Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA  
Genres: Death Metal
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Page online: August 3, 2004
Last update/review: January 5, 2019

Master

Master is the main band for Paul Speckmann, one of the better known personalities in the American death metal underground. In his earliest days he was part of the Chicago band War Cry, who appeared on Metal Massacre IV and almost signed to Metal Blade, but it was not to be. He later went on to form Death Strike and then Master, and he's also been involved with the Czech band Krabathor as well as other projects over the years. Master's music is old-school, early-nineties style American death/thrash metal, not terribly different from many other such bands, but ferocious and energetic all the same. A variety of lineups have surrounded Speckmann over the years, but a stable lineup has been in place for the last few albums.

Current Members

Paul Speckmann

bass/vocals (ex-Krabathor)

Alex Nejezchleba

guitars

Zdenek Pradlovsky

drums

Former Members/Guests

Chris Mittelbrun

guitars

Paul Masvidal

guitars (ex-Cynic, ex-Death, ex-Gordian Knot)

Jeff Kobie

guitars

Brian Brady

guitars

Sage Gonzalez

guitars

Ronald Reagan

guitars

Bill Schmidt

drums

Aaron Nickeas

drums

Sage Johnson

drums

Harry Truman

drums



Discography



Master  
1990 Nuclear Blast
  1. Pledge Of Allegiance
  2. Unknown Soldier
  3. Mangled Dehumanization
  4. Pay To Die
  5. Funeral Bitch
  6. Master
  7. Bass Solo / Children Of The Grave
  8. Terrorizer
  9. The Truth
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Chris Mittelbrun
  • Bill Schmidt



On The 7th Day God Created ... Master  
1991 Nuclear Blast
  1. What Kind Of God
  2. Latitudinarian
  3. Heathen
  4. Used
  5. Demon
  6. Constant Qaurrel
  7. Judgement Of Will
  8. America The Pitiful
  9. Whose Left To Decide
  10. Submerged In Sin
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Paul Masvidal
  • Aaron Nickeas



Collection Of Souls  
1993 Nuclear Blast
  1. Constant Reminders
  2. Taste Of Insanity
  3. Hidden Stories
  4. Glorify The Dead
  5. Blinded Faith
  6. Justice Of Fate
  7. Jailbreak
  8. Collection Of Souls
  9. Silver Spoon
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Jeff Kobie
  • Brian Brady
  • Aaron Nickeas



Faith Is In Season  
1998 Pavement
  1. Follow Jesus
  2. Cast The First Stone
  3. Addicted To The Pistol
  4. Imprisoned
  5. Re-Terrorizer
  6. We're About To Fall
  7. Believers Have A Choice
  8. Faith Is Still In Season
  9. Broken Promise
  10. Where Are You Now?
  11. Butchered By Numbers
  12. Antidote
  13. Spiritual Bankruptcy
  14. Victims Of Jesus
  15. Return To Vietnam
  16. Previously Committed
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Brian Brady
  • Sage Gonzalez
  • Sage Johnson



Let's Start A War  
2002 System Shock
  1. Cast One Vote
  2. American Freedom
  3. Miss Misery
  4. Dictators
  5. Let's Start A War
  6. Protege
  7. Every Dog Has Its Day
  8. Command Your Fate
  9. Purchase A New Handgun
  10. Watch What You Wish For
  11. Disturbed
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Harry Truman



Pieces  COMPILATION
2003 Goatsucker
  1. Funeral Bitch (- Seagrape Studios Chicago Il 1984)
  2. Submerged in Sin (- Soto Sound Chicago Il 1991)
  3. Master (- Seagrape Studios Chicago Il 1984)
  4. Mangled Dehumanization (- Seagrape Studios Chicago Il 1984)
  5. Unknown Soldier (- Seagrape Studios Chicago Il 1984)
  6. Terrorizer (- Seagrape Studios Chicago Il 1984)
  7. Pay to Die (- Solid Sound Studios Il 1990)
  8. Bass Solo (- Hoffman Estates Il 1990)
  9. Children of the Grave (- Solid Sound Studios Il 1990)
  10. Re-entry and Destruction (- Seagrape Studios Il 1984)
  11. Antidote (Live) (- Bullwinkles Thibedeaux LA 1997)
  12. Cut through the Filth (- Phoenix Arizona 1992)
  13. Return to Vietnam (- Festival Studios Kenner LA 1998
  14. Follow your Savior (- Sopa Studios Czech Rep 2000)
  15. Judgement of Will (- Soto Sound Chicago Il 1991 Redeem Deny- Live at Network Aaist Belgium 12-2-1990
  16. Spoiled Brat (- Double Noise Studios Tilburg Holland 1999)
  17. You Dont Listen (- Double Noise Studios Tilburg Holland 1999)
  18. Collections of Souls (- Solid Sound Studios Hoffman Estates Il 1992



