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Streetcleaner – Demo CS

Streetcleaner – Demo CS (self-released, 1997):  STREETCLEANER present you with a swirling, mosh-worthy metal attack right off the bat.  There are six tracks and they rarely provide a break in the action.  Equally influenced by hardcore, the burgeoning metalcore scene, … Continue reading

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Enchanter -The Gates of Insanity CS

Enchanter -The Gates of Insanity CS (self-released, 1989):  This tape opens with a creepy door creaking open and that’s the last chance for a breath that you’ll have for a few minutes.  Engineered by the late, great Phil Bonnet, this is … Continue reading

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Supa Gsus -Supa Gsus CS

Supa Gsus – s/t CS (2004?, self-released): It’s been a while, but I’ve got a lot of new stuff ripped.  Some of it comes courtesy of Simon once again, like this thing I’ve been sitting on for a while, partially because … Continue reading

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Radii – Garbage Platoon CS

Radii – Garbage Platoon CS (self-released, 1997):  The first time I heard RADII was on the More Than Music 10″ compilation.  Their track on there was a lengthy quiet introduction followed by a minute or so of pure chaos.  This … Continue reading

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Dastard – Dear Empty Sky 2008-2010 CD

Dastard – Dear Empty Sky 2008-2010 CD (self-released, 2010):  DASTARD was a band from Lansing, IL that I really, really liked.  I later ended up playing bass in the band for about a year, but that’s irrelevant to this material. … Continue reading

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Zap – Demo Version 0.69 CS

Zap – Demo Version 0.69 CS (self-released, 2014):  Sorry for the lengthy silence.  I went to Japan, then got back, then got really busy with work and this stuff sort of got pushed aside.  Unfortunate, sure, but everyone’s got priorities … Continue reading

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Aftermath – Words That Echo Fear CS

Aftermath – Words That Echo Fear CS (self-released, 1989):  Another one for the serious thrashers.  And, again, AFTERMATH is from Chicago just like XILLIAN.  This jammer was even recorded in Hoffman Estates, IL by Phil Bonnet. What you get here … Continue reading

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Xillian – No Way CS

Xillian – No Way CS (self-released, 1990): This is pure, unadulterated, ripping thrash metal from Chicago.  I’ve never heard this band’s name and can’t find anything about them on the Internet, but Scott Harmless somehow magically produced this unsung slam-inducer from … Continue reading

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The Humdingers – See Ya Later Aviator 10″

The Humdingers – See Ya Later Aviator 10″ (Bizzarro, 1998):  I love 10″s.  I don’t really know why, but they’re a format I’ve always been drawn to for some reason.  This is a good one.  You may remember THE HUMDINGERS from … Continue reading

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Mary Tyler Morphine – Demo CS

Mary Tyler Morphine – Demo CS (self-released):  MARY TYLER MORPHINE is a band I’ve been familiar with since I was a youth, but I never dug into them.  I’d hear a song here or there on compilation CDs or on … Continue reading

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