AS IT TURNS OUT, DINO CAZARES WAS ALWAYS A DOUCHE LORD
I don’t know if Willie Gardner is officially associated with a band known as The Douche Lords or not, but he has their name in his e-mail address and sent me a link to the band’s MySpace page this morning.
Why is this band of interest? As it turns out, they were Dino Cazares’ first band (In case ya haven’t figured it out by now, that’s Dino above).
Gardner’s press-release-like e-mail tells me that “The Douche Lords style was often compared to S.O.D and the band were voted along with DARK ANGEL one of heaviest bands to emerge from the Los Angeles Metal Scene. The Douche Lords never played a single show but gained the large underground reputation upon release of their demo.” I don’t know about the second half of that statement, which could just be propaganda, but the first half is more or less correct: The Douche Lords sound more like a hardcore punk outfit than they do a metal band.
Anyways, they’re worth checking out if you’re a big Fear Factory fan, or if you’re like me, and you just wanna laugh at old photos of Dino.