Saturday, July 10, 2021

Dirge Anthology Remastered and New Request Thread

It's been quite a while since my last post. I have some new stuff to share, so i may update this blog on a monthly basis, but unfortunately i still have no idea when i'll be able to fix all the links. So until that happens i'll keep taking requests for stuff posted in the past. Just drop your requests into the comments section of this post and i'll provide new links.

A friend of mine recently sent me an incredible sounding rip of the Dirge "Soulstorm" LP and i just had to share it. I'm not sure what the source was, but it's not a vinyl rip. I went back and "mastered" all the other material, plus i added the earlier version of Superficial from the "Bands Only A Muthu Could Love" compilation LP from 1988. This is pretty much everything the band released aside from the Lifeforce cassette from '87. The three tracks from the "Matrix" EP from 1989 are all on the Fleshcrawler 12" EP released a year later, so those tracks are all included. I'm psyched on the way all this came out.

I've been jamming this a lot lately since i got the new rip and it still sounds as amazing as it did in 1989. Just crushing crossover thrash from Holmdel, NJ with great songwriting and insane guitar playing, and Jacko's vocals just put it all over the top. In my opinion, the "Soulstorm" LP is right up there with the best albums by DRI, COC, Cryptic Slaughter etc. They would have easily been as well known as those bands if they were on Death or Combat Core, but they kinda remained in semi-obscurity since none of their material has been repressed since 1990.




 

Dirge Anthology Remastered 320 mp3s plus Covers
Dirge Anthology Remastered WAVS part One
Dirge Anthology Remastered WAVS part Two
Dirge Anthology Remastered WAVS part Three


Jack "Jacko" Monahan - vocals
Eric Tucker - guitar
Jim Hogan - bass
Dan Gollin - drums

Jack was also the vocalist for Fatal Rage who released an LP on Muthu Records in 1983. Dan and Eric both played in Fanous Cheezcake, a NJ hardcore band who put out a live tape in 1985 and a 7" EP on Faith Records in 1986.

The "Soulstorm" LP was recorded in September/November of 1988 at Baby Monster Studios in NYC and released on Anthrax Records in 1989. Cover art by bassist Jim Hogan.

Threat of Power was on the "Hardcore Breakout USA" comp LP released in 1990 on New Red Archives.

Silent Scream was on the "Complete Death II" comp LP released on cassette in 1987 on Metal Blade / Death and then released on LP in 1988 on Restless / Death.

The alternate version of Superficial was on the "Bands Only A Muthu Could Love" comp CD released in 1988 on Muthu Records.

The "Fleshcrawler" 12" EP was released in 1990 on Old World Records out of Germany. Great cover art again by Hogan. Dan only played drums on 2 of the 6 tracks. The drumming for the other songs are credited to someone named Tooker.

The Demo was self-released in 1986.



Enjoy!



57 comments:

  1. - Thanks a lot for sharing the Dirge Anthology.

    By the way, do you have any material from SS-20 from Cincinnati, Ohio ? Especially their "More Government Now" LP (1986) would be highly appreciated...

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  2. Wow, thank you! A classic indeed.

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  3. Another good recent channel on YT is Punk Historian. He is making some good less than 20 minute videos on subgenres and specific artists.

    Thanks for the downloads!

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  4. Appreciate the WAV files! Never imagined I would have a lossless Dirge compilation. Awesome, thanks.

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  5. Nice, nice work! Any possibility of some Boston HC reups? FUs, Jerry's Kids, SSD, DYS,Gang Green, The Freeze.
    And if you still have that The Fix set also. Thanks for that 45 Grave one a ways back. Autopsy has been a top 5 punk record for a long, long time.

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    1. No problem. I should have the links to all that stuff in here by tonight. Check back. Cheers
      Vin

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  6. Thanks for everything, trying to remember if you posted anything by a band called Crime, hoping I got that from you and you still have it.

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    1. Full(?) discography of the great Crime is to be found here:
      http://fpftp.blogspot.com/2018/09/crime.html#more
      along with ALOT of other cool stuff!

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  7. Here we go. Sorry, i don't have the Crime or DYS stuff.

    FU's anthology
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/lj7lzhqhkzmx5vd/FUs_Discography.zip/file

    Jerry's Kids anthology
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/xlppk5vb66bbnki/Jerrys_Kids_discography.zip/file

    SSD - Get It Away
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/59d1hy9wwhjl3or/SSD+-+Get+It+Away.zip/file

    Gang Green - Early Days
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/h2sc8w8dthwhuhh/Gang+Green+Boston+Hardcore+Anthology.zip/file

    Freeze anthology
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/2e49pvv1y0mqn81/The_Freeze_anthology.zip/file

    Enjoy
    Vin

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  8. Thanks!!! No DYS. No problem. I appreciate what you do share.

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  9. DYS - Fire & Ice / Wolfpack (1983-1985)
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/pxz6pezadgc3xxn/dys_83-85.zip/file

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  10. Hey!

    Do you have any of the following still?

    Agnostic front - no one rules

    Chopping block - grizzly fetish

    Harsh - reality

    Corrosive - Black Forest pv

    Systral - anthology

    Thanks!

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    1. Yeah, i'll post all that stuff by tomorrow. Cheers
      Vin

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  11. Sorry for the delay. Here you go.

    I don't have the Agnostic Front "No One Rules" but i posted the "Raw Unleashed" CD from Lost and Found which has lots of demos.

