Tag: Serial Killers


Throttle Tape back
4 piece jazzcore/thrash band started by former Gwar vocalist Joe Annaruma, former She-Males guitarist Paul Billbrough, and former Serial Killers bassist Tom Donovan. The band was started in 1988, with drummer Chuck Treece of McRad playing their first few shows, as well as recording drums on 4 songs on their 1st release, the Cassette only album Freaks (1989). Below is I assume an earlier  version of the demo with the 4 songs Chuck was on.

Demo 89

01 – Ugly World
02 – Lifes Tragedies
03 – Out of My Head
04 – Dead Mans Song
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Initial Attack

Early funk influenced No Wave band from Philadelphia with Robyn Graves (Serial Killers) on vocals, Val Opielski (ps xo, Krakatoa, Bush Tetras) on guitar & Keyboards, Dan Melamed on Drums and the late Martel Fin on bass
Val gave me these tape’s files a while ago (when I wasn’t very actively making updates) and I have no idea why but I did not put them up then. (Sorry about that Val). Then Initial Attack was mentioned in a conversation about Yoni’s article about Philly No Wave. It made me check my look for it  and I had the demo. I hope there aren’t more things people gave me that I didn’t get up. Check this demo out.

01 – It Goes on and On
02 – Terminal Shock
03 – Lost in the Dark
04 – War Art

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Initial Attack – New Years 1984 Love Club

Fade To Black / Savage Silence

Savage Silence
Fade To Black and Savage Silence are the same band. They changed their name for reasons I can’t remember. Robin Grey became Robin Graves when she played bass for Serial Killers and the drummer on the Fade To Black tape was Miguel Gonzales who was the original drummer for Sadistic Exploits in 1980-1981.
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

Fade To Black Cover
Fade to Black – Demo (1985)

01. Voices
02. Crazy World
03. Keepin’ It In
04. Rip It Out

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Savage Silence Cover
Savage Silence – Demo (1985)

01. Red
02. She Lies
03. Rip It Out

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Three Foot Acid

Three Foot Acid with Freddie

Three Foot Acid were a short lived band from Philadelphia that featured the former Serial Killers singer Paul Bearer. They recorded one demo before exiting the stage. The sound for both of these shows was copied from old video tapes. They are both audience recordings and the sound quality is good.
Check out Paul’s interview on Loud Fast Philly
Thanks to Pete for giving me a copy of the Demo Tape – check out his site Sounds of Tomorrow

Demo cover

Biggest Hits Demo

01 – The Violation – 25x Hard
02 – The Nutcracker
03 – Seven Sadmen
04 – Mr. Wreck
05 – Without Evolution
06 – Freak This
07 – Cry Rape
08 – Earth Blues II

@ Khyber, Philadelphia 1-13-92 [from video tape]

01. 25x Hard
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. title unknown
09. Foxy Lady [Jimi Hendrix]
10. No Fun [Stooges]

@ Philadelphia PA 1991 [from video tape]

01. 25x Hard
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. title unknown
09. title unknown
10. Foxy Lady [Jimi Hendrix]

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Three Foot Acid covering No Fun by the Stoogies with Freddie Pompeii – the video also has the one song each from the Cows, Cop Shoot Cop & Superchunk

Serial Killers – demo tape

Before White Zombie and GWAR when Marilyn Manson was just that weird goth kid smoking cloves outside his high school there was the Serial Killers (ok, I’m not sure all of that is true but I thought it sounded good) Live they were kind of like a slasher movie musical. Maybe the special effects were not Tom Savini quality but it was a good show. Once again I don’t have the cover for this demo so I’m not sure about what the line up was on it. The first three songs (two are on the same file) were also on the album (not sure if the recordings are different); Snake Pit and the cover of Iron Man I don’t believe were released anywhere else. The last song Abdullah the Butcher was from a compilation 7″.  If you want to check out tthere Roadside Rendezvous album and the follow up seven inch (although you can’t download the sample of dirt from philly’s own serial killer Gary Heidnick’s yard) – the links are below:
Roadside Rendezvous CD Re-release
Heidnik’s House Of Horrors 7″
FB: Philadelphia’s Serial Killers, the only band that splatters

Audio Files

Illegitimate Son of Ed Gein
Dark Side of the Serial Killer/Serial Killer Part 2
Snake Pit
Abdullah the Butcher

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