Generation Kill: MKUltra-2022.

Generation Kill:Thrash Metal from United States.


Red, White and BloodSingle2011 
Red, White and BloodFull-length2011
Prophets of WarSingle2013 
We’re All Gonna DieFull-length2013 
Never RelentSingle2021 
Rat KingSingle2021 
Into the BlackSingle2021 


Jason TrenczerGuitars (lead) (2008-present)
See also: ex-Mutilation, Fragile Mortals, Screwface, ex-Undivided, ex-Bad Seed, ex-Rhythm Trip
Rob DukesVocals (2008-present)
See also: Bloodmoon Ritual, Dukes, Fragile Mortals, Planet Piss, ex-Exodus, ex-Cheatin’ Soccer Mom
Jason VelezGuitars (lead) (2012-present)
See also: ex-Hollow, ex-Monoxide, Beatdown, Condition Chronic, Do or Die Project, Fragile Mortals, Poison Proof, Strange Mind, ex-Decomposed, ex-Mutilation
Max VelezBass (2017-present)
See also: Undivided, ex-Hollow
Craig CefolaDrums (2017-present)
See also: Wheelhouse Junction

Past Members:

Rob MoschettiBass, Vocals (backing) (2008-2016)
See also: M.O.D., ex-Mutilation, Fragile Mortals, ex-Full Scale Riot, ex-Pro-Pain, ex-Undivided, ex-Hollow, ex-Killpower, ex-Planet Piss
Sam InzerraDrums (2008-2011)
See also: DeadspeakMorpheus DescendsMortician (live), ex-Morpheus, ex-Funerus, ex-Undivided, ex-Incantation (live), ex-Infectious Waste
Louie “Lou” LehmanGuitars (2008-2011)
(R.I.P. 2014) See also: ex-Mutilation, ex-Bad Seed, ex-Lou James Demons, ex-Robot Slaves
Jim DeMariaDrums (2011-2014)
See also: HeathenToxikWhiplash (live), ex-Riphouse, Dukes, Gunfire-N-Sodomy, Planet Piss, Poois, Screwface, ex-Merauder, ex-Demolition Hammer (live), ex-FreeBass
Rob YouellsDrums (2014-2016)
See also: ex-Soundstorm, ex-Dirt Church, Fragile Mortals, ex-Faction Zero, ex-Full Scale Riot, ex-Trails of Blood, ex-Distress, ex-Gorecore, ex-Grujfuk, ex-Tickle

Hirax: Inmortal Legacy-2014.

Hirax (often stylized as HIRAX) is an American thrash metal band from Cypress, California. Starting in 1984[1] under the leadership of vocalist Katon W. De Pena (the band’s only original member left in the current line-up), the band played in Los Angeles and San Francisco with several of their thrash metal peers such as MetallicaExodus, and Slayer. The band was an early example of thrash metal, speed metal and crossover thrash.[2][3]

After releasing some demos, Hirax signed with Metal Blade and debuted with their first full-length, Raging Violence, in 1985.[1] The band was composed of Katon W. De Pena (vocals), Scott Owen (guitar), Gary Monardo (bass) and John Tabares (drums).

In 1986, John Tabares left the band and Eric Brecht (brother of D.R.I.‘s vocalist Kurt Brecht) joined.[4] After the change, they released their second album, Hate, Fear and Power,[4] which was only 16 minutes and eight songs in length. After this release, the band quit the label and independently released a demo called Blasted In Bangkok in 1987.

