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20 lb SLEDGE / Bio

20 lb SLEDGE is a Hard Rock music project in Southern California. 20 lb SLEDGE was founded by AlfonZo Rachel in 2005. 20 lb SLEDGE was formally known as SUPER SLAVE with members, Jaqui Glover on guitar formerly of AGRO NEGRO & the WHITE POWER TRIO, Phil Adkins on vocals, AlfonZo Rachel on drums, and Joey Courteax; a guitarist who is now with the group UNDERHANDER, but volunteered to play bass for SUPER SLAVE from 1998-1999. After Joey came Jeff Litrell (also of AGRO NEGRO & the WHITE POWER TRIO) who filled in the bass spot from 1999 to 2000.
SUPER SLAVE went defunct, but revised with Joey Courteax returning this time on his favored instrument; guitar, and Ra Slade on Bass. Ra met AlfonZo at a studio where AlfonZo taught martial arts. AlfonZo asked Ra if he knew how to play bass. Ra said, "No". AlfonZo asked if he wanted to learn. Ra said, "Yup". So AlfonZo Taught Ra how to play bass, and Ra became the new bass player for SUPER SLAVE. Within' a few months they played their 1st gig at the Troubadour, with Corey Hampton (who played T-Bone in the horror movie "KILLJOY" ) as the new frontman.
SUPER SLAVE dissolved by 2005. The vision took on a new name. 20 lb SLEDGE Which AlfonZo backs the title idea with him doing some demolition work. He was breaking down a wall with a 10 pound sledge. At the time he wasn't a Christian. He came to the conclusion that the only thing separating him from peace, joy, and prosperity was not knowing Christ, and what was separating Alfonzo from Christ was a brick wall called his ego. He surmised that the reason why his bands couldn't stay together was because Christ wasn't at the center of it. So AlfonZo likes to think of a 20 lb SLEDGE as the hammer he used to smash down the wall that separates him from Christ.
20 lb SLEDGE surfaced after a long search for players in 2012 with Eli Chatman; an assistant pastor from SLAUGHTER HOUSE MINISTRIES as the Frontman, Kem Wade from BLACK LOTUS on bass, Shawn Taylor on guitar, and AlfonZo Rachel who also played drums and rotated on guitar and bass for the GARY GRAHAM BAND (Gary Graham form the T.V. Shows ALIENATION and STAR TREK) AlfonZo also filled in on drums for THE ARMY YOU HAVE. AlfonZo is so far best known for his social political commentaries called ZoNation featured on PJTV which he started doing under his production moniker, Macho Sauce Productions which also produces 20 lb SLEDGE.

General Info

Band Members
AlfonZo Rachel: Drums/founder, Eli Chatman: Frontman, K. Martin Wade: Bass/Backing Vocals, Shawn Taylor: Guitar/Backing Vocals
Artist Name
20 lb SLEDGE
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Christian / Hard Rock

Contact Info

Torrance, CA
AlfonZo Rachel

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