Chris Gohde

Chris Gohde

Chris Gohde
Born 16 November 1966 (age 44)
Genres Hard rock
Heavy metal
Occupations Musician, Drummer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1984-present
Labels C.O.M.A. Records, Caroline, Chameleon, Elektra, Heart of Steel Records
Associated acts Mistrust
My Sister's Machine
Hot Rod Lunatics

Chris Gohde is an American musician best known for playing drums with the Seattle-based metal bands Mistrust and My Sister's Machine.


In 1984, Gohde formed the band Mistrust along with singer Kevin Wells (later replaced by Jeff L'Heureux from Culprit), guitarist Michael Winston, guitarist Owen Wright, and bassist Tim Wolfe. They released an album in 1986 called Spin the World, which brought them opening gigs with Alice Cooper, Stryper, and Loudness. The band continued touring for another two years before they disbanded in 1988.

A year later, Gohde and Wright formed the band My Sister's Machine along with singer-guitarist Nick Pollock and bassist Chris Ivanovich. Pollock had previously played guitar with the band Alice N' Chains, a precursor to Alice in Chains that also feature Layne Staley on vocals. My Sister’s Machine recorded two albums, Diva and Wallflower, and toured with other notable acts such as Alice in Chains, Pantera, and White Zombie. Gohde appeared in an interview along with Pollock where their music was likened to Alice in Chains and Soundgarden; Gohde replied, "We all hung out together, we all kinda listened to the same music, you know, more or less. And that's just the way it kinda turned out. We all like the same kinda thing, so I guess we're all kinda fans of each other." Although both albums were largely well-received by critics, My Sister’s Machine split up in 1994 after Elektra Entertainment folded the label they were under at that time.

In 2009, Gohde and Wright reunited with their Mistrust bandmates at the Feedback Lounge in West Seattle for the CD release of Spin the World. The following year they reunited with My Sister’s Machine for the 2010 Layne Staley Tribute and Benefit Concert.




  1. ^ Mistrust at Encyclopaedia Metallum Retrieved on 27 April 2011.
  2. ^ Boehm,Mike MSM: Newest Vein of Gold in Seattle's Hard-Rock Quarry, "Los Angeles Times" May 15, 1992. Retrieved on 28 April 2011.
  3. ^ MISTRUST CD Release Party At Feedback Lounge: Loaded Guns
  4. Lip Lock Rock: The Alice 'N Chainz Story
  5. My Sister's Machine Interview
  6. Full Circle’s Comin’ Round: My Sister’s Machine Reunites After 16 Years

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