Friday, October 31, 2008

APOCALYPSE earth 7" (1990?)

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1.mother...
2.earth
3.heart of man
4.wimp-core

I don't recall to much about these dudes, I guess I need to ask Ben Dropdead, as he put it out on his label "crust records". I can't even find a date on this one. I'm guessing this came out in 1990 or 1991, as it is crust records 1st release. The band was from Walnut Creek California, and played a brutal and raw brand of hardcore-metal that to some could be considered crust, or doomy grind. Regardless metalheads and punks will both enjoy. I think this stuff has a heavy Amebix feel to the recordings, and song writing. Song one and two run into each other, and are one track on the digital end of this.
Ben gave me a copy of this when I stayed with him during an early DOF recording session at Lanes in Boston. The night before we went to go record, Ben and some of the dudes from Grief got obliterated on Tequila at Ben's place. We were staying with him, and he was supposed to accompany us to record, and produce our 1st 12" on his label. I recall sitting at the kitchen table with these guys... some liquid came pouring off of the table. Ben was slumped over with his face on the table. I grabbed him by his hair to see where the liquid was coming from. His goatee was dripping wet. It turned out to be puke dribbling from him as he lay passed out at the table. The next day He was hung over pretty bad, he did not help all that much with his "producing" gig, but that night he gave me a copy of his first release ever, and had already been out of print. Thanks Ben, you are the best.

http://www.mediafire.com/?ggdrmq4nwqu

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this!

    Discogs.com's database says that this was released in 1992.

    http://www.discogs.com/release/1146825

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  2. theyre way better on split with mindrot.
    thanx.
    axegrinder

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  3. I agree, but I think all the bands stuff is essential. Another great post! thank you, you make my day!

    Horns

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  4. One of my favorite 7 inchers ever,still play it for the new school grind kids.Mike

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  5. I went to college with the guitarist Rich. He buddies around with Nausea L.A. guys these days. He's owed me a demo of the offshoot band Monolith for 17 years now!

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  6. Nice post dude, very cool band. I'm looking for their complete discography, I think it's called coldbringer, or something like that.
    Take care.
    sina_dos_sujos@hotmail.com

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  7. Hey Mike, APOCALYPSE was from Walnut, California not Walnut Creek,California. The band contained brother's Ralph and Rich as well as Mark Hall on drums who later went on to GLYCINE MAX and SCARRED FOR LIFE. They released a split 7" with MINDROT and also were on one of the old MRR Lp Compilations. They had a discography Cd released in the late 1990's on HALF-LIFE RECORDS which are still in print and contain everything they ever recorded. Ralph and Rich also went on to form a industrial edge band called MONOLITH. I still speak to both Ralph and Rich on a regular basis. (J. Shad)

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  8. Our 1st record release was an APOCALYPSE/TRANSGRESSION split 7"... That would've been 1990...

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  9. i came recently to these guys thanks to Eminent Scum blog (he posted their discog cd). this is a killer record! thanks Nate. is there any chance to post the split w Transgression (in case you have it..)?
    cheers

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  10. These guys were friends of mine. The two brothers are from Diamond bar, CA (L.A. area) I helped book a tour for 'em around 90' The piggly Wiggly riot in Tennessee was Ralphy Boy from Jesus Crust's fault, not mine, ha ha. I have a scan of the flier on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/RATBOYMPLS?v=feed&story_fbid=125587766714
    Or on Myspace ratboympls. Check out the CD they put out with all there shit on it, Cheers

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  11. These guys were friends of mine. The two brothers are from Diamond bar, CA (L.A. area) I helped book a tour for 'em around 90' The piggly Wiggly riot in Tennessee was Ralphy Boy from Jesus Crust's fault, not mine, ha ha. I have a scan of the flier on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/RATBOYMPLS?v=feed&story_fbid=125587766714
    Or on Myspace ratboympls. Check out the CD they put out with all there shit on it, Cheers

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  12. Awesome record, one of my favorites.

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