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------------------------------- ELECTRIC DEICIDE - ISSUE TWO ------------------------------- Hey Freaks. Its been a while, I know. But hopefully I'll be building some better label relations soon so I can keep net.land up to date on the Death and Thrash scene as it happens. Anyway, what you're looking at is Electric Deicide, an electronically created fanzine made to keep people up to date on the Death/Thrash scene in the states and beyond. Note I changed the 'electronic' to 'electric'. Why? Im lazy! I still don't know how often I will publish, but I know it will be often if I get lots of response, demos, news items, cash gifts, loose women, etc. to get ahold of me: Jon Konrath (812)333-2254 jkonrath@ucs.indiana.edu (internet) jkonrath@iubacs.bitnet (bitnet) 414 s. mitchell #13 bloomington, in 47401 --------- The News: --------- TYPE O NEGATIVE has a new EP out titled THE ORIGIN OF THE FECES. It was supposed to be released 6/30 but the picture of Pete's ass on the cover was deemed un-kosher by some distributors so there is a pushback. The promo is out, and I got a chance to check this mutha out. It is a live recording of a lot of your favorites from SLOW DEEP AND HARD, like _Unsuccessfully coping.._, _Xero Tolerance_, _Gravitational constant_, and _Prelude to Agony_. The songs are extended, altered a bit, and truly rock...it is a good live recording, and the performance is great...not just a clone of the album. The best track though is _Hey Pete_, a cover of JIMI HENDRIX's _Hey Joe_, altered ala T.o.n. The album is a must have, my pick for the best of the summer!!!! look for it when it comes out!!! ENTOMBED has released an EP/5" CD single for Stranger Aeons from the CLANDESTINE LP. It contains two other songs, _Dusk_ and _Shreds of Flesh_. Ten bucks here in indiana for about 12 minutes of play is a bit pricey, but I think its worth it. _Dusk_ and _Shreds of Flesh_ are pretty fast, brutal vocals, heavier drums like CLANDESTINE...pretty cool overall. I've only seen it on CD, but ive heard its on tape too..its worth checking out! Speaking of Earache EP's, Don't forget the TOOLS OF THE TRADE EP by CARCASS! This is a tight 4 song EP including _Incarnate Solvent Abuse_ from the NECROTICISM-DESCANTION THE INSALUBRIOUS and stuff like _Tools of the Trade_, _Rotten to the Gore_ and _Hepatic Tissue Fermentation II_. Its as tight as Necroticism.. but doesn't have the continuity or between-song soundbites. Its still worth the price if you are a CARCASS fan or just like good metal! If you haven't done so yet, pick up a copy of the VIRUS 100 compilation. To mark the 100th release of Alternative Tentacles Records, the label invited 14 artists to do their favorite Dead Kennedys cover. Noteworthy covers include NAPALM DEATH doing _Nazi Punks Fuck Off_ and SEPULTURA covering _Drug Me_. NEUROSIS does a pretty grinding version of _Saturday Night Holocaust_. There's a lot of ground covered here, from rap to alternative to pop to Death, and its a cool cd, especially if you're a closet DK fan like I am. Cheap, too...I paid like $11 for it. Check it out! There is a new MINISTRY album that is crossing into the Death world. This album is loosely titles 'psalm 69' (the actual title is a bunch of greek and made up letters) This album is about as death as something like Godflesh, it has a unique sound, its heavy as hell, and very innovative. Its worth checking out, esp cuts like _NWO_, _Hero_ and _TV 2_. The new OBITUARY is shaking the stores also. THE END COMPLETE, an R/C release was recorded with the help of Scott Burns, and is a well produced LP. The 9 songs are slow, and pretty harsh. It is a good, mainstream Death album, but I can't personally say I would give it a high rating - there isn't much catchiness, and it seems like they took some simple material and tried to make it technical. It seems too glossy and finished of a product too. But it might be worth having if you're really into that type of thing. DEICIDE's album LEGION is really making a strong appearance in the Death world. I found the lyrics less blatant than their self-titled debut album, but the music is brutal as hell. Glen's bass seems to be clawing your throat on songs like _In Hell I Burn_, and the drum sound is as tearing as the man below himself. Guitar are more refined and are very brutal. The album doesn't have as much flavor as the original album, but the general quality is buch better. Its definitely worth checking out if you haven't done so. Look for tracks _Dead But Dreaming_ and _Satan Spawn, The Caco-Daemon_. NAPALM DEATH also has a new LP called UTOPIA BANISHED. This is an excellent release worth checking out! The lyrics are pretty bitter anti-establishment, the sound gets technical but has a lot of the harshness and speed to it also. Its a definite improvement for the band as a whole, a big step ahead. Tracks to check out are _I Abstain_ and _Judicial Slime_. UNLEASHED should have their new release out as you read this. My big highlight of the prerelease is _Countess Bathory_. More on that in issue three, with an interview