    Agnostic Front - Raw Unleashed
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/8emv42cxkqgvoat/Agnostic_Front_Raw_Unleashed.zip/file

    Chopping Block - Grizzly Fetish
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/q6wcvup6wytlwxb/Chopping_Block_-_Grizzly_F%2At%2Ash.zip/file

    Corrosive - Black Forest Powerviolence
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/p9s07omkov9u1bk/Corrosive_Black_Forest_Powerviolence.zip/file

    Harsh - Reality Anthology
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/ifhm2dr44tro1ch/Harsh_-_Reality_plus.zip/file

    Systral - 1994-1998
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/uwx2w6ips2jpbdw/Systral_1994-1998.zip/file

    and since you're into German PV, i've upped the Tumult discog in case you need it

    Tumult - discography
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/4jx0si7kijxcxlv/Tumult_-_Discography.zip/file

    Cheers
    Vin

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  12. Looking for the "You Cant Argue With Sucksess" comp, specifically the band the Conservatives?

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    1. I can't find that one right now but i know i have it somewhere. Gimme a couple days and check back.
      Vin

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  13. Mental abuse and chronic disorder?

    Thanks man!

    That Systral has been on repeat since I downloaded. It’s really fucking good

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  14. Chronic Disorder 1985
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/qtdnpn28e14kliz/Chronic_Disorder_LP_1985.zip/file

    Mental Abuse discography
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/j7e0vzx95o0vyoc/Mental_Abuse_discography.zip/file

    Mental Abuse - Nympho Nurse cassette 2015
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/rhjulhco3oexy7w/Mental_Abuse_-_Nympho_Nurse_cassette_2015.zip/file

    Glad you dig the Systral CD. They ruled.

    Vin

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  15. Anyone have the discography of The Endless Blockade?

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    1. The Endless Blockade discography

      https://www.mediafire.com/file/44dwh815ooeztem/THE_ENDLESS_BLOCKADE.zip/file

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    2. Thanks shlager, you have it in 320?

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  16. hi storm, i fucking love ur post "American Powerviolence: From The West To The Rest", it was amazing, but, all the links are down:-(

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    1. Thanks. If you need certain stuff from that post, just let me know and i'll drop the new links in here.
      Vin

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  17. Hey man!
    Do you have any Evolved to Obliteration and Taste of Fear?

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    1. Evolved To Obliteration

      https://www.mediafire.com/file/pblf3mrzpesok3g/EVOLVED_TO_OBLITERATION.zip/file

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    2. Oh sweet! Not even sure i have this. Thanks!
      Vin

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    3. I'll upload that Taste of Fear tonight.
      Vin

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    4. Any chance of getting that Taste of Fear? Thanks

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  18. Thanks for all the music! Any chance of a re-up of the Warz one "Crucial Recordings"?
    Also, I think Raw Unleashed was Grand Theft Audio rather than Lost and Found -- there are lots of re-issues where I can't keep them straight, but GTA was legit, right?

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    1. Yeah the Raw Unleashed was on GTA and completely legit. I'll upload that and the Warzone tomorrow. Check back.
      Vin

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  19. Please re-up the Assück anthology

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  20. Warzone - Crucial Recordings
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/81zhwjoulb1uv8h/Warzone_-_Crucial_Recordings_1984-1988.zip/file

    Agnostic Front - Raw Unleashed
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/c7e9v8zpm8mswpw/Agnostic_Front_Raw_Unleashed.zip/file

    Assuck discography
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/fj870tydn06bn9g/Assuck_discog.zip/file

    Enjoy
    Vin

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  21. Hi, does any have the Scapegoat discography?

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    1. here's some (not all) SCAPEGOAT stuff

      https://www.mediafire.com/file/m2a2hkz4mgcy64u/SCAPEGOAT.zip/file

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  22. I must add many (most?) of the blogs in links section still have their download files available. I was going to list the ones that still are up, but after the first few worked I figured they should be good. Also most people who actually care know which ones are dead and which ones are not.

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  23. Do you have the Sumthin To Prove Demo?

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  24. Hey man I really need Hate X 9's Hard to be U.S. this one is so rare. 80s thrashcore/powerviolence with a real technical flair. It would really amazing if you have it

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  25. Or if you have this, Useless Pieces of Shit previously known as Corporate Whores, which was an Arizonian protoviolence band too. These are so rare to find

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    1. check their Bandcamp page: https://uselesspiecesofshit.bandcamp.com/

      most(all?) stuff is for free!

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    2. Oh snap, this is awesome! Thanks

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  26. Sheer Terror
    Guerilla Biscuits
    Sick Of It All
    Infest
    Black Flag
    Discharge

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    1. I'll up those for you soon. Check back tomorrow.

      Vin

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  27. OMG ... all praise to this blog being active again! Such a treasure. Thank you for all the work, Vin.

    Any chance you could re-re-up the Agents of Satan and No Le$$ collections? The 4shared linx are DOA. MUCH THANKS!!D

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  28. Deformed Conscience
    Confrontation
    Atavistic
    Demise
    Stark Raving Mad(what are your thoughts on this band)

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  29. TASTE OF FEAR Discography
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/gt7fkdptzwut4hy/TASTE_OF_FEAR_%25282004%2529_Discography_1991-2003_%2528Throne_Records%2529.zip/file

    AGENTS OF SATAN
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/jy8gco69a3dyfwt/Agents_of_Satan_discog.zip/file

    NO LE$$
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/g2aahz47vo4fzzt/NO_LESS.zip/file

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