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Category Archives: Quasi-religious moments in music

RE-UP: In memoriam Jeff Hanneman (1964-2013): SLAYER- Instrumental rehearsal session for “Hell awaits” (1985)


As I keep getting a lot of requests for this one and it since has not surfaced on other blogs, I make this outstanding recording available again for a limited time!   Expired. Please, after downloading, consider a donation (see donation-button on the left side). This blog is non-profit and ad-free, but its maintenance and […]

CHEETAH CROME MOTHERFUCKERS- s/t 7″EP (Cessofonya Records, Italy, 1981)


Italy’s GERMS – only that CCM‘s first vinyl offering DESTROYS right from scratch (while the first Germs 7″ was charming, but honestly, unlistenable). I’m sparing you from my usual blabber this time. Tune in, drop out, fuck off. PS: The tracklist of this EP is kinda sketchy. The label lists different and not all songs, […]

SCREAMING SNEAKERS- Marching Orders 12″ EP (Screaming Sneakers Records, USA, 1982)


I can’t say how I excited I was when not too long ago I heard the song “Violent Days” by a – to me – totally unknown band for the first time. SCREAMING SNEAKERS – it would sound like some sort of a comedy punk band, but as it soon showed, they were not. Hailing […]

GHOST- Secular Haze Live in Linköping, Sweden, December 2012


Papa Emeritus & his friars in their 2nd incarnation. Still – the most amazing band of our time! The rank sweetness, the maelstrom, the bottomless pit, that opens beneath your feet. May they take on the world. And end it.

KLEENEX- Hedi’s Head Video Clip


«Hedi is oh-so sad!»

MOTÖRHEAD- Live August 1980 [yes, broken soundcard still has not been replaced]


Awesome live (obviously not overdubbed) video from 1980. This was available on VHS back when I didn’t sport a grey beard as I do now. Unfortunately, my soundcard is damaged, which keeps me from ripping new music for the blog. I hope to get a new one real soon. Be back soon, I promise.

HERESY- Split LP with Reevsy singing (Toy’s Factory, Japan, 1990)


Not too long before HERESY embarked for their first Euro tour in 1986 (together with Concrete Sox – more here), they recorded 6 songs with their original guitarist & singer Reevsy (who also can be heard on the «Never Healed»Flexi). As you know, Reevsy was replaced by John on vocal duty on the tour and […]

PUSRAD- Smart Trams 7″ EP (Just4Fun, USA, 2012)


Perfection. Sort, sharp, to the point. Clever, full of energy, sounding like the best and yet like no one else. I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more that I could say. This yellow piece of plastic has so much energy, it makes me breathless. Thus the concept of “Smart Trams” is perfect: Short songs – and […]



This is how you represent 80s Hardcore and its bastard offspring in the 21st century without stepping into the retro trap. Cutting up the sound, playing around with the visuals – and creating something that seems “authentic” yet is a hybrid. The power of this video and its soundtrack is simply overwhelming. Very, very, very […]

HELLHAMMER- Satanic Rites Demo Tape (Prowling Death Records, Switzerland, 1983)


VENOM had set in motion some kind of movement that soon was bigger than its originators, but it took a few years before they were dethroned. In 1981, I had seen the «In League with Satan» Single on display at my local record shop. The cover was promising so much and when I bought the […]