Hades, one of the standout speed/thrash bands of the eighties,
was formed by guitarist Dan Lorenzo in 1978.
Following a few
singles and compilation appearances (including a Metal Massacre VI
track in 1985), they released Resisting Success in 1987 and
If At First You Don't Succeed in 1988, both highly regarded as
classics in the speed metal field.
Following a tour in 1989, though, the band fell apart and broke up.
The members scattered to several bands, such as
and System Addict,
though they occasionally played reunion shows throughout the
early to mid nineties.
After releasing a live album and a leftovers album (Exist To Resist),
the band properly reformed in 1998 and have since released three more
albums, picking up right from where they had left off with
If At First.
The band rather quietly broke up shortly after the release of
DamNation in 2001, though they may reunite again someday.
Lorenzo has since released a solo album, with the title
Cassius King, of which more info can be found at his web site below.
Ed Furhmann has a new band in the works, Ten Ton Truck, and have
just recorded a demo.
Also on the Hades front is the announcement of a CD to be released
by Monster Records in the summer, featuring old demo and live