Ash Lee Blade (2004-2012): a Heavy Metal band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
he man known as Ash Lee Blade was previously known as Eric Tchort, founding member of the band Tchort, a well known band in Toronto's metal scene. During Tchort's reign they performed with such acts as: Kyuss, Sepultura, Quiet Riot, King Diamond, and Yngwie J. Malmsteen to name a few. After much success Tchort split up and morphed into two new bands: The Illuminati and Cloven Blade, of which Ash was the singer. Cloven Blade went on to record a full-length album that never saw release but it would drop the seed that would become the act known as Ash Lee Blade; a line-up featuring Ash Lee Blade (Real Name: Eric Coucke; vocals) , D.D. Murley (Real Name: Dennis Murley; guitar; who replaced Jr Blade (Real Name: Ryann Tunn)), Necrohippie (Real Name: Jeff "Chi" Barker; bass), and Jim Gering (drums). In 2006 the band had already promoted itself extensively, even sharing the stage with the likes of W.A.S.P. before completing their debut 2007 effort, Ash Lee Blade EP, with Bradley Blade (Real Name: Brad McNeice) on drums. Toronto's Boomtang Boys (Bif Naked, Econoline Crush), would also participate, a rather unlikely choice of dance music producers for a hard rock/heavy metal band.
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