Friday, November 13, 2009


This is the Dead Black demo tape from a couple years back. Numbered 9 of 100. I picked this up on eBay for $1.50 plus postage. I couldn't believe it. Last time I had a bid at this it went for something like $30. Very happy.
Earlier this year a friend of mine interviewed this troupe of noise terrorists in his zine, and in doing so inspired me to check them out. To describe them would be a tricky task at best, but I suppose you could say that they play an interpretation of bass driven hardcore like Neanderthal and mix it up with something like the electronic tendencies Godflesh used in the mid/late 90's. Noisy, droned out dirge-core. There's even a track on here called 'Dirge'.
Like it really matters, but the tape credits read like a who's who of Boston hardcore. Jason Clegg (Think I Care, though, thanks to the crazy reverb on his pipes, you'd never know it was him) on vox, DFJ (Mind Eraser, No Tolerance plus a shit tonne more) on geeetar, vox and programming, with Chris Cory helping out with some additional sounds as well. It's a shame they never made anything more of this band. I heard a 7" was due at some point, but I also heard more recently that they broke up. Anyone out there who knows anything contrary hit me up. An ep from this unit would surely mean the end of civilisation as we all know it. The soundtrack to our oblivion.

1 comment:

Loathsome said...

Hey man could you somehow upload the demo? The tracks are fucking awesome!