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30 Years Ago: RIPPING CORPSE record Death Warmed Over demo

I would say we started out as speed metal went through the thrash zone and ended up at death metal with a touch of hardcore. We were with the first ones doing it. We were there from day one really, I remember when there wasn't a death metal, it was just heavy metal then speed and thrash metal growing into the heavier black and death metal. RIPPING CORPSE recorded the Death Warmed Over demo during this month in 1987. ...it wasn't our first, but close to it. That demo was done in a home studio around us by a local couple in NJ Joe and Karla Crowley is about all I can remember there, but it was a decent little...

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26 Years Ago: AUTOPSY release Mental Funeral

We're gonna record it in November, about the same time the EP comes out. It'll come out in February. So November we'll have the EP and then February we'll have the new album. The album'll be called 'Mental Funeral'.- Eric Cutler / Autospy interview, Deathcheese #1, 1991 In the end the dates were pushed back. The Retribution for the Dead EP, recorded September 1990, was released in February, followed by AUTOPSY's second album - Mental Funeral - recorded towards the end of November '90 and released on this day in 1991. Mental Funeral continued the crawling pace and doom atmosphere that was always there but really defined the Retribution... EP. Yeah, listening to lots of TROUBLE, SAINT VITUS and the first...

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25 Years Ago: ACHERON release Rites of the Black Mass

ACHERON released their debut album - Rites of the Black Mass - on this day in 1992 through Turbo Music. It was released by JL America in the US later that year. Cast thy shadow over the earth on this blackened night... Preceding each ACHERON song is a short keyboard introduction by Peter H. Gilmore - now High Priest of the Church of Satan, then publisher of The Black Flame magazine and spokesman for the Church. This collaboration continued on ACHERON albums throughout the 1990s. We both had the same ideas about doing a Satanic Black Mass as an album, so we just started working together. The Church does approve of us, and I am a member.- Vincent Crowley / Acheron...

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26 Years Ago: PROPHECY OF DOOM record their second Peel session

PROPHECY OF DOOM recorded their second Peel session on this day in 1991. The recordings were broadcast on the 1 June programme, sharing the session slots with a rebroadcast of THE SHAMEN's fourth following Will Sinnott's death. PROPHECY OF DOOM dedicated this session to the Tibet Support Group UK. As Peel says, their offices were at 43 New Oxford St., which is now a Chinese restaurant... You've already thought of something wittier. Raze Against TimeOnward Ever BackwardAcknowledge the Confusion MasterThe Voice of Tibet (Our Shame & Hypocrisy) The first two were later recorded for the second PROPHECY OF DOOM album, Matrix (1992); Acknowledge the Confusion Master was first recorded for the Until the Again EP.

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31 Years Ago: MASSACRE release Aggressive Tyrant debut demo

The first demo was recorded at a studio in Tampa. We were clueless 18 year olds. Bill, myself, Alan and Kam. The geeky engineer looked at us like we were nuts when he realized we were so down tuned. Then Kam did his vocals and the engineer really looked confused. There was limited production, limited cash. The songs were already written and for the week or so prior to recording we practiced the same 3 songs over and over again, we knew we could only afford like three hours tops in the studio. That first tape I probably sent out between 300 –400 copies. We made them on a dual cassette boom box, and I made covers on my fathers...

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