greg christian bass TESTAMENTThis is one of my favorite sections in the ‘zine. I always look forward to reading the forms after each band fills them out.

Other than pure entertainment value, the “MUSICIANS PLAYLIST” was compiled and published in order for you to better understand where certain bands are coming from. As any musician will know, almost everything you listen to can and will influence you in some way shape or form and usually surfaces in your own compositions or playing.

By checking out these lists, you can see who and what these individual musicians favor and hopefully get a general idea of their personal taste in music (other than their own band).  You might be pleasantly surprised at the lists.

Sometimes what these musicians listen to vs the style they play are vastly different and can be both peculiar and astonishing at the same time.

*This is just a sampling of lists that we were able to compile over the years. Stay tuned for more Top 5’s.


Greg Christian (Bass) TESTAMENT

1. FISHBONE – Truth & Soul

2. METALLICA – …And Justice For All

3. SLAYER – South of Heaven


5. AEROSMITH – Toys in the Attic


Robb Flynn (Guitar)VIO-LENCE

1. FEAR – The Record

2. SLAYER– South of Heaven


4. GUNS N’ ROSES – Appetite for Destruction

5. METALLICA – …And Justice for All

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (vocals)OVERKILL

1. ANTHRAX – State of Euphoria

2. METALLICA – …And Justice for All

3. THE CULT – Electric

4. CINDERELLA – Long Cold Winter

5. MOTORHEAD – No Sleep At All

Denis “Piggy” D’ Amour (Guitar)VOIVOD

1959 – 2005 R.I.P.

1. DIE KREUZEN – Century’s Days

2. RUSH – Grace Under Pressure

3. HUSKER DU – Any

4. RAVEN – Life’s A Bitch

5. DIE KREUZEN – October File

Jeff Waters (Guitar)ANNIHILATOR

1. SLAYER – Reign in Blood

2. METALLICA – Master of Puppets

3. SLAYER – Hell Awaits

4. AC/DC – Back In Black

5. SWEET – Desolation Boulevard

Shannon Larkin (Drums)WRATHCHILD (AMERICA)

1. MDC – Millions of Dead Cops

2. RKL – Keep Laughing

3. SLAYER – Reign in Blood

4. CRO-MAGS – The Age of Quarrel

5. THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS – Locust Abortion Technician

Jason Rainey (Guitar)Sacred Reich

1. SLAYER – Hell Awaits

2. MISFITS – Walk Among Us

3. FLOTSAM & JETSAM – No Place for Disgrace

4. SLAYER – Reign in Blood

5. VOIVOD – Killing Technology

Pic  Marc Fischer


1. BLACK SABBATH – Master of Reality


3. QUEENSRYCHE – Operation: Mindcrime

4. RUSH – Moving Pictures


Chris Efthimiadis  (Drums) RAGE

1. MEGADETH – Peace Sells But Who’s Buying

2. METALLICA – Master of Puppets

3. SLAYER – Reign in Blood

4. RUSH – Live 2

5. RACER X – Second Heat

Special thanks to all the bands who participated and filled out the “famous” Demolish info/fact sheet at the time of interviews.

Speaking of interviews, consider the above list a “sneak-peak” into which bands that we conducted interviews with and what will be posted in the future.

*If you like lists, then make sure you check out our staff picks and favorite lists. I will be covering a lot more of your favorite bands and their Top 5 Playlists in future posts.

3 thoughts on “MUSICIANS PLAYLIST 1988

  1. It is very, very cool to see that Jason Rainey lists Misfits “Walk Among Us” as one of his listening favorites. I am an enormous fan of the Misfits… every song on every album that these Horror Punk Legends created is revered by me. So many Heavy Metal bands and/or musicians mention Misfits when being asked about influences… or so it seems to me.

    In Metal – Stone

  2. Well, I always like to pick the “underdogs” if-you-will. I am sure most other editors would have picked Phil’s list or Wiley’s (lead guitarist) instead of Jason.

    I am not a big MISFITS fan. Don’t know why, just one of those bands that slipped through the cracks or whatever for me.

    You are correct – they were very influential at that time.

    I do remember lots of 80’s Metal bands wearing Misfits/Samhain t-shirts.
    I think I will make a post about that topic.

    Thrash On

    Curt “crusher” King
    EX-Sleepy Trip drummer

  3. Wonderful work!

    That is the type of information that should be shared around the internet. Disgrace on the seek engines for now not positioning this higher!

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