Allen West (musician)
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October 17, 1967 |
Brandon, Florida, United States
|Genres||Death metal, death 'n' roll|
Six Feet Under
Allen West (born October 17, 1967, Brandon, Florida, United States) is an American death metal guitarist, who has been a member of Massacre, Obituary, Six Feet Under, Lowbrow, and Southwicked. He is considered to be a pioneering figure of the death metal genre in the 1980s.
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West helped co-found Six Feet Under with vocalist Chris Barnes of Cannibal Corpse in 1993. Initially a side project of Barnes, it became a full-time band in early 1995 after his departure from Cannibal Corpse. West remained with the band until late 1997, recording two albums and an EP in his tenure.
After his release from prison in 2008, West joined Lowbrow. It was announced in January 2009 that Lowbrow has decided to disband at the conclusion of their European tour. He has been in the band Southwicked ever since.
West has one son and resides in Florida.
On May 16, 2007 he was arrested and imprisoned after his fifth DUI offense, incarcerated at the Gainesville Correctional Institution and released on January 19, 2008.
In late March 2013, West was arrested for producing methamphetamine in his own home. He was sentenced to one year, 3 months, and 15 days in prison on July 16, 2013.
- Slowly We Rot (1989)
- The End Complete (1992)
- World Demise (1994)
- Back from the Dead (1997)
- Frozen in Time (2005)
- Frozen Alive (DVD) (2007)
- Six Feet Under
- Victims at Play (2000)
- Sex, Death, Violence (2003)
- Death's Crown (2011)
- "Six Feet Under - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". Meta-archives.com.
- "Obituary - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
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