Monday, July 31, 2006

Megaslaughter - Calls From the Beyond (1991)

A rather rare gem from the early Swedish death underground, this LP was released on the French label Thrash Records, but most of the copies are still to be found in Sweden.

Hexenhaus - Awakening (1991)

Here's one album (the third actually) from Hexenhaus, the band that followed Maninnya Blade. The music is thrashier on this one!

Maninnya Blade - Merchants in Metal (1986)

I thought I'd dedicate my first post here to one of the very first speed metal bands from Sweden, Maninnya Blade. This is their one album, Merchants in Metal. Some of the members formed Hexenhaus in 1988, after Maninnya dissolved.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Deicide - Deicide (1990)

01.Lunatic Of God`s Creation
02.Sacrificial Suicide
03.Oblivious To Evil
04.Dead By Dawn
07.Carnage In The Temple Of The Damned
09.Day Of Darkness

Glen Benton - Vocal & Bass
Brian Hoffman - Lead Guitar
Eric Hoffman - Lead Guitar
Steve Asheim - Drums

Origin: Tampa, FL, USA
Death Metal
Status: Active

Known the world over as one of the founding fathers of Death Metal, Deicide stand strong to this day as one of the most influential and controversial metal bands ever. With a relentlessly brutal sound and uncompromisingly blasphemous lyrics, Deicide set the standards for Death Metal well over a decade ago and have maintained those standards ever since. Emerging from the Tampa, Florida metal underground, Deicide began life in 1987 under the moniker, Amon. Consisting of frontman Glen Benton on bass and vocals, brothers Eric and Brian Hoffman on guitar, and Steve Asheim on drums, Amon commanded a local cult following with their extreme brand of Satanic metal. Amon's demos caught the attention of Roadrunner Records and Roadrunner signed the band, who renamed themselves Deicide. Roadrunner released Deicide's blistering self-titled debut in 1990 including Death Metal hit "Sacrificial Suicide". Recorded at Tampa's Morrisound Studio (the legendary studio where Deicide would go on to record all its albums), "Deicide" would one day be hailed as one of the "Top 100 Metal Albums of the 90's" by England's metal authority, Terrorizer Magazine. In 1992, Deicide followed up their debut with "Legion". "Legion" was an instant success, further establishing Deicide's furious musical instensity and vengeful anti-Christian stance, and securing Deicide's place at the forefront of the American Death Metal scene.