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Iron Butterfly
OriginSan Diego, California, United States
GenresPsychedelic rock, heavy metal,[1] acid rock, blues rock, hard rock
Years active1966–1971, 1974–1985, 1987–present
LabelsAtco, MCA
Associated actsRhinoceros, Captain Beyond
MembersRon Bushy
Charlie Marinkovich
Martin Gerschwitz
Past membersLee Dorman
Former members

Iron Butterfly is a Psychedelic rock band from San Diego, California. They were formed in 1966.


  1. Buckley 2003, p. 523 "It is widely believed that the term 'heavy metal' was coined to describe the less than delicate sound of Iron Butterfly, a band vilified when they first emerged and still not accorded the respect they deserve."