Richard Thurston

Richard Thurston (born January 6, 1973), usually referred to as "Rich Thurston" is an American musician, songwriter, recording engineer and mixed martial artist.[1][2] Thurston was born in Florida and most notably performed in several bands from around the Broward County and Miami-Dade County area. He has also lived in and performed with bands from Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, Michigan and Ohio, the latter of which has been his home since the late 1990s.[3][4]

Richard Thurston
Birth nameRichard J. Thurston
Also known asRich Thurston
Born (1973-01-06) January 6, 1973 (age 49)
OriginFlorida, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • bass guitar
  • drums
  • vocals
Years active1991–present
Labels
Formerly of

Thurston is a multi-instrumentalist musician and vocalist, having performed guitar, bass and drums in addition to vocals in several of his bands.[5][6] He has also been straight-edge and vegan since the early 1990s, participating in several bands that vocalized those beliefs and ethics.[5][7][8][9]

Thurston began training as a mixed martial artist in 2003.[10] During his inaugural amateur fight on November 5, 2004, he dislocated his elbow while against opponent Joshua Blanchard.[11][12] In November 2006, Thurston became a professional fighter.[10][13]

BandsEdit

  • Ego Trip - guitar (1991–1992)
  • Severance - drums (1992)
  • Timescape Zero - guitar (1992–1993)
  • Grip - bass (1993)
  • Culture - guitar (1993–1997, 1997, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), bass (1993–1994), lead vocals (1994), drums (1995, 2015)
  • Elijah's Message - guitar (1998–1999)
  • Blood Has Been Shed - bass (1999–2000), guitar (2000)
  • Until the End - guest vocals (2000)
  • Diecast - rhythm guitar (2000)
  • Broken Glass Everywhere - guitar (2000–2001)
  • One Nation Under - guitar (2001–2002)
  • Terror - bass (2002–2003)
  • Against - guitar (2003)
  • Still Crossed - guitar (2003–2004)
  • Walls of Jericho - touring rhythm guitar (2003)
  • On Bodies - guitar, bass, drums (2009–2017)[14]
  • Justified Defiance - vocals (2015–2016)
  • Treason - guitar (2017–present)
  • Deep Breath - vocals, guitar, bass, drums (2020–present)
  • Lowest - guitar, bass, drums (2020–present)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rich Thurston". Discogs. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  2. ^ "Deep Breath: Alone Is Where We'll Stay". SXEWORLDWIDE Store. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  3. ^ "MUSICSCAN > INFOS > Interviews-Stories > Details". www.music-scan.de. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  4. ^ "Rich Thurston (Culture, Blood Has Been Shed, Terror, etc) Interview: Part 3". Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  5. ^ a b "Interview: Rich Thurston (Culture, Treason, On Bodies, Terror, Blood Has Been Shed, Ego Trip)". www.noecho.net. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  6. ^ "Rich Thurston joins Terror". lambgoat.com. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  7. ^ "Interview: Bassist Spotlight: Rich Thurston (Treason)". www.noecho.net. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  8. ^ Julien, Alexandre (January 9, 2008). "Culture". Abridged Pause Blog. Archived from the original on November 14, 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  9. ^ "Terror - Terror Interview - RoomThirteen - Online Rock Metal Alternative Music Magazine - Reviews Interviews News Tours". www.roomthirteen.com. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  10. ^ a b "Rich Thurston (ex-Terror) prepares for MMA fight | Comments | Lambgoat". lambgoat.com. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  11. ^ Sherdog.com. "ICE 12 - International Combat Events 12". Sherdog. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  12. ^ "ICE results... no-shows = a-holes". The Underground. 8 November 2004. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  13. ^ "Brutal Renaissance: Rich Thurston (ex-Terror/Blood Has Been Shed) Talks Raising Up the High End Hardcore of Lowest". Decibel Magazine. 2021-01-20. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  14. ^ "On Bodies - New band featuring members of Terror, Culture, as Friends Rust and more".

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