Origin: Seattle, Washington, USA  
Genres: 80's Metal
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Last update/review: October 17, 2023


Culprit's Guilty As Charged remains the BNR favorite for best Shrapnel release of all time, featuring solid classic metal with a technical edge, unique vocals from Jeff L'Heureux, and top-notch but not self-indulgent guitarwork from from the duo of Kjartan Kristofferson and John DeVol, living up to Shrapnel's reputation as a guitar-dominated label. Sadly, the band never got to record a second album, as the departure of Kristofferson and bassist Scott Earl to TKO brought about the breakup of the band within a few years of that debut's release. Like many an 80's band, there were sporadic reunion attempts over the years and eventually Earl became the band's leader, with several new lineups surrounding him.

Current Members

Gabriel Colón

vocals (ex-Gothic Knights, Savage Grace)

P.J. Toyne


Scott Earl

bass (ex-TKO)

Fred Aching


Former Members/Guests

Jeff L'Heureux

vocals RIP: October 10, 2023, age 64

Mino Mereu


Kjartan Kristofferson

guitars (ex-TKO)

John DeVol


Patrick Abbate


Bud Burrill


Saul Ashley



Guilty As Charged!  
1983 Shrapnel
  1. Guilty As Charged
  2. Ice In The Back
  3. Steel To Blood
  4. I Am
  5. Ambush
  6. Tears Of Repentence
  7. Same To You
  8. Fight Back
  9. Players
  • Jeff L'Heureux
  • Kjartan Kristofferson
  • John DeVol
  • Scott Earl
  • Bud Burrill

Innocent 'Til Proven Guilty  COMPILATION

Guilty As Charged: Live!!!  LIVE
  1. Guilty as Charged
  2. Ice in the Back
  3. Steel to Blood
  4. I Am
  5. Ambush
  6. Bass Solo
  7. Tears of Repentance
  8. Same to You
  9. Fight Back
  10. Players
  • Mino Mereu
  • Patrick Abbate
  • Scott Earl
  • Saul Ashley

First Offense  COMPILATION

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