Formed in late 2010, Eugenic Death is a thrash metal band from
Greensboro, North Carolina. Fanatical followers of old-school thrash metal, the
members of Eugenic Death are on a metal mission to bring back the genre with even faster riffs, while still maintaining the classic
old-school sound and style.
Jonathan McCanless-lead guitarist-had long desired to get his music into mass circulation and decided in late 2010 that the only way to accomplish this was to start a band with the most professional, dedicated, and talented musicians he could find.
The natural choice for vocals was Keith Davis, whose voice is reminiscent of legends like Chuck Billy of Testament and Max cavalera from sepultura, and whose presence is nothing but pure, unadulterated thrash.
The other member of that original band was Shane Lucas, a bassist whose style is heavily influenced by Steve Harris of Iron Maiden. His wildly creative bass parts harmonized perfectly in both speed and style with Jonathan’s guitars.
Unsure of where to find a drummer that could play the technically challenging,
face-melting, and frenzy-inducing drum parts needed to compliment such a line-up, Jonathan turned to Keith and Shane to find the perfect fit. Keith immediately offered drummer Ian Pasquini, drummer from High Point, NC, who is influenced by Mastodon, Slayer,and Dying Fetus. Ian earned his place as Eugenic Death’s drummer with his versatility, dedication, and ear-rupturing drum parts. Amid initial worries that this was too odd of a pairing, any and all concerns were obliterated by the violent majesty which emanated from that first practice.