Several drummers named Howard Davis have recorded. This one is associated with many distinct styles of heavy metal: thrash, black metal, goth metal, and so on. He is not the same Howard Davis who played in Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys in the '40s -- but Davis' career proves that more than a half a century later, bands could still come up with snappy names.
Davis is also inevitably mentioned when the subject is black musicians who have been involved in any style of progressive metal, their presence being granted as a negative in the non-progressive branch of the industry. Considered one of the loudest drummers on the face of the earth, Davis has performed and recorded with the Genitorturers, Die Krupps, Alas, and Kreator, among others.