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Black Spirit


Lineup:


Michael Vegehaupt (vocals)
Stefan Gödde (guitar)
Martin Last (guitar)
Ingo Herzin (bass)
Andreas Grams (drums)

Band-info:

A Metal band from Offenbach, formed in the tail end of 1982, who released a (supposedly) poorly produced and somewhat punky 9-track rehearsal (?) Demo in 1984, said to be reminding of Hellhammer and Vulcain. Their later drummer Chris Lange played with Scene X Dream in 1990. If you know more, please get in contact.

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"Kill New Wave" Demo 1984

Toyzz


Lineup:


Jack Denniels (bass)

Band-info:

AC/DC-flavoured Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band from Heidelberg. In 1981 they acted as support for Saxon for part of their tour and lasted up until about 1986, with Demos available. If you have more info please get in touch.

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Overkill


Lineup:


Wolfgang Schulze (guitar)
Jack Denniels (bass)
Jürgen Beyer (guitar)
Ralf Ringwald (vocals)

Band-info:

A Heavy Metal band from Mannheim, not to be confused with the band from Stuttgart area. Formed in 1983 by ex-Toyzz bassist Jack Denniels, they released a 4 track Demo in 1984. If you got more info, please get in touch.

Discograpy:


"HM thunderdap" Demo 1984 (selfreleased)

Sodom


Lineup:


Markus Burchert (guitar)
Markus Steffen (guitar)
Oliver Holzwarth (bass)
C.H. (drums)

Band-info:

These are the Munich Sodom, that was founded by later Sieges Even members Oliver Holzwarth and Markus Burchert in october 1982. In the summer of '83 the line-up was completed with Oliver Holzwarth on bass and a certain "C.H." on drums. The guys released a 3 track Demo that offeres a sound similar to Motörhead on "The angel will die" and there's nowhere to hypothesize that they would later create something like "Life cycle". It's very basic "homemade" stuff, while "Crazy horde" in places reminds a bit of Exciter's "Under attack". I got no clue who was doing the drums, as far as I know Alex Holzwarth joined at a much later stage. 1985 they changed name to Sieges Even and became pioneers of the german Techno Thrash movement. If you got more info, please get in touch.

Discograpy:


”Demo 1983” (selfreleased)

Tyrant (Berlin)


Lineup:


Andy Atkins (vocals)
Andreas Klapstein (drums)

Band-info:

Heavy Rockers from West Berlin, formed in october 1981 and featuring some of the later members of the band Chaser, incl. both Andy's. While their logo might have been even cooler that that of their more famous Ulm namesakes, the music is said to have been more melodic and sophisticated, though still clearly on the HM side of things. A demo was recorded some time in 1982-83, containing titles such as "HM Breakout", "Ready To Rock", "Like A Spider" as well as a cover of "Paint It Black". If you got more info, please get in touch.

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No Request


Lineup:


J. Scheller (guitar)
B. Zitterbart (guitar)
W. Zapke (bass)
D. Herman (drums)
Ernst Komynarski (?)

Band-info:

No Request were formed in 1981 in Westheim, Bavaria. At the time of recording their first 4-track demo in 1983, their line-up had stabilized as to your left/top. They are mostly known from the Metal Hour sampler where they contributed the two good trax "Shadows of the future" and Ride hard". "Ride hard" has an Accept-ish touch and "Shadows of the future" is a nice typical german banger. Both trax spread a healthy dose of power and are more than solid efforts. If you got more info, please get in touch.

Discograpy:


"Demo '83"
"Demo '86"
"Metal Hour (Metal Tracks No. 3)" Comp.-LP Tracks 1986 (D&S)

TNT (Siegen)


Lineup:


Eberhard Weyel (vocals, guitar)
Bertram Kölsch (guitar, vocals)
Jochen Krämer (bass)
Volker Borchert (drums)

Band-info:

TNT from Siegen was the pre-Breaker band, starting back in January 1981 by drummer Volker Borchert and would later evolve to Accu§er. Their first recording was a 2 track Demo, containing "H.M. noise" and "Rock you tonight". Due to other bands with the name TNT, they changed name to Breaker in 1984, shortly after releasing their 2nd 4-track demo. Both are almost similar sounding to the Fulda T.N.T. which makes the whole Kuddelmuddel even worse. A few hints of Accept are audible as well, but well, Weyel's vocals just make the difference. If you got more info, please get in touch.

Discograpy:


"Demo 1984" (selfreleased)
"Get your heavy metal charge" Demo 1984 (selfreleased)

Heavy Storm


Lineup:


Thomas (guitar)
Eddie (guitar)
Martin (bass)
Gunnar (drums)

Band-info:

An obscure Hard/Heavy 4-piece formed in Hattersheim in 1986. A 3-track demo in the "Hard Rock"-vein was produced and circulated some time around 1986-87. If you have more info, please get in contact.

