PRIME EVIL (USA/NY)


Formed in January of 1986 by the three founding members, guitarists Mike Usifer and Gary Day along with vocalist Andy Eichhorn, Prime Evil was born. For the first year they would refine their sound by working on originals and playing live. In January of 1987, the line-up was completed by bassist Mary Ciullo and drummer Tad Leger. That same year in May they recorded and released their first demo. This four song tape became an immediate hit in the underground, appearing in countless fanzines worldwide and receiving extensive radio airplay. The band's mixture of brutal death metal and raging speed with intricate riffing appealed to a vast audience. During this time, their drummer Tad left to pursue other musical interests and was replaced by Todd Gukelberger. Prime Evil continued their assault on the underground. In October of 1988 they released their second four song demo, "The Manifestation". For this 24-track recording, they pulled out all the stops. It was a relentless aural assault that showed the world how brutal Prime Evil could be. Over the next few years they played with a wide array of brutal metal and hardcore bands all around the Northeast. Being completely overlooked by the record companies, they recorded four new songs in the fall of 1990 to submit to labels only. The sound was more progressive yet still thoroughly intense, but they were once again passed up by the bigger labels. However, several underground offers came in, and in March of 1992 a 7" was released on Rage Records. On it were two songs from the industry demo and was pressed on red vinyl, making it a huge hit in the underground.



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1987 DEMO

Xeroxed covers. Came with a lyric sheet. Regular Tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Random Violence
- Kill For Me!
- Living In Fear
- Prime Evil

 

THE MANIFESTATION 1988 DEMO

Glossy cover & classic tape.

TRACK LISTING:
- Venomous Molecilu
- The Manifestation
- Realitys Complete
- Sin of Innocence

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