James Strain is a native New Yorker and veteran of the NYC heavy metal scene.
primary influences on his axe are Geezer, Entwistle, and Lemmy, with
his favorite heavy metal bands including Black Sabbath, Motorhead, early
Metallica, Slayer, Testament, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden and
basically anything that is fast, loud and heavy.
bass guitarist and songwriter, he co-founded original local metal bands
such as BLACK VIRGIN and SAPIENT and has performed on several CDs and
toured with Blues Rock act PAUL MARK & THE VAN DORENS.
James Strain's pounding bass is the rhythmic soul that drives FORSAKKEN's New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal (NWOTHM) sound! James Strain uses:
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