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Disaster Area (Berlin)


Lineup:


Peter Habermann (vocals)
Torsten Stahnke (drums)
Martin Windelschmidt (guitar)
Dietmar Liebig (bass)

Band-info:

Disaster Area was a Hardcore Thrash band from East Berlin (ex-GDR) that started sometime in 1986 and was always playing live with Blackout because both bands was living in the same house and was close friends, with Martin Windelschmidt being the brother of Blackout's vocalist Matthias. Peter Habermann wrote the lyrics for Blackout's 2 own trax "Kamikaze" and "Oracle of death" and even sung "Procreation of the wicked" and "Angel of death" during the Blackout shows dressed in a black robe and wearing corpsepaint. Disaster Area only recorded 1 own song "Another beer is what I need" and they kinda tried the Carnivore/Voivod style, mixing Hardcore with raw Thrash. There is also a live cut known in tape trader circles from October '87 in Röderau. After the Blackout guys left the country one by one also Disaster Area one day quit around 1989/90. Peter Habermann tried a while with Depressive Age afterwards and Stahnke joined Thrashers Defcon/Chor Chorea.

Discograpy:


"Another beer is what I need" Demo Track 1987 (selfreleased)
”Live in Röderau/Ger 7/10/1987” (unoffical)

Roy Bean


Lineup:


Uwe Suerick (guitar, vocals)
Andreas Hladik (guitar)
Andreas Rippelmeier (guitar)
Marc Schulz (bass)
Wolfgang Mann (drums)

Band-info:

A Heavy Metal band from Krefeld, that was active since the early mid 80's and changed name to Mephisto in 1986, when their first Demo was published either. As Mephisto they released 2 albums in 1988 and 1991. Roy Bean was either mentioned being part of the catalogue of the young rising label Metal Voice for future vinyl releases in spring 1986. If you got more info, please get in touch.

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Devilworshipper


Lineup:


S. Behrenbeck

Band-info:

A satanic Speed Metal band from Langelsheim/Harz, that was active during 1986/87, having an advert in an old Metal Hammer issue to search for additional members. The name S. Behrenbeck most probably refers to Sascha Behrenbeck, a name that's not really unknown to people of the mid 90's german Black Metal scene, as this guy (also known as C.N. Leichenschrei) back in the day claimed to be the mastermind of Lacerated Gods and spread either a fake Demo of that band, that originally was a live cut of a french Death Metal act. He either claimed having initiated the bands Euronymousdestruction and Opferblut, a band in the NSBM orbit of Absurd, that all 3 was just fake bands to develop a cult followership in that special scene. All of the material that was spread in tapetrader circles was just stolen songs of other bands. So it could well be that Devilworshipper was one more of his phantom acts. If you got more info, please get in touch.

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Bitch Invader


Lineup:


Band-info:

An obscure Heavy Metal band whose name just survived, because the young label Metal Voice mentioned these guys being one of their future vinyl releases. We strongly guess there is a Demo tape available as well. Further info is badly required.

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Craze


Lineup:


C. Stolz (guitar)
Andreas Krüsmann (guitar)

Band-info:

Craze was a young Oldenburg act who released a 5-song demo of mid-paced Heavy Rock in early 1986. Digital drums, plenty of keys and weak vocals says the one review. If you have more info, please get in contact.

Discograpy:


"There was a time" Demo 1986 (selfreleased)

Thundercraaft


Lineup:


Karl Heinz Zastrow (vocals)
Rüdiger Wolf (bass)
Uwe Okunick (drums)
Michael Wölke (guitar)
Martin Reinke (guitar)

Band-info:

A Heavy Metal band from Dortmund that was active since 1982. They only recorded album in April '84 for the Boom label, that features just average Metal with some Rock'n'Roll and huge Hard Rock edge. Some of their influences are clearly from the late 70's, but a few parts remind me of a more metallic sounding AC/DC. The repertoire contains faster material as well, but the main focus was the pounding rocking Hard Rock stuff with "Whiskey voice". Thundercraaft was at least active till 1986, coz in spring that year the guys was searching for a keyboarder.

Discograpy:


”Fighting for survival” LP 1984 (Boom)

Steel Preacher


Lineup:


Mike Kocher (vocals)
Andreas Treichel (guitar)
Bernd Haber (bass)
Oliver Holzner(drums)

Band-info:

A classic Metal fourpiece of the mid 80's from Kirrweiler/Edenkoben (west of Speyer), who claimed their own style being "Heavy Steel Rock" and consisted of Mike "Steelborn" Kocher (vocals), Andreas "Drü" Treichel (guitar), Bernd Haber (bass) and Oliver Holzner (drums). A 4 track Demo from 1985 is confirmed, entitled "Born for the sound", that stylistically shows similarities to acts like Metal Sword, despite lacking a bit in the vocal department. Steel Preacher's active career lasted till around 1987, when Holzner and Treichel formed The Warning.
You can listen to Steel Preacher here

Discograpy:


"Born for the sound" Demo 1985 (selfreleased)

Backwater


Lineup:


Thomas Guschelbauer (guitar, vocals)
Achim Schmietow (bass, vocals)
Mafred Cossmann (drums)

Band-info:

A Heavy Metal band from Böblingen/Stuttgart area, that was founded by Thomas Guschelbauer and Achim Schmietow late 1979. The band used to work with a different vocalist in the beginning but when he quit 1982, both shared vocal parts. Manfred Cossmann was the last one to join the band and replace the orginal drummer in 1982 also. The new trio recorded their first Demo in 1984 (6 trax), that lead to a contract with the young Disaster label label, who released the band's debut "Revelation" in spring '85. The sound of the trio was an apparently Motörhead and Venom influenced, dirty, speedy Power Metal that changed a bit on the later, 1986 recorded second album "Final strike", where the trio, though having still occasional Motörhead hints here and there, played a bit less chaotic than on the debut. 1988 they recorded another 3 song tape with Thomas Laasch (ex-Black Demon) on vox, before Achim Schmietow 1989 left the band and Miguel Di Muzio replaced him. With Muzio on bass two more Demos was recorded 1990 ("It still flows") and 1992, featuring additional guitarist Modesto Vasquez. The song "Shadow dancer" of the last tape was either taken for the 1993 CD compilation "Fight for Rock". After none of their attempts lead into any further record deal, Backwater changed name to Tai Pan in 1994.

