Members of Zoetrope: Barry Stern, Calvin Humphrey, Ken Black, Kevin Michael (2), Louis Svitek, Michael Ray Garrett

Discography of Zoetrope:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 A Life Of Crime 9 Audio 1987 Combat
2 A Life Of Crime 9 Audio 1987 Music For Nations
3 Mind Over Splatter 12 Audio 1993 Red Light Records (US)
4 A Life Of Crime 9 Audio 1987
5 Amnesty 9 Audio 1986 Cobra (2)
6 Mind Over Splatter 12 Audio 1993 Red Light Records (US)
7 Amnesty / Get Tough! 20 Audio 1993 Reborn Classics
8 The Right Way 2 Audio 1980 Zoetrope Music

Zoetrope were a Chicago, Illinois based heavy metal band formed in 1976 while the members were teenagers. The band played a style of speed metal that bordered on thrash, which they referred to as "street metal". In the mid 1980s, the band also frequently played with many local hardcore acts in addition to metal bands, which gave them followings in both camps. The original line up fractured during the recording of the band's second LP, "A Life Of Crime", when guitarist Ken Black left the group. After the tour for "A Life Of Crime", most of the band departed for other projects while guitarist Kevin Michael opted to put a new version of the band together. The group released one more album before disbanding in the early 1990s.

[b][u]Band members:[/u][/b]

Kevin Michael - guitar (1976-1993)

Ken Black - guitar (1976-1987)

Barry Stern - drums, vocals (1976-1988)

Calvin "Willis" Humphrey - bass (1976-1990)

Louis Svitek - guitar (1987-1988)

Pete Montswillo - vocals (1988-1993)

Michael Ray Garrett - guitar (1988-1993)

Drew Kristoff - drums, vocals (1988-1990)

Sean Schipper - drums (1990-1993)

Eric Armstrong - bass (1990-1993)

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