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 has a show on 04/19/2015 at 08:00 PM @ Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5rgmjg #concert
“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.”