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24 Years Ago: DARKTHRONE release Under a Funeral Moon

Recorded in June the previous year, Peaceville released the iconic Under a Funeral Moon on this day in 1993. We didn't care really much for the albums at the time, we all agreed that the rehearsals we did was the most important thing. We actually rehearsed a lot... I could sing on the rehearsals... which lifted the whole experience of rehearsing to new heights... All I can remember is really the best black metal magic ever...- Nocturnal Culto / Darkthrone interview Summer of the Diabolical Holocaust (Rehearsal 1992) As with A Blaze in the Northern Sky in August 1991, DARKTHRONE recorded at Creative Studios.There is scarce information about Creative, the only minor trivia I can offer is they had two...

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34 Years Ago: LAIBACH interviewed by TV Tednik (with English translation)

LAIBACH's infamous TV Tednik interview was broadcast by RTV Ljubljana on this day in 1983. Following the broadcast Slovenian authorities banned all public appearances. They also banned the use of the name LAIBACH. ...in June 1983, the group made their first television appearance in an interview on the current affairs programme TV Tednik (TV Weekly). Wearing military fatigues and white armbands bearing a simple black cross, Laibach were interviewed in front of graphic images of large political rallies more than a little reminiscent of those in Nuremberg whilst reciting their "Documents of Oppression". Their flirtation with such controversial imagery once again revealed uncomfortable similarities between Fascist and Socialist Realist iconography; similarities which instantly posed questions about the freedom of the...

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27 Years Ago: INCUBUS rehearse in Tampa, FL

Recorded on this day in 1990, shortly after recording their second album Beyond the Unknown at Morrisound Recordings earlier in the month. They play two songs, both from their first album Serpent Temptation, "Sadistic Sinner" and "The Battle of Armageddon". The second half is a video interview. Lineup: Francis M. Howard (vocals, guitar), Moyses M. Howard (drums), and new bassist Mark Lavenia who joined for the Beyond the Unknown album replacing Scott Latour.

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31 Years Ago: CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER live in a Bel Air backyard

UPDATE: the band sent us a correction: Actually this party was after “Convicted” was released. We played so we could get some money to get up north to play 2 shows.Just FYI. The gig date is correct, on this day in 1986, but the "days before the release..." stuff below is not! Thanks to CS for the info! Days before Sometime after their debut LP was released CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER play at a friend's birthday in Bel Air (the band were from neighbouring Santa Monica). A lot of people thank that "Convicted" is about not fitting in, as far as punks not fitting into society, and not being normal. Well, it's not. It's about a guy who gets out of prison...

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30 Years Ago: NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ATOMKRAFT, ONSLAUGHT and AGENT STEEL live in London

NUCLEAR ASSAULT were on Monsters of Rock a couple of days before to promote this event. They arrived in London on the 16th to play a non-tour gig with ATOMKRAFT at the Mean Fiddler. The tour officially started the next day: Burton, Newcastle and then Hammersmith Odeon (adding ONSLAUGHT to the set) on this day in 1987. After a travel day the tour continued to Germany, Netherlands and ended in Belgium on the 28th. NUCLEAR ASSAULT returned for a couple of gigs with ATOMKRAFT (Sheffield and Dingwalls London) before heading back to the US. Touring would begin again in the middle of the next year (1988), back to England opening for SLAYER in September and headlining with ACID REIGN and...

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