The band was founded by lead vocalist T. A. Navarr (ex-Wicked Kin) in 1998. T.A.'s stellar vocals are the focal point of the band. With a style and range comparable to many of the greatest rock singers, T.A. can hold his own with the best in the biz.
T.A.'s first recruit was long time friend and local band rival, Al Anderson. A local guitar legend, Al was a frequent player in the Bay Area club circuit and shared the stage with some of the top Metal touring groups in the 80's. Al's own band Wages of Sin was notorious for their blistering live shows and unrivaled stage antics.
Various members passed through American Scream until 1999 when T.A. and Al hooked up with drummer extraordinaire Scott Smallwood (ex-Scarlett). Scott, also a veteran of the Bay Area scene, quickly became the backbone of the band with speed and chops other drummers can only envy.
After 8 months of burning through a number of Bay area bass players, Scott helped recruit one of the greatest assets to the American Scream sound when he brought in former band-mate Rich Recker. Rich's background vocals are a major part of American Scream's sound.
In the winter of 2000, American Scream recorded their self-titled debut EP. The CD contained 8 tracks and quickly sold out. It was followed by a second full length CD - also titled "American Scream" - which was released under the Scream Dream Productions label and is being distributed by Perris Records.
For more information on the band please write to: American Scream, PO Box 3074, Antioch, California 94531-3074, U.S.A. or visit the band's website: www.americanscream.net
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