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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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28 Years Ago: KREATOR release Extreme Aggression (2017 Reissue Out Now)

Recording was complete by late March. After two shows in Greece, KREATOR travelled to England and between 15 April and 7 June 1989 played at least 37 dates across Europe. Kreator - Betrayer (Official Video) On this day in 1989 Extreme Aggression was released by Noise in Europe and Epic in the US. A few months later, the beginning of September, KREATOR arrived in New York to begin a US/Canada tour: 44 dates between 2 September and 28 October. They continued touring Extreme Aggression into 1990, notably into East Germany which was recorded on video for Live in East Berlin. What we are trying to do is consolidate our style though. We don't want to impress people with extremely complex...

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23 Years Ago: ESOTERIC complete recording Epistemological Despondency at Rich Bitch Studios

The most productive way of listening to it is whilst imbibed, upon perceptionally heightening drugs, in complete darkness, at a high volume. This portrays the music in it's complete form. Debut double-CD now available89 minutes of hateful, drug-influenced tortured doomA journey through the subconscious realms of pure hatred and misery We recorded and mixed the demo in 25 hours, and we had 45 hours for the D-CD recording/mixing. The production of both releases are well definied, and of a high quality. Rich Bitch was also the ESOTERIC rehearsal space at the time. Epistemological Despondency was completed on this day in 1994 and released by our friends at Aesthetic Death. This double CD was the first major release by the label,...

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