Trauma (band)

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Trauma in 2013
Trauma
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Power metal, thrash metal
Years active 1981–1985, 2011–present
Labels Shrapnel Records Metal Blade
Associated acts Metallica, St. Elmo's Fire, Spastik Children, EZ-Street, Lexxy, Churchfield,Heist,Mechanizm,Black Sunday Dream, Moon Dog Mane.
Past members Cliff Burton (bass)
Donny Hillier (vocals)
Michael Overton (rhythm guitar)
Ross Alexander (lead guitar)
Glen Gordon (bass)
Kris Gustofson (drums)
Dennis Schaefer (drums)
George Lady (lead guitar)
Lucas Advicula (bass)
Ronn Brow (drums)
Rob Churchfield (bass)

Trauma is an American heavy metal band. It was known as being the band of bass virtuoso Cliff Burton, before he left them to join Metallica. Their music is comparable to that of Iron Maiden and Montrose with faster tempos, which is shown in the tracks "The Day All Hell Broke Loose" and "Lay Low" from their debut album. Kris Gustofson went on to play in numerous other bands, most notably St. Elmo's Fire. Michael Overton did an interview with Joel McIver for his book "To Live Is to Die: The Life and Death of Metallica's Cliff Burton".

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Donny Hillier – vocals
  • Kurt Fry – guitars
  • Marcel Eaton – bass
  • Kris Gustofson – drums

Former members[edit]

  • Cliff Burton – bass
  • Gillian McTrevor - vocals
  • Jeff Crisby - guitars
  • Michael Corston - drums
  • Michael Overton – guitars
  • Ross Alexander - guitars
  • George Lady – guitars
  • Lucas Advicula – bass
  • Dennis Schaefer – drums
  • Steve Quartarola - drums
  • Ronn Brow - drums

Discography[edit]

  • Scratch and Scream (1984)