LIVING DEATH - Metal Revolution  LP
LIVING DEATH - Metal Revolution  LP
LIVING DEATH - Metal Revolution  LP
LIVING DEATH - Metal Revolution  LP
LIVING DEATH - Metal Revolution  LP
LIVING DEATH - Metal Revolution LP

HRR 335, ltd 500, 350 x white/ black splatter vinyl + 150 x black vinyl, 425gsm heavy cardboard cover, lyric sheet, poster, 2nd pressing: ltd 500, 200 x black + 300 x transparent piss yellow/ black splatter vinyl, 425gsm high gloss cardboard cover, art paper lyric sheet, poster, 3rd pressing: ltd 500, 150 x black, 150 x bone + 200 x transparent yellow/ black marbled, poster, insert

Thorsten "Toto" Bergmann - Vocals
Frank Fricke - Guitars
Reiner Kelch - Guitars
Dieter Kelch - Bass
Andreas Oberhoff - Drums

-Killing Machine
-Grippin’ A Heart
-Ruler Must Come
-Screaming From A Chamber
-Shadow Of The Dawn
-Panic & Hysteria
-Road of Destiny
-Deep In Hell
-My Victim (Demo 1983)
-Nightlight (Demo 1983)
-Living Death (Demo 1983)

1st + 2 nd pressing: SOLD OUT!
3rd pressing: May 7th

Audio restoration and mastering by Patrick W. Engel at TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY

With their second album »Metal Revolution« Living Death carried on where they had left off with »Vengeance of Hell«. With similar results. The production of the nine songs was again well under par compared to Thrash Metal classics such as Slayer’s »Reign in Blood« or Kreator’s »Extreme Aggressions«. In Andreas Oberhoff Living Death had found a competent new drummer. However, singer Thorsten “Toto” Bergmann was not willing to tone down his vocal style (which had by 1986 become the main trademark of the band).

The press once again had a field day. Reviews could not have been much worse. Only a few magazines (like Metal Forces from the UK) did get what the band was trying to achieve. All in all, »Metal Revolution« was only a slightly less extreme record in comparison to the debut »Vengeance of Hell«. The album was originally released on the newly founded Earthshaker label (home of Warlock) in 1986. With “Screaming from a Chamber”, “Deep in Hell” or “Grippin’ a Heart” it once again featured a fair number of raw German Thrash Metal classics.

After the release of »Metal Revolution« the boys from Velbert (“Dead City” in the words of fellow Thrashers Violent Force) struggled on. Various line-up changes (Atomic Steif joined on drums, the Kelch bothers left) resulted in a more technical style of Thrash Metal though. Albums such as »Protected from Reality« (1987), »World’s Neuroses« (1988) or »Killing in Action« (1991) were moving more and more in the direction of bands like Mekong Delta (or Sieges Even for that matter) …

Matthias Mader