LETHAL - USA

Programmed - 1990 - Metal Blade
Poison Seed - 1996 - Massacre


  
 
Members

S= Killing Rabies>>TIM MALICOAT>>Killing Rabies
G= ERIC COOK - Dell Hull - Simple Aggression, Killing Rabies>>DAVID MCELFRESH>>Killing Rabies
B= GLEN COOK
D= JERRY HARTMAN



History

Hebron, Kentucky is not exactly known for heavy metal, but that is exactly where Lethal hailed from. The group coalesced in 1982 and issued a demo called the Arrival six years later. This garnered the band a deal with Metal Blade for the Programmed album of 1990. Dell Hull left following the release and was replaced by McElfresh. An EP called Your Favorite God was issued in 1995 retaining the band’s high-pitched vocals, but Poison Seed attempted to come across as more trendy. The album, now on Massacre records, was the band’s last. The band played live until 1998 before disappearing.

Inevitably, the band disbanded and reformed with the Poison Seed line-up in the middle of 2006. Lethal appeared at the Keep It True festival in Germany in 2007. Eric played the show despite a chronic hand injury. The Cooks were siblings.

Eric Cook died of cancer in 2012. In 2013, Killing Rabies' four-song EP was available on the band’s page. Killing Rabies was the side-project of Lethal members Tom Mallicoat and guitarist David McElfresh in the '90s.

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