Chrome was a band founded in San Francisco, California in 1976.
Inspired by mid-70s punk rock and rock groups such as Hawkwind and Black Sabbath, Chrome's music incorporated synthesizers and samples, and frequently emphasized themes of science fiction and paranoia. Though their mainstream success was limited, Chrome are now regarded as one of the earliest industrial rock groups.
Chrome initially consisted of Gary Spain (bass, guitar, vocals) and Damon Edge (drums and synthesizer), though John Lambdin (vocals, guitar and bass) and Mike Low (guitar, synth, and bass) were quickly recruited. Guitarist Helios Creed joined soon thereafter, and would remain the core of Chrome, alongside Edge. After the first LP, The Visitation, Low and Lambdin left, and after the second LP, Alien Soundtracks, Spain became less involved with the band.
Between 1978 and 1982, Edge and Creed (at some point with the Stench Brothers, John and Hillary, as a rhythm section) released a handful of albums. In "The secret history of rock" Helios Creed said they wanted to make some "scary, funny music". Their experimental rock was into science-fiction, alienation and cynicism.
When they split the band up in 1983, Damon Edge continued on with the name, hiring a complete new band in Europe. Edge moved to France and released several records under the name Chrome.
Damon Edge died in Los Angeles the summer of 1995, of heart failure. After Damon's death, Helios picked up the name and began releasing new material.
1. Wings Born In The Night 6:40
2. Tribes 3:05
3. Gehenna to Canaan 3:08
4. Légendes des Fantomes Futures 5:29
1. Beacons to The Eye 7:19
2. Raining Milk 1:54
3. Annorexic Sacrifice 3:30
4. Gehenna Lion 5:32
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