But with tensions and disillusions in the band, De Pena decided to leave and form a new band with Gene Hoglan (former Dark Angel drummer), and Ron McGovney (former Metallica bassist).[4] They called themselves Phantasm and released a six-track demo in 1988 (re-issued in 2002 as a CD with the demo and live tracks). After a brief tour with Nuclear Assault, they broke up. In 1989, after De Pena left, the replacement was Paul Baloff (former Exodus frontman).[4] But soon after the band broke up.[4]


De Pena stayed involved in the regional underground music scene and took a job working at a local music store. In 1997, he featured one of his old songs on a split 7″ with Spazz, the band of one of his friends. By 1998, De Pena had received enough fan mail and interest which encouraged him to reunite Hirax in 2000. De Pena reunited the band with the original lineup of Scott Owen, Gary Monardo, and John Tabares, releasing the El Diablo Negro EP in 2000. In 2002, the band played in Abrasive Rock Fest.[5] In 2003, the band played in Bang Your Head Festival, in Germany.[6] The lineup completely changed, and Hirax released the album Barrage of Noise in 2001 with James Joseph Hubler, Justin Lent (Clusterfux), and Nick Sellinger. This lineup was brief as well.

In 2003, De Pena recruited an entirely new lineup again, and released the album The New Age of Terror in 2004 with guitarists Dave Watson and Glenn Rogers (formerly of Deliverance), bassist Angelo Espino, and drummer Jorge Iacobellis. The lineup was also short-lived due to irreconcilable differences.

The band released their fourth studio album, El Rostro de la Muerte, in the spring of 2009.[7] On July 20, 2013, Hirax performed at the International Festival Convivencia Rock 2013 that took place in Pereira, Colombia. Thirty-six bands played in the three-day festival and 10,000 people gathered each day of the event.[8]

On February 24, 2014, the band released their latest album titled Immortal Legacy, courtesy of Steamhammer Records.

March 2015 saw the band play in the UK for the first time in their history, beginning with an appearance at Hammerfest in GwyneddWales. Hirax still performs regularly to this day, and as of 2021, they have been working on a new album.[9]


Anglican Scrape AtticSplit1985 
Raging ViolenceFull-length1985
Hate, Fear and PowerFull-length1986
Blasted in Bangkok Demo TapeDemo1987 
Blasted in BangkokSingle1987
Not Dead YetCompilation1987 
Dying WorldSplit1997 
El Diablo NegroEP2000
Barrage of NoiseEP2001
The New Age of TerrorFull-length2004
Louder than HellSplit2005 
Thrash ’til DeathVideo2006 
Assassins of WarEP2007
Chaos and BrutalityEP2007 
Assassins of War / The New Age of TerrorCompilation2007 
Thrash Metal AssassinsCompilation2008 
Thrash and DestroyLive album2008 
Thrash and DestroyVideo2008
Hirax / F.K.Ü.Split2008 
Metalheads UnitedSplit2009 
El rostro de la muerteFull-length2009
Noise Chaos WarCompilation2010
Raging ThrashSplit2010
Just Kill… and Kill AgainSplit video2010 
First Time in PolandVideo2011 
Warlords of the Bolivian CommandLive album2011 
La Boca de la BestiaSingle2012
Hellion RisingSingle2013 
La Boca de la Bestia / Queen of the WastelandSplit2013 
Hellion Rising / Water BoardingSplit2014 
Immortal LegacyFull-length2014
West-East Thrashaholic Beat UpSplit2015 
Born in the Streets 1983-1984Split2018 


Katon W. de PenaVocals (1984-1987, 2000-present)
See also: ex-House of Suffering, ex-Phantasm, ex-L.A. Kaos
Steve HarrisonBass (2006-present)
See also: ex-Syndicate (USA)
Lance HarrisonGuitars (2006-present)
Mike VegaDrums (2014-present)
See also: Luna Occulta, ex-Ahnkou, Battalion of Saints, ex-Dr. Know, ex-Lightning Swords of Death, ex-Satriarch, ex-Sinstorm, ex-The Cauterized, ex-Gunt, ex-The Ruins

Past Members:

