Long Beach-based metal band Hirax blend the galloping beats of the new wave of British heavy metal with the intensity of thrash, and Katon W. De Pena's operatic and aggressive vocals lead the way. Since 1984, 49-year-old De Pena has fronted the legendary thrashers, and as the group's only original member, he has shared the stage with such metal demigods as Metallica, Exodus and Slayer. Those are pretty much the only headbanger credentials he'll ever need... More >>>