SOUNDS OF CHICAGO – Remembering Chicago Metal of the 80’s & 90’s

With Guest Speakers: Nick Sanzeri of Maelstrom and Corporate Death of Macabre

Featuring:

00:00:00 – MACABRE – “Serial Killer” from 1987s “Grim Reality” – https://murdermetal.com/

Formed in 1985, Macabre’s lineup has remained the same since day one: vocalist/guitarist Corporate Death (Lance Lencioni), bassist/vocalist Nefarious (Charles Lescewicz), and drummer Dennis the Menace (Dennis Ritchie). That’s a rarity for any band, let alone a band in a genre where peers with similar longevity may not feature even one original member.


00:04:10 – LIFE SENTENCE – “Problems” from 1986s “Life Sentence” – https://www.facebook.com/lifesentencechicago/

Formed in 1984, Life Sentence quickly established themselves on the local Chicago Punk scene. As a formidable live unit, they quickly gained a following touring across the US & Canada, playing with the likes of Dead Kennedys, Circle Jerks, DRI, COC, MDC, Suicidal Tendencies, 7 Seconds, and many more. The Classic first LP line up split up in 1987.


00:06:15 – VIKTIMZ OF SOCIETY – “Miss America Sucks” from 1986s “Wicked Rock Music is Killing Our Children”

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Viktimz Of Society were a hardcore punk band from the Chicago-area in the early ’80s. Their one album was self-released posthumously (the band apparently broke up during its recording) in 1986. Singer Joe formed The Vindictives in 1990. The other members allegedly never played in other bands after Viktimz Of Society split. The album was re-issued on CD in 2003. – Source Discogs.com


00:08:02 – NICKEL BRAINS – “Nothing” from “Forward Message” – https://www.facebook.com/Nickel-Brains-81389765875
No biography available at time of publishing.


00:09:37 – DECREPIT UTH – “Two Leaf Clover” from 1990s “Square One”
No biography available at time of publishing.


00:13:50 – THE KILLER KITCHEN UTENSILS – “Live Today” from 1992s “Soapscum” – https://www.facebook.com/TheKillerKitchenUtensils
The Killer Kitchen Utensils are the epitome of the “Power Trio,” cultivating their musical influences from Punk, Hardcore, Thrash, Speed Metal and Grindcore along with their brutally frank lyrics about today’s human condition.


00:17:57 – WRATH – “Insane Society” from 1990s “Insane Society” – https://www.facebook.com/wrathchicago
No biography available at time of publishing.


00:22:18 – SPECIAL GUEST: NICK SANZERI of Maelstrom


00:27:41 – MAELSTROM – “Hammerhead”
No biography available at time of publishing.


00:38:28 – SPECIAL GUEST: CORPORATE DEATH of Macabre


00:35:52 – MACABRE – “Your Window Is Open” – https://murdermetal.com/
Formed in 1985, Macabre’s lineup has remained the same since day one: vocalist/guitarist Corporate Death (Lance Lencioni), bassist/vocalist Nefarious (Charles Lescewicz), and drummer Dennis the Menace (Dennis Ritchie). That’s a rarity for any band, let alone a band in a genre where peers with similar longevity may not feature even one original member.

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