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Author:  Numerator_41 [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:49 pm ]
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Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy played in both Killtheslavemaster and Racetraitor, and Pete Wentz played in the straight edge hardcore band Birthright.

Author:  gioval09 [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:53 pm ]
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Niko "Skorpio" Sirkiä - Thergothon as well, played for This Empty Flow.

Author:  Exister [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:07 pm ]
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Numerator_41 wrote:
Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy played in both Killtheslavemaster and Racetraitor, and Pete Wentz played in the straight edge hardcore band Birthright.


Andy also drums in Enabler

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNznKxcLEOA

Author:  Subrick [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:17 pm ]
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Andy also played in Earth Crisis for a tour or two after Fall Out Boy broke up.

Author:  WaywardSon [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:32 pm ]
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Juan Aristizábal from Ekhymosis. The band itself became a pop band, but their earlier stuff was thrash in the Metallica vein. Juan eventually went on to a solo pop career. Shame because the pop stuff sounds uber-generic to me and the thrash stuff was decent second tier material.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-WZcQSV9zo as Ekhymosis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhx515lsZGU as Juanes

Author:  novakm [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:21 pm ]
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Johan Längquist of Candlemass is in a pop band. I tried youtubing a video but I couldn't find one. I'm sure they're out there though.

Author:  Kigo7 [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:07 pm ]
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Ernie C of Body Count produced Black Sabbath's last album before the 1997 reunion with Ozzy and most of the original lineup. Not strictly speaking a performing role but it counts, Ice T did a spoken word piece on one of the tracks as well.

Wasn't Shannon Larkin the drummer for Ugly Kid Joe as well before he joined Godsmack? Not quite "more extreme", but still......

Author:  Subrick [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:27 pm ]
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Yup, indeed he was.

Author:  TheUglySoldier [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:57 pm ]
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novakm wrote:
I guess, since I haven't seen it mentioned, now would be a good time for the obligatory mention that Michael Bolton used to be in a "metal" band.


Haha, forgot about him - his early solo stuff was also semi-glam rock stuff, like a super-super-super poppy version of Bon Jovi.

For a brief period of time, Paul Dianno played some AOR stuff in between Maiden and his more metal/hardcore bands. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD-TSWcu2F8

Author:  IanThrash [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:10 pm ]
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Tony Choy, who played in Cynic, Atheist and Pestilence, now plays in a latin pop group called Area 305.

Author:  Twisted_Psychology [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:33 pm ]
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Kigo7 wrote:
Ice T did a spoken word piece on one of the tracks as well.


THANK YOU! While that part always feels really awkward in an otherwise solid song, it bugs the crap out of me when people say that Ice-T is rapping in the middle of The Illusion Of Power. Just because he's a rapper doesn't mean that it's a rap. That and it's too short and doesn't have any flow.

Author:  Carpathianchrist [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:19 pm ]
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Deathstars used to be Swordmaster and the drummer was in Dissection.

Author:  Subrick [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:24 pm ]
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I'm surprised no one's mentioned The Kovenant originally being Covenant.

Author:  iAmDisturbed [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:17 am ]
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According to Davey, "Marty Friedman left us to go play Japanese pop music!"

Also, before Dream Theater, James LaBrie sang in a band that is as far away from Progressive metal as you can get. A sentimental glam pop outfit going under the name Winter Rose.

Author:  doomster999 [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:14 am ]
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I reckon Ghost (Sweden/Occult Metal) is quite popular now. Papa Emeritus (Lead Ghoul or frontman whatever he is) is actually a skinny dude named Tobias Forge. He's the frontman of Repugnant (Sweden/Death Metal). He has also played in a alternative/punk rock oriented group called Subvision.

Author:  IanThrash [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:14 am ]
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doomster999 wrote:
I reckon Ghost (Sweden/Occult Metal) is quite popular now. Papa Emeritus (Lead Ghoul or frontman whatever he is) is actually a skinny dude named Tobias Forge. He's the frontman of Repugnant (Sweden/Death Metal). He has also played in a alternative/punk rock oriented group called Subvision.



The guy has the lyrical credits, it doesnt mean he is Papa Emeritus. Tobias also played in the early incarnation of the glam rock group Chrashdiet.

Author:  doomster999 [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:41 pm ]
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IanThrash wrote:
doomster999 wrote:
I reckon Ghost (Sweden/Occult Metal) is quite popular now. Papa Emeritus (Lead Ghoul or frontman whatever he is) is actually a skinny dude named Tobias Forge. He's the frontman of Repugnant (Sweden/Death Metal). He has also played in a alternative/punk rock oriented group called Subvision.



The guy has the lyrical credits, it doesnt mean he is Papa Emeritus. Tobias also played in the early incarnation of the glam rock group Chrashdiet.


There are lot of speculations about that. But I'm pretty sure Tobias is Papa Emeritus.

Author:  TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:50 pm ]
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Not sure if he has already been mentioned, but as far as I'm concerned Devin Townsend has mastered both pop music and extreme music. Strapping Young Lad's Alien and his solo album Ki demonstrate my point beautifully.

Author:  Subrick [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:25 pm ]
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doomster999 wrote:
IanThrash wrote:

The guy has the lyrical credits, it doesnt mean he is Papa Emeritus. Tobias also played in the early incarnation of the glam rock group Chrashdiet.


There are lot of speculations about that. But I'm pretty sure Tobias is Papa Emeritus.


