Six Feet Deep

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Six Feet Deep
Also known as6 FT Deep
OriginCleveland, Ohio
GenresHardcore punk, Christian hardcore, Christian metal, sludge metal,[1] metalcore[2]
Years active1991-1997
LabelsR.E.X., Flying Tart, Retroactive
Associated actsThe Blamed, Left Out, Brandtson, Klank
WebsiteSix Feet Deep Facebook Fanpage
Past membersMyk Porter
Matt Traxler
Bryan Gray
Tom A. Wohlfield
Mike Shaffer
Matthew Alan Simmons
Johnny Amanse

Six Feet Deep was a punk and heavy metal band started in 1991 which became popular in the mid-west United States due to success of their debut album.[3] A review on Cross Rhythms of the band's album, Struggle was a 10/10 review.[4] Their second album, The Road Less Traveled, made Sputnik Music's No. 5 on the "Metalcore Bible: Part 1".[5]


The band started in 1991, with members Myk Porter, Tom Wohlfield, Matt Simmons, and Mike Shaffer. They recorded their first demo, which was titled Self EP and Struggle with this line-up. Johnny Amanse joined the band for a brief time and decided to leave to spend more time with his family.[6]

Shaffer and Simmons left the band and were replaced by Bryan Gray and Matt Traxler, who recorded on The Road Less Traveled. The band disbanded due to Porter wanting to change the band's musical style. Porter and Traxler later went on to form Brandtson, with Bryan Gray going on to join The Blamed, Left Out, and Blenderhead.


Last known line-up[7]
  • Myk Porter - vocals (1991-1997)
  • Matt Traxler - guitar (1996-1997)
  • Mike Shaffer - guitar (1991-1997)
  • Bryan Gray - bass (1996-1997)
  • Tom A. Wohlfield - drums, percussion (1991-1997)
Former members
  • Matthew Alan Simmons - bass (1991-1996)
  • Johnny Amanse - guitar (1994-1995)


Studio Albums[8]


  1. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Six Feet Deep's Struggle review on All Music". AllMusic. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Six Feet Deep - The Road Less Traveled". WordPress. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Erlwine, Stephen Thomas. "Six Feet Deep biography". AllMusic. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  4. ^ Anderson, Matt. "Six Feet Deep's Struggle review". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Thomas, HS. "Metalcore Bible - Part 1". Sputnik Music. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Six Feet Deep". CHC Records. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "Six Feet Deep Discography, Members, and Years active". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Six Feet Deep discography". AllMusic. Retrieved July 14, 2015.

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