Origin: Tampa, Florida, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
Page online: June 16, 2008
Last update/review: June 16, 2008


The oddly-named Amboog-A-Lard was founded in Florida in the late eighties by the trio of Dan Fontana, Barry Alpert, and George Kokkoris. They never hit the big time, but they are known for featuring longtime Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez (here, under his real name Jeordie White). In their early years they cultivated a healthy following in the Florida area, opening for major bands, recording a couple of demos, and things were starting to look good for the band. But their timing was off, as thrash was fading in the early nineties and grunge/alternative was taking over, and the usual personality conflicts that plague many a band were present here as well. Amidst several lineup changes (including the departures of founding members Alpert and Kokkoris), they finally managed to record one album, A New Hope, in 1993, but they weren't able to capitalize on that, and with White's move to Manson, sole remaining founding member Dan Fontana put an end to the group around 1996. The album, with lyrics loosely based on Star Wars of all things, is somewhat of a quirky thrash album, uneven though with a fair bit of originality.

Last Lineup

Dan Fontana


Jeordie White

bass (ex-Marilyn Manson)

Chad Steinhart


Jon Somerlade


Former Members/Guests

Barry Alpert


George Kokkoris



A New Hope  
1993 self-released
  1. Intro
  2. Beyond Insanity
  3. Medicine Man (L.O.G.R.A.Y.)
  4. A Matter of Honor
  5. Trouble
  6. Art of Sin
  7. Winds
  8. Disease
  9. Do or Do Not
  10. A New Hope
  • Dan Fontana
  • Jeordie White
  • Chad Steinhart
  • Jon Somerlade

1990-1991 Demos  
  1. Balance of Power
  2. Edge of Darkness
  3. Picture Perfect
  4. Thou Shalt Not Kill
  5. Winds of Change
  6. Overthrown
  7. Take the Pain
  8. Meaning of Mind
  • Dan Fontana
  • Jeordie White
  • Barry Alpert
  • George Kokkoris

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