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One of the most outstanding of bands to have emerged in the early 80's as part of the New Wave Of American Metal Bands, SNOW was a short-lived group, but they left a big impression with a five track mini album and live appearances opening for acts such as IRON BUTTERFLY, QUIET RIOT and JOHNNY WINTER along with headlining shows at venues such as The Whiskey, The Troubador, The Starwood, the

Santa Monica Civic and the Pasadena Civic. SNOW's 1980 10" mini album is extremely sought after by collectors and can sell for in excess of £100. There are two known sleeves, published by Dynamo and Sass Records, featuring a slightly different rendering of the logo artwork.

SNOW would provide early recording experience for a man who would taste a great deal of success in the 80's. The group's record boasted the first display of guitar prowess from Carlos Cavazo who following the demise of SNOW would, with his brother Tony, formed the backbone of the rejuvenated QUIET RIOT. However, Tony was replaced by Chuck Wright, who himself was ousted in favour of Rudy Sarzo, before recording of QUIET RIOT's 'Metal Health' album took place. Tony later found success teamed with Rudy Sarzo's guitar toting brother Robert in HURRICANE. Tony Cavazo and his SNOW colleague drummer Stephen Quadros would be active with DANGERFACE. This outfit, fronted by vocalist / guitarist Gary Robertson, issued a four track EP through Sexual Records during 1983. Unfortunately Quadros was forced to relinquish the drums that same year as he was struck with carpal tunnel syndrome. Finding a career outside music, Quadros became a TV commentator for martial arts programmes. The drummer returned to live action in 2003 with the Los Angeles act SACRED COWBOYS.

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