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Death & Taxe$ debut is an excellent technical thrash effort, one of the best I've heard (I even like the indie-sounding production, it works with the material). After a 5 year wait, they finally followed up their excellent debut with the more avant-garde release "Theenigmathatisman". It's more eclectic but not as aggressive. Both releases are excellent, but I have to lean to the debut as my favorite (can't help it, I grew up on thrash). Some I've shared them with have stated a dislike for the vocals, which aren't great, but IMO work in the material. Definitely for adventurous listeners and definitely worth your time.

Sadly, founding member Tom Shannon passed away in 2002, leaving the future of the band uncertain. In his honor, the remaining band have completed, with the help of some guests, the last songs written by Shannon, including some parts he recorded before his passing. The band will likely continue in a similar vein, but a name change is a possibility. Only time will tell.

If you go to the band's web site, there is information about making a donation to cancer research in Tom's honor and in exchange for Death & Taxe$ CDs.

Added on 2/26/2003 6:00 AM by jimbobhickville | Last updated on 4/21/2004 5:00 AM by jimbobhickville

Current (or Last Known) Lineup

Musician Instruments Currently Also In Used To Be In Guest Appearances
Vince Martinez Guitar
Dean McCall Drums
Amanda Rowse Vocals
Tom Stillwagon Bass

Past Lineup (Members Who Never Appeared on an Album)

Discography (3 Releases)

2004 - The Alaska 12 Expeditions by Death & Taxe$

2001 - Theenigmathatisman by Death & Taxe$

Mark Hanson Drums
Vince Martinez Vocals, Guitar, E-Bow
Don Medina Drums
Thomas Patrick Shannon Vocals, Bass, Chapman Stick, Percussion, Flute

1996 - Paradigms For a New Quarter by Death & Taxe$

Mark Hanson Drums, Percussion
Tony Martinez Vocals, Guitar
Thomas Patrick Shannon Vocals, Bass, Percussion

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