Sherman JonesBass
See also: Insecticide, ex-Eyeball
Gary MonardoBass (1984-1989, 2000)
See also: ex-Weapon 13, ex-Cold Blood, ex-L.A. Kaos, Raging Violence, ex-K.G.B.
Brian KeithDrums (1984)
See also: ex-L.A. Kaos
John TabaresDrums (1984-1986, 2000, 2006)
See also: ex-Weapon 13, ex-Cold Blood, Raging Violence, ex-Phantasm, ex-L.A. Kaos
Bob SavageGuitars (1984)
See also: Bob Savage, ex-Weapon 13, ex-Cold Blood, ex-L.A. Kaos, K.G.B., Raging Violence, ex-Invaders
Scott OwenGuitars (1984-1989, 2000)
See also: Uncivil War, ex-Subversion, ex-Piranha, ex-Razor (live), ex-Eliminate, ex-Raging Violence, ex-Subversion A.D.
Eric BrechtDrums (1986-1989)
See also: ex-Attitude, ex-D.R.I., ex-Death, ex-Suburbanites, ex-Two-Bit Thief, ex-US D.R.I.
Billy WedgeworthVocals (1987)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Corruption
Paul BaloffVocals (1988)
(R.I.P. 2002) See also: ex-Piranha, ex-Exodus, ex-Heathen, ex-Killparty, ex-Spastik Children
Greg EickmierGuitars (2000)
See also: ex-A // Solution
Mike BrickmanBass (2001-2003)
See also: ex-Lunatics on Parole
Justin LentBass, Guitars (2001)
See also: Clusterfux, ex-Thaumaturgy, ROÄC
Dan BellingerDrums (2001)
See also: Raised by Wolves, ex-Crematorium, ex-Yigael’s Wall
Nick SeelingerDrums (2001)
See also: ex-Beltfed Weapon, ex-Silencer, ex-Angel Dust (live), ex-Drudgery
James Joseph HublerGuitars (2001)
Angelo EspinoBass (2003-2005)
See also: HereticL.S.N., ex-Dissenter, ex-Anger as Art, ex-Bitch, ex-Once Dead, ex-Reverend, ex-Hunger, ex-Predator, ex-Uncle Slam, ex-Vermin
Jorge IacobellisDrums (2003-2006, 2008-2014)
See also: Final DecreePrimal, ex-Silversteel, ex-Insecticide, ex-Lunatics on Parole, ex-Velocet, ex-Todos Tus Muertos
Glenn RogersGuitars (2003-2005, 2006-2007, 2008-2011)
See also: DeliveranceFinal DecreePrimal, ex-Heretic, ex-Once Dead, ex-Steel Vengeance, ex-Viking, ex-Vengeance Rising, ex-Lambs Among Wolves, ex-Max Blam Jam
Dave WatsonGuitars (2003-2005)
See also: Shades of Crimson, Black Heart, ex-Final Decree, ex-Hauk, ex-Resistance, ex-Ruthless, ex-The Prodigal Son, ex-Rotten Rod and the Warheads, ex-Mother Mercy, ex-The Violent Breed, ex-DeathRiders
Dave ChedrickDrums (2004-2005)
See also: Maxxxwell CarlisleRaven (live), ex-Graphic Violence, ex-Raven Mad, ex-Anger as Art, ex-Dreams of Damnation, ex-Heretic, ex-New Eden, ex-Ruthless, ex-DeathRiders
Fabricio RavelliDrums (2006-2008)
See also: Imbyra, ex-Wasted Co., ex-A.N.I.M.A.L., ex-Ancesttral, ex-Dreams of Damnation, ex-Harppia, ex-Scars, ex-Blood Alliance
Miguel “Camazotz” MoranDrums (2007)
See also: ex-Dreams of Damnation, ex-Ritual, ex-Tazumal, ex-Vesterian, ex-Vesuvius
Tim ThomasGuitars (2007-2008, 2011)
See also: ex-Bastard Squad, ex-Warrion, ex-New Eden, ex-Steel Prophet, ex-Agent Steel (live), ex-Abattoir, ex-Ripcord
Mike GuerreroGuitars (lead) (2011-2013)
See also: ex-Sovereign Reign, ex-DeathRiders

Demoriel: Soap Factory-2013.

Demoriel:Thrash Crossover Metal from Germany.


Beer, War and DestructionDemo2010 
Soap FactoryFull-length2013
Nico Homann
Vocals, Guitars

Past Members: