Hittman - 1988 - SPV
Vivas Machina - 1992 - SPV

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Anthrax, Solo>>DIRK KENNEDY>>Solo

Attila, Cult Stars From Mars>>JIM BACCHI>>Cult Stars From Mars - JOHN KRISTEN [JOHN INGLIMA]

Attila>>Michael Buccell

Takashi>>Chuck Kory [Chuck Khoury] - Mark Jenkins

History & Biography
Out to shoot and kill, Hittman was formed in New York in 1984. It was rumoured that singer Kennedy was actually a member of Anthrax once, although Hittman was more of a straightforward US metal band. In fact, Kennedy had merely jammed with Anthrax on a couple of occasions. The band issued a well-known and self-titled demo in 1985. The group's first concert was opening for Stryper on 11.11.1985. Former Anthrax guitarist Greg Walls would briefly join Hittman in 1986. The band began playing shows and underwent a couple of line-up changes before finding a deal through Germany's Steamhammer which, after signing bands like Griffin, was looking for its next American signing. Mark Jenkins would replace Kory on drums for the more progressive second album.

It was announced that the act had reformed and was recording in 2001. Nothing transpired. At one point there were rumours of a third album for 2002 or 2003. Instead Kennedy put together a home studio and recorded a solo album for 2004. A reunited Hittman was to play at Germany’s Keep It True XII in 2009. The band was in its original line-up. In January, the band was forced to cancel its planned show at the Keep It True XII festival due to an unexpected family tragedy. Michael Buccel died in November 2013. He was in a car accident. The Dutch hard rock band Picture was drafted as a replacement. Hittman reappeared in 2017. The band played its first concert in years at Blackthorn 51 in Elmhurst, New York on April 24th 2018. Greg Bier was on bass. Drummer Joe Fugazi joined in 2019 replacing Jai Es. The band opened a concert for Queensrÿche in 2022. The band pulled out of several opening slots for Accept in late 2022. There was not any explanation other than logistics. Black Water Rising took Hittman's place.