Tuesday, October 4, 2016
remembering Znöwhite, part 1
Today I want to tell you about a band from the past whose music gets regular rotation from me. Znöwhite began in the early 1980s in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Znöwhite's early music is tight, compact, sharp thrashing riffs by a band obsessed with playing as fast as possible. Their speed metal seems to have to taken the fast songs of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and turned up the speed and energy to full-on mode. The band was formed by the metal blood brothers Greg ("Ian Tafoya") and Tony Fulton ("Sparks Tafoya"), with Greg on guitars and Tony on drums. The bassist was none other than their own cousin Curtis ("Nicky Tafoya"), making the band a metal family. The band was fronted by Nicole Lee, who was a school friend of Greg's. Below is an early picture of the band.