Discograpy:


"Demo 1984" (selfreleased)
"Revelation" LP 1985 (Disaster)
"Final strike" LP 1986 (Disaster)
"Demo 1988" (selfreleased)
"It still flows" Demo 1990 (selfrelreased)
"Demo 1992 (selfreleased)
"Shadow Dancer" Comp.-CD Track 1993 (Fight For Rock)

Metal Sword


Lineup:


Jai Jai the Fist (vocals)
Steve Thomaszorro (guitar)
Rick (guitar)
Rank Frank (bass)
Thomas Alkämper (drums)

Band-info:

The Duisburg headbangers Metal Sword debuted with the track "Ready for love" one year after the band was formed (spring '82) on the obscure compilation album "Die No 1". Early 1983 the quartet already had recorded a first Demo tape, that they wasn't too impressed of, as the sound didn't meet the band's expectations at all. When Steve Thomaszorro joined in early '84 on second guitar, the Metal Sword lads re-recorded that Demo and sent it to diverse record labels, which gained attention by Wishbone Records, who released their "Harder than steel" MLP, recorded in summer '85. At around the same time the album was released Randy Tomlin (ex-Warrant) replaced T. A. (Thomas Allkämper) on drums in late 1985 and either T.G. Cunning (bass) joined, so the guys could start working on their second album, planned for 1986 as well. But the band split up still within the same year. The interesting fact on "Harder than steel" was, that Metal Sword sounded less german than other bands of the area, but instead showed similarities to the dutch style, like f.e. Dark Wizard. The MLP is a highly collectable piece featuring haunting underground hymns like "The exorcist" or the outstanding "Stormriders". Ex-drummer Thomas Alkämper would reappear in Airwolf, while Randy Tomlin was playing with Manticore throughout 1990. If you got more info about the band's 2 Demos, then please get in touch with us.

Discograpy:


"Ready for love" Comp.-LP Track 1983 (Die No 1)
"Harder than steel" MLP 1985 (Wishbone)

Rebel


Lineup:


John Lawton (vocals)
Thomas Clauss (guitar)
Albert Stübler (keyboard)
Peter Weber (guitar, bass)
Peter Garattoni (drums)

Band-info:

A band from the Stuttgart area, featuring ex-Requiem axeman Thomas Clauss plus both ex-Eulenspygel Peter Garattoni (later in Tox/Veto/Midnight Darkness) and Peter Weber. With John Lawton (ex-Uriah Heep/Lucifer's Friend) they recruited a prominent vocalist and produced an album at the Spygel Studio of Peter Garratoni in the early 80's, that features a widely range of all kinds of Hard Rock, including proggy stuff like Clauss' old band Requien used to perfom and especially the powerful Heavy Metal number "Stargazer", that reminds of the classic Rainbow stuff. Their material and sound was more or less targeted to the future. Though the album offered quite some qualitative significant material, it became silent around the band in case of other releases, but they still was playing live till 1986 and either went to a studio in Frankfurt/Main spring '86 to record their second LP, which was announced for April that year, but never released at all. Around that time Thomas Clauss and John Lawton must have founded the band Zar, that usually is known to be the follow up group of Rebel. With Zar the guys had a little bit more success then.

Discograpy:


"Stargazer" LP 1982 (Ohr Today)

Royal Flush


Lineup:


David Fefolt (vocals)
Jörg Fischer (guitar)
Roy Zerimar (guitar)
Rex Tennyson (bass)
Butch Carlson (drums)

Band-info:

Royal Flush was a band that the ex-Accept/Black Jack guitarist Jörg Fischer formed during 1988/89. He went to the United States to complete his line with Butch Carlson (ex-Jag Panzer) and Roy Zerimar (later Bruce Dickinsons guitarist), as well as Hellion bassist Rex Tennyson (Heavy Bones), plus David Fefolt (ex-Valhalla/Hawk/Masi) on vocals. The fivepiece was managed by ex-Wiseman guitarist Willi Wrede, operated from both Los Angeles and Essen due to it's mainly american members and either recorded promotional Demo material (not for sale, without booklet) in Sylmar/California, that was mentioned to sound quite promising, rooted in the commercial Hard Rock/Metal spectrum, mixed at Dieter Dirks studio in Cologne in the summer of 1989. But Butch Carlson and Roy Zerimar afterwards left Royal Flush to form their new band Driver, so Royal Flush split up already in autumn '89, despite already having a contract pending with Polydor Records. David Fefolt and Rex Tennyson with still the contract in their pockets formed Bourbon Street together with Wolfgang "Wolla" Böhm (ex-Snakebite/Stormwind/Darxon/Universe/U.D.O.), Jens Frank and ex-Holy Moses' Herbert Dreger in spring '90.
(Thanx to David Fefolt for additional facts/info)

