The first known all-African-American heavy metal band

This is a picture of the first known all-African-American heavy metal band. Black Death formed in the late 1970’s and hailed from Cleveland, OH where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located. Coincidence? I think not. Read about them here. Listen to them here.

The dude standing middle in the back needs to work a bit on his metal face, but the rest of them pretty much blow my metal mind. (via 9GAG)

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The band “Black Death” circa 1979

Recommended metal reading: Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal

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7 responses to “The first known all-African-American heavy metal band

  1. The dude standing in the middle back is drummer Phil Bulliard; he passed in 2008 from colon cancer. One of the best metal bands ever!!

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  4. i think its cool i want to see more african american heavy metal bands

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  5. haha. That’s funny. He does kinda look like Kirk.

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  6. There’s always a Kirk Hammett in every bunch!

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