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21 Years Ago: PAN.THY.MONIUM release Khaooohs & Kon-fus-ion

Just before I moved to Örebro, we started work on this...what was meant to be our last recording. The guys came up to Örebro to finish it off, with more overdubs and stuff, and after a while Relapse was interested in releasing it.I like this one more than Khaooos. It's got more epic moments and not so much unmotivated riffing. 3.7 out of 5- Dan Swanö, Prog Archives, 2011 PAN.THY.MONIUM released their last album, Khaooohs & Kon-fus-ion, on this day in 1996. Avant-garde death metal from Sweden!

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30 Years Ago: AGRESSOR rehearse early material (French death/thrash)

Somewhere in Antibes, AGRESSOR were recording a rehearsal on this day in 1987. Brutal thrash / early death metal, this recording is known as Rehearsal of Death. Several of these songs made their way to the killer debut album, Neverending Destiny, released by Noise Records in 1990. After that they signed to Black Mark Production. Above you can hear the rehearsal, beginning with "Brainstorm", below you can hear this song on the Neverending Destiny LP:

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33 Years Ago: HELLHAMMER complete Apocalyptic Raids (the future remains the past)

On this day in 1984 HELLHAMMER were putting the finishing touches to their only major release, the total cult Apocalyptic Raids, which began on the 2nd at Caet Studios, Berlin. Produced by Tom Warrior & Martin Ain, engineered by Horst Mueller. Tom Warrior - SATANIC SLAUGHTER - V- Axe Holocaust / Dambuster VocalsMartin Ain - SLAYED NECROS - Deadly Bassdose / Backing HowlingBruce Day - DENIAL FIEND - Hellish Crossfire on Wodden Coffins Released by Noise Records in Europe and Metal Blade in the US. Only death is real... ...Well it's basically a line from the song "Messiah" which we wrote in 1983 in Hellhammer and it is probably extremely difficult for young people nowadays to understand but this was...

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28 Years Ago: CARCASS Live at ULU

CARCASS live on this day in 1989 at the University of London Union. One song from this set ended up on a 1990 7" titled St. George's Hall, Bradford 15/11/89. Miles Hackett has a great write-up of the night here. Other bands that night (A Night of Rock n' Roll Armageddon) were INTENSE DEGREE, BOLT THROWER, EXTREME NOISE TERROR and NAPALM DEATH. Later in the year CARCASS, BOLT THROWER and NAPALM DEATH were joined by MORBID ANGEL for the great November Earache "Grindcrusher" tour. Track listing: Crepitating Bowel ErosionExcreted AlivePungent ExcruciationReek of PutrefactionFermenting InnardsSlash DementiaGenital GrinderRegurgitation of GibletsEmbryonic Necropsy and Devourment

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30 Years Ago: NECROPHAGIA release Season of the Dead (were things really that fucked?)

In almost every way a completely different band to the NECROPHAGIA of the late 90s, Season of the Dead is a killer grinding thrash / early death metal LP in the vein of POSSESSED, SLAUGHTER! Released during this month in 1987. Larry Madison on guitar, Joe Blazer drums, Bill James bass and Killjoy vocals. Season of the Dead was the only official album released during the original run (1983-1987). Another album was recorded though, Ready for Death, you can find it on the A Legacy of Horror, Gore and Sickness compilation album.

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