Uploaded on Feb 23, 2012
TUNGSTEN - "It Was The Day He Died" (Track 10) from the July 2005 album - If Death Doesn't Change You...Nothing Will - (5th album) - Chalmette, Louisiana
This is TUNGSTEN! A Metal band originally based out of Chalmette, Louisiana. Formed in 1985 by Mark Talamo and Al Hodge as SAM SNOT. They made a handful of demo tapes during this time and gradually went from their Punk Metal/Sludge beginnings into a more refined metal approach. By 1990 the band changed their name to TUNGSTEN and Steve Talamo joined the band on bass and guitar in 1994. Mark Talamo gained fame by being the engineer for a lot of the heavy hitters of the NOLA scene in the early 1990's through his home and portable studio called H/T. Among his clients were CROWBAR (their second studio album 1993) and DOWN (their first 3 song demo 1992) just to name a few.
Originally formed as a recording band in the beginning, the band were offered record contracts in 1993 through the help of band friend Kirk Windstein of CROWBAR/DOWN and Pavement Music based out of Chicago, Ill. This encouraged the band to add Steve Talamo to the fold to help bring the act to the stage. During TUNGSTEN's gigging years, they shared the stages of New Orleans with the likes of CROWBAR, ACID BATH, SOILENT GREEN, FLOODGATE, CHOKE, and GRAVEYARD RODEO before retiring from the live circuit in 1999.
In 2003 they made national headlines by being the very first band to encourage file sharing of their entire back catalog through sites like soundclick and their own home page.
August 29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina rips through the Gulf Coast destroying everything in it's path. Mark Talamo and Al Hodge lost their homes, and all of their equipment from the massive floods that came along with the Hurricane that ripped right through Chalmette. Both members have relocated and are settling into their new lives. In September of 2006 the band felt it had runs it's course and had officially disbanded.
TUNGSTEN: "183.85" (November 1993 Pavement Records)
TUNGSTEN: "74" (April 1995 Megarock Records)
TUNGSTEN: "The Survival Kit" (May 1997 Lighttown Records)
TUNGSTEN: "The Abuse" (April 2003 TM Records)
TUNGSTEN: "If Death Doesn't Change You... Nothing Will" (July 2005 TM Records)
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