with Johnny himself! Although I have not heard it, I have heard the new MEGADETH is a departure from the world of real metal much like METALLICA's self titled album was. I don't plan on checking it out unless someone sends it to me for free. MORGOTH has finished writing for their second release...they are planning on having it out by August. New TIAMAT and new GRAVE by August also. now, for some demos. Remeber if you have a demo, send it to me! ----- PRO PATRIA - this is a band from Finland who recently sent me their 1991 demo, The First Daze. The demo was recorded at Sibelius High School in Helsinki, Finland, which is a high school for music. The demo is 16 track and the recording quality is great for a demo. There are 15 tracks but some of these are just short soundbites and stuff, ala SOD. The musical style varies a bit, but most of it is thrash or death oriented. If I had to compare them to any american band, it would be SOD, with a lot of varied short tracks and some funny humor in there. Tomi Lassi sings with a sort-of Helloween-ish voice, not as refined, with a bit of an edge, and more of an accent - its pretty cool. The guitars are done by Kalle Kuisma and Atro Tossavainen, with bass by Lassi. The guitar has some straightforward thrash riffage, some faster soloing, and some heavier deathlike movement too; drums are by Petri Koski and are pretty straightforward, not a lot of heavy duty ultramodern death action, but its pretty consistent and fast. My only complaint was the sound was a bit 'thin' and could have used some fatter effect or EQ, which Atro told me will be added with additional production on their next endeavour. Lyrics vary from _Crystal Night_ and _Pro Patria_ that are pro-Aryan, to _Master of the Universe_ and _Die!_ which are straightforward death to _George, You're an Asshole_ and _Olutviisu_ which are just plain fun. My only complaints were that songs were short and I really got into the band but there just wasnt enough! Atro says the band is working on longer, more developed death pieces and will record a more advanced demo in the future. This has got to be one of the most unique demos I have received, its worth getting ahold of! PRO PATRIA c/o Atro Tossavainen 1 D 18 Sarvastonkaari SF-00840 Helsinki, Finland Tel +358 0 698 5043 RITUAL TORMENT - this is a band from New Jersey who are currently toting their 1991 4-song demo. I recently received a new copy of their demo which has an incredible intro track for the first song, _Unclean Spirit_. The music is incredible, these guys are easily capable of being upfront in the Death world. They sound like Cannibal Corpse meets Ripping Corpse meets Dismember. Bob Luft bellows the evil lyrics in a classic low-end death style, and bassist Chris Harper and drummer Joe White keep the rhythm going in a tight speedy yet tearing fashion. The guitar work is shared by John Egan and Rich Calderon, and is pretty tight and concise. The songs are a decent length and the whole package is nicely printed and worth the five bucks. My only complaint is the recording quality isn't outstanding...if these guys went in a nice 24 track studio with the cash to blow, I could see them easily getting signed to a major label; also I imagine their live shows are a slayfest. Enough said, drop these guys a line and check it out! RITUAL TORMENT c/o Bob Luft 335 Kentwood Blvd. Brick, NJ 08724 tel 908 206 0563 ------- Fliers: ------- If you want your flier for a zine, demo, band or anything like that spread around the world, shove it in an envelope and mail it to me. I haven't personally checked out all of this stuff, so I can't vouch for legitimacy or obsolecense...but try them out anyway! Paradise of Steaming Cadavers - issue 3 out in Aug. Bands send tape, bio, logo for definite spot in 3. Int almost a definite if you write. Iss 1 and 2 still available for .50 and a stamp (U.S.) $1 and an IRC (elsewhere) write to POSC c/o Matt Eberlin 2429 Crislisa Dr. Alton, IL 62002 Cerebral Holocaust zine #3 featuring MORGOTH, SADUS, ATHIEST, MALOVENT CREATION, IMPACT, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MASSACRA, PHANTASM, B&R, BETHLEHEM, MALICIOUS ONSLAUGHT, INJUSTICE, DESECRATE, CRUCIFIED and PENETRATOR. Over 100 pages of reviews news stories and art!! $5 US $5 + IRC world US checks and MO's to Paul ZImmerman Cerebral Holocaust c/o Paul 8851 Ridgeland Dr. Miami, FL 33157 Metal Core #14 is out featuring Entombed, Toxic Shock, Paradise Lost, Possessed, Arcane, Midian, Bloody Mary, Penance, Exciter, Gammacide, Ray Dorsey..plus 42 record reviews and 120 demo reviews. $3 to Chris F. 13 Carriage Lane Marlton, NJ 08053 BEHEADED CADAVER COMPILATION #1 is out! includes BUTCHERY, CARNAL DISSECTION, HELL BOUND, PYREXIA, HOSTILITY, MORTAL DREAD, HANUS, PHANTASM, CORPSEGRINDER, INFESTATION, MULE SKINNER, LEUKEMIA, NOCTURNAL RITES, ELYSIUM, SHUD, EXHUMED, NUM SKULL, TERATA, NUNSLAUGHTER, IMMORTALITY DEMONIC, EMBALMED and ENCEFALITIS. All on a 90 min tape with a glossy cover with morbid artwork. $5 US/ $6 elsewhere cash or money order to: BHEADED CADAVER c/o Griff Kirk 343 Geary Dr. Montgomery, AK 