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Bourbon Street


Lineup:


David Fefolt (vocals)
Jens Frank (guitar)
Wolfgang Böhm (guitar)
Rex Tennyson (bass)
Herbert Dreger (drums)

Band-info:

A band from the Ruhrpott area with members living in Essen and Dortmund, that was shortly active during 1990, featuring remnants of ex-Accept guitarist Jörg Fischer's band Royal Flush, that split up in autumn '89, while David Fefolt (ex-Valhalla/Hawk/Masi) and Rex Tennyson (ex-Hellion/Heavy Bones) instantly formed the band Bourbon Street in spring '90 together with Wolfgang "Wolla" Böhm (ex-Snakebite/Stormwind/Darxon/Universe/U.D.O.), Jens Frank and former Holy Moses drummer Herbert Dreger (ex-Healer/Darxon). Bourbon Street never recorded anything, but had a sound somewhere in the fairway of bands like Whitesnake, Dio and Deep Purple. The guys was managed by ex-Wiseman guitarist Willi Wrede and had a contract offer from Polydor Records, but the band folded shortly after in fall 1990. Dreger afterwards joined Lazy still in 1990. Further info is needed.
(Thanx to David Fefolt for additional facts/info)

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Saintcatee


Lineup:


Thorben Jeschkeit (vocals)
Pete Roman

Band-info:

Yet another commercially influenced act from the sheer infinite Hamburg scene, that formed most probably around 1989/90. Their impressive "Slave to your charme" 4 track Demo from 1990 made it big in several magazines, praising Saintcatee's grasp for catchy refrains, despite their powerful Heavy Rock. The last track "Down by law" either finishes the tape in classic NWOBHM uptempo manner. Unfortunately the fourpiece went the other way on the follow up Demo "Tell me all your trouble" and added Funk and Groove parts. The tape was recorded as trio without Pete Roman. Afterwards no more news appeared, even though the band still was active till at least 2004.

Discograpy:


"Slave to your charme" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)
"Tell me all your trouble" Demo 1991 (selfreleased)

Popular Belief


Lineup:


Markus Haas (vocals)
Jochen Niehaus (guitar)
Oliver Weinbach (drums)

Band-info:

A shortlived Death/Grind trio from Mülheim near Cologne, who did preen themselves to have the most evil vocals since Carcass in the advert of their Demo from 1990. Further info needed.

Discograpy:


"Demo '90" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)

Cerebral Decay


Lineup:


Band-info:

A progressive Speed Metal band from the Puderbach/Neuwied in the wider Koblenz area, that was active during the late 80's and early 90's. If you got more info, please get in touch.

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Noiseslaughter


Lineup:


Holger Mickeluhn (vocals)
Gunnar Bühler (guitar)
Andreas Lüttger (guitar)
Andreas Klima (bass)
Stefan Martsch (drums)

Band-info:

An Andernach Grind/Crustcore band that was around from the beginning of the 90's till the later 90's and could release their debut album "Greed" in 1996 on D.I.Y., featuring classic Crustcore. During the earlier days Noiseslaughter had several Grindcore influences that appear on their early releases.

Discograpy:


"What happend to good ol' Rock 'n' Roll?" Split-MC 1990 (with Monkey Mush, selfreleased)
"Tumor/Noiseslaughter" Split 7" EP 1991 (Mental Derangement)
"Suicide of mankind" Demo 199? ‎(selfreleased)
"Listen to the silence" Demo 199? ‎(selfreleased)
"Yacøpsæ/Noiseslaughter" Split Demo 1992 ‎(selfreleased)
"Fight the power" Split-Tape 1993 (with Plutocracy, 12% Tapes)

Tumor


Lineup:


Andreas Mahl (vocals)
Stefan Jenkel (guitar)
Emu (drums)

Band-info:

Tumor was just a typical Grindcore/Noise troop with countless unnecessary releases, that formed during 1987 in Bremen and split up 1995. Though for the development of the extreme german Grindcore scene they might get a point for being one of the early pioneers, but that's it already. A CD with the title "Discography 1987-1995" includes all of the bands and additional recordings and was published by F.O.A.D. Records in 2013.

Discograpy:


"Aaaaargh - The 35 Sonx - 10 Minutes-Tape" Demo 1987 (selfreleased)
"No noise no fun! (The Second Attack)" Demo 1988 (selfreleased)
"Implosion of bowels" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)
"Tumor/Noiseslaughter" Split 7" EP 1991 (Mental Derangement)
"The Best of..." MC 1991 (Aneurism Tapes)
"Foetus blaster" (Demo 1992 (selfreleased)
"Flesh salad" 7" EP 1992 (Mental Derangement)

additional Recordings:
"French Radio Session" (1989)
"RehearsalTape 1989 (unreleased)
"WDR Radio Session" (1992)

Enola Gay


Lineup:


Peter Diersmann (vocals)
Michael Hildebrandt (guitar)
Carsten Duhme (guitar)
Christian Meyer (bass)
Marc Könnecke (drums)

