The Load

The Load were an American symphonic-rock trio that released the album Praise the Load on Columbus small-press Owl in 1976. In 1977, the band recorded a second album that was ultimately issued as Load Have Mercy by archivists Laser’s Edge in 1998.

Members: Dave Hessler (guitar, bass), Sterling Smith (keyboards), Tom Smith (drums, percussion)


  • Praise the Load (1976)
  • Load Have Mercy (1977)

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