Chicago's Cyclone Temple was born from the remnants of speed metal also-rans Znowhite: essentially guitarist Greg Fulton (a.k.a. Ian Tafoya), bassist Scott Schafer and drummer John Slattery, plus ex-Hammeron member Brian Troch, on vocals. Belatedly moving with the times to accept the gospel of thrash (itself already hitting the skids by the start of the 90's), the group signed with Combat Records and released 1991's I Hate Therefore I Am. But an appearance at that year's Milwaukee Metal Fest would arguably represent the highlight of Cyclone Temple's media exposure, what with Troch's imminent replacement by Marco Salinas for 1993's self-financed Building Errors in the Machine E.P., and then Sonny DeLuca for 1994's My Friend Lonely, which combined re-recorded cuts from its predecessor with new material. This as it turned out, was the final chapter for Cyclone Temple, but the unstoppable Fulton would soon re-emerge with a new project entitled Rebels Without Applause, while DeLuca was briefly involved with nu-metal band Soil.
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