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Whiplash is an American band. The band was founded in 1984 in Passaic, New Jersey by the three Tonys: Tony Portaro (vocals, guitar), Tony Scaglione (drums) and Tony Bono (bass).


History
The original lineup of Tony Portaro, Tony Scaglione and Tony Bono recorded their debut album Power and Pain for Roadrunner Records in 1986. Joe Cangelosi replaced Tony Scaglione that same year when he left for a seven-week tour with . Joe Cangelosi recorded Ticket to Mayhem in 1987 with the two Tonys. In 1989, Glenn Hansen joined the band as the new singer for the album titled Insult to Injury. The band split up due to business reasons, but reunited in 1995 after Portaro and Scaglione joined forces in a revamped lineup of Billy Milano's M.O.D. for a European tour. Whiplash released two further albums, Cult of One and Sit, Stand, Kneel, Prey before the three Tonys recorded a final album together in 1998, Thrashback.

Bassist Tony Bono died in 2002 after suffering a heart attack, at the age of 38.

In 2009, founding member Tony Portaro and Joe Cangelosi reformed the band, adding bassist Rich Day, and recorded Unborn Again, released in September 2009. Whiplash played many festivals in Europe that year including Wacken Open Air in Germany, Jalometalli festival in Finland and shows in Italy, Norway, Mexico and Colombia.

In 2010, the band took a limited break due to personal legal reasons. In the start of December 2010, Tony Portaro announced the return of their original drummer, Tony Scaglione, to the band. They recruited New York bassist David DeLong, a Pennsylvania-Dutch native, with music influences from the 80's NY Metal/Hardcore/Punk scene. However, after two weeks, Tony Scaglione announced personal scheduling issues became his priority. With the help of Ben Ward of and Nathan Perrier of Alabaster Suns, Labrat and Capricorns, Dan "Loord" Foord () entered into the band.

Whiplash launched their POWER AND PAIN 2011 tour with dates in Greece and Italy in April 2011. Following performances at HELLFEST (France) and Portaro's hometown of Clifton, New Jersey, Whiplash headlined at the festival SLAUGHTER BY THE WATER 2. After returning from , they began writing new material, and held another performance before finishing their tour with three shows in . In January 2012, Whiplash headlined thrash metal shows in and New Jersey before embarking on the heavy metal cruise 70000 TONS OF METAL aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Majesty Of The Seas. In March and April, Whiplash performed at shows in the , and at the Keep It True Festival in Germany and the SWR Barroselas Metalfest in .

Whiplash is now focusing on finishing their next record, after returning from Pereira, Colombia, where they headlined at the Convivencia Rock 2012 festival in July 2012. On October 10, 2015, Whiplash announced their reunion with original drummer Tony Scaglione. They have also been working on a new EP, entitled Old School American Way.

In July 2018, Whiplash signed with Metal Blade Records and is currently working on a new album due for an early 2019 release.


Band members

Current band members


Timeline
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Colors =

 id:Vocals   value:red        legend:Lead_vocals
 id:Guitars  value:green      legend:Guitars
 id:Bass     value:blue       legend:Bass
 id:Drums    value:orange     legend:Drums
 id:Lines1   value:black      legend:Studio_albums
     

LineData =

 at:03/01/1986 color:black layer:back
 at:10/02/1987 color:black layer:back
 at:08/14/1989 color:black layer:back
 at:03/26/1996 color:black layer:back
 at:12/08/1997 color:black layer:back
 at:10/05/1998 color:black layer:back
 at:09/08/2009 color:black layer:back
     

BarData =

 bar:Orosz      text:"Mike Orosz"
 bar:Hansen     text:"Glenn Hansen"
 bar:Gonzo      text:"Rob Gonzo"
 bar:Portaro    text:"Tony Portaro"
 bar:Conditi    text:"Warren Conditi"
 bar:Burns      text:"Pat Burns"
 bar:Harding    text:"Rob Harding"
 bar:Bono       text:"Tony Bono"
 bar:Preziosa   text:"James Preziosa"
 bar:Day        text:"Rich Day"
 bar:DeLong     text:"David DeLong"
 bar:Scaglione  text:"Tony Scaglione"
 bar:Cangelosi  text:"Joe Cangelosi"
 bar:Candella   text:"Bob Candella"
 bar:Foord      text:"Dan Foord"
 bar:Zeleny     text:"Charlie Zeleny"
 bar:Tierny     text:"Tom Tierny"
     

PlotData=

 width:10 textcolor:black align:left anchor:from shift:(10,4)
 bar:Portaro   from:07/01/1984 till:01/01/1989 color:Vocals width:3
 bar:Portaro   from:01/01/1998 till:01/01/1999 color:Vocals width:3
 bar:Portaro   from:01/01/2009 till:end        color:Vocals width:3
 bar:Orosz     from:01/01/1984 till:07/01/1984 color:Vocals
 bar:Hansen    from:01/01/1989 till:01/01/1991 color:Vocals
 bar:Gonzo     from:01/01/1995 till:01/01/1997 color:Vocals
 bar:Conditi   from:01/01/1997 till:01/01/1998 color:Vocals width:3
 bar:Portaro   from:01/01/1984 till:01/01/1991 color:Guitars
 bar:Portaro   from:01/01/1995 till:01/01/1999 color:Guitars
 bar:Conditi   from:01/01/1995 till:01/01/1998 color:Guitars
 bar:Portaro   from:01/01/2009 till:end        color:Guitars
 bar:Burns     from:01/01/1984 till:03/01/1984 color:Bass
 bar:Harding   from:03/01/1984 till:07/01/1984 color:Bass
 bar:Bono      from:07/01/1984 till:01/01/1991 color:Bass
 bar:Bono      from:01/01/1998 till:01/01/1999 color:Bass
 bar:Preziosa  from:01/01/1995 till:01/01/1998 color:Bass
 bar:Day       from:01/01/2009 till:01/01/2011 color:Bass
 bar:DeLong    from:01/01/2011 till:end        color:Bass
 bar:Scaglione from:01/01/1984 till:01/01/1987 color:Drums
 bar:Scaglione from:01/01/1996 till:01/01/1997 color:Drums
 bar:Scaglione from:01/01/1998 till:01/01/1999 color:Drums
 bar:Scaglione from:12/01/2010 till:01/06/2011 color:Drums
 bar:Scaglione from:10/10/2015 till:end        color:Drums
 bar:Cangelosi from:01/01/1987 till:01/01/1991 color:Drums
 bar:Cangelosi from:01/01/2009 till:12/01/2010 color:Drums
 bar:Candella  from:01/01/1997 till:01/01/1998 color:Drums
 bar:Foord     from:01/06/2011 till:06/03/2014 color:Drums
 bar:Zeleny    from:06/03/2014 till:10/10/2015 color:Drums
     


Discography

Demo
  • Fire Away (1984)
  • Thunderstruk (1984)
  • Looking Death in the Face (1985)
  • Untitled 3 Track demo (1985)


Full length
  • Power and Pain (1986)
  • Ticket to Mayhem (1987)
  • Insult to Injury (1989)
  • Cult of One (1996)
  • Sit Stand Kneel Prey (1997)
  • (1998)
  • Unborn Again (2009)


EPs
  • Old School American Way (TBA)


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