Unreleased '85 Album  
2003 From Beyond
  1. Master
  2. Unknown Soldier
  3. Mangled Dehumanisation
  4. Funeral Bitch
  5. Terrorizer
  6. Pledge Of Alliance
  7. Re-entry And Destruction
  8. Constant Quarrel
  9. Judgment Of Will
  10. Submerged In Sin
  11. Cut Through The Filth



The Spirit Of The West  
2004 System Shock
  1. You'll Be Blamed
  2. The Serpents Tongue
  3. Rights Of Life
  4. Envy
  5. Sign Op
  6. Another Day In Phoenix
  7. Whatever, Wherever, Forever
  8. The Gold Mine
  9. The Perfect Family
  10. Pistols, Whips And Coyotes
  11. Long Knives
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Alex Nejezchleba
  • Zdenek Pradlovsky



Four More Years Of Terror  
2005 Twilight
  1. Race to Extinction
  2. Shoot to Kill
  3. All We've Become
  4. Does One Feel Pain
  5. Betrayal
  6. Hell Probably Win
  7. Can the US Be So Great
  8. Lined Up and Punished
  9. Blind Hatred
  10. Line to Kill
  11. Special Skills
  12. To Fight and Die
  13. Everything is Rotten
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Alex Nejezchleba
  • Zdenek Pradlovsky



Slaves To Society  
2007 Twilight
  1. The Final Skull
  2. In Control
  3. Beaten For The Possibility
  4. Slaves To Society
  5. The Darkest Age
  6. Cheater
  7. Anarchy Nearly Lost
  8. The Room With Views
  9. Remnants Of Hate
  10. The Last Chapter
  11. World Police
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Alex Nejezchleba
  • Zdenek Pradlovsky



The Human Machine  
2010
  1. The Human Machine
  2. It's What Your Country Can Do For You
  3. Twisted Truth
  4. True Color
  5. Suppress Free Thinking
  6. A Replica Of Invention
  7. Faceless Victims Expelled
  8. Worship The Sun
  9. The Lack Of Space
  10. Impale To Kill
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Alex Nejezchleba
  • Zdenek Pradlovsky



The New Elite  
2012
  1. The New Elite
  2. Rise Up And Fight
  3. Remove The Knife
  4. Smile As You're Told
  5. Redirect The Evil
  6. Out Of Control
  7. As Two Worlds Collide
  8. New Reforms
  9. Guide Yourself
  10. Souls To Dissuade
  11. Twist Of Fate
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Alex Nejezchleba
  • Zdenek Pradlovsky



The Witchhunt  
2013
  1. The Witchhunt
  2. Plans of Hate
  3. Another Suicide
  4. Waiting to Die
  5. The Parable
  6. God of Thunder
  7. Remove the Clowns
  8. Raise Your Sword
  9. Wipe Out the Aggressor
  10. Manipulated to Exterminate
  11. The American Dream
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Alex Nejezchleba
  • Zdenek Pradlovsky



An Epiphany Of Hate  
2016
  1. Subdue the Politician
  2. Fiction Soon Becomes Reality
  3. Face Your Fear
  4. Just Be Yourself
  5. Just Take My Right Arm
  6. An Epiphany of Hate
  7. It's Clearly Eden
  8. The People of the Damned
  9. Senses All Will Be Controlled
  10. Red Alert
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Alex Nejezchleba
  • Zdenek Pradlovsky



Mangled Dehumanization  LIVE
2016
  1. Master
  2. Used
  3. Judgement of Will
  4. Cut Through the Filth
  5. Unknown Soldier
  6. Mangled Dehumanization
  7. The Truth
  8. Pledge of Allegiance
  9. Constant Quarrel
  10. Heathen
  11. Pay to Die
  12. Remorseless Poison



Live  LIVE
2018
  1. Master
  2. Subdue the Politician
  3. Slaves to Society
  4. Judgement of Will
  5. Submerged in Sin
  6. Unknown Soldier
  7. Re-entry and Destruction
  8. Collection of Souls
  9. Cut Thru the Filth
  10. Children of the Grave



Vindictive Miscreant  
2018
  1. Vindictive Miscreant
  2. Actions Speak Louder than Words
  3. Replaced
  4. The Inner Strength of the Demon
  5. The Book
  6. Engulfed in Paranoia
  7. The Impossible of Dreams
  8. Stand Up and Be Counted
  • Paul Speckmann
  • Alex Nejezchleba
  • Zdenek Pradlovsky




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