Origin: Nashville, Tennessee, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Page online: December 5, 2007
Last update/review: July 5, 2017

Temple Of Brutality

This Nashville-based band features some big names, most notably Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson but also one-time W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland, both of whom join guitarist Peter Scheithauer in that man's other project, Killing Machine. Lethal Agenda is the 2005 debut for this group, a Pantera-esque slice of prime thrash. Scheithauer is a fine guitarist, and Howland and Ellefson are ok too (though, like a lot of modern bassists, Ellefson often finds himself buried in the mix), but Todd Barnes' shouted vocals are just too monotonous, though those into metalcore might like them better, even if neither he nor this band fit the metalcore mold. In general, this sounds like by-the-numbers 90's-era thrash, decently done though pretty generic when all is said and done.

Current Members

Todd Barnes


Peter Scheithauer

guitars (Killing Machine)

Dave Ellefson

bass (ex-Killing Machine, Metal Allegiance, ex-Megadeth)

Stet Howland

drums (ex-Killing Machine, ex-Metal Church, ex-W.A.S.P.)


Lethal Agenda  
  1. Lethal Agenda
  2. Hammer
  3. Already Dead
  4. Doesn't Matter
  5. Hate Machine
  6. Isabel
  7. Beating the Man
  8. Built to Last
  9. Interlude
  10. The Art of War
  • Todd Barnes
  • Peter Scheithauer
  • Dave Ellefson
  • Stet Howland

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