Origin: USA
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Praxis  


Far less of a band than a project, Praxis was the brainchild of producer Bill Laswell, whose lengthy career is outside the scope of this page. Two of the core members here do have some metallic ties, most notably the star of the show, enigmatic guitar hero Buckethead (most recently seen playing in Guns'n'Roses), with former Primus drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia also serving time here. For the traditionally metal-minded who are curious as to what this sounds like, Praxis is a risky bet -- there's very little in the way of conventional metal, but there is plenty of flashy guitarwork from Buckethead, alongside healthy doses of funk, electronica, sampling, and just plain weirdness. Music like this takes an enormous amount of patience to get through it all, and some will likely find it all just a bit much. A fringe band at best when metal is the subject, but a bizarre and unique entity nonetheless.

Current Members

Buckethead

guitars (Guns'n'Roses)

Bill Laswell

bass

Mixmaster Mike

dj

DISK

dj

Brian Mantia

drums (Guns'n'Roses, Godflesh, Primus)

Former Members/Guests

Yamatsuka Eye

vocals

Bootsy Collins

bass

Bernie Worrell

keyboards

John Zorn

sax

AF Next Man Flip

dj

DMX

dj

Q-Bert

dj

Shortkut

dj

Mick Harris

drums (Napalm Death)


Discography



Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) 
1992
  1. Blast / War Machine Dub
  2. Interface / Stimulation Loop
  3. Crash Victim / Black Science Navigator
  4. Animal Behavior
  5. Dead Man Walking
  6. Seven Laws of Woo
  7. The Interworld and The New Innocence
  8. Giant Robot / Machines in the Modern City / Godzilla
  9. After Shock (Chaos Never Died)
  • Buckethead
  • Bootsy Collins
  • Bill Laswell
  • Bernie Worrell
  • AF Next Man Flip
  • Brian Mantia




Sacrifist 
1994
  1. Stronghold
  2. Cold Rolled / Iron Dub
  3. Suspension
  4. Rivet
  5. Deathstar
  6. The Hook
  7. Nine Secrets
  8. Crossing
  • Yamatsuka Eye
  • Buckethead
  • Bootsy Collins
  • Bill Laswell
  • Bernie Worrell
  • John Zorn
  • Mick Harris




Metatron 
1995
  1. Wake the Dead
  2. Skull Crack (We Are Not Sick Men)
  3. Meta-Matic
  4. Cathedral Space (Soft Hail of Electrons)
  5. Turbine
  6. Vacuum-Mass
  7. Cannibal (Heart Shape of the Iron Blade)
  8. Inferno/ Heatseeker/Exploded Heart
  9. Warm Time Machine/Low End Transmission/Over the Foaming Deep
  10. Double Vision
  11. Armed (TSA Agent #5)
  12. Warcraft (Bruce Lee's Black Hour of Chaos)
  13. Triad (The Saw is Family)
  14. Space After (The Consciousness That Dances and Kills)
  • Buckethead
  • Bill Laswell
  • Brian Mantia




Transmutation Live 
1997
  1. Movement 1
  2. Movement 2
  3. Movement 3
  4. Movement 4
  • Buckethead
  • Bill Laswell
  • DMX
  • Q-Bert
  • Mixmaster Mike
  • Shortkut
  • DISK
  • Brian Mantia




Warszawa 
1999
  1. Metatron
  2. Sacrifist
  3. Tarab
  4. Crash Victim
  5. The Hook / Giant Robot
  • Buckethead
  • Bill Laswell
  • Mixmaster Mike
  • DISK
  • Brian Mantia


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