30 Years Ago: ATROPHY release Violent by Nature

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30 Years Ago: ATROPHY release Violent by Nature

I thought the second album had a lot more to it. First of all the production quality was much better (more money and more time in the studio). We worked extremely hard on it and I thought it had more groove to it while still keeping it fast and heavy. As for myself, I didn't just play double bass through the whole thing (not that there's anything wrong with that, I love the sound and feel of rolling bass drums) I tried to develop a little more as a drummer.

Tim Kelly / Atrophy interview, Nocturnal Cult, 2006

ATROPHY released their second, and last, album Violent by Nature on this day in 1990 through Roadracer Records.

Following the release and tours of the US and Europe guitarist Chris Lykins left to pursue his medical career and the band eventually split.

Chris was studying to become a doctor from the day I met him and that ultimately was his goal. He would have loved to keep playing and touring but there was not much money involved and he knew what he had to do to secure a nice life for he and his family. I can't blame him one bit, but he was a huge driving force behind the band and without him it was never the same. Since Chris was the bands spokesperson to the record company, when he left they pretty much quit on us. We tried some other guitarists and other vocalists but it was never the same.

Tim Kelly / Atrophy interview, Nocturnal Cult, 2006