Cycle Sluts from Hell
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Cycle Sluts from Hell
|Origin||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Heavy metal, glam metal|
|Years active||1986–1992, 2006, 2007|
She-Fire of Ice
|Past members||Venus Penis Crusher (a.k.a. Betty Kallas)|
Donna She Wolf
Tom Von Doom
The Cycle Sluts from Hell were an American heavy metal band from the late 1980s to early 1990s. The band was made up of four women singing under the stage names Queen Vixen, She-Fire of Ice, Honey One Percenter, and Venus Penis Crusher, backed by various musicians, including Pete Lisa, Christopher Moffett, Tom Von Doom, Fernando Rosario, Brian Smith, Scott Duboys, Bobby Gustafson, and Eddie Coen.
The lyrics were written by the girls and were tongue-in-cheek and filled with innuendo. The music was primarily written by Pete Lisa, along with writing contributions from Daniel Rey, Mark Durado, Christopher Moffett, and Tom Von Doom. The group had a pretty high profile in the New York City area in the late 1980s and performed shows with artists such as Jane's Addiction at The Cat Club, Danzig at The Old Studio 54, Joey Ramone at the Ritz, and also at the Palladium on 14th St.
The band's self-titled debut album was their only release. The song "I Wish You Were a Beer" is their best-known track, written by Honey 1%er and Tom Von Doom. The track featured in the MTV shows Beavis and Butthead, who reacted favorably to it. The band's biggest gig was a European tour with Motörhead in the early nineties.
July 24, 2006, brought a "one-time-only" reunion of some of the original band at The Delancey in New York. In presence were Queen Vixen, Honey 1percenter, She Fire of Ice, Lord Roadkill, and Scott Duboys.
They reunited once again on October 31, 2007, for the Motherfucker Halloween party at Club Rebel in New York. Performing were Queen Vixen, Honey 1percenter, She Fire of Ice, and Lord Roadkill (accompanied by Nick Marden from The Stimulators on bass and She Wolves' Tony Mann).
- Venus Penis Crusher, a.k.a. Betty Kallas, went on to the industrial duo Hanzel und Gretyl.
- Donna She Wolf is now writing and playing guitar in the New Orleans-based band Star & Dagger, a collaboration with Sean Yseult (White Zombie) that began in 2010, along with vocalist Von Hesseling, Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal) on guitar, and Gene Trautmann (Queens of the Stone Age) on drums. She also formed the group She Wolves with Tony Mann around 2000. Their early material was released on Poptown Records, including collaborations with punk luminaries such as Sylvain Sylvain and Jayne County.
- Scott Duboys, drums, had previously played for Nuclear Assault, Cities, VonHelsing, and then joined Warrior Soul after CSFH.
- Tom Von Doom, bass, co-wrote the single "I Wish You Were a Beer", and previously played with Bebe Buell and The Great Kat. He produced the song "Waiting" by Jamie Coon, featured in the CBS show Ghost Whisperer.
- Chris Moffett went on to replace John Ricco of Warrior Soul for one CD and a European tour.
- Cycle Sluts from Hell (self-titled, Epic Records, 1991)
- Prato, Greg. "Cycle Sluts from Hell – Cycle Sluts from Hell". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 9, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- McPadden, Mike (September 21, 2015). "The Hair Metal 100: Ranking the '80s Greatest Glam Bands, Part 1". VH1. Viacom. Retrieved October 9, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Beavis and Butthead episode guide at tv.com, Way Down Mexico Way, broadcast May 26, 1993
- http://www.punkglobe.com/sluts.html[dead link]
- "Star & Dagger | Rock from New Orleans, LA". ReverbNation.com. Retrieved October 11, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- She Wolves press page, article from Crusher Magazine
- "POPTOWN RECORDS For fans of rock music from the 60s, 70s and 80s -". Poptownrecords.com. Retrieved October 11, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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- Cycle Sluts from Hell page at BNR Metal
- The Day I Met the Cycle Sluts from Hell, by Daniela
- The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal, Sterling, 2003, ISBN 0-7607-4218-9