Richardson guitarRick Skatore real name, Kenneth D. Lucas bassKindu Phibes drumsand P. Fluid real name, Peter Forrest vocals. After several lineup changes, the band broke up inbut reformed in before releasing their first new album of original material in over a decade in Fluid, quickly earned a dedicated following in New York City due to the eclectic mix of their music.
The band would switch gears from Motown and soul sounds with lush vocal harmonies to violent heavy metal and hardcore punk with ease, sometimes several times within the course of one song. Phibes left the band in The album sold just underunits due  to non-stop touring worldwide and became an underground hit. The first single, "Don't Break My Heart! Regardless, the album sold overunits once again due to massive amounts of touring and proved to be an underground success.
It Union Jack - Antisocial - Battle Scarred Skinheads brought Stuntman - 24-7 Spyz - This Is.24-7 Spyz! attention of several major labels. The tour brought the band to a new audience but their growing success could not halt the sudden departure of Anthony Johnson and P. Allegedly, he had not made it known to his bandmates beforehand.
Johnson followed suit and, as a result of the departures, the band dropped out of a planned co-headlining tour with Suicidal Tendencies. Fluid soon made it known that he intended to start a new band named The P. Fluid Foundation. Despite the loss of two of the band's four members, Rick Skatore and Jimi Hazel decided to continue on.
Jayson only rehearsed with the band for a short time before leaving, to be replaced by Joel Maitoza. The company tested the marketability of the new band by releasing a five-song EP titled This is Inthe band Stuntman - 24-7 Spyz - This Is.24-7 Spyz! their largest commercial exposure to date by appearing in a Budweiser television commercial that aired for the first five months of the year. Soon after, the hour-long Strength In Numbers album,  produced by Terry Date and Jimi Hazel, was released and proved to be the band's most critically acclaimed release to date.
The album saw the band depart from its New York hardcore roots to concentrate more on heavy metal and soul. Unfortunately, by that time, popular music had begun shifting away from musical dexterity and in favor of the simplicity of grunge.
The album's single, "Break The Chains," received minor radio airplay and MTV exposure but Sylvia Rhone pulled the label's support before dropping the band altogether. To the band's dismay, the label only pressed 18, pieces and allotted 2, for press purposes, thus making the disc widely unavailable almost immediately. Disgusted by their dealings with East West and Sylvia Rhone, the band members began working on other musical projects. Brodnax concentrated on Stuntman - 24-7 Spyz - This Is.24-7 Spyz!
band, Egypt. When Hazel and Skatore discovered how popular the first two albums remained in Europethey reunited with Anthony Johnson and P. Fluid, now performing as Forrest his real last name to release Temporarily Disconnectedproduced by Jimi Hazel. The album was released exclusively in Europe by Enemy Recordsand was followed by a quick tour of the continent before Johnson and Fluid left the band once again.
In March6produced by Jimi Hazel, was released exclusively in Europe through the Enemy label. The track listing would remain almost identical to 6 with the exception of the removal of "Along Comes Mary" and "7 and 7 Is" and the additions of "Earth And Sky" and "Save The World" M.
A. Michailowa* - Walzer Aus Dinorah / Der Nachtigall Triller (Shellac) replacements. Both versions of the album saw the band returning as a trio with Jimi Hazel on guitar and lead vocals, Rick Skatore on bass and Joel Maitoza returning to the drums for the first time in four years.
The Stuntman - 24-7 Spyz - This Is.24-7 Spyz! release was the If I Could EP, available exclusively through their fan club and featuring remixes and live performances of several songs. Ina disagreement between Hazel and Skatore led to the dissolution of Spyz. InHazel co-wrote several songs for a band named Crime, who were using the material to shop for labels.
Skatore re-emerged inplaying bass in a band named Blockk alongside Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery. After the release of the album, Skatore suffered from a collapsed lung. Proceeds from the show went towards Skatore's medical bills.
It was followed by the formation of Maitoza's new band, Crown 10, in May Later that year, Hazel and Skatore would announce the official re-formation of Spyz. Shortly thereafter, the band released a live performance from as a digital download and CD titled Can You Hear the Sound? InHazel and Skatore began focusing their attention on a new side project called A. Anti Nigger Machine. Later that year, they released a four-song demo via their MySpace page.
