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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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29 Years Ago: BOLT THROWER release In Battle There is No Law (Early Band History)

Total possession of the atmosphere! After receiving the Concession of Pain demo (September 1987), John Peel arranged for a session. They recorded 4 songs on 3 January 1988: "Forgotten Existence", "Attack in the Aftermath", "Psychological Warfare", "In Battle There is No Law". The session was broadcast on Wednesday 10 days later, sharing the session segments with McCarthy. Vinyl Solution contacted the band after hearing the Peel show and they agreed a one-album deal. Vinyl Solution was the label run by/from the London shop of the same name. You can read some of the history of the shop (last located on Portobello Road) here. They released a diverse catalogue from dance music to punk (POISON IDEA) and death metal (CANCER). In...

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25 Years Ago: SEANCE release Fornever Laid to Rest on Black Mark (Swedish Death Metal)

Formed by members of ORCHRISTE ("Sin" from this album was an old ORCHRISTE song) and TOTAL DEATH in 1990, SEANCE released Fornever Laid to Rest on this day in 1992. This was the debut SEANCE album, recorded and released within a year of their only demo, the extremely successful Levitised Spirit. ...we wanted a "new" sound, different from the typical Swedish sound. The producer, Berno Paulsson, had never done anything like death before; so he had a "fresh mind", so to speak when we started to mix the album. We're quite satified with the sound on FOREVER LAID TO REST, but we'll try to do something completely different on our next album.When we had finished recording, we didn't have a...

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27 Years Ago: TIAMAT (formerly TREBLINKA) release Sumerian Cry on C.M.F.T.

We have changed our name to TIAMAT because it does really fit our lyrics better. The Satanic image is to keep the Unholy Black Metal alive. Some people (in fact, alot of people) want to kill it but early Venom, Possessed, Destruction, Slayer, Sodom will forever live on in our minds!!! Our image is a tribute to the good old black metal!!! Released on this day in 1990, the classic and still highly influential debut TIAMAT album, Sumerian Cry! Sumerian Cry, the classic Swedish black metal TIAMAT record from 1990 will be reissued on white vinyl in early May. This record is absolutely essential for fans of the modern occult death metal revival, the late-eighties/early nineties Swedish death metal scene...

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23 Years Ago: CENTINEX complete Transcend the Dark Chaos

CENTINEX recorded Transcend the Dark Chaos at Dan Swanö's Hellspawn/Unisound Studios over a weekend, finishing on this day in 1994. ...we recorded it during 2 days so it went pretty fast. We had a good time, but there was not that much alcohol involved in that recording though...- Martin Schulman / Centinex interview, Voices from the Darkside The tape was self-released, as Evil Shit Productions, in July.

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