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Metal/Punk: Thrash/Speed Metal Metal/Punk: 90's Metal Moods: Mood: Patriotic Moods: Type: Political Metal/Punk: Heavy Metal

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United States - California United States - California - LA

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Simon Le Greed first formed in early 1992. The guitarist and vocalist Robert Wright wrote a set of 8 songs after leaving the band Malteze in 1990 and began the search for musicians for his new project. In early 1992, Dave Carruth joined the band after spending several years playing lead guitar for the metal band Bitch. Dori Chitayat (the first drummer) joined just after Dave and played about a year until he made the decision to leave in favor of playing in a more technical band. Jim Parris, the original bass player, quit a few months after Dori's departure due to inability to aquire a new drummer. He was not into the L.A. club scene, either. Drummer Scott Truelove joined the band in early 1993 and picked up the songs right away; he was an ass kicking drummer.

When the band Dead Jester split, Jerry Sandeen (of the punk band B9) decided to fill in playing bass for Simon Le Greed in late 1993. Simon Le Greed played a large number of clubs in the Hollywood and L.A. area and recorded several multi-track demo tapes. With Robert getting side-tracked by personal obligations, the band ran into trouble in mid-1994. Scott quit the band in late 1994; the band got a new drummer several months later, further changing by renaming itself Greed which is what most people called the band anyway. The band unfortunately had lost it's drive by then and broke up in early 1996 after Jerry left the band. Robert has continued to write, record, and distribute songs as $GREED$ since that time and just finished a new album in early 2017.