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Origin Bakersfield, California, USA
Genres Alternative rock, Hard rock
Years active 19891994, 1996
Labels N/A
Associated acts Korn
The Drug
Cradle of Thorns
Former members
Jonathan Davis
Ray "Chaka" Solis
Dave DeRoo
Denis Shinn
Ryan Shuck
Brian Armer
Richard Morril

Sexart was an American hard rock band that formed c. 1989. They are best known for being the band that Jonathan Davis was in, before being found by Korn's guitarists while Sexart was performing in a bar in Bakersfield, California. David DeRoo played bass, Ray "Chaka" Solis, Ryan Shuck played guitar and Denis Shinn was on drums. Ty Elam joined to jam and shared vocal duties on the only released Sexart track, "Inside", which featured on the local compilation Cultivation '92 on the indie label "a kick produkt". After Jonathan Davis left the band in early 1993, the band reunited in October 1993 with new singer Brian Armer of Brother From Another Mother. But the band again broke up in February 1994 due to inner band conflict. The band reunited again after relocating to Huntington Beach in 1996 under the name Supermodel with new singer, ex-L.A.P.D. member, Richard Morrill. This was short lived however, due to conflicts of a violent nature within the band.



Elam went on to form the band Videodrone, who were signed to Korn's vanity label Elementree Records. Brian Armer went on to form the goth metal group Glass Cut Eternity in 1995. Shuck also retained old ties, joining the band Orgy, who are signed to D1 Music. Ray Solis and David Deroo got together with an ex-L.A.P.D. singer Richard Morrill to form Supermodel. Supermodel played Orange County until an inner band conflict caused them to separate. In 1996, Deroo and Solis returned to Bakersfield and reunited with Brian Armer for Juice. Juice disbanded in 1999 due to creative differences. David DeRoo along with fellow bandmate Tim Fluckey joined Mark Chavez (Jonathan Davis' half brother) in Adema.

Sexart guitarist Ryan Shuck attempted to sue Jonathan Davis when Korn's self-titled debut album featured "Blind". Neither Shuck nor drummer Dennis Shinn were credited for their initial contributions to the very explicit song. The parts written by Deroo and Solis were not featured in Korn's version.

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Past members


Sexart were never signed to a record label, although recorded around 20 songs that were never released. The only released song by the band was entitled "Inside", which featured Ty Elam from Videodrone on vocals. The song was released on the Cultivation '92 compilation CD, from the label "a kick produkt".

The song "Blind" by Korn was originally written by Sexart, but was reworked and recorded by Korn for their self-titled 1994 debut.

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