Tura Satana (band)

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Tura Satana
Tairrie B of My Ruin, Inverness 2008.jpg
Former Tura Satana vocalist Tairrie B.
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, United States
Genres Alternative metal,[1] nu metal[2]
Years active 1993–1999
Labels Noise
Associated acts Tairrie B, My Ruin, Dry Entry, Downset, Drunk With Power, Professional Murder Music, The Pain.
Past members Tairrie B
Brian Harrah
Rico Villasenor
Marcelo Palomino

Tura Satana was an American metal band named after cult actress Tura Satana. The band started in the early 1990s under the name Manhole. Due to legal reasons they changed it after the release of their first album 'All Is Not Well'. While the music was brutal and powerful, the lyrics of the first album were strongly influenced by singer Tairrie B's hardships as a woman having dealt with a dysfunctional family and violence.

Their second (and final) offering was the religious influenced Relief Through Release. Throughout their career, the band has shared the stage with rock big names such as Human Waste Project, Snot, Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Type O Negative, Incubus and Limp Bizkit.

After they disbanded, Tairrie B went on to form My Ruin and Brian Harrah went on to play in Professional Murder Music and subsequently The Mercy Clinic which featured Pat Lachman, former vocalist for Damage Plan.

Bassist Rico Villasenor went on to play in Downset, as well as Drunk with Power and Demean, both featuring Downset guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager. Rico currently plays with Drunk with Power guitarist, and famed Graffiti artist, Axis in the LA based Metal band The Pain.

Band members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Scott Ueda - Guitar (1993–1997)
  • Marty Ramirez - Guitar (1993–1994)
  • Stephen Klein - Bass (1993–1995)
  • Louiche Mayorga - Bass (1996)



  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Tura Satana – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Jason D. "Tura Satana – Relief Through Release". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 

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