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Whiplash (Underrated Trash Metal Band From New York) – Classic Album “Power And Pain” 1986

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Whiplash But Were Afraid To Ask….

  • All 3 members of the classic line up were named “Tony”
  • Drummer Tony Scaglione was in Slayer briefly. If you blinked you might have missed it.
  • Peter Steele from Carnivore / Type O Negative did backing vocals on this album.
  • Singer / guitarist Tony Portaro can read music (not just tableture)

Whiplash: One of The Most Underrated Trash Bands Of All Time – Listen Here:


Power and Pain is the debut album from New Jersey thrash metal band, Whiplash. It was released in 1986 on Roadrunner Records and was followed up by 1987’s Ticket to Mayhem.

In 1998, Displeased Records rereleased Power and Pain, which included their second album, Ticket to Mayhem.

The album features members of New York City bands, Carnivore and Agnostic Front, on backing vocals.

All songs written by Tony Portaro. except where noted.

Title / Length

1. “Stage Dive” 3:09
2 .”Red Bomb” 5:18
3. “Last Man Al ive” 3:31
4. “Message in Blood”4:04
5. “War Monger” 3:18
6. “Power Thrashing Death” 4:13
7. “Stirring the Cauldron (lyrics and music by Tony Portaro, Tony Scaglione and Tony Bono)” 4:18
8. “Spit on Your Grave” 2:49
9. “Nailed to the Cross” 4:05

Total length: 34:45

Source: Wikipedia

Best Track: “The Burning Of Atlanta”

Even though Power and Pain may be the album they are best known for the follow-up “Ticket To Mayhem” had my favorite track “The Burning Of Atlanta“.

Wan Learn To Play Burning Of Atlanta?

In case you were really impressed by “The Burning Of Atlanta” learn to play the song right from Tony Portaro on his youtube channel where he gives the occasional guitar lissen.

Tony Portaro – vocals, guitar
Tony Bono – bass
Tony Scaglione – drums

Peter Steele and Louie Beateaux (Carnivore) – backing vocals
Vinnie Stigma and Rob Kabula (Agnostic Front) – backing vocals
Recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Produced by Norman Dunn (2)/ Engineered by Michael Marciano

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Whiplash “Ticket To Mayhem” LP 1987

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This New Jersey Thrash Outfit Should Have Be Legends: What Happend?

Ticket to Mayhem is the second studio album from New Jersey thrash metal band, Whiplash. It was released on Roadrunner Records in October 1987 and follows 1986’s Power and Pain. 1989, the band released a follow-up album, Insult to Injury. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)

Side A

1. Stage Dive (03:09)
2. Red Bomb (05:18)
3. Last Man Alive (03:31)
4. Message in Blood (04:04)

Side B

5. War Monger (03:18)
6. Power Thrashing Death (04:13)
7. Stirring the Cauldron (04:18)
8. Spit on Your Grave (02:49)
9. Nailed to the Cross (4:05)

Total Running: 34:45


Yes, Whiplash is a 3 piece band from New York and it should come as no shock that all 3 members are named “Tony”.

Line up: Tony Portaro – Vocals, Guitars
Tony Bono (R.I.P. 2002) – Bass
Tony Scaglione – Drums (ex-slayer)

Whiplash "Ticket To Mayhem" LP 1987