TRAUMA IS BACK!
Original 1980 TRAUMA Lineup Featured The Legendary Cliff Burton On Bass
TRAUMA was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1980 as one of the first of the New Wave Of Bay Area metal bands. The group’s original lineup included Michael Overton on guitar, George Lady on guitar, Dennis Shafer on drums, Cliff Burton (METALLICA) on bass, and Donny Hillier on vocals.
TRAUMA quickly became well-known throughout the California Bay Area and beyond, playing legendary venues like The Stone, Bill Graham’s Wolfgang’s, Whisky A Go Go, and The Troubadour. The first track TRAUMA ever recorded, “Such a Shame”, was included on Metal Blade Records’ “Metal Massacre II” compilation in 1982.
After Burton’s departure to join METALLICA, the band changed personnel and musicians Kris Gustofson (drums), Ross Alexander Merson (guitar) and Lucas Advincula (bass) joined Michael Overton and Donny Hillier in their new lineup. In 1984, TRAUMA recorded the “Scratch And Scream” album for Shrapnel Records. The LP received many excellent reviews from primarily American and European heavy metal magazines such as Kerrang!, Circus and Metal Forces, to name a few.
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Shrapnel Records: http://shrapnelrecords.com
The “Scratch And Scream” album, unavailable before on a legitimate CD issue, has long been considered a hard-to-obtain, classic heavy metal record.
Now on iTunes, Amazon.com, and Shrapnel Records.com, “Scratch And Scream” reissue was remastered from the original master tapes and includes bonus tracks that feature the gone-but-never-forgotten bassist.
Earlier this year, the album received a retro recommendation by About.com/Metal.
After a lengthy hiatus, TRAUMA recently reformed. Donny Hillier, Kris Gustofson and Lucas Advincula have been joined by guitarist Kurt Fry, a veteran songwriter and recording/touring artist.
TRAUMA has played recent shows in San Francisco and Oakland and is planning to tour.
The band is currently in the studio, putting the finishing touches on its new album. The sound is unmistakably hard and heavy.
Medication Time recently conducted an interview with vocalist Donny Hillier of the newly reformed metal band TRAUMA.
Radio personality James Vincent of Medication Time conducted an interview with Vocalist Donny Hillier of the newly reformed metal band “Trauma” and they talked about Trauma’s highly sought after and now recently reissued album “Scratch and Scream” (now on CD and digital download) featuring CLIFF BURTON from his Pre-METALLICA days and the band’s new forthcoming studio endeavor…
Medication Time is aired 3-6pm ET every Tuesday on WOOL-LP 100.1 FM, in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
You can listen to the in-depth Interview here: https://soundcloud.com/scott-thomas-19/trauma-the-donny-hillier
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(Source: Scott Thomas / Guitarz Forever)
LONG LIVE TRAUMA.
LONG LIVE SHRAPNEL RECORDS.
LONG LIVE METAL.