New Album "Universal Chaos" Coming soon!!!
New Album"Universal Chaos"Coming soon!!! 

Carolyn LaTona

This little spitfire of a demon's influences include a broad range of the older rock metal like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, to Pantera, White Zombie, and Alice in Chains, which helped her get through adolescence. As a writer, she is influenced by experiencing life and uses her observations to pass on lessons of betterment for all of humanity. She is all about things metaphysical and mysterious, spending most of her time researching energy and sound healing.

Bob LaTona

    Bob began playing guitar in 1991 and his influences include Randy Rhoads, Slash, Metallica, Motley Crue, L.A.Guns, Guns and Roses, The Doors, Ozzy, Dave Mustaine, Tesla, Bon Jovi , Led Zeppelin, and Joe Satriani. Before Cosmic Waste, he was involved with The Illuminati (formerly known as The Revnants) of Colorado Springs, CO and Gravemind of Pueblo, CO. Bob is an avid ice hockey player, and was a goalie on the Pueblo Men's Hockey League. He enjoys sailing, the outdoors, sports, and anything having to do with music.

Wesley "Smash" Wedel

Born in Albany, OR, Wesley Wedel (AKA Wesley Smash) hails from Grants Pass OR and has helped shape the local metal community with his outgoing, energetic persona and artistic musical talents. Currently residing in Eugene, OR, Smash combines the styles of old school thrash with modern metal drumming, indulging in his obsession with the drums. He has drawn training from professional drum courses, such as Professor Larry Finn's "Accelerate", Marthyn’s (session for Belphegor) "Bars Drumming Mastery", and introductory lessons from world class drummer/educator Mr. GT Albright.


  Smash is influenced by many artists that have substantially lead to his creative drumming style, including Chris Adler (Lamb of God) for his diverse foot techniques, Neil Peart (Rush) for his creative use of the kit as a whole, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) for his amazing technical work and fusion rock, as well as Dana Carey’s (Tool) amazing control and hand technique. Wes has spent many of his youthful years headbanging and absorbing the intense talents and skills of metal bands that were heavily influential to him such as Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Exodus, Iron Maiden, Sepultura, and Testament, to name a few. The first drumming legend to fill his earholes with the pounding fills and intense speed of thrash metal was Dave Lombardo of fucking Slayer!!!


  Absorbing metal like a sponge, along with a diverse array of influences from many other artists in other genres, he has fashioned his own sound that is found throughout Cosmic Waste. Joining the Cosmic Crew in 2018 has allowed Smash to vent his skills and adeptness in the creative process of building songs with intense feel, heavy groove, and harmonies to get the blood pumping. Bringing it hard and heavy, he proclaims the importance of dedication to giving 100% to every show, practice, and everything musical in his life for his fans, friends, and family.

Jay A Goin

     Multi-instrumentalist Jay A. Goin brings a wealth of experience to Cosmic Waste!

     Joining the Cosmic Crew on bass and backing vocals, Jay is a veteran of several local bands on guitar or bass and vocals, including Crimson Guardian (2017-2019) and Evidence of Insanity (2020-2022). During the Covid lockdowns, he produced a one-man metal album "The Road To Ruin" (2020), handling all vocal, guitar, bass, and keyboard duties as well as programming  drums.  Jay performed lead vocals and lead guitar with his first band, Frisk Me Now! from 1995-2015, also self-producing two albums.

     Jay's influences include Celtic Frost/Trypticon, Megadeth, Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Scorpions and W.A.S.P. as well classical composers Wagner, Shostakovich and Sousa.

     Jay also plays Tuba with the Marion County Citizens Band.

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