36108 EXHUME issue 1 is out. Featuring interviews with SKIN CHAMBER, CANNIBAL CORPSE CARCASS, BAPHOMET, UNLEASHED, SORROW, PITCH SHIFTER, DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, PROPHECY OF DOOM, TIAMAT, SAMAEL, IMPETIGO, and more. 112 pages $5 US / $6 elsewhere Kelly Enochs or Julian Hollowell 1615 Vera Cruz 5641 Ackerman cove Memphis, TN 38117 Memphis, TN 38134-3350 CORPSEGRINDER - demo 1991 5 ultra heavy songs to make you puke out your insides $4 US / $5 overseas CORPSEGRINDER c/o Mark Gonce 4501 Walther Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21214 DEPRAVATION c/o Jon Dornbush 3 Terry Lane Blauvelt, NY 10913 SACRIFICIAL - danish death metal! new '91/'92 Demo "Lords of Torment" $5us scandanavia / $6us elsewhere produced by Jacob Hansen of INVOCATOR, professionally printed cover, lyrics SACRIFICIAL 0stervedstedvej 118 67670 Ribe Denmark EMBRIONIC DEATH - 1992 demo "Regurgitate the dead" 16 track, chrome tapes, full color cover - 6 songs of sheer brutality $4 US / $5 overseas 1 Holzman Drive Hampton Bays, NY 11946 ----- OK folks, time for a few plugs/ads/desperate cries for help: Electric Deicide is run and compiled by me, Jon Konrath. It isn't always easy to get info to get back out to you people. So, I urge you to pass along any info, show dates, band tips, and especially DEMOS! Also, if you know someone into Death/thrash that has an internet or bitnet account, let them know. And don't forget to keep posting on Alt.rock-n-roll.metal and .metal.heavy and on alt.thrash. Electronic publication is the ideal way to keep the underground strong. Its free, it reaches a lot of people, and it is instantaneous. Help it keep strong by keeping in touch. And by all means, feel free to print and distribute hard copies of the zine, or electronic copies to people without net access. Electric Deicide is FREE, and I don't care if it goes on BBS'es or whatever, as long as my name (and email address!) stays on it. oh, you can snail mail the magazine as follows: Electric Deicide c/o Jon Konrath 414 S. Mitchell #13 Bloomington, IN 47401 And if someone doesn't have email and wants a copy, I'll laserprint this and mail it back for free if you send me an SASE or IRC. Next is a similar announcement about Metal Curse magazine. Metal Curse will soon be celebrating its 7th issue anniversary. However, we want to double our production by number 8 without having to pawn everything we own. First off, if you are interested in checking out Metal Curse, it is an awesome Death/Thrash zine that is center-stapled, offset printed, and costs only $2 postpaid ($3 outside the US) As always, metal curse is looking for demos and interviews. Also, there's very affordable ad space for a business who wants to reach the Death/thrash crowd, and we often do ad swaps with other 'zines for free. And of course, we're looking for stores that are willing to make a buck and set out a few issues on a consignment basis. If any of this sounds cool to you, email me and I'll get you more info. also, here is the u.s. mail address for Metal Curse: Metal Curse Magazine PO box 302 Elkhart, IN 46515-0302 Lastly, I'd like to plug WQAX 100.3 FM, where I'm the Death/Thrash programming director. If you're in bloomington, mail me and ill tell you whats up with my shows. We are an independent station, and I try to support a lot of demos. So, anything I get for Electric Deicide, I'll play on the air for WQAX.... your demos are doing double the good, so send them to me twice as fast!!! If you are going to be in the central/southern Indiana area, let me know; I love to have people stop in the station and check out the scene. As for thanks on this issue: I'd first off like to thank WQAX and our summer station manager Sean Sowder (ssowder@ucs.indiana.edu) Without spending 6 hours a week in the booth letting the latest digital death spin, there would be no way I could afford to keep up with everything that is going on! Also a big thanks to Ray Miller from Metal Curse magazine, for coming down to represent Rock Out Censorship on my radio show, for keeping me up to date on the Black Metal scene, for the new lyrics to Body Count, for the free ultra-rare Iron Maiden CD's and for being an overall cool guy and death metal mentor. Thanks to Travis Johnson for Metal Fest IV info, keeping up good conversation on all of the new shit coming out. Thanks to all from Pro Patria and Ritual Torment for being gracious enough to get demos to me. Thanks to Dan at Relativity Chicago and Jackie at Relativity New York for being cool with me in general. Thanks to Paula at Century Media and Johnny from Unleashed for the way cool interview. No thanks to all the stupid fucking idiots in Bloomington who think metal is crime and rap is God. I hope someone steals your stupid fucking subwoofers out of your piece of shit trucks. And lastly thanks to every single fucker who reads this, you guys are the underground and without you we'd all be listening to Sir Mixalot or something! Keep the underground strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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