Inthe band began soliciting donations to fund the recording of their first album. In Septemberit was announced that the band had officially parted ways with Brodnax and Maitoza once again. It was also stated that Maitoza, Ralph and Lewis would all take part in recording drum tracks for a planned upcoming album.
In Novemberthe band announced that Sekou Lumumba of Bedouin Soundclash had officially joined the band on drums. Guitarist Ronny Drayton would join the band soon after. On April 27,an image posted by the band on their official Facebook page stated that the band was on hiatus. In Octoberthe band announced via their official Facebook page that Phillip "Fish" Fisher, a founding member of Fishbonehad taken the position as drummer for the band.
In Januaryit was officially announced that the band had emerged from their self-imposed hiatus with plans to not only perform select dates in Europe but also to release a single and a new EP later in the year. The song was a tribute to Jef Lee Johnson, a friend and fellow musician who had died in at age 54 due to Szandi - Best Of Szandi Remix 2006 from pneumonia and diabetes, and was released via iTunes and Soundcloud.
The band's next release came in April in the form of CD and digital single for Stuntman - 24-7 Spyz - This Is.24-7 Spyz! song titled "Anthem" that would also be featured on their upcoming album.
In Aprilthe band started accepting Flood - Dead Vertical - Infecting The World through PledgeMusic. At Fishbone's August 24, Brooklyn, New York show, a three-piece version of the band consisting of Hazel, Skatore and Fish performed a short, unannounced opening set. On January 28,The Soundtrack to the Innermost Galaxytheir eighth studio album, was released.
Anthony Johnson reappeared as the Stuntman - 24-7 Spyz - This Is.24-7 Spyz! for the band Middle Man before moving on to perform a lead role in the Off-Broadway production of Stomp. Johnson relocated to Japan where he lived and toured with the band for a time. He was named as the drummer for Ben Folds during a tour supporting Folds' solo album, Rockin' the Suburbs. Fluid and the P.
Fluid Foundation performed in clubs in and around New York City but never released an album. Shortly after leaving Spyz for the second time, P. Stuntman - 24-7 Spyz - This Is.24-7 Spyz! , now using the name Forrest Thinner, formed BlkVampires. These five songs had previously been recorded by Spyz and released on Temporarily Disconnected.
Inthe New York City based band released their debut, self-titled album,  compiling seven previously unreleased tracks as well as the five songs previously included on The Collector's Item EP. A five-song release, titled The Devil's Musicfollowed in Also inThinner was the creative director and publisher of a book titled The HarlequinX.
The book, based Take Me To Heaven - Tennis - Young & Old a short film and characters created by Thinner, was written by CJ Cassidy and edited by Hector Valle.
Inthe band released the two-song Eric Garner EP. InThinner announced that BlkVampires had broken up and that he was embarking on his first solo project, BlkVampiresX. He remains heavily involved in Step It - Bill Connors - Step It work, songwriting and producing and has appeared on a total of 22 albums as of InJoel began working with French guitarist, Christophe Godin.
Maitoza reunited with Spyz in for a reunion of the Strength in Numbers lineup and continued to tour with the band through for the band's European Stuntman - 24-7 Spyz - This Is.24-7 Spyz! dates. In Septemberit was announced that Maitoza and the band had parted ways again, but that Joel would contribute drum tracks to the band's planned album along with other previous Spyz drummers. InMaitoza joined the blues-based heavy metal band Seventrain which also features former members of Cage and Tourniquet.
Their self-titled debut album Seventrain produced by Maitoza was released in to rave reviews along with a video for the single Bittersweet Seduction. Maitoza left Seventrain in to focus on a solo career. Jeff Brodnax went on to join Seikkailija - Various - Kuuntelen + 24 Muuta Toiveiskelmää band Egypt.
During his time with the band, they released two albums, Drowning in the Promised Land and Soul Hammer. The Just A Little Misunderstanding - Various - The Best Of Motorcity, Vol. 15 later released a solo album titled Acoustic EP in It was followed in by an album titled Forcing Me To Bend which he continues to support through touring.
Like Maitoza, Brodnax reunited with Spyz in and continued to tour with the band through for the band's European tour dates. In Septemberit was announced that Brodnax had parted with the band for a second time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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