Strapping Young Lad Biography

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Name: Strapping Young Lad
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Published/Updated: Tue, 19 May 2015 10:38:54 +0000

Biography:
Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing. By 1997, he had recruited permanent members; this line-up, which consisted of Townsend on vocals and guitar, Jed Simon on guitar, Byron Stroud on bass, and Gene Hoglan on drums, lasted until the band's dissolution.

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