Origin: Cleveland, Ohio, USA  
Genres: 80's Metal
Last update/review: March 23, 2008

Black Death

It's not clear who the first black (as in African-American) metal band was, but Black Death have to be one of the earlier ones. Formed in 1977, they build a sizeable local following, eventually resulting in the one album before fading into obscurity -- a tale that mirrors many a band. A telling quote from the record label president: "Their biggest problem was finding a replacement if a member quit the band -- there just weren't that many black guys in town who could play metal."

Last Lineup

Siki Spacek

lead guitar/vocals

Greg Hicks


Darrell Harris


Phil Bullard

drums RIP: February 6, 2008, colon cancer, age 59


Black Death  
1984 Auburn
  1. Night Of The Living Death
  2. The Hunger
  3. When Tears Run Red (From Love Lost Yesterday)
  4. Fear No Evil
  5. The Scream Of The Iron Messiah
  6. Streetwalker
  7. Black Death
  • Siki Spacek
  • Greg Hicks
  • Darrell Harris
  • Phil Bullard

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