Band-info:

A melodic Power Metal band from Osnabrück that already formed during 1985/86. Guido Steinchen, one of their early guitarists was 1987 founding member of Suckspeed. The band mentioned influences of Iron Maiden, Flotsam & Jetsam, Riot, Black Sabbath and Queensryche. Enola Gay was often seen playing live during the mid/late 80's, though it's yet not really confirmed if they already released a Demo prior to "The apocalytic dream" from 1989. Michael Hildebrandt on the follow up tape "The apocalyptic dream Part II" from late 1990, was the only guitarist in the band, since Carsten Duhme had left Enola Gay a while ago, while the trax "The sign" and "Kingdom of the light" of that recording appeared on the local compilation "Wizzards From OS" (1991). Ex-S.D.I. guitarist Rainer Rage afterwards joined in 1991 and appeared on their 3rd Demo "Spectrum of colours" (March 1993) together with Carsten "Cagge", who had replaced long time guitarist Michael Hildebrandt. The almost Accept-ish appearing Power Metal sound with a few Judas Priest/Queensryche vocal influences of that Demo finally gained them a deal with Shark Records, so eventually the "F.O.T.H." entitled debut could be available in 1995. The albums "Pressure" (1996) and "Strange encounter" (1999) still was recorded before Enoly Gay disappeared around 2001. If you have more info please get in touch.

Discograpy:


"The apocalyptic dream" Demo 1989 (selfreleased)
"The apocalyptic dream Part II" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)
"Wizzards From OS" Comp.-CD Tracks 1991 (Gemelo)
"Spectrum of colours" Demo 1993 (selfreleased)

Avalon


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Band-info:

Thrashers from the Bielefeld/Hannover area, who started as Parricide in 1989 and recorded 2 Demos between summer '89 ("Bombs of terror") and early '90 ("I hate you"). Eventually 1991 Parricide changed name to Avalon to find out that it's been quite a unlucky decision. So in 1992 they once again tried with a name change to Final Cry. Further info is needed.

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Parricide


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Band-info:

Thrashers from the Bielefeld/Hannover area, who later changed name 1991 to first Avalon and eventually the next year to Final Cry. As Parricide they recorded 2 Demos between summer '89 and early '90. Further info is needed.

Discograpy:


"Bombs of terror" Demo 1989 (selfreleased)
"I hate you" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)

Parricide


Lineup:


Timo (guitar, vocals)
Bura (guitar)
Martin (bass)
Antek (drums)

Band-info:

A shortlived Death Metal act from Braunschweig that formed in 1989 but split up already 1991, after their only Demo "Inner relation" was released 1990, featuring additional vocal parts of Protector's Martin Missy. The Demo didn't needed Grind passages and offered more classic Death Metal sounds. Further info is welcome.

Discograpy:


"Inner relation" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)

Pimple Spryer


Lineup:


Dirk Raupach

Band-info:

A Funcore act from Krefeld, who proudly announced late 1990, that their second Demo "Tomatoterror" is now available. So obviously that would mean there was already a previous tape on the market, originating from around 1989. Further info needed?

Discograpy:


"Tomatoterror" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)

Purgatory


Lineup:


Band-info:

We guess these Purgatory was originating from Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel area. There is a Demo available, labeled as "Satanic-Ultra-Death Metal", but yet no other info could be found.

Discograpy:


"Fuck with death" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)

Trauma


Lineup:


Jörg von der Fecht
A Death/Thrash band fom Stade in the wider Hamburg area, active during 1990. Further info is needed.

Band-info:

A Death/Thrash band fom Stade in the wider Hamburg area, active during 1990. Further info is needed.

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Joker


Lineup:


Beate Degen (vocals)
Xaver Drexler (vocals)
Rudi Graf (guitar)
Thomas Bremke (bass)
Jan Yldiral (drums)

Band-info:

A shortlived band from Düsseldorf, initiated in 1988 by ex-Warlock guitarist Rudi Graf after he finished his short intermezzo in Rage. He started composing own songs and gathered some musicians of the local scene there including in the beginning drummer Jan Yldiral (ex-Steeler/Darxon/Avenger) and later Holy Moses' Uli Kusch (drums), who though left after the first Demo and got replaced by Rainer Schmitz. The recent Monroxe and later Holy Moses bassist Thomas Bremke (aka Tommy Finke) joined the band late '88, who recorded their first Demo early 1989 still with Beate Degen and Xaver Drexler (ex-Capital Rose/Forced Entry/STS 8 Mission) sharing vocal parts. The ex-Midnight Darkness/Bornchild shouter Jörg Reuter took their part on the second Demo from late '89, but soon the band folded due to line up problems late 1990. Rainer Schmitz later joined first Living Death and afterwards STS 8 Mission. We found info, that at least the second Demo was not for sale at all and featured 8 Heavy Rock trax. More info is badly required.
(Picture by Jörg Schnebele)

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Big 'n Juicy


Lineup:


Ralf Teichmann (guitar)

Band-info:

