Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
Last update/review: April 14, 2005


A popular Chicago band in the 80's, Zoetrope's music (self-described as "street metal") was aggressive 80's metal bordering on thrash. Two good albums were released in the eighties, and then a totally revamped lineup came together five years later with "Mind Over Splatter", which may or may not be of a similar style. The bands name (pronounced e-trope) was derived from sort of film industry apparatus, as well as the name of Francis Ford Coppola's studio.

Last Lineup

Pete Montswillo


Kevin Michael


Michael Ray Garrett


Eric Armstrong


Sean Schipper


Former Members/Guests

Barry Stern

drums/vocals (ex-Trouble) RIP: April 1, 2005, post-surgery complications, age 45

Ken Black


Louie Svitek


Calvin Humphrey



1985 Combat
  1. Indecent Obsessions
  2. Kill the Enemy
  3. Mercenary
  4. Amnesty
  5. Member in a Gang
  6. Break Your Back
  7. Another Chance
  8. Creatures
  9. Trip Wires
  • Barry Stern
  • Kevin Michael
  • Ken Black
  • Calvin Humphrey

A Life Of Crime  
1987 Combat
  1. Detention
  2. Seeking Asylum
  3. Promiscuity
  4. NASA
  5. Unbridled Energy
  6. Prohibition
  7. Company Man
  8. Pickpocket
  9. Hard to Survive
  • Barry Stern
  • Kevin Michael
  • Louie Svitek
  • Calvin Humphrey

Mind Over Splatter  
  1. Crack
  2. Million Ways to Die
  3. New World Order
  4. Guilt by Association
  5. Down and Out
  6. It's My Life
  7. New York Minute
  8. Acid Rain
  9. Deceased Corpsmen
  10. Splattered
  11. Spilling of Blood
  12. Tomorrow It's You
  • Pete Montswillo
  • Kevin Michael
  • Michael Ray Garrett
  • Eric Armstrong
  • Sean Schipper

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