Hawaii (band)

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Origin Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Genres Heavy metal
Speed metal
Power metal
Years active 1981–1985
Associated acts Megadeth
Past members Eddie Day
Marty Friedman
Tom Azevedo
Jeff Graves
Joey Galisa

Hawaii was a heavy metal band formed in 1981 by former Deuce guitarist Marty Friedman, originally called Vixen (not to be confused with the 80's female band of the same name). Vixen recorded several demos and appeared on the U.S. Metal Vol. II (1982) compilation before releasing the Made In Hawaii EP posthumously in 1983. Another early recording appeared on Metal Massacre II (1982) under the name Aloha, with Lisa Ruiz taking over lead vocals from Kim La Chance.

Hawaii was one of the three notable heavy metal bands from Honolulu, Hawaii, the others being Sacred Rite and Aaronsrod. After Hawaii split up, Marty Friedman formed the band Cacophony with Jason Becker; bassist/vocalist Gary St. Pierre joined Vicious Rumors as lead vocalist on their 1985 debut album Soldiers of the Night.

Vixen vocalist Kim La Chance surfaced with Malisha and Serve Your Savage Beast in 1986. She was also the Executive Producer behind the Vixen - The Works (2003) demo compilation CD release, including "Angels from the Dust" from Shrapnel Records' U.S. Metal Vol. II.

Band members[edit]

  • Eddie Day - vocals
  • Gary St. Pierre - Bass and vocals on One Nation Underground
  • Marty Friedman - guitar
  • Tom Azevedo - rhythm guitar
  • Joey Galisa - bass
  • Jeff Graves - drums
  • Kim La Chance - vocals on Made In Hawaii
  • Kimo - bass on Made In Hawaii


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