Origin: San Antonio, Texas, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Page online: August 16, 2009
Last update/review: March 14, 2015


Byfist was an institution in the Texas metal scene in the late eighties, but they were only able to record a couple of self-financed EPs before management and personnel issues brought about their breakup in 1991. They got back together in 2000 and are still together in one form or another, though their only recorded output since then is compiling their older material, packaged and released as Preserving The Past in 2008. The core of guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara also have served time in David Wayne's old Reverend project, which similarly seems to be in limbo as of this writing.

Current Members

Nacho Vara


Jesse Rios


Dave Galbert


Former Members/Guests

Dave Reese


Vikk Real (Victor Villareal)

vocals RIP: July 2, 2011, motorcycle accident

Davey Lee

guitars RIP: October 1, 2010, heart attack

Roy Cruz


Jesse Vara

drums (Reverend)


You Should Have Known  EP
1988 Saba
  1. Should have Known
  2. Judgement Day
  3. Eyes of Geneva
  4. Midnight Mass
  • Dave Reese
  • Davey Lee
  • Nacho Vara
  • Roy Cruz
  • Jesse Vara

Adrenalin  EP
2000 Saba
  1. Eternal Damnation
  2. Meltdown
  3. Left To Die
  4. Mary Celeste
  • Vikk Real
  • Davey Lee
  • Nacho Vara
  • Roy Cruz
  • Jesse Vara

Preserving The Past  COMPILATION
2008 Rock It Up
  1. Mary Celeste
  2. Eternal Damnation
  3. Left To Die
  4. Meltdown
  5. Should Have Known
  6. Eyes Of Geneva
  7. Midnight Mass
  8. Inspiration
  9. Judgement Day
  10. Love Will Find A Way
  11. Hour Glass Of Time
  12. Guaranteed Death (Demo: Bonus Track)

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