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HEART ATTACK- God is dead 7"EP (Damaged Goods, USA, 1981)

“God is dead” – drrrrrrrr – “God is dead” – drrrrrrrr – “God is dead” – this is how one of the greatest songs ever written starts off with machine gun drumming. One bloody mayhem full of stakkato rhythm and wild, chaotic power rips through your ears like few bands managed to do so in the year of 1981. Ever since I first heard HEART ATTACK on the legendary “New York T(H)rash” cassette compilation in the early 80s, I went ape when hearing that tune.
But – and I mean BUT – the bands subsequent release surpassed this slab! “Keep your Distance”, the first of two 12″EP’s, is such a powerhouse you MUST have heard it! One song even features the probably very first “blast beat” drumming in music history – and guess what, none of the kids of today seems to know the band! THAT alone is proof enough for God being dead! I can post “Keep your distance” too, if needed.

Peter had posted this 7″ before on Killed by Death Records, but unfortunately he ripped it from a low quality bootleg. We both thought it’s be in your interest if I re-posted this, taken from the original (very high priced) 7″. As a bonus, I will also show the funny looking inserts even though they haven’t aged in dignity [note: scans currently down].

God is dead.mp3


  1. Anonymous

    Wow! Thank you for this. Sound is great!


    Posted on 22-Oct-06 at 14:13 | Permalink
  2. beat blast

    Would love to hear the blast beat song!!


    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 07:07 | Permalink
  3. Peter - KBDRecords

    Thanks! Now I have a good rip to listen to :).


    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 09:33 | Permalink
  4. Anonymous

    Peter’s rips are way better than yours. Also the your God Is Dead skips at around 16 seconds in. Don’t repost stating you outdid another blogger if you can’t follow through. Thanks



    Posted on 04-Nov-06 at 10:00 | Permalink
  5. Erich

    Yes, “Tom”, it skips, didn’t notice that. That sometimes happens when encoding whle having other applications running. But it still sounds WAY better than Peters rip, apart from the skip (which I might fix one day).


    Posted on 04-Nov-06 at 10:10 | Permalink
  6. Peter - KBDRecords

    Hi Tom! Of course I’m a bit flattered when you defend my shitty rips. But fact is that my rips of this sucks. Or shall I say the source sucks. It’s from a badly made bootleg I’ve got. Erichs rips here is way superior plus it’s from the real thing.


    Posted on 04-Nov-06 at 10:14 | Permalink
  7. Anonymous

    Maybe it’s from the original but I don’t like the fidelity. The drums sound duller than Peters. Btw, I am a BIG fan of this record since I got NY Thrash tape in 1988 or so. But I never heard the third song since I discovered these great mp3 blogs.



    Posted on 04-Nov-06 at 11:35 | Permalink
  8. Anonymous

    I used my winamp equalizer and it sounds equally as good I guess. Anyways, both of you thanks for providing this classic gem!



    Posted on 04-Nov-06 at 11:39 | Permalink
  9. Anonymous

    dude your eq must be magic ……….


    Posted on 04-Nov-06 at 11:59 | Permalink
  10. flatblackcapo

    oh shit……….wow! thanx for that jewel


    Posted on 30-Nov-07 at 22:23 | Permalink
  11. gg allin

    hey i’m a kid and i love this band.


    Posted on 17-Sep-09 at 05:55 | Permalink

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