Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids (1984)

Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids (1984)

Tracklist front / back album covers

Original 1984 release
1. "Third of the Storms (Evoked Damnation)"   2:55
2. "Massacra"   2:49
3. "Triumph of Death"   9:30
4. "Horus/Aggressor"   4:27

1990 re-release bonus tracks
5. "Revelations of Doom"   2:49
6. "Messiah"   4:33

Hellhammer Band Members / Musicians
Satanic Slaughter (a.k.a. Tom Warrior) – V-Axe Holocaust (guitar), Dambuster Vocals (lead vocals)

Slayed Necros (a.k.a. Martin Ain) – Deadly Bassdose (bass), Backing Howling... (backing vocals)

Denial Fiend (a.k.a. Bruce Day) – Hellish Crossfire on Wooden Coffins (drums)

Horst Mueller – engineer

Thomas Fischer – cover design, frontcover drawing "The Sitting Death" (© 1984)

Mr. Jeckyl – heptagram
Burzelbar – pix
Apocalyptic Raids 1990 A.D.
Tom G. Warrior – vocals, guitar, backing vocals
Martin E. Ain – bass, cover design
Bruce Day – drums
Horst Müller – engineer, mixing
Julia Schechner – layout
José Posada – illustrations
Karl U. Walterbach – executive producer

Apocalyptic Raids is an EP by the Swiss extreme metal band Hellhammer. It was recorded and released in March 1984, and was the band's only commercial release.

The record was a major influence on the then-emerging death metal and black metal genres. It has served as an inspiration to such varied and respected bands as Napalm Death and Sepultura, both of whom recorded cover versions of "Messiah".

Hellhammer split up only three months after recording this EP, and later regrouped as Celtic Frost.[4] The EP would be reissued six years later as Apocalyptic Raids 1990 A.D., boasting new artwork and two bonus tracks.

Hellhammer was a Swiss extreme metal band from Nürensdorf, active during 1982–1984. They are regarded as a key influence on black metal. In June 1984, Hellhammer disbanded and founded another highly influential band, Celtic Frost.

Hellhammer Band Members / Musicians

Satanic Slaughter – guitar, lead vocals (1982–1984)

Slayed Necros – bass (1983–1984; died 2017)

Denial Fiend – drums (1982–1984)

Pete Stratton – drums (1982)

Savage Damage – bass, vocals (1982–1983)

Evoked Damnator – bass (1983)

Grim Decapitator – bass (1983)

Dei Infernali – guitar (1984)

Hellhammer Discography Full

1983 Death Fiend
1983 Triumph of Death
1983 Satanic Rites

Studio Albums
1984 Apocalyptic Raids (EP)
2016 Blood Insanity (single)
2017 Killing Fields (single)

Compilation Albums
2008 Demon Entrails

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