32 Years Ago: ACID live in Belgium (Speed Metal)

Recorded live in Leuven, Belgium on 2 June 1984. ACID had released Maniac in ’83 and were about to release the Black Car maxi-single. Some of new songs performed here were from the single (including Exterminator).

This set was released as Live in Belgium in 2009.

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ACID – ACID (1983), ACID – Maniac (1983), ACID – Engine Beast (1985)


Track by Track: Trancelike Void – Unveiling the Silent Arms of Despair (Album Guide)

Track by track is a feature from the Distro: song explanations, background info, lyric details; written by the bands themselves.

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Written by: H.

Trancelike Void - Unveiling the Silent Arms of Despair

Unveiling the Silent Arms of Despair
‘Unveiling the Silent Arms of Despair’ is probably my favorite TLV recording of them all… It was recorded shortly (4-5 months) after the ‘Destroying Something Beautiful’ sessions, before that one was even released. At first, I wasn’t too happy with the result, especially the drums and vocals weren’t perfect. It was a matter of post-production though, and thanks to the capable mixing and mastering of Desolate (Austere, Funeral Mourning, Nazxul, etc), the result came out close to perfect.
This EP might be the most personal of all TLV material and embraces its essence, as it delves into my deepest emotional pits. Just like my other material, it was semi-improvised, some parts even completely improvised (like the acoustic part in part I). This way, the instrumentation might not be perfect, but the emotion is as pure and raw as possible. When I sent it to Hakan/THR, he immediately agreed on releasing it, for which I’ll be forever grateful.
One last thing, for those who wonder: the sample at the end of the EP is from the movie ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’.