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Wench was Yana Chupenko’ s (originally from Ukraine) project, who previously had participated in the female punk band PMS (Pre Metal Syndrome) in the 80s. Looking for more recognition, Yana formed Wench (in fact with 4 ex-PMS), who had some renown in magazines like Kerrang and Rip in the late 80s.

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Country: United States
History: 1987 – 1993
Status: Inactive
Style: Thrash Metal

Biography:
Wench was Yana Chupenko’ s (originally from Ukraine) project, who previously had participated in the female punk band PMS (Pre Metal Syndrome) in the 80s.

Looking for more recognition, Yana formed Wench (in fact with 4 ex-PMS), who had some renown in magazines like Kerrang and Rip in the late 80s.

After two demos, they recorded an LP called “A Tidy Sized Chunk”, which included many of the songs contained in the previous demos.

Wench completed two European tours, opening for bands such as Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, Candlemass and Biohazard. Their sound was compared with that of Metal Church or Metallica, but it personally reminds me of the first Warlock.

After a demo in 1993 nothing else was known about their whereabouts, and Yana decided to form a more accessible music band called Shiny Mama.

The year 2008 could see the Weench reunion, who had started rehearsing with the formation from 1991, but as Yana told us, it’s better to keep the band where it was and not to dwell on old wounds.

Lineuo:
Yana Chupenko – Vocals
Liz Brockland – Guitar
Lorraine Herrera-McGurty – Guitar
Ally Gamble – Bass
Kate Shellenbach – Drums

Former members:
Meryl Hurwich – Guitar
Lisa Sharkin – Guitar
Laura Marando – Drums

Discography:
1988, “Sumos Quad Sumos” (Demo)
1990, “Stone Cold” (Demo)
1991, “A Tidy Sized Chunk” (LP)
1993, “Demo” (Demo)

Related links:
http://www.shinymama.net/
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=33010
http://kzsu.stanford.edu/~hannah/w/wench.html
http://www.myspace.com/wenchusa
http://www.myspace.com/shinymama

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  1. Not bad at all:)

  2. Not bad at all :)

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