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DEAD- Musical Abortions Demo (Fuck Music Publishing, USA, 1986)

I bought this tape in some record store with a air conditioner of the size of a jumbo jet somewhere in Florida in 1986, because of the band name and the cover. When I took it back to the flat of Kam Lee & Rick Rozz (formerly of DEATH, at that time active in MASSACRE) to play it, everybody was having a good time.

I’m afraid I don’t know much about DEAD. This tape sure was one of the highlights in the campaign of the destruction of music by means of traditional rock instruments (which is probably not the same as the “campaign of musical destruction” by LÄRM). I’m pretty sure this fascinate some of this blogs readers. I mean, it does sound evil. The vocals, the vocals. Makes Norwegian Black Metal sound like Janis Joplin. If you can’t sit through this, you’re a fucking wimp. The excessive intro is from “2001”, isn’t it? The good old movie-soundtracks-intro-times, where have they gone? And where is my Necrophagia “Death is Fun” demo?
Please fill us in with more about DEAD, if you know other than what’s easily googlable (and that’s not much, really).

“Recorded in a House”. Priceless.

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Azathoth.mp3

Chopper.mp3
Dead.mp3
Mephestopheles.mp3

41 Comments

  1. Steve

    Always wanted to hear these guys. I was in an Impetigo, Repulsion, Carcass, Blood, phase years ago. This bands logo actually got a lot cooler looking later on.

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 06:00 | Permalink
  2. Jeremy

    Since there’s no space for general comments I’m gonna arbitrarily post my appreciation to ‘The Author’ here. You’ve been turning me on to all kinds of stuff that I was just to young to experience when it came around for the first time. Thanks.
    And, yeah, I’ll donate eventually. Just gotta actually make some money first.

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 08:05 | Permalink
  3. That’s good to hear, Jeremy. I always knew my collection of music would be good for something more than to just have it.
    There’s no need to donate. Once a year, I collect money for the maintenance of the site. You can donate some pocket money next year, if you want.

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 08:12 | Permalink
  4. TomsyBomsy

    WOW!!! This is great thanxxx a lot. I only have the 7′ which was released on Gore records.
    I think their drummer played in Nasty Savage at one point but I think I’ll better double check this right now, while I’m going totally Death-mental about the AWESOMNESS of this stuff.

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 08:23 | Permalink
  5. Ah yes, the 7″ – I used to have that too. What’s on it?

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 08:45 | Permalink
  6. TomsyBomsy

    Huh… I’m listening to the 7′ right now. I had to dig a bit until I’ve found it. Have not listened to this for quite some time.
    Sounds a lot sludgier than the Demo. There are 4 Tracks of very psychotic and strange Me(n)tal on it… sends shivers down my spine brrrrrr…
    Ah yes… I also found a website + some info about the band.

    http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=29135
    http://deadusa.bravehost.com/

    It seems there’s a reissue of all their recordings out Hoooorray… what a great evening 🙂

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 09:02 | Permalink
  7. I alway thought that the Dead that released the 7″ on Gore were german. I had that one but sold it years ago and I don´t remember how it sounded.

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 09:52 | Permalink
  8. TomsyBomsy

    Huh. The german band with the same name is a whole other thing. They play a very boring and generic style of Porn-Death-metal.
    Totally useless shit!!!

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 10:55 | Permalink
  9. Frank Mossi

    SPECTACULAR! Extremely grim, evil sounding – and no one has ever heard of this demo before. What a great great collection!!

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 11:24 | Permalink
  10. Steve

    Looks like I confused the German for the US band. The German band did have a cool logo!

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 12:04 | Permalink
  11. Now I have listen a bit to this and it sure was great. Not only the intro was Necrophagia, I think it was all in the Necrophagia demo-up til Season of the Dead-vein. And the vocals, oh my god (or satan perhaps), Maniac must have listen to this before recordning his stuff on the Deathcrush LP.

    Stuff like this is what makes this blog THE blog of the whole net.

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 13:54 | Permalink
  12. But you´re wrong the the guitarsound bit with Entombed, first of all their best sound was on the But life goes on demo and the nest sound ever is ob the Strappado album by Slaughter, nothing beats that!

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 14:04 | Permalink
  13. Sean

    Jesus fucking Christ this sucks (still downloaded, saved, and soon to be archived on dvdr anyway!).

    Erich, you’ve ALWAYS been into music this bad, even in FOG, haven’t you?

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    Posted on 27-Nov-08 at 00:14 | Permalink
  14. Mad Mike

    Sean the old loud mouth – “soon to be archived on dvdr anyway!” – so that you can post it on your lame blogs?

    Thanks for this ErichAdmin. Totally rules fucking EVIL 666 shit!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted on 27-Nov-08 at 02:54 | Permalink
  15. matt

    wow, never even heard of this band

    as the guy above said, german’s dead is shitty and boring

    cheers

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    Posted on 27-Nov-08 at 12:05 | Permalink
  16. f.m.l.

    Nice one!

    Now post some Welcome-to-Schengen-Metal.

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    Posted on 27-Nov-08 at 12:17 | Permalink
  17. Henri

    Great stuff. Now unleash us MORTUARY (USA) demo 1986!

