The Hanging Tree
|The Hanging Tree|
|Years active||1992 - 2001|
|Associated acts||Cog, F L O A T I N G M E, Juice, Kevin Borich Express|
|Lucius Borich, Jason Bremmell, Paul Ermer, Flynn Gower, Justin Leef, Rohan Mellick, Daniel Parkinson, David Romeo, Emmy Waters|
- Final line-up
- Emmy Waters (vocals)
- Daniel Parkinson (bass)
- Jason Bremmell (guitar)
- David Romeo (guitar)
- Justin Leef (drums)
- Former members
- Paul Ermer (guitar) (1997 - 1998)
- Flynn Gower (guitar) (1992 - 1996, 1997 - 1998)
- Rohan Mellick (guitar) (1992 - 1996)
- Lucius Borich (drums) (1993 - 1996)
The Hanging Tree were true veterans of stoner metal. Formed in the early 90s by Parkinson, The Hanging Tree suffered from the usual lack of a permanent drummer until former Juice member Borich (son of guitar legend Kevin) moved in to the position and the band began to establish a healthy following and reputation, particularly in their home territory north of the Harbour where they could consistently pull impressive crowds, even to 1000-capacity venues such as the Narrabeen Sands.
Despite an excellent self-titled album of dark and moody, acid-blues based heavy metal thunder and a Fear Factory support, The Hanging Tree found it difficult to make headway beyond their own turf and split up at the end of 1996 when Borich left the fold. Some time later the remaining members (minus Mellick) reformed the band with guitarist Paul Ermer and a new drummer and continued for some 18 months. Once again, however, despite being one of Sydney's more popular live bands The Hanging Tree split.
After a break of almost three years, Parkinson and Walters reformed the band with a new line-up and quickly released an EP that hinted at a somewhat different musical direction, a combination of their old style and injections of nu-metal and hardcore. A follow-up album was in the process of being recorded but never appeared and the band ground to a halt. Borich and Gower formed Cog in 1999 and Borich later joined F L O A T I N G M E.
|1996||The Hanging Tree||self release|