Byron Stroud

Byron Stroud

Byron Stroud (born February 12, 1969 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is the bassist for metal bands Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad and Zimmers Hole. [citebook|title=New Wave of American Heavy Metal |author=Garry Sharpe-Young |year=2005|publisher=Zonda Books Limited| pages=293|id=ISBN 0958268401|url=]


Byron Stroud has been involved in the Vancouver heavy music scene since the 1980s. His first serious band was Caustic Thought, who were formed in 1987. The band also featured Jed Simon and Devin Townsend. Following Caustic Thought he made his way to Front Line Assembly, joining them on the Hard Wired tour as a drum tech. Then he enrolled himself in the lineup for Strapping Young Lad. [] He currently has one Nephew and one Niece.

Although he has been a staple member of Strapping Young Lad since 1997's "City", he joined Fear Factory as a full time member in 2004. He made his Fear Factory debut on their 2004 album "Archetype" (note: Byron does not play on the album as all bass lines were played by guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers). Byron insists his allegiance remains with both bands, as well as with Zimmers Hole, a somewhat comedic band he plays in with fellow Strapping Young Lad musician Jed Simon amongst others.

Byron was also part of along with John Morgan. He is a co-founding member of Zimmers Hole and he also featured on Devin Townsend's punk parody project Punky Brüster. []

Byron is also involved with Jed Simon's Tenet project. Tenet has only released a demo, due to their members' commitment to Strapping Young Lad. It can be downloaded off of Tenet's message board on the [ official website] .

Previous Bands

*Caustic Thought
*Front Line Assembly (Drum Tech - Hard Wired tour)
*Punky Brüster
*Devin Townsend (Physicist project)
*Strapping Young Lad

Current Bands

*Fear Factory
*Zimmers Hole
*Ani Kyd


* 1994 - Caustic Thought – Caustic Thought
* 1996 - Punky Brüster - Cooked on Phonics
* 2000 - Devin Townsend – Physicist
* 2005 - Ani Kyd – Evil Needs Candy Too

Fear Factory

*"Archetype" (2004) (Stroud is listed as a band member even though guitarist and ex-bassist Christian Olde Wolbers recorded the bass tracks.)
*"Transgression" (2005)
*Nong 7 (2008)

trapping Young Lad

*"City" (1997)
*"No Sleep Till Bedtime" (1998)
*"Strapping Young Lad" (2003)
*"Alien" (2005)
*"The New Black" (2006)

Unit 187

*"Unit 187" (1995)
*"Loaded" (1998)

Zimmers Hole

*"Bound By Fire" (1997)
*"Legion of Flames" (2001)
*"When You Were Shouting at the Devil...We Were in League With Satan" (2008)


AC DC, Deep Purple, Nazareth, Van Halen, Slayer, Metallica, Kyuss, U2, Queen, The Cars, S.O.D. Black Sabbath, Dio, Aphex Twin, Beastie Boys , Bob Marley, Claw Hammer, Bullet La Volta, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Iron Maiden, Jane's Addiction, Voivod, ZZ Top, At The Gates, Entombed, Ted Nugent, Sepultura, Soundgarden, Police, The Cult, Rush, Dayglo Abortions, Ozzy, Morbid Angel, Melvins, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Weezer, Judas Priest, GBR.


Fender Custom Shop 5 String Basses, Fender Heartfield 5 String Bass Fernandez Tremour Basses, ESP Horizon 5 String Basses, Fender Strings, DR Strings, EMG pick ups, Bill Laurence pick ups, Ampeg 1968 SVT, Ampeg SVT 2pro, Ampeg SVT 4pro, Ampeg BSP pre amp, Mesa Boogie M-Pulse 600, Ampeg 8x10 classic speaker cabinets, Mesa Boogie 8x10 speaker cabinets, Sans Amp-Bass Driver DI, Line 6 Bass Pod Pro, Digitech effects pedals


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