Sounds Like: Slayer band, Exodus, Dark Angel, Testament, Forbidden
Bio: The Southern California-based thrash metal band VIKING was founded in the spring of 1986. The original lineup consisted of: Ron Eriksen (Guitar/Vocals), Brett Eriksen (Guitar), Matt Jordan (Drums), and James Lareau (Bass).
In 1985, Ron Daniel had become tired of playing in the souther...See Full Bio
“VIKING Announce First Shows In 20 Years Los Angeles-based thrash metallers VIKING have announced their first shows in over 20 years. Founded in the spring of 1986 in Los Angeles, Viking released two full-length albums, 1987's Do Or Die and 1989's Man Of Straw. Long hailed as one of the most rare and hard to find speed/thrash metal albums by collectors, Man Of Straw was re-released in 2006 via Lost And Found Records. This fully licensed CD release was remastered and contained rare and never-before-heard bonus tracks. In early 2011, Ron Daniel (guitar, vocals) and Matt Jordan (drums) resurrected Viking after a 20-year hiatus. Ron recruited former DARK ANGEL members Gene Hoglan and Michael Gonzalez to record Viking's first release in over 20 years. Viking is: original member Ron Daniel Eriksen on vocals/guitar, Michael Gonzalez (Dark Angel) on bass, and Justin Zych (ARGONAUT, VINDICATOR) on lead guitar.”