BLACKTHORN 51 PRESENTS
80-12 51st Avenue
Elmhurst, NY, 11373
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 11:30 PM
This event is minors under 18 with parent or legal guardian
Tony Portaro, legendary guitarist of WHIPLASH since 1984, leads a power-trio lineup ready to deliver thrash metal in old school style. Portaro's unique vocals and thrashing riffs keep heads banging, while his intricate, soaring leads inject metal into the air.
Bassist Dank DeLong, developed his bass style out of the 80's Metal/Hardcore/Punk scene in New York. An undeniable presence on stage, Dank's commanding backing vocals and bass trickery create a monstrous show.
Ron Lipnicki is the hitman for WHIPLASH. Coming off a 12-year run with OVERKILL, this killer drummer obliterates the kit, setting rapid-fire pace!
Originally formed in New Jersey, USA in 1984, WHIPLASH began as the 3 Tonys: Portaro on guitar and vocals, Tony Scaglione on drums and Tony Bono (R.I.P. 2002) on bass. They were signed by Roadrunner Records in 1985, recorded their debut album "Power And Pain" and began touring.
WHIPLASH - bringing old school thrash to a new generation of metal – THRASH 'TIL DEATH!