A five piece from Baden-Baden, south of Karlsruhe, that was born in 1986, rising up from the ashes of the Heavy Rock band Van Teichmann, formed by brothers Ralf and Peter Teichmann together with their friend Luki (we guess it's Klaus Leppert who's meant here) during x-mas 1981. Klaus Kistner was informed right the next day and enthusiastically joined the bunch, who all had been playing in different bands of the Baden Baden area (south of Karlsruhe) at that time, but none of them was indeed happy with it. The foursome started rehearsing in Peter Teichmann's living room, but despite many of the other bands wasted their time with mainly playing cover versions, Van Teichmann fully concentrated on composing own material right from day one. The name apparently refers to Van Halen, a nice little gimmick. May 1st 1982 was the day of their first gig ever, happening at the Schützenhaus in Lichtenau, that started it all for the band, who at that time still used to sing in german. More gigs soon followed and the desire for an own vinyl rose up, resulting in the production of the 2 track single "Warum?", recorded at the Aleph Studion in Rastatt, which was released in June '83. Van Teichmann's style featured quite aggressive Heavy Rock, sort of pre-stage to Heavy Metal. Later in the same year a second guitarist joined, namely Peter Lasch, who already played together with Peter Teichmann previously in Acid Proof. Van Teichmann's music now went heavier, but around 1984 Peter Teichmann left the band to start something new at Munich's scene. French vocalist Robert Locatelli came instead and by now the once german lyrics changed into english. A 6 track Demo was produced in 1985, but either Locatelli couldn't stay for long in Van Teichmann and had to quit due to private reasons within that year, so the next vocalist Michael took his part until the band's temporary end in 1986, when they decided to change their name to Big 'n Juicy, due to many changes, wether optically and musically. 1989/90 became two rather promising years in the band history since Big 'n Juicy participated at the Rockfabrik Newcomer Festival 1989. The guys prior to the event already appeared at a TV show and recorded their outstanding Demo in 1990. The tape features 4 stunning Melodic Metal rockers in the Dokken/Ozzy vein, US american influenced so to say, but playing on a similar level like other german acts of the same caliber that made it big like f.e. Vamp or Bonfire. Their vocalist was canadian born. Nevertheless like many other hopefuls, the long expected record deal was bursting like a bubble in the wind and late 1992 Big 'n Juicy decided to play on under their old monicker Van Teichmann. They eventually did so in February '93 with now Harry Meier on bass. 1994 the guys recorded another Demo and then created the "Rosenmontagsrock", a sort of Anti-Carnival-Gig, that Van Teichmann since 1994 celebrate regulary. The band was active still at least 2017. Further info is welcome.

Discograpy:


"1990" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)

Van Teichmann


Lineup:


Peter Teichmann (vocals)
Ralf Teichmann (guitar)
Klaus Kistner (bass)
Klaus Leppert (drums)

Band-info:

Van Teichmann was formed by brothers Ralf and Peter Teichmann together with their friend Luki (we guess it's Klaus Leppert who's meant here) during x-mas 1981, while Klaus Kistner was informed right the next day and enthusiastically joined the bunch, who all had been playing in different bands of the Baden Baden area (south of Karlsruhe) at that time, but none of them was indeed happy with it. The foursome started rehearsing in Peter Teichmann's living room, but despite many of the other bands wasted their time with mainly playing cover versions, Van Teichmann fully concentrated on composing own material right from day one. The name apparently refers to Van Halen, a nice little gimmick. May 1st 1982 was the day of their first gig ever, happening at the Schützenhaus in Lichtenau, that started it all for the band, who at that time still used to sing in german. More gigs soon followed and the desire for an own vinyl rose up, resulting in the production of the 2 track single "Warum?", recorded at the Aleph Studion in Rastatt, which was released in June '83. Van Teichmann's style featured quite aggressive Heavy Rock, sort of pre-stage to Heavy Metal. Later in the same year a second guitarist joined, namely Peter Lasch, who already played together with Peter Teichmann previously in Acid Proof. Van Teichmann's music now went heavier, but around 1984 Peter Teichmann left the band to start something new at Munich's scene. French vocalist Robert Locatelli came instead and by now the once german lyrics changed into english. A 6 track Demo was produced in 1985, but either Locatelli couldn't stay for long in Van Teichmann and had to quit due to private reasons within that year, so the next vocalist Michael took his part until the band's temporary end in 1986, when they decided to change their name to Big 'n Juicy, due to many changes, wether optically and musically. Late 1992 Big 'n Juicy decided to play on under their old monicker Van Teichmann and eventually did that in February '93 with now Harry Meier on bass. 1994 the guys recorded another Demo and then created the "Rosenmontagsrock", a sort of Anti-Carnival-Gig, that Van Teichmann since 1994 celebrate regulary. The band was active still at least 2017.
(Thanx to Rumblefist for the suggestion)

Discograpy:


"Warum?" 7" EP 1983 (selfreleased)
"Demo 1985" (selfreleased)

Rejoice


Lineup:


Band-info:

An obscure local Hard Rock act that was hailing from Freilassing in deepest Bavaria, close to austrian metropolis Salzburg. There's only a selfproduced 7" of these guys known, but that one features with "Forever" a pretty nice little pompish melodic Hard Rock hymn, that's musically adopting influences of the classic Europe's style. In general Rejoice are surely of interest for fans of bands like Dominoe, Trace, Domain, Karo and such, whenalso the B side "We together" fails to repeat the catchy "Forever". Further info is needed.
(Thanx to emosteel for the recommendation)