Tobias was the singer in Subdivision. Listen to their song Psycamore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NExD7pW7nUc

Now listen to Ghost's song Elizabeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaAb421KUhk

That is proof in the pudding that Tobias Forge is Papa Emeritus.

Author:  kapala [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:45 pm ]
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Subrick wrote:
I'm surprised no one's mentioned The Kovenant originally being Covenant.


If you're talking about the Swedish EBM group Covenant, it's not the same guys.

Author:  shouvince [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:57 pm ]
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Not that anybody cares about this band now, but back in the 90s and when I was in school, I remember Sugar Ray played some heavy music. I can't confirm this via googling or through wiki right now, but that's my hunch.

Author:  FleshMonolith [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:32 pm ]
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shouvince wrote:
Not that anybody cares about this band now, but back in the 90s and when I was in school, I remember Sugar Ray played some heavy music. I can't confirm this via googling or through wiki right now, but that's my hunch.


They used to play Nu-metal, I completely forgot this. Haha.

Author:  TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:42 pm ]
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Floored was the shit. Sugar Ray is still good for a spin once in a while.

Author:  TheUglySoldier [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:31 pm ]
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One of Crashdiet's ex-singers, H. Olliver Twisted, has gone on to the much glammier and poppier band Reckless Love.

Author:  slaytanic66 [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:38 pm ]
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The shitty pop band Soil had/has members of Oppressor and Broken Hope.

Author:  eViLbOrIs [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:21 pm ]
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slaytanic66 wrote:
The shitty pop band Soil had/has members of Oppressor and Broken Hope.


Exactly what I came here to say. Almost unbelievable the way a top-tier quality technical dm band turned into that. I've listened to quite a bit of Soil, searching for redeeming quality...but alas...

Author:  Subrick [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:44 pm ]
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kapala wrote:
Subrick wrote:
I'm surprised no one's mentioned The Kovenant originally being Covenant.


If you're talking about the Swedish EBM group Covenant, it's not the same guys.


I was talking about the Norwegian black metal Covenant changing their style to electronica-influenced industrial metal with tinges of black metal kinda sorta still there at times and their name along with it to The Kovenant.

Author:  DeathspellDelta [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:59 pm ]
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In Flames played decent melodeath but then decided to flap shit.

Author:  doomster999 [ Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:06 am ]
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J.Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. (Although Dino Jr. is not quite popular in that sense) has played drums in doom metal band Upsidedown Cross (US) and still plays drums in Witch (US/Stoner, doom).

Author:  slaytanic66 [ Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:24 am ]
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eViLbOrIs wrote:
slaytanic66 wrote:
The shitty pop band Soil had/has members of Oppressor and Broken Hope.


Exactly what I came here to say. Almost unbelievable the way a top-tier quality technical dm band turned into that. I've listened to quite a bit of Soil, searching for redeeming quality...but alas...

At least Shaun Glass came to his senses and reunited with Broken Hope. Now Tim King needs to take his balls out of his purse and bring back Oppressor.

Author:  kalervon [ Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:37 pm ]
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Dana Strum, better known for as bassist in glam metal bands Vinnie Vincent Invasion and Slaughter (US), produced an album by speed/thrash band Détente in 1986.

Author:  Lord_Jotun [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:22 pm ]
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The former drummer from this band went on to play this... stuff.

Author:  Subrick [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:43 pm ]
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Finnish death metal band Amoral getting an Idol singer from that country and changing to really crappy power metal.

Author:  A_Lady_Gaga_fan [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:20 pm ]
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The drummer from Dissection plays in Deathstars.

Author:  Terri23 [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:28 pm ]
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The current vocalist for Cloven Hoof appeared on The X Factor in the UK this year. He's now apparently begun a pop career. Also, somewhat amusingly, his X Factor "career" was funded by a convict described at the time of The X Factor's airing as "The most wanted man in Britain".

Author:  godsonsafari [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:04 pm ]
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Shaun Glass, long ago, used to visit the AOL Metal chats and basically crapped on his time in Broken Hope, so I'm guessing he did it to make a couple bucks doing festival dates and stuff like that more than because he wanted to play death metal again.

Author:  ManicAeon [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:18 pm ]
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Liv Kristine and Anneke van Giersbergen played in metal bands (not that extreme but still metal) and then started solo-careers making a kind of pop/rock music.

Liv once said Madonna and Black Sabbath were her biggest influences actually :roll:

Author:  slaytanic66 [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:14 am ]
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godsonsafari wrote:
Shaun Glass, long ago, used to visit the AOL Metal chats and basically crapped on his time in Broken Hope, so I'm guessing he did it to make a couple bucks doing festival dates and stuff like that more than because he wanted to play death metal again.

Yep. I remember reading about that more than once. If he wanted to make a couple of bucks, he should've stayed in Soil. Because death metal is nobody's meal ticket. So hopefully he's really into it.

Author:  The_Krusher [ Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:06 am ]
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GravityLapse wrote:
Ah, I remember one. Not exactly pop, but apparently Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth really enjoys black metal, so much so that he joined the "supergroup" Twilight for their next album.

Sonic Youth = totally pop

Author:  Metalhaven [ Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:29 am ]
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Tony Fredianelli of Third Eye Blind was in a thrash metal band called Apocrypha. Check out both songs, and you be the judge on which band is better :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOf8p6lPh6Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohEBJZcngRw

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