Angkor Wat (band)

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Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat band.jpg
Background information
Origin Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Genres Thrash metal, hardcore punk
Years active 1986–1990
Labels Metal Blade
Associated acts Angelblood, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, No-Neck Blues Band, Skrew
Past members Adam Grossman
Dave Nuss
Danny Lohner
Dave Brinkman
Mike Trevino
Mike Titsworth

Angkor Wat was an American Thrash metal band from Corpus Christi, Texas. Named after the Hindu-then-Buddhist temple complex, they were forerunners of the hardcore punk scene that emerged from Corpus Christi in the mid-eighties.[1]


Angkor Wat was formed by Adam Grossman, Danny Lohner, Dave Nuss, Dave Brinkman and Mike Trevino. Mike Titsworth joined the band after Mike T. left the group, with the former two being the core of the band. Their energetic live performances along with their unique blend of thrash metal and hardcore punk landed the band a deal with Metal Blade Records, under which they released two albums.[2] A third album was recorded under the name Angkor Wat, but due to the stylistic difference from the band's previous work Lohner opted to release it as Skrew's debut.[3]


In 1990, Adam Grossman and Danny Lohner relocated to Austin and continued their musical partnership under the name Skrew, a project that had industrial music leanings. Lohner later became known for his collaborations with acts such as Trent Reznor, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and A Perfect Circle.[4][5]


Studio albums
  • When Obscenity Becomes the Norm...Awake!/Corpus Christi (1995, Metal Blade)


  1. ^ Guerrero, Richard (May 2008). "The Rise of Hardcore Punk in Corpus Christi - Part I: 1978-1986". CITIZINE. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Angkor Wat Band Page". April 9, 2004. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ Guerrero, Richard (March 30, 2012). "Local Frontman of Skrew Returns to Corpus Christi". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Renholder: The Danny Lohner Interview". Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ Huey, Steve. "Nine Inch Nails biography". Allmusic. Retrieved August 31, 2012.