Origin: Hawaii, USA  
Genres: 80's Metal
Last update/review: December 19, 2002


Hawaii was one of two notable bands to originate from the Aloha State (the other being Sacred Rite), and is one of several bands featuring guitarist extraordinaire Marty Friedman. Having left the mainland and the band Deuce behind him (see the Tension page for more info on that band), Marty toyed with a band called Vixen before forming this band. Interestingly, the vocalist who later joined here (Eddie Day) was also in Deuce back when they were popular. As with many early Shrapnel releases, One Nation Underground is heavy on the guitar work, being a fine showcase for the up-and-coming Friedman. After two albums and an EP, Hawaii folded, with Friedman later seen in Cacophony before moving on to fame and fortune with Megadeth. He currently is working solo, both in metallic and non-metallic capacities.

Last Lineup

Eddie Day


Marty Friedman

guitars (ex-Cacophony, ex-Megadeth, ex-Tourniquet, ex-Vixen)

Tom Azevedo


Joey Galisa


Jeff Graves

drums (ex-Vixen)

Former Members/Guests

Gary St. Pierre

vocals/bass (ex-Vicious Rumors)


One Nation Underground  
1983 Shrapnel
  1. Living In Sin
  2. Silent Nightmare
  3. One Nation Underground
  4. You're Gonna Burn
  5. Escape The Night
  6. Nitro Power
  7. The Pit And The Pendelum
  8. Secret Of The Stars
  9. Overture Volcania
  • Gary St. Pierre
  • Marty Friedman
  • Jeff Graves

Loud, Wild And Heavy  EP
1984 self-released
  1. Bad Boys Of Metal
  2. Loud, Wild And Heavy
  3. Escape The Night
  4. Rhapsody In Black
  • Eddie Day
  • Marty Friedman
  • Joey Galisa
  • Jeff Graves

The Natives Are Restless  
1985 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Call of the Wild
  2. Turn It Louder
  3. V.P.H.B
  4. Beg For Mercy
  5. Unfinished Business
  6. Proud to Be Loud
  7. Lies
  8. Omichan No Uta
  9. Dynamite
  • Eddie Day
  • Marty Friedman
  • Tom Azevedo
  • Joey Galisa
  • Jeff Graves

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