Discograpy:


"4ever/We 2gether" 7" EP 1987 (selfreleased)

Swamp


Lineup:


Mark Huber (vocals)
Stefan Kloha

Band-info:

A local Heavy Metal band from Eschenbach/Bavaria, northeast of Nuremberg, who started in spring 1985 and already had produced an unknown, only locally spread Demo prior to the 30 min, 6 track Demo tape "Take it for granted" from summer of 1988, featuring mid-league, mid-tempo HM with AC/DC style vocals, that the Rock Hard Mag labeled as "straight, unpolished Accept Metal". Early 1990 the lads recorded another tape with the promising title "Black mass", produced by Inline Music. The 4 songs according to the band's own info offered "merciless Heavy Metal with sawing riffs", while the Demo was two-faced. The A-side features pretty hard hitting Heavy/Power Metal, while on the other side Swamp almost drifted away into glammy Metal. If you got more info, please get in touch.

Discograpy:


"Take it for granted" Demo 1988 (selfreleased)
"Black mass" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)

Thunderbay


Lineup:


Denis Barilovic (vocals)
Peter Mailahn

Band-info:

A Melodic Metal band from Offenbach, which started actively playing live gigs there in the wider Frankfurt area during 1989. 1990 the guys recorded a 7 song Demo, that though couldn't fully catch Thunderbay's live power at all, but yet got pretty positive feedback, comparing the band's melodic style f.e. to White Lion. If you got further info, please get in touch.

Discograpy:



Sargant Fury


Lineup:


Andrew McDermott (vocals)
Olaf Grosser (guitar)
Kai Steffen (guitar)
Bauke de Groot (bass)
Alex Scotti (drums)

Band-info:

Melodic Heavy Rockers from Hannover featuring ex-Zenith/Desiree bass player Bauke de Groot, that formed in 1987 still with Alex Scotti on drums and released the Demo "United States of Europe" 1990, with new drummer Heiko Heike (ex-Amazone/Desiree) replacing Alex Scotti who joined Thunderhead already in 1989. Sargant Fury recorded their debut album for WEA Records that was available in the shops 1991 and featured well produced highly melodic, glammy touched 80's style Hard Rock and Metal in the vein of Def Leppard, Steelheart, Sleez Beez, Vice or Bonfire. The repeated the same on the second even heavier album "Little fish" also, but failed to sell enough copies, so the WEA dropped them afterwards. Bauke de Groot left the band 1994 and ex-Lawdy Carsten Rebentisch joined to record the last album "Turn the page", that was released in 1995 and subsequently continued their previous style. Sargant Fury split up one year later.
Please note, since Kai Steffen, Olaf Grosser (ex-Lawdy) and Bauke de Groot already played together in Desiree during 1989, it's most probably the case that Desiree was a pre-stage of Sargant Fury.

Discograpy:


"United States of Europe" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)
"Still want more" LP/CD 1991 (WEA)
"Don't you know" CD Single 1992 (WEA)
"Little fish" LP/CD 1993 (WEA)
"Eagle" CD Single 1993 (WEA)

Saint Vania


Lineup:


Jens Alinia (vocals)
Hartmut Scholz (guitar)
Jochen Braun (guitar)
Thomas Schmitt (bass)
Oliver Fischhaupt (keyboard)
Sven Hieronymus (drums)

Band-info:

Saint Vania's (or St. Vania) birth refers back already to late 1984 or early 1985 (I've actually seen both info written on 2 different info sheets), and it seems they used the time to develop their musical skills since their first Demo got released 4 long years later in 1989 (even here 2 different info, one says Winter '89, another one Jan. '90). "Acta Sanctorum" contained 3 tracks plus some copies also featured a 4th bonus track "Wild Century", that due to the great reactions from sides of the Metal Mags and fans was pressed on Vinyl in 1990 as a 4 track EP called "Wild Century" incl. that extra track. They also was able to place their ballad "Rose" on one of the local "Mayence Rock" Compilations (the one from 1989, as ST. Vania). Saint Vania's style was typically german sounding melodic Power Metal with some hints of Helloween or Blind Guardian on the speedy parts. The 2 ballads on "Wild Century" are top notch either, so there's nothing you could do wrong with their EP.

Discograpy:


"Rose" Comp.-LP Track 1989 (Mayence Rock '89)
"Acta Sanctorum" Demo 1989 (selfreleased)
”Wild century” MLP 1990 (selfreleased)

Lunatic Terror


Lineup:


Andreas Schmied (vocals)
Charly Jerg (guitar)
Manfred Jerg (bass)
Jürgen Roos (drums)

Band-info:

A bunch of Thrash kids from Bad Saulgau, north of Ravensburg decided to form a band in September '88 and named it Lunatic Terror with the aim to perform Death/Thrash. The first tape "Pain and pleasure" was recorded in March 1990, yet a bit too early as some not so overwhelming reviews proved. The same for the second tape "Morbid mind" from late '91/92, that now offered more Death Metal stuff, yet failed again to convince the local Metal press. With "The reason of all" recorded now as a trio in 1994 some first positive opinions popped up. In 2000 a Split CD with Brute Chant from Latvia was also published.