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    Posted on 28-Nov-08 at 09:58 | Permalink
  18. Zach

    I liked this one a lot. Total chaos!

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    Posted on 28-Nov-08 at 11:09 | Permalink
  19. WOW.

    I have the extremely disgusting and boastful flyer promoting this demo. I’ve always wondered if the band actually existed, since these “Hell’s Morbid Disciples of Hate” bore all the hallmarks of being a first-wave death metal gag trying to out-gross the competition.

    What next? The Florida Aggressor’s “Party of the Dead” demo?

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    Posted on 28-Nov-08 at 14:59 | Permalink
  20. Henri

    Floridas Aggressor was mentioned… did it feature some guys who later went to Amon/Deicide (Asheim or Hoffmann brothers)?

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    Posted on 29-Nov-08 at 02:44 | Permalink
  21. eddie

    erich is going through a metal malaise!! blah!!

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    Posted on 29-Nov-08 at 14:21 | Permalink
  22. ToneMosher

    To me, this resembled the racket of a stampede of bulls breaking wind. I felt like I had been robbed by the Devil! ;).

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    Posted on 29-Nov-08 at 22:54 | Permalink
  23. blindalrude

    I hope you continue posting metal records because it will keep that kbd records guy quiet! I can’t stand reading his grandiose comments!!

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    Posted on 30-Nov-08 at 17:00 | Permalink
  24. Clinton

    Genius. More inaudible nonsense from a dead format. It’s like a heavy metal Döden.

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    Posted on 01-Dec-08 at 03:09 | Permalink
  25. Heavy Metal Döden – couldn’t have said it better!

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    Posted on 01-Dec-08 at 03:29 | Permalink
  26. blindarude is just jealousy cause I have an affair with his mother.

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    Posted on 01-Dec-08 at 05:05 | Permalink
  27. “Floridas Aggressor was mentioned… did it feature some guys who later went to Amon/Deicide (Asheim or Hoffmann brothers)?” sed Henri

    I don’t know. I traded tapes with a guy called SK from that band, and I think the singer was named King. One of them stabbed the other, I think, and the band was done. Aggressor’s only claim to fame, as far as I know and according to Patrick from Hellwitch, is being Roger Patterson of Atheist’s first band.

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    Posted on 01-Dec-08 at 15:57 | Permalink
  28. eddie

    hey peter, did u check blindalrude’s ip to see if it’s me???

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    Posted on 02-Dec-08 at 17:37 | Permalink
  29. sunshine

    1.55 in starts what has to be the best solo ever laid to tape.

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    Posted on 02-Dec-08 at 23:33 | Permalink
  30. “eddie” shall we start this again? I think it’s time for you to get a life you little silly coward.

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    Posted on 03-Dec-08 at 01:17 | Permalink
  31. Not to take sides, but in my humble opinion it is grandiose to use the word grandiose.

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    Posted on 03-Dec-08 at 19:15 | Permalink
  32. eddie

    u don’t have a life cuz u continue responding to my comments and yur very prompt too!! i really appreciate that!

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    Posted on 03-Dec-08 at 19:43 | Permalink
  33. And “eddie” where are you trying to take this? Somehow it doesn’t make sense. On the other hand I’m not the one with a complex. So I guess I’ll never know.

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    Posted on 04-Dec-08 at 02:53 | Permalink
  34. eddie

    is that the best u can say to me?

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    Posted on 06-Dec-08 at 09:14 | Permalink
  35. Nathan G

    This is going straight onto my ipod. Thanks for sharing!

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    Posted on 18-Aug-10 at 08:25 | Permalink
  36. elliott

    this is just evil as shit. love it! thanks. i’ve heard some people don’t like this kind of noise. what’s wrong with them? this rocks!

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    Posted on 18-Aug-10 at 17:07 | Permalink
  37. Mucus Shit Slime

    Hey, I’m the drummer for Dead .
    If you need more info on Dead feel free to contact me
    and thanks for the review

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    Pelle Reply:

    I must say that the “Musical abortions” demo was almost a religious experience for me and I cant stop listening to it. I have a fanzine that writes about this typ of music. Would you like to do an interview about the demo and the band??

    Please write back!
    //Pelle

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    Posted on 29-Aug-10 at 16:06 | Permalink
  38. Simmy

    DEAD recently released a 2cd discography via AreaDeath Prod.

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    Posted on 04-Dec-13 at 11:39 | Permalink
  39. Howard Reed

    Very good friends of mine. They used to practice in our house on 10019 Jasmine Tampa. These may be the rehearsals recoded on the jam box. I lost my tapes years ago. Bless The Web

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    Posted on 08-Jan-15 at 02:00 | Permalink
  40. Howard Reed

    Btw. The drummer is Jim Coker of Bfutality and Nasty Savage should u want to try to find out more about DEAD

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    Posted on 08-Jan-15 at 02:03 | Permalink
  41. Howard Reed

    Tampa Police at the end of Mephistopholes. . Gotta be Carbonells house. Recorded on the boom box

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    Posted on 08-Jan-15 at 06:57 | Permalink

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