Tuesday, May 6, 2008
DEATHRASH-faces of death demo (1986)
3.blood for blood
Deathrash were an amazing NJ metal band that never did the vinyl thing. After talking to Pat about the band, I thought he told me that he joined Whiplash as a replacement for a while, and maybe that semi killed Deathrash? I forget the details, exactly, I'm prolly way off, Maybe he'll chime in here in the comments. I know that Tony Scaglione from Whiplash played on this demo. One of the best NJ metal bands ever in my opinion. The Deathrash stuff has so many elements of different influences its just delicious. Think Hirax, Death Angel, Betrayel, etc. Deathrash had the Bay area sound for sure.
I lucked out on this demo tape, as I found it in this old dirty record store in Albany NY called Worlds records. the store was always amazing, and you could uncover all kinds of treasures there if you didn't mind getting dirty. The owner Steve would find random stuff in the basement and just put it out in stacks. I used to comb the store three times a week for rarities. I found this demo on one of those comb through in around 1995. I'd heard the band on a LP comp, but that was all the band had released besides this so I was ecstatic to find the tape. I cautiously took it to the counter wondering what Steve would charge me. Without flinching he said... "ah, this is a hard one to find....99 cents." I was stoked to get the tape home to blast it. I loved that store... It brought me so much great music for decades. This is ripped from a 22 year old tape, unbelievable. These dudes have just reformed and are now playing shows again.
took down the upload link at the request of Pat Burns of deathrash. check the comments for more info.