Posted: Nov 14, 2003 10:15 pm
Alex McWhirter never sang before joining Detriment, a metal band that includes Kip Wright, 16, on bass; Mark Trussell, 15, on lead guitar; and Patrick Moseley, 17, on drums.
"Kip called me up and was like, 'Hey, dude. Can you do kind of singing, like screaming and stuff?' " said McWhirter, 15. "And I was like, 'Sure, why not?' "
Wright and Trussell also liked McWhirter's resemblance to Phil Anselmo from Pantera.
McWhirter sang Pantera's "Hellbound" for the band: "I did the high scream on that and they were just like, 'Oh, dude!' "
"We had never heard him before and he sounded perfect," Trussell said.
The members of Detriment played "Withered Hand," one of their originals, at their audition for last spring's White Station High School talent show. The lyrics begin, "A Southern man with life's ending hand has pulled a soul from an empty grave."
"We probably played like a minute and they told us to stop," Trussell said.