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HERESY & CONCRETE SOX- Live at «Grabenhalle», St.Gallen, Switzerland, 10. September 1986

heresysox_tape.jpgheresysox_tapecover.jpgThis concert was organized by Reto “Tschösi” Kühne (of MESSIAH and FEAR OF GOD) and me (I’m responsible for that lovely gig poster, haha). I think it was the first continental tour for HERESY and for the SOX. Reevsy, the original singer of HERESY had just left the band after one or two gigs (the guy who sings on the flexi and the original version of the split LP, that was circulating on tape and saw a legal reissue on a japanese CD-label a while ago – Reevsy was the HERESY singer, especially compared to the later Johny when he was trying to sound Ray of Today, as if one of them wasn’t enough!). So Johny, the drummer of CONCRETE SOX jumped in and took over the vocals job in HERESY. After the band returned home, they re-recorded the vocals ofthe split LP session because they were feld so pissed about the whole Reevsy issue. The rest is, may I say, history. This split LP not only marked the actual take off point in what was soon to be called Crust and, on the speedier branch, Grindcore, but also pushed the whole Death Metal circus by stocking up funds for Dig Pearson’s Earache Records.
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Both bands were kinda arrogant. Especially Kalv, HERESY’s bassist, was one little prick, haha. But then again, we loved the music and in some way, it just suits the sound when the people behind it show some ego. SOX and HERESY were kinda surprised to see that we had rented a professional P.A. system and a mixer (who was a wanker). Only maybe 30 people showed up besides the band circus. I loved it. We thrashed along the whole fucking building and had massive fun especially with HERESY who tore pretty much everything apart we had ever seen up to then.
I’m not sure, but I think MESSIAH played that niht too and probably EXXOR. The location, Grabenhalle, was the same in which I organized the two first ever CELTIC FROST concerts in 1985. One of these shows ws bootlegged on vinyl, as I recently found out. And yeah, Tommy Fischer, you know, haha. What a dumbfuck. What a silly band.
In 1987, we visited HERESY in Birmingham, met Dig and the whole crew. They indeed had become a crew. I didn’t like that. But the atmosphere was impressive, with bands like HERESY, NAPALM DEATH, SOX, the dying AMEBIX, DOOM, HELLBASTARD and all the others getting popular, creating a new wave of what formerly known as “Punk” or “Hardcore” and suddenly, there was no clear distinction between this scene and Metal anymore.
What has become of Andy Larsen, the printer and promoter of HERESY, who helped the band so much from 85-86?

Unfortunately, the P.A. guy “forgot” to press the record-button (he was very, very unhappy about the music he had to mix, he couldn’t believe what he was hearing, constantly shaking his head saying “this is just noise”), so only fragments of the show had been recorded. Luckily, I had my walkman-recorder running through HERESY’s gig (I think, I also had the SO’ entire show, but I can’t find it anymore), so you’re getting the complete HERESY set too. You will hear a bunch of unreleased tracks.
These recordings have never been published so far, so make sure you download them while they’re up. These links will expire after one or two weeks. And don’t ask me to repost or copy you any of these limited time offer tape rips, for I won’t. No exceptions.
128 kb/s encoding.

Here’s the setlist, written by Kalv:
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CONCRETE SOX- eminent scum / your turn next / 10 steps to oblivion.mp3 [Soundboard] Link expired

HERESY- Belief / Visions in Fear.mp3 [Soundboard]

HERESY- Complete Gig.mp3 [Audience recording] Link expired

22 Comments

  1. headfuck

    the heresy soundbord tracks are incredbile! once again a history lesson. thanks and i’ll have a beer on you!
    killer post after killer post.

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    Posted on 17-Jan-08 at 11:27 | Permalink
  2. Erich, I love you. But I also love Celtic Frost. Does that make me a retard?

    Anway great upload as always. When I get money later this month more cash is coming to you.

    The Heresy/Sox split was the second Earache album I bought, Scum was the first, and I just loved the Heresy side of the album.

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    Posted on 17-Jan-08 at 11:49 | Permalink
  3. Admin

    Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion, Pär. If you like CF, that’s fine with me. I would like some of the music too, but the latest album is just so incredibly embarassing it hurts. I will tell you guys some more about the band when I’ll be posting unreleased Hellhammer material nobody has ever heard.

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    Posted on 17-Jan-08 at 11:55 | Permalink
  4. Is this the kind of music the youth and grow(hl)n up are listening today? Where is the happy music? The loving music that we used to listen to when we where young? I can’t even here what these little rascals are singing about. Do do they want another beer or what is it that they sound so upset about?

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    Posted on 17-Jan-08 at 13:09 | Permalink
  5. Admin

    It’s as if they were complaining about the ebay prices that were yet about to come, haha.

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    Posted on 17-Jan-08 at 13:18 | Permalink
  6. Peter, here´s some happy music for you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dZu2tIYQvI

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    Posted on 17-Jan-08 at 13:27 | Permalink
  7. Hey
    thanks a lot for visiting my blog!
    I hope it’s not a problem that i put that online, you recorded other stuff with B.O.L.?
    Was it the same line up that became F.O.G.?
    It would be nice to see your split tape with Ripcord, Napalm Death and TMP sometimes eheh, that must be killer

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    Posted on 17-Jan-08 at 13:37 | Permalink
  8. Hey Pär! NOW we’re talking! That’s good quality music for all you people. Remember when Filthy Christians and Totalitär did a cover of this togheter. They called it Rhythm of a Crusty Night.

