New Jersey singer and guitarist Zakk Wylde led the rowdy group Pride & Glory throughout their short but memorable life. James LoMenzo provided background vocals and bass. Another New Jersey native, Brian Tichy, lent his skills on the drums. The combined sound was loud Southern blues-rock with a hard edge filled with powerful guitar riffs.
Wylde, a well-known guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne at one time, put Pride & Glory together around 1994. The hard rock band soon released a self-titled debut album, recorded under the Geffen Records label. "The Chosen One," "Horse Called War," and "Harvester of Pain" are some of the wild tracks on this first group effort. It would be a last group effort as well.
Wylde went solo to do more heavy metal music, completing albums like Book of Shadows, Black Label Society, and Stronger Than Death. James LoMenzo toured with the band Slash's Snakepit, started by Slash (a member of the famous Guns N' Roses). Brian Tichy went on tour with the group Foreigner until he left to put together a band of his own called Ball. ~ Charlotte Dillon, Rovi