OLD SCHOOL THRASH.
"POWER AND PAIN", THE NOW CLASSIC 1985 DEBUT, IS A THRASH MASTERPIECE.
SPANNING 3 DECADES, SINCE THE BIRTH OF THRASH, AND MAINTAINING A FAN BASE
THAT COVERS THE WORLD, WHIPLASH IS THE HIGH-ENERGY BAND THAT EXPLODES ONSTAGE, GRABS YOU BY THE NECK AND DROPS YOU INTO THE PIT.
WHIPLASH IS A POWER TRIO YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS.
WHIPLASH burst onto the metal scene in 1984, offering their brand of original East Coast Thrash. Known worldwide for taking lightning speed metal on a neck-breaking ride. Commanding vocals, intricate guitar playing and masterful beats pack heat into EVERY energetic stage performance.
Tony Portaro, founding member of WHIPLASH, leads a lineup that delivers metal old school style. Portaro's unique vocals and thrashing riffs keep heads banging, while his intricate, soaring leads punctuate his solid songwriting.
Bassist Dank DeLong joined WHIPLASH in 2010.
He developed his bass style out of the 80's Metal/Hardcore/Punk scene in New York. An undeniable presence on stage, Dank's commanding backing vocals and powerful bass handling highlight a thunderous performance.
Originally formed in New Jersey, USA, in 1984, WHIPLASH began as the 3 Tonys: Portaro on guitar and vocals, Tony Scaglione on drums and Tony Bono (R.I.P. 2002) on bass. They were signed by Roadrunner Records in 1985, recorded their debut album "Power And Pain" and took their place as Old School Thrash Metal Legends.
Ron Lipnicki’s thrash injection to WHIPLASH in 2018 would begin a new era for the band on Metal Blade Records. Hailing from New Jersey, Ron’s drum skills need no introduction, coming off a 12-year run with OVERKILL, and before that, hitting it with HADES. With his precision guns firing, Lipnicki obliterates the kit while setting rapid-fire pace!
WHIPLASH lineups have included drummers Dan "Lord" Foord, James DeMaria, and Charlie Z.