Origin: San Francisco, California, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Last update/review: June 3, 2020

Mordred

Initially part of the San Francisco thrash fraternity of the eighties, Mordred starting making a name for themselves by incorporating funk influences to their sound, then quite a novelty. Most of the debut Fool's Game sticks to thrash, but the 1991 follow-up In This Life is where the new influences (aided by the rap-style turntables of Aaron Vaughn) really come to the fore, giving the album and band a very distinctive style. Over the next several years internal friction plagued the band, and by 1995 they were done. They reunited in late 2001 to play some shows and pursue a renewed career, and at one point even announced a name and style change, which never materialized. This second version of the band lasted until around 2007, and then went dark until 2013, when the band once again came back to life. With the exception of a single in 2015, the band hasn't recorded since 1994, but June 2020 sees the band with a new EP, Volition.

Recent album: Volition, released on June 18, 2020.

Current Members

Scott Holderby

vocals

James Sanguinetti

guitars

Art Liboon

bass

Aaron Vaughn

keyboards

Gannon Hall

drums

Former Members/Guests

Paul Kimball

vocals

Jim Taffer

guitars

Danny White

guitars



Discography


Fool's Game  
1989 Noise
  1. State of Mind
  2. Spectacle of Fear
  3. Every Day's a Holiday
  4. Spellbound
  5. Sever and Splice
  6. The Artist
  7. Shatter
  8. Reckless Abandon
  9. Super Freak
  10. Numb
  11. State of mind
  12. Spectacle of fear
  13. Every day's a holiday
  14. Spellbound
  15. Sever and splice
  16. The artist
  17. Shatter
  18. Reckless abandon
  19. Super freak
  20. Numb
  • Scott Holderby
  • Jim Taffer
  • Danny White
  • Art Liboon
  • Gannon Hall



In This Life  
1991 Noise
  1. In This Life
  2. The Strain
  3. High Potency
  4. Window
  5. Esse Quam Videri
  6. A Beginning
  7. Falling Away
  8. Killing Time
  9. Downtown
  10. Progress
  11. Larger Than Life
  • Scott Holderby
  • James Sanguinetti
  • Danny White
  • Art Liboon
  • Aaron Vaughn
  • Gannon Hall



Visions  EP
1992 Noise
  1. In Time
  2. West County Hospital
  3. The Vagrant
  4. Reach
  5. Close Minded
  6. Vision
  7. In Time
  8. West County Hospital
  9. The Vagrant
  10. Reach
  11. Close Minded
  12. Vision
  • Scott Holderby
  • James Sanguinetti
  • Danny White
  • Art Liboon
  • Aaron Vaughn
  • Gannon Hall



The Next Room  
1994 Noise
  1. Lo-Cal, Hi-Fiber
  2. Skid
  3. Crash
  4. Splinter Down
  5. Shut
  6. Pauper's Wine
  7. Acrophobia
  8. Murray The Mover
  9. In A Turn
  10. The Trellis
  11. The Next Room Over
  12. Rubber Crutch
  • Paul Kimball
  • James Sanguinetti
  • Danny White
  • Art Liboon
  • Aaron Vaughn
  • Gannon Hall



The Demos 1986-1988  COMPILATION
2014
  1. Reckless Abandon
  2. In Cold Blood
  3. The Scars Remain
  4. The Artist
  5. Spectacle of Fear
  6. Nowhere Fast
  7. Sever and Splice
  8. Sever and Splice
  9. Mordred
  10. The Chains Are Off but the Scars Remain
  11. Spellbound



Volition  EP
2020 independent
  • Scott Holderby
  • James Sanguinetti
  • Danny White
  • Art Liboon
  • Aaron Vaughn
  • Gannon Hall




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