R.I.P. Psycho Squad singer Johnny Severe (band featuring guitarist Chris Holmes)

R.I.P. Psycho Squad singer Johnny Severe (band featuring guitarist Chris Holmes)

Ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has announced that Johnny Severe, the lead vocalist for his former band Psycho Squad, has passed away.

The following message was posted on Chris Holmes‘ Facebook page earlier today:

“I’m sad to say that one of my best friend in the 90s has passed away . He was my singer in Psycho Squad. He had one of the biggest heart had never known and the most talented lyricist I ever heard in my life . He was as talented as Bon Scott at writing lyrics. I don’t know all details of his passing . I’m very sad RIP John

After leaving W.A.S.P. in about 1990, Holmes formed Psycho Squad which apparently released either a four song demo or a six song demo entitled Born, Work, Die in 1991. Psycho Squad‘s line-up consisted of Holmes on guitar, Johnny Severe on lead vocals, Mike Kortz on bass and Chris Olson on drums.

Track List for Psycho Squad’s Born, Work, Die:
01. Let It Roar
02. Born, Work, Die
03. Defenders Of Our Turf
04. Thrash The Place

Interestingly, two of the songs on Psycho Squad‘s demo appear to have resurfaced on Holmes‘ later solo albums Shitting Bricks (2015) and C.H.P. (2016) for which the guitarist also released videos for.

Psycho Squad‘s “Let It Roar” song:

Let It Roar – Psycho Squad

Let it Roar from the 1991 demo Born Work Die by Psycho Squad. Track 1/6. This is THE Psycho Squad formed by Chris Holmes, formerly of W.A.S.P.. This track also appears on Chris Holmes’ recent release Shitting Bricks.

Chris Holmes‘ “Let It Roar” video:

Chris Holmes – Let It Roar (Official Music Video)

Chris Holmes – Let It Roar Official Music Video from the album “Shitting Bricks” Directed by Laurent Hart & Antoine de Montremy Camera Operators: Laurent Hart, Antoine de Montremy, Eric Pagès Editing: Laurent Hart Visual Effects: Laurent Hart, Pierre Fournier, Christophe Lavacry M & O Music (Label+Promotion) France-Uk-Japan Phone : +33/(0)663378449 info.music@m-o-music.com www.m-o-music.com Catherine Holmes Management csarahholmesmanagement@gmail.com www.chrisholmesofficial.com www.facebook.com/ChrisHolmesOfficial https://twitter.com/ChrisHolmes2012 https://www.facebook.com/ChrisHolmesMeanMan © 2015 Chris Holmes Official / Les Improductibles.

Psycho Squad‘s “Born Work Die” song:

Born, Work, Die! – Psycho Squad

Born Work Die from the 1991 demo Born Work Die by Psycho Squad. Track 2/6. This is THE Psycho Squad formed by Chris Holmes, formerly of W.A.S.P.. This track also appears on Chris Holmes’ recent release Shitting Bricks.

Chris Holmes‘ “Born Work Die” video:

Chris Holmes – Born Work Die (Official Music Video)

Chris Holmes – Born Work Die Official Music Video from the album “Shitting Bricks” Directed by Laurent Hart & Antoine de Montremy Coordination: Chris Chevalier Horseman Editing, Visual Effects: Laurent Hart Special Thanks: Jeff @ Atelier Kustom www.atelier-kustom.com, Aurelia Bones Borvon M & O Music (Label+Promotion) Phone : +33/(0)663378449 info.music@m-o-music.com www.m-o-music.com www.chrisholmesofficial.com www.facebook.com/ChrisHolmesOfficial https://twitter.com/ChrisHolmes2012 https://www.facebook.com/ChrisHolmesMeanMan © 2015 Chris Holmes Official / Les Improductibles.

Psycho Squad‘s “Defenders Of Our Turf” song:

Defenders Of Our Turf – Psycho Squad

Defenders Of Our Turf from the 1991 demo Born Work Die by Psycho Squad. Track 3/6. This is THE Psycho Squad formed by Chris Holmes, formerly of W.A.S.P.. Psycho Squad was: Chris Holmes – Guitar Mike Kortz – Bass Chris Olson – Drums Johnny Severe – Vocals

Psycho Squad‘s “Thrash The Place” song:

Thrash The Place – Psycho Squad

Thrash The Place from the 1991 demo Born Work Die by Psycho Squad. Track 4/6. This is THE Psycho Squad formed by Chris Holmes, formerly of W.A.S.P.. Psycho Squad was: Chris Holmes – Guitar Mike Kortz – Bass Chris Olson – Drums Johnny Severe – Vocals

Psycho Squad‘s “No One At My Funeral” song:

No One At My Funeral – Psycho Squad

No One At My Funeral from the 1991 demo Born Work Die by Psycho Squad. Track 5/6. This is THE Psycho Squad formed by Chris Holmes, formerly of W.A.S.P.. Psycho Squad was: Chris Holmes – Guitar Mike Kortz – Bass Chris Olson – Drums Johnny Severe – Vocals

Psycho Squad‘s “Take It Off” song:

Take It Off – Psycho Squad

Take It Off from the 1991 demo Born Work Die by Psycho Squad. Track 6/6. This is THE Psycho Squad formed by Chris Holmes, formerly of W.A.S.P.. Psycho Squad was: Chris Holmes – Guitar Mike Kortz – Bass Chris Olson – Drums Johnny Severe – Vocals