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    Posted on 17-Jan-08 at 13:46 | Permalink
  9. Well done, Sir. Finally something that ain’t metal nor US HC. What a relief! You were saying about unreleased Hellhammer stuff?

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    Posted on 17-Jan-08 at 17:06 | Permalink
  10. Nice work you’re doing, i like to read, talk about with friends and to listen to old underground music.

    Cheers from a new GoodBadMusic lover,
    Arthur A. (Le Singe Punk – Brazil)

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    Posted on 19-Jan-08 at 18:22 | Permalink
  11. Jean F.

    I may have said before Thanks for this Blog. So many postings of music you can’t find anywhere else. This has long turned into a archive. To me it’s one of a kind. I think I downloaded and saved all of what ever was up here and I couldn’t say I heard something I didn’t like up to now. Amazing. Keep up the work buddy! You’re making a man in his 50s very happy!

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    Posted on 20-Jan-08 at 02:39 | Permalink
  12. Again, thanks.

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    Posted on 22-Jan-08 at 09:52 | Permalink
  13. I spent a few months with Dig and John in Nottingham, right before the Earache domination and found it to be a great time. Fine blokes all. We even drove G.I. around England on their tour. I do wonder what happened to those peeps as well.
    Cheers!

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    Posted on 23-Jan-08 at 12:38 | Permalink
  14. Sean Hogan

    Heya Erich…any word on the Gai tape?

    ALSO…I wanted your express permission to upload the following trax from way-back-when, when you gave us “select few” a secret link to see what the temporary FOG reunion was up to. I follow thy bidding, just figured maybe it’d be cool finally to share? I’ll also be upping Screaming Holocaust discography (direct from Roki) and Funeral Bitch demo (have a better copy???).

    FOG cattle consent.mp3
    FOG controlled by fear.mp3
    FOG intro running.mp3
    FOG ive seen sludge under the chainsaw.mp3
    FOG look behind the veils.mp3
    FOG prisoners of your ideals.mp3
    FOG rubbish planet.mp3
    FOG the use of man.mp3
    FOG trouble absolution.mp3
    use of man recht gut.mp3

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    Posted on 26-Jan-08 at 00:15 | Permalink
  15. Sean Hogan

    Well…uh…that was a private post Erich…but, um, yeah if ya don’t care :S just let me know!

    Here’s a link to a “techno” song I wrote using YOUR VOICE (just a few words from “Insect”) looped in some small sections:

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BUM3ZPAU

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    Posted on 29-Jan-08 at 23:46 | Permalink
  16. kid-br

    I received a letter from Kalv back in the early 1990’s and get impressed “…what a fuck… the guy in one of my fave bands wrote me!!!!… this is great!!!…”. Well, after some cold letters and records exchanged (I sent him some deleted stuff in exchange of some stuff relesed by him/his band) I got myself asking the guy where would be my package (after I sent him a 4 LPs package)… No reply… Wrote again, as it could have happen an some post shit (which never happened before and after!!!). Result: I never got a reply… In that point I started to think: “what the fucking is this punk/hc shit about, when become to this: you got get in touch with a ‘icon’ of the so called ‘movement’ and, for this or that reason it ends in that big disappointment… can someone preach about important issues when neglet the basic ones?” What a disillution (or the reality calling you back to the ground).

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    Posted on 16-Aug-08 at 18:29 | Permalink
  17. i’m Vic, Concrete Sox founder member/guitarist/writer/manager… does anyone here know the whereabouts of either Andy Larsen (once our promotor of Dortmund) or Jon Tassano (friend from Berlin)? i would like to get in touch with these guys… btw, Concrete Sox have reformed with a new line-up for 2009… cheers, Vic

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    Posted on 11-Jun-09 at 16:23 | Permalink
  18. Hello everybody.
    I’d like to know if there’s a demo of the 666 DEAD band (ex-HERESY members)?

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    Posted on 07-Sep-09 at 19:48 | Permalink
  19. Can nayone in ‘Fear Of Gpd’ contact me?

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    Admin Reply:

    What’s it about?

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    Brob Reply:

    Smurfpunx concert

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    Admin Reply:

    You can reach Fear Of God through the band’s official websie:

    http://fearofgod.com/

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    Posted on 12-Apr-10 at 17:45 | Permalink
  20. Cuinn

    Heresy complete show link is dead.
    I’d love to hear that set though. Could somebody re-up?

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    Posted on 16-Jun-12 at 12:08 | Permalink
  21. Kim

    Anyone know what became of Reevsy? Did he ever do another band after Heresy?

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    Posted on 12-Sep-12 at 03:04 | Permalink
  22. Reevsy never did anything after leaving Heresy in 1986…

    Concrete Sox are back with a new line-up and are currently rehearsing for a tour in June 2013. The reunion show ‘Rebirth 2013′ is on 8th June @ The Doghouse in Nottingham…

    I am the founder member/guitarist/manager of Concrete Sox…

    Vic Timoveric (Concrete Sox)…

    vic AT concretesox.org

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    Posted on 11-Feb-13 at 19:05 | Permalink

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