Discograpy:


"Pain and pleasure" Demo 1989 (selfreleased)
"Morbid mind" Demo 1992 (selfreleased)
"Demo 93" Demo 1993 (selfreleased)

Scape Grace


Lineup:


Stefan Filter (vocals)
Oliver Riedinger (guitar)
Michael Filter (guitar)
Kai Raufeisen (bass)
Jens Frädrich (drums)

Band-info:

A Heavy Metal band with heavy Punk edge was local Mölln's own Scape Grace from the wider Hamburg/Lübeck area. The guys only recorded 2 Demos and then disappeared again.

Discograpy:


"Alternate realities" Demo 1989 (selfreleased)
"True confessions" Demo 1992 (selfreleased)

Eternal Fear


Lineup:


Marcus
Artur

Band-info:

Essen locals, who've been active around 1990. We yet don't have further info, but guess this band would fit the Thrash criteria most probably.

Discograpy:



Torrance


Lineup:


Frank Weber (guitar)

Band-info:

A local Thrash Metal band from Werdohl/Lüdenscheid in the Sauerland area, that was active during the late 80's. The guys recorded at least one Demo during 1989/90. In summer '90 the band's former guitarist Frank Weber tried to form a new band in the Mortal Sin, Sanctuary and Mordred vein. Further info is needed.

Discograpy:



Hans Wurst


Lineup:


Andreas Martin (bass)

Band-info:

A quite productive Noisecore act from Syke, south of Bremen, featuring guys of the Theresa Lynn crew, like Andreas Martin. A 16 song Demo exists, recorded in 1988, musically described by the guys themselves as "Supersonic Funspeednoisecore zum Schlapplachen" as well as 5 more tapes that were all recorded till summer 1990, featuring more "Überschallgeprügel und allerhand Sinnloses zum Totlachen". No further info needed...

Discograpy:


"Sausages from hell" Demo 1988 (selfreleased)
"Light" Demo 1988 (selfreleased)
"Notausgang" Demo 1989 (selfreleased)
"Nachdurst" Demo 1989 (selfreleased)
"Redundanz" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)
"Ich bin für den sozial existierenden Realismus" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)

Menace


Lineup:


Band-info:

Most probably just a local Hard Rock/Metal act, but the band was seen live on stage back in summer 1990, supporting the Hannover bands Joal, Victory and Thunderhead in Ulm, so we guess they wether was originating from Hannover as well or Bavaria. Either it's more likely that Menace also had a Demo available, dating from that time. Further info is needed.

Discograpy:



Scaffold


Lineup:


Norfried Kulawik (vocals, keyboard)
Maik Burkhardt (guitar)
Torsten Wendelken (guitar)
Alexander Wieczorek (bass)
Frank Alpers (drums)

Band-info:

A progressive Power Metal act that was long active in the Bremen underground scene since early 1983 and could contribute the track "Beyond eternity" to the Teutonic Invasion 2 sampler, which was taken from the same titled second Demo of the band. Scaffold previously already debuted with their Demo "Fight for glory", that was recorded in September '86, and remixed once again im summer the following year. In late '87 the Scaffold spine was built by Norbert Wellbrook (vocals), Klaus Brüning (guitar), Torsten Wendelken (guitar), Hans Teschner (bass) and Frank Alpers (drums). Basically their sound adopted several Helloween influences, but the songs was drawn through with many breaks that made them sounding more like an US band. In the same untypical style for a german band was their 3rd effort "Illuzions of an eerie circle" from 1989, that offered Fates Warning/Dream Theater influences, but it took them a few more years till Gorgon, a sublabel of Inline Music, produced their debut CD "Eerie circles" in 1992. But from the 80's sound was almost nothing left, though the band developed alot musically, adding early Dream Theater and melodic influences and sounding more progressive than they ever did before.

Discograpy:


"Fight for glory" Demo 1986/87 (selfreleased)
"Beyond eternity" Demo 1988 (selfreleased)
"Beyond eternity" Comp.-LP Track 1988 (Teutonic Invasion Part Two)
"Illuzions of an eerie circle" Demo 1989 (selfreleased)
"Eerie circles" CD 1992 (Gorgon)

Osiris


Lineup:


Holger Fricke

Band-info:

A classic Power/Speed Metal act from Bad Harzburg, near Goslar, that was active during the late 80's and recorded a 7 track Demo in early 1990 with album lenght. Further info is welcome.

Discograpy:


"Deadly Pizzas" Demo 1990 (selfreleased)

Beerpaunch


Lineup:


Ulf Vogel

Band-info:

Most probably a local Crossover or Grindcore troop, that was active in Knöringen, north of Landau around 1989/90. Their Demo tape got the title "Mutantcore", which doesnm't says much about their musical direction either. Further info is required.

Discograpy:


"Mutantcore" Demo 1989 (selfreleased)

Judias Strike


Lineup:


Bobsy (guitar, vocals)
Wolf (guitar)
Werner (bass)
Michael Roth (drums)

Band-info:

Judias Strike was a local Power Metal band of the late 80's that was originating from the Darmstadt area, to be exact Riedstadt. They only released a 4 track Demo with the title "In the beginning" during 1989 and then disappeared again. Further info is needed.

Discograpy:


"In the beginning" Demo1989 (selfreleased)


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