Taipan’s new album, “Straight From The Underground” features an all-star cast, including Chris Poland (Megadeth), Aaron Rossi (Ministry, Ankla, Black Oil),Tony Campos (Soulfly, Static-X, Fear Factory), Michael Black (Black Oil, Stone Faced), Sergey Lazar (Arkona), Dianne van Giersbergen (Xandria) and Andrey Nova (Crimson Blue) and more.

These members, however,  are all involved in their own bands as well. Therefore, Taipan has permanent, dedicated members that have come together from the top california metal bands to create an amazing live show. Taipan members Michael Black, Zak Kupcha, Drew Petropoulos and Wes Sanders on drums form the four main members of this supergroup. Taipan includes many guest musicians, including lead guitarist Johnny Saldana and Tony Campos from Soulfly and Fear Factory.

Zak Kupcha (rhythm guitar)

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Drew Petropoulos (Rhythm guitar)

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Wes Sanders (Drums)

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Michael Black (vocals)

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Other Special Guest stage members include : Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Prong), Ahrue Luster (Ill, Nino, Machine Head), Tommy Drennan and Andy Lee (Circle II Circle), Jerry Orie (Disquiet)