (all studio albums)
- Paul Kimball--vocals (The Next Room)