POSSESSED - Death Metal Demo
LABEL: Vic Records
One of the most influential metal bands ever, is without doubt, POSSESSED. The demo "Death Metal" from 1984 was ground breaking and led to a deal with Combat Records. Their debut album "Seven Churches" was released late 1985 and influenced many, if not all, extreme metal bands up till today.
This release, simply titled "Death Metal Demo", contains the three legendary debut demo tracks, as well as "Fallen Angel", which was recorded during the same session, though not added to the official demo back then. Also included is the legendary track "Swing Of The Axe", originally released on the "Metal Massacre VI" compilation released by Metal Blade Records in 1985.
The CD also contains a rehearsal from 1984 featuring 5 tracks and live tracks from 1987. 15 tracks in total. All tracks are carefully restored and remastered by Achilleas Kalantzis (Vio-Lence, Defiance, Varathron). Extensive liner notes / interview with Jeff Becerra by Pim Blankenstein. Rare, never before published pictures and additional liner notes by Harald Oimoen (Murder in the Front Row co-author). Cover and booklet art by Thomas Pinheiro (Malevolent Creation, Defiance, Lobotomy).
FOR FANS OF: PossessedTRACK LISTING:
1. Death Metal
2. Evil Warriors
3. Burning In Hell
4. Fallen Angel ["Death Metal" Demo Session]
5. Swing Of The Axe ("Metal Massacre IX"]
6. Pentagram [1984 Rehearsal]
7. Swing Of The Axe [1984 Rehearsal]
8. Twisted Minds [1984 Rehearsal]
9. Fallen Angel [1984 Rehearsal]
10. Satan's Curse [1984 Rehearsal]
11. Beast of the Apocalypse [Live at Channel One 1987]
12. Holy Hell [Live at City Gardens 1987]
13. The Heretic [Live at City Gardens 1987]
14. Burning In Hell [Live at City Gardens 1987]
15. Seance [Live at City Gardens 1987]