Lääz Rockit

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Lääz Rockit
Origin San Francisco, California, USA
Genres Thrash metal
Years active 1982–1992, 2005–present
Labels OSM Records
Massacre Records
Members Michael Coons
Aaron Jellum
Phil Kettner
Willy Lange
Sky Harris
Past members Victor Agnello
Dave Starr
Scott Dominguez
Dave Chavarri
Ken Savich
Jon Torres
Scott Sargeant

Lääz Rockit is a thrash metal band formed in San Francisco, California in 1982. Although one of the lesser-known groups of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, each album in their history has received high critical marks. One of their signature elements were Ibanez guitars adorned with elaborate airbrushed scenes of warfare.

History[edit]

The band broke up in the early 1990s with a number of the members forming the groove metal band Gack. A reunited Lääz Rockit made some concert appearances in 2005, including a local benefit concert and two shows in the Netherlands and Japan. At the time, the group announced that they had no plans of recording another studio album however, a DVD titled "Live Untold" was released in August 2006. [1]

Due to the fans' positive response to the band's April 2007 live shows and the sales of their DVD "Live Untold", the band began working on a new album, reversing the group's earlier decision not to release any new material under the Lääz Rockit name. The band also announced that their back catalogue would be re-released and remastered, however "Nothing'$ $acred" was not mentioned for a re-release.

On May 27, 2008, the band posted two new songs from their upcoming release Left for Dead on their Myspace page. The album was released July 25, 2008 on the German label Massacre Records.

On December 9, 2011, the band opened for Metallica on the third concert of their 30th anniversary party at The Fillmore.

Current or former members have also played in Heathen, Angel Witch, Vicious Rumors, Slough Feg, Pro-Pain, Skinlab, Soulfly, Ill Niño and M.O.D.

The group takes its name from the finale of the 1976 Clint Eastwood movie, The Enforcer, involving the use of a M72 LAW rocket. Original bassist Dave Starr came up with the band name, and manager Jeff Weller altered the spelling.

Victor Agnello, original drummer and founding member, passed away June 1, 2014 after battling Leukemia for over a year. [2],[3]

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Michael Coons - lead vocals
  • Aaron Jellum - guitars
  • Phil Kettner - guitars
  • Willy Lange - bass guitar
  • Sky Harris - drums
Past members
  • Victor Agnello - drums
  • Dave Starr - bass guitar
  • Scott Dominguez - bass guitar
  • Dave Chavarri - drums
  • Ken Savich - guitars
  • Jon Torres - bass guitar
  • Scott Sargeant - guitars

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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