Monday, January 31, 2011

Amulet

Looking for this New Jersey band's Welcome to Fun demo from 1987.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Aftershock

In need of this Wisconsin band's Untimely Devastation demo from 1987.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Beyond Death

Anyone know who played on this New York band's demos A Slice of Death (1987) and Yuk Fou (1988)?

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Beyond

Looking for this British band's 1989 demo, or at least its track listing and lineup.

Beyond

In need of the lineups for this Hungarian band's two demos: Steps of Death (1987 or 1988) and With Crazy Eyes (1988).

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Betrayer

Anyone have the following demos from this German band?: Rockin' Need No Rule (1986), Full Speed or Nothing (1987), Heavy Metal Guaranteed (1988), Traitors Revolution (1988), and Hi-Tech-Disciples (1989). Need the lineups for all except the last one.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Betrayed

Looking for the lineup for this Chilean band's Our Option demo from 1989.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Betrayal

In need of this California band's Reviling Darkness demo from 1989, or at least its lineup.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bestial War

Does anyone know who played on this Brazilian band's 1988 demo, Ripping Christ off Cross?

Bestial Vomit

Anyone have this Italian band's Majesty demo from 1988? Need the lineup.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bestia Metalica

Anyone know who played on this Mexican band's two 1989 demos, Idem and Bestia Metalica?

Berserker

In need of this Italian band's 1989 demo, Berserker.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Berserker

Looking for this German band's demo from 1988 or 1989, or at least its exact year and track list.

Berlin

Another British band, this one from Cosham/Portsmouth; need their demo from around 1984, its exact year of release and track list.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Berlyn

In need of this London band's demo from 1982.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Beowülf

Looking for this California band's 1983 demo, or at least its lineup and track listing.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bent Sirkis

Trying to find out who played on this New York band's two demos: Kill Your Immediate Family (1986) and Thriving on Chaos (1989).

Monday, January 17, 2011

Benediction

Anyone know who played on this British band's The Dreams You Dread demo? Was it released in July or August of 1989? Was it a rehearsal?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Slayer: Hellhole interview, WNYU 3/28/85

So I've been going through my old tapes, and I see a lot things not on the internet, and I'd like to share some of them as payback for all the great help folks have provided on the book. Everyone posts demos, and I'll be posting them also (only the rarest ones), but I'll also be posting interviews, live shows, rehearsals, soundchecks, and assorted weirdness from a myriad of 1980s underground metal bands.

First up is an interview with Slayer right around the time of the release of Hell Awaits, on the Hellhole show on New York City's WNYU radio station. Click here.

Belladonna

In need of this Japanese band's 1987 demo Providence for Decadence, or at least its track listing.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Believer

Looking for the lineup to this Pennsylvania band's 1987 demo, The Return.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Belial

Anyone have this New York band's Rotten Hell demo from 1988? Need the lineup also.

Belial

In need of this Chilean band's demos We Are Shit (1985), or at least its track listing, and Homolycanthropus (1989); need the lineups for both.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Belial

Looking for the Brazilian band's We Are Here to Fuck demo from 1988.

Belial

Anyone have this British band's Surrender or Die demo, or at least know the year of release, the track listing, and the lineup?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Belford

This French band released two demos I need: 1st Demo and Legende, plus any live rehearsals from the ’80s. Need to know what years the demos were released.

Belda Beast

This German band released a demo sometime in the 1980s I need to hear; anyone know the year it was released, and what songs were on it?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Beholder

In need of the Kentucky band's The Unforeseen demo from 1987. What city where they from?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Beginnin' Point

Looking for this Italian band's 1985 demo, or at least its track listing.

Beerkraft

Anyone have this Swiss band's Megapeace demo from 1989? Need its lineup, track listing, and their home city.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Beer

In need of this Argentinean band's 1988 and 1989 demos. Need the lineups, too.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Bedlam

Looking for this Hungarian band's two demos: Reality of Present (1988) and General Reception (1989). Need the lineups also.

Bedemon

Anyone know who played on this California band's 1986 demo, Invocation to Doom? Was this a collection of 1970s demos, or ’80s recordings?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sample Review: Aggression

Aggression (Montréal, Canada)
Éric Langlois/"Botcher"/"Butcher" (lv), Dennis Barthe/"Sasquatch"/"Death" (g/bv), Bernard Caudron/"Burn" (g/bv), Yves Duguay/"Dug" (b/bv), Gaëtan Bourassa/"Gate" (d/bv)
Aggression (September, 1985): Blaspheming at the Altar / Evil Pox / Metal Slaughter / Torment of Death
Live 1986 (1986): Intro: The Heretic / Evil Pox / Frozen Aggressor / Poseidon / Circle of the Tyrants [Celtic Frost cover] / No Sympathy [Nasty Savage cover] / Forsaken Survival / Metal Slaughter / Blaspheming at the Altar / Fight Till Death [Slayer cover] / Brain Damage / Torment of Death / Exodus [Exodus cover] / The Final Command [Slayer cover]
Demo II (April, 1986): Beware the Scarecrow / Forsaken Survival / Bloody Massacre Carnival / The Final Massacre
Formed as Asylum on Halloween, 1984 (with Langlois originally on bass), these thrashers changed their name at the urging of Voivod manager Johnny Hart. Their 1985 demo (recorded at Studio Prise Un in Chomeday) is hampered by a muddy production, but consists of mostly fast thrash full of crunchy riffing. Reviews at the time noted a heavy Slayer influence, but I don't hear it much, other than them being about as heavy as Show No Mercy. They got much heavier on the soundboard live tape, upgrading to brutal thrash/death with meaner vocals and lots of energy. Even though the guitars aren't loud enough and the tubby sound is heavy on the drums, their brutality shines through more effectively. They fuck up the lyrics to "Circle of the Tyrants," but otherwise the covers are good. Besides a couple of 1986 comp appearances, they managed to record one album in 1987 before splitting, though they came back with a revised lineup in 2004. They did record an unreleased album in December of 1986 (originally announced as The Final Massacre) for the bankrupt label Facemelt, which was finally released as Forgotten Skeleton in 2004. Langlois went back to bass with Cryptopsy, while Barthe (who also spends time with Cradle to Grave) and Duguay reformed the band in 2005. Sadly Bourassa died of a heart attack in February, 2009.

Beatifix

In need of this German band's 1986 demo; at least could use a track listing.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Beast

Looking for the New Jersey band's 1986 demo. Anyone know what city they were from?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Beast

Anyone have this German band's 1984 demo? Need the lineup also.

Bazooka

In need of this Italian band's 1987 demo, and its lineup.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bay Rum

This band recorded a 1987 demo called Only the Strong Survive. Anyone know where they were from and who played on it?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bay Leaf

Looking for this German band's demo from 1988. Also need the lineup.

Baustelle

Anyone have this German band's Pope demo from 1989? Need the lineup also.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Battlefield

Could use any info on this Italian band. Supposedly they had at least one demo.