MISTRUST - USA

Spin The Wold - 1986 - C.O.M.A.


  
 
Members

S= Faze, Culprit>>JEFF L'HEUREUX>>Culprit, Way Far Out
G= OWEN WRIGHT>>My Sister’s Machine - Rottweiller>>Michael Winston
B= Rottweiller>>TIM WOLFE
D= CHRIS GOHDE>>My Sister’s Machine, Lye, Hot Rod Lunatics



History

This hard rock band was formed in Seattle in 1984 and recorded one album before disappearing. Singer Kevin Wells was in the founding line-up. After Kevin Wells left the band Steel Sea’s Howard Dee Gray recorded a 4-song demo and played one show before leaving the project potentially because Steel Sea was offered a recording contract by Chrysalis Records. Dee is the brother of guitar player and producer Kelly Gray (Queensryche and Geoff Tate band). The recording was engineered and produced by Howard Dee Gray at SCM studios in Mountlake Terrace, Washington in August of 1985.

The band featured Culprit singer Jeff L'heureux whose band had issued an album through Shrapnel. Jeff had initially agreed to only sing on a song for a compilation and remain with the band for the album all the while remaining in Culprit. He was, therefore, aggravated when the Mistrust LP was shipped with a sticker proclaiming, “featuring Jeff L'Heureux - formerly of Culprit.” Before the debut, however, the group could be heard on the Pacific Metal Project compilation with the song Running For My Life. Kjartan Kristofferson briefly replaced Winston. In 2009, the band reunited for a show at the Feedback Lounge in West Seattle for the CD release of Spin The World. Heart Of Steel Records had issued the CD.

Opening slots included shows with Stryper, Alice Cooper and Loudness. Two members later found modest commercial success through the alternative band, My Sister’s Machine.

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