In the annals of forgotten, unappreciated, worthy pioneers, Pittsburgh sludge lords Dream Death loom large. I took some heat after Sound of the Beast...
In 1991, Karlstad’s Macabre End wanted to get rid of their bass player, so—like Nihilist a couple of years earlier—they disbanded, only to start up again soon after under a new name without telling the unwelcome bandmate.
When it comes to explosive photos and writing about LA punks in the 1980s, WE GOT POWER!: Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California, by David Markey and Jordan Schwartz, simply rules.