Origin: Nashville, Tennessee, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Page online: June 11, 2003
Last update/review: September 7, 2020

Intruder

Tennessee has hardly been a hotbed for metal, but Intruder was one band from that state, arising from the South in the mid-late 80's (first as Transgressor, then changing name to Intruder around 1987), putting out a debut release on the small Iron Works label before signing with Metal Blade for a few albums, joining a stable of similarly-minded thrashers such as Viking, Epidemic, Slaughter House, and others. Intruder wasn't radically different from these or other thrash bands of the day, but they were tight and energetic and enjoyable for the period. They faded away in the early nineties, reforming occasionally over the years for some reunion shows. The original lineup was active as of 2019 but guitarist Gregg Messick's passing in September 2020 may change matters.

Last Lineup

Jimmy Hamilton

vocals

Arther Vinnett

guitars

Greg Messick

guitars RIP: September 5, 2020, age 55

Todd Nelson

bass

John Pieroni

drums



Discography


Live To Die  
1987 Iron Works
  1. Cover Up
  2. Turn Back
  3. Victory In Disguise
  4. Live To Die
  5. Kiss Of Death
  6. Cold - Blooded Killer
  7. Blind Rage
  8. T.M. (You Paid The Price)
  • Jimmy Hamilton
  • Arther Vinnett
  • Todd Nelson
  • John Pieroni



A Higher Form Of Killing  
1989 Metal Blade
  1. Time Of Trouble
  2. The Martyr
  3. Genetic Suicide
  4. Second Chance
  5. (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
  6. Killing Winds
  7. The Sentence Is Death
  8. Agents Of The Dark (M.I.B.)
  9. Antipathy
  10. Mr. Death
  • Jimmy Hamilton
  • Arther Vinnett
  • Greg Messick
  • Todd Nelson
  • John Pieroni



Escape From Pain  EP
1990 Metal Blade
  1. 25 Or 6 To 4
  2. Escape From Pain
  3. Cold-Blooded Killer
  4. Kiss Of Death
  5. T.M. (You Paid The Price)
  • Jimmy Hamilton
  • Arther Vinnett
  • Greg Messick
  • Todd Nelson
  • John Pieroni



Psycho Savant  
1991 Metal Blade
  1. Face of Hate
  2. Geri's Lament (When)
  3. The Enemy within
  4. It's a good Life
  5. Invisible
  6. Traitor to the Living
  7. Final Word
  8. N.G.R.I.
  • Jimmy Hamilton
  • Arther Vinnett
  • Greg Messick
  • Todd Nelson
  • John Pieroni




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