Godspeed (band)

OriginUnited States
GenresHard rock, stoner rock, groove metal
Years active1994–1996, 2012–present
Associated actsThe Atomic Bitchwax, Solace
Past membersDavid Blanche
Tommy Southard
Chris Kosnik
Rob Hultz
Tim Schoenleber

Godspeed is an American metal band formed in 1992. Following the release of their debut album Ride on Atlantic Records, produced by Rachel Bolan of Skid Row, the band embarked on two high-profile tours as the opening act for Black Sabbath and Dio. Godspeed gained attention with an appearance on the 1994 Black Sabbath tribute album Nativity in Black, on which they teamed up with guest vocalist Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden to record a cover of the Black Sabbath song, "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath."

After the band's late nineties breakup, bassist Chris Kosnik and guitarist Tommy Southard went on to heavily contribute to the stoner rock movement with their own bands The Atomic Bitchwax and Solace for nearly two decades.

Godspeed's original line-up reunited in 2012 to record new material and a tour in mid-2013.

Band members

  • David Blanche - Vocals-lyrics-(member voc. & guitars' Eccentri Bohemian's)formerly of Staggerwigg, dirty johnny, mad orphans the palindromes Meek Jeepsters , Brain injured children, DDT.
  • Tommy Southard - Guitar (current member of Solace, formerly of Prunella Scales, Slap Rocket, Social Decay, and Sugartooth)
  • Rob Hultz - Bass (current member of Solace, formerly of Lethal Aggression)
  • Chris Kosnik - Bass (current member of The Atomic Bitchwax) and Monster Magnet
  • Tim Schoenleber - Drums
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