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Deathriders – Headbangers Open Air 2014 03.jpg
DeathRiders performing at the Headbangers Open Air 2014
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Heavy metal, thrash metal
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Neil Turbin, Bleed The Hunger, Anthrax

DeathRiders is an American heavy metal band based in Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 2001 to support lead vocalist Neil Turbin's solo album Threatcon Delta[1] and is named after Neil's song lyric "Deathrider" which was the first song on the album 'Fistful of Metal' which Turbin[2] wrote in his time as the lead singer of Anthrax.[3]


DeathRiders performing at Rocktower Festival, Luebeck, Germany 2009

In 2015 the band performed at NAMM Metal Jam 2015 (Neil And Michael's Metal Jam) with Michael Angelo Batio joining the band on guitar at The Slidebar in Fullerton, California. In 2014 the band toured Europe Headbangers Open Air Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany 2014, the Headbangers Open Air 2014 warm-up show at Lauschbar in Itzehoe, Germany on DeathRiders Fistful Of Metal Alive 2014 European tour which included numerous dates in Netherlands including Dynamo Eindhoven, Netherlands with an all Dutch touring lineup. Past DeathRiders tours include Monterrey Metal Fest, Mexico in 2005. Sweden Rock 2006, Tokyo, Japan, including Obirin University, Super Live Space and Chicken Shack in Shibuya and Fussa City respectively,[1] along with the US in 2008, Rocktower 2009 Germany, Nightmare on St. Pauli Festival Germany 2009, Headbangers Open Air Germany 2009, Expo Rock Tijuana 2010 as well as performing 8 shows at the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood in 2010. DeathRiders Stay Screamin 2011 European Tour took them to Metal Bash 2011 in Germany, Highway To Dokkem Open Air Festival 2011 as well as other venues throughout Tilburg, Netherlands, Vienna, Austria, Hamburg and Berlin, Germany, followed by a sold-out show performing with Hirax at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles on August 23, 2011 with guitarist Jake Dreyer (Jag Panzer) (White Wizzard).[4] DeathRiders was featured alongside Michael Angelo Batio, Faster Pussycat, Phil Lewis of LA Guns at Rainbow Bar & Grill 41st anniversary outdoor party on April 21, 2013. DeathRIders also performed at NAMM Metal Jam at Whisky a Go-Go in West Hollywood, California on January 23, 2013. which featured 40 of the world's top Metal artists including current and past members of Queensrÿche, Ronnie James Dio tribute Dio Disciples, Racer X The Iron Maidens, Michael Schenker Group, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Lizzy Borden, Angra, Hangar, Ring Of Fire, Hurricane, Hellion (band), Mayday, Anthrax, Badlands, Lita Ford

NAMM Metal Jam[edit]

[5] The NAMM Convention for 2013 took place in Anaheim, California from January 24–27. NAMM Metal Jam kicked things off the night before, on January 23, 2013 at the Whiskey A-Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. The concert was organized by original Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin DeathRiders and's Dave Reffett. Turbin’s band co-headlined the show along with Michael Angelo Batio, Nitro, Holland and the Metal All-Star Jam, featuring members of: Queensrÿche, Dio Disciples, Rising Force, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob, Leatherwolf, Hurricane and 40 top metal artists from around the world.

The Metal Beast[edit]

The Metal Beast is a forthcoming album from DeathRiders, previously titled as Back With A Vengeance. The album is being recorded by Neil Turbin at Blue Pacific Studios in Los Angeles. The album is produced and written by Neil Turbin with a number of songs co-written by Swedish guitarist Jonas Hornqvist.[6]

DVD appearances[edit]

Year DVD Information Tracks Included
2009 Headbangers Open Air 2009 Metal Thrashing Mad, Soldiers Of Metal, Gung Ho


  • The Metal Beast (2015)

DeathRiders "The Metal Beast" album lineup[edit]

  • Neil Turbin - Vocals (Bleed the Hunger)
  • Jonas Hornqvist - Lead Guitar (Bleed The Hunger, Treasure Land)
  • Howie Simon - Lead Guitar (Alcatrazz, Nelson, Scrap Metal)
  • Matt Thompson - Drums (King Diamond, Shaolin Death Squad


  • Craig Conard - Keyboards


  1. ^ a b "Metal Rules: Neil Turbin (DeathRiders ex-Anthrax) Sets the Record Straight!". Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Library of Congress, Public Catalog US Copyright Office: Deathrider". Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Big Music Geek: Neil Turbin Interview:". Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "NEIL TURBIN's DEATHRIDERS Unveil New Lineup At Hollywood Concert". 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2011-09-01. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "NAMM Metal Jam 2013 Participants Announced". 2013-01-09. Archived from the original on 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  6. ^ "All Access Magazine: Metal Thrashing Regards - Interview With Neil Turbin". Retrieved October 23, 2011. 

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