Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Last update/review: February 14, 2015

Zimmers Hole

Zimmers Hole features two core members of Strapping Young Lad, though this band predates their involvement with Devin Townsend. As Scatterbrain found out years ago, basing a metal band's foundation on ridiculously over-the-top humorous lyrics is a risky business. Then again, it's too bad more bands don't take such an approach, as all too often metal lyrics are either pretentious or pointlessly evil just for mindless shock value. Zimmers Hole, like Scatterbrain, has opted for the don't-take-us-seriously approach, and also like Scatterbrain, the music alone (in this case, aggressive speedy thrash with both death and clean vocal styles) is strong enough to stand on its own regardless of the accompanying lyrics. Simply put, this band is fun to listen to, both for sheer entertainment value (for example, playing "guess-the-stolen-riff-from-a-famous-song", something they do on occasion), as well as serious headbanging. Sure, there are a few throwaway joke songs ("1000 Miles Of Cock" comes to mind), but Zimmers Hole is much more than a cheap novelty act.

Current Members

Chris Valagao

vocals (Mechanism, ex-Memorain, West Of Hell)

Jed Simon

guitars (ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Scar The Martyr, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, ex-Devin Townsend)

Byron Stroud

bass (3 Inches Of Blood, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, ex-Devin Townsend)

Gene Hoglan

drums (Dark Angel, Daemon, ex-Death, Dethklok, ex-Fear Factory, Mechanism, ex-Memorain, ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Phantasm, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Testament, ex-Tenet, ex-Devin Townsend, guest for Viking)

Former Members/Guests

Steve Wheeler



Bound By Fire  
1997 Heavy Devy
  1. Follow
  2. Blister
  3. Pork Rind Toes
  4. Two-Headed Anal Baby
  5. Peanut Butter Kitty
  6. Hell Comes To Breakfast
  7. Fully Packed
  8. Rent-A-Cop
  9. Bread
  10. This Is Metal
  11. Dis
  12. Waste Of Towels
  13. Gospel Sodomy Boy On Blow
  14. Terry
  15. Bound By Fire
  • Chris Valagao
  • Jed Simon
  • Byron Stroud
  • Steve Wheeler

Legion Of Flames  
2002 Viruswork
  1. The Hole Is The Law
  2. Death To The Dodgers Of Soap
  3. Re-Anaconda
  4. Legion Of Flames
  5. Well Of Misfortune
  6. Aerometh
  7. Evil Robots
  8. Gender Of The Beast
  9. Rock Move 47
  10. 1000 Miles Of Cock
  11. Sodomanaz
  12. That's How Drunks Drink
  13. Doggy Style
  14. This Flight Tonight
  15. White Trash Momma
  16. Gaysong
  17. Mushroom Mattrewss
  18. Satan Is A Gay Porno Star
  19. Platinum Shine
  20. The Death Of The Resurrection Of The Death Of Metal
  • Chris Valagao
  • Jed Simon
  • Byron Stroud
  • Steve Wheeler

When You Were Shouting At The Devil ...  
  1. When You Were Shouting At The Devil...We Were In League With Satan
  2. We Rule The Fucking Land
  3. The Flight Of The Night Bat
  4. 1312
  5. Devil's Mouth
  6. The Vowel Song
  7. Fista Corps
  8. Anonymous Esophagus
  9. Alright
  10. Hair Doesn't Grow On Steel
  11. What's My Name... Evil!
  • Chris Valagao
  • Jed Simon
  • Byron Stroud
  • Gene Hoglan
2008 Readers' Album #45

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