This web-page list people who have played an important role in the evolution of rock music as musician, producer, sound engineer, mastering engineer, artwork artist, photographer or just by hanging around.
Dan Johnson - Producer and sound engineer has succesfully produced and engineered heavy metal music during the 1980s. Some of the band he has worked with include Coroner, Crimson Glory, Death, Mad Max, Savatage.
Dan Lilker (full-name: Daniel A. Lilker) - musician from New York and (co-founder) of the American Thrash metal band " Anthrax " and the crossover band "S.O.D. Stormtroopers of Death" and long time bass player with the band "Nuclear Assault" . Apart from these three bands he has performed in numerous others bands. The complete list of bands in which "Dan Lilker" has performed in.
has performed includes: Anthrax (USA), Blurring (Band), Brutal Truth, Crab Society, Crucifist, Evil Wrath, Exit-13, Extra Hot Sauce, Hemlock, Holy Moses (Germany), Human Garbage, Last Satanic Dance, Malformed Earthborn, Nokturnal Hellstorm, notS.O.D. Fist Banging Maniacs, Nuclear Assault (USA), NunFuckRitual, Overlord Exterminator, Redrum, S.O.D. Stormtroopers Of Death (USA), Sick of It All, Stormtroopers of Beer, The Ravenous, United Forces, Venomous Concept, White Heat (BEL).
Dan Spitz ( full-name: Daniel Alan Spitz ) is an American musician and Heavy Metal watch-maker. Spitz started his musical career in 1981 as guitarist in the American Thrash Metal band Overkill. He left Overkill in 1983 to join Anthrax as lead guitarist. Spitz performed in Anthrax mainly from 1983 until 1995. After 1995 he started to developed himself into mechanical watchmaker and has won several awards for this.
Daniel "Lapin" Lapp, (Bass) - founding member of the French Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band: Sortilège
Darren Cook used the pseudo "D.C. Rage" while playing bass with the Atomkraft band. Darren Cook is the brother of Ged Wolf.
Darryl Johnston was founder of the "Ebony Records" company and has been producing several dozen heavy metal (NWOBHM ) albums between 1982 and 1987. Bands he has worked with are Chateaux, Grim Reaper, Savage, Blade Runner, Samurai, Fast Kutz and many others.
Dave Ellefson ( full-name: David Warren Ellefson ) is an American Bass guitar player and was born 1964 in Jackson, Minnesota. Together with Dave Mustaine he played in the band called "Fallen Angels" in 1983 and shortly after they both formed "Megadeth" . Ellefson has been with Megadeth since 1983 until today ( with a break from 2002 until 2010 ) , during which periods he has also played a couple of times in "Metallica".
Dave Lombardo (Full-name: David Vincent Lombardo) is a drummer and together with Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King founding member of the American Thrash Metal band "Slayer". He played with Slayer during the periods 1982-1986,1987-1992,2001-2013. Dave Lombardo has performed with "Mike Patton" from "Faith No More" in a couple of bands, these bands are: "Dead Cross", "Fantômas". Bands in which Lombardo has performed include: Dead Cross, Escape, Fantômas, Grip Inc., Melvins, Pap Smear, Philm, Sabotage, Slayer , Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Voodoocult.
Dave Murray a British Guitarist known for playing in "Iron Maiden". Before joining the "Iron Maiden" band, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray played together in the "Stone Free" and "Urchin" band.
Dave Mustaine ( full-name: David Scott Mustaine ) born 1961 in La Mesa, California and best known as Singer and Lead Guitarist of the American Thrash Metal band "Megadeth". Mustaine started his musical career around 1982-1983 in as lead guitarist of the Thrash Metal band "Metallica". In 1983 he formed "Fallen Angels" which was quickly replaced with his own band "Megadeth" at the end of 1983. He appears on the official Metallica album "Kill 'em All" and is guest musician on the 1987 album "Refuge Denied" by the Heavy Metal band "Sanctuary"
David T. Chastain is an American guitarist who has played in dozens of Heavy Metal / Hard Rock / Blues Rock bands. He is mainly known for this work with Chastain, CJSS and David T. Chastain band. He owns the Diginet Music and Leviathan Records companies.
D.C. Rage (real name Darren Cook) - Bass on "ATOMKRAFT - Queen of Death"
Dean Davis a sound engineer working together with "Karat Fave" on the albums "Bloodlust - Guilty as Sin" and "Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!"
Didier "Dem" Demajean, (Guitars) - founding member of the French Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band: Sortilège
Derek Riggs is a contemporary British artist best known for creating the band Iron Maiden's mascot, "Eddie". He has used several nicknames. On "Iron Maiden's" "Piece of Mind" he used Derek "Dr Death" Riggs
Dieter Dierks from Stommeln, Germany is a musician, sound engineer, producer, music publisher and studio owner. During the 1970s responsible for the recordings of many so called "Krautrock" bands like: "Ihre Kinder", "Ash Ra Tempel", "Tangerine Dream", "Witthüser & Westrupp", Hoelderlin, Wallenstein, "Birth Control", "Guru Guru", Embryo, "Popol Vuh", Bröselmaschine, "Amon Düül" and "Floh de Cologne". As of the late 1970s he has been responsible for the recordings of the "Scorpions", "Accept", "Twisted Sister" and many many other bands. Dieter Dierks was also founder of "Dierks Studios" and "Breeze Music"
A Chronological list of albums produced and engineered by Dieter Dierks during the 1980s:
Dierks Studios , a Sound recording studio and media company, founded and owned by Dieter Dierks in Stommeln, Cologne, Germany.
Dimo Safari has been photographing many music artists, performers and bands for their album covers. Some well-known names include: Rush, Kick Axe, Lee Aaron, Triumph, Helix, Billy Idol, Pink Floyd, Jeff Healey Band, Celine Dion, Fates Warning, Rolling Stones and many others.
Dino Alden an American Sound Engineer who has worked on dozens of heavy metal albums during the 1980s. Some the bands he whose albums he has engineered are: Apocrypha, Attitude, Cacophony, Dr. Mastermind, Joey Tafolla ( Band ), M.A.R.S., Marty Friedman ( Band ), Mordred, Racer X, Tony MacAlpine, Vicious Rumors, Vinnie Moore.
Dirk Steffens - From the late 1970s and onwards, Dirk Steffens was an active and noted Record Producer in the Germany area, and this is a list of artists and recordings he produced: Accept , Running Wild , Pink Cream 69, Sinner, Zed Yago.
Don Brautigam , American Painter and graphic artist , he painted over 3000 book and record cover works in a career that spanned 35 years. During the 1980s he painted the albums covers for Heavy Metal bands like: Anthrax , Axe, Metallica , Motley Crue , Vicious Rumors.