Friday, February 13, 2009

Dirge - 1987-1990


Dirge were a powerful local crossover hardcore band from the late '80s. Kinda overlooked, but every bit as good as the more popular bands that played this style of metalic punk, like DRI, COC, early Prong etc. I guess they stayed in the shadows because their stuff was never re-issued, or released on CD. They should have been huge.

Dirge Collection


Here we have the amazing Soulstorm LP, released on Anthrax Records in 1989, the Fleshcrawler ep released on Old World Records in 1990 and the Life Force demo from 1987. They had a few more tracks scattered throughout a few comps as well. If i ever find them, i'll update this collection.

9 comments:

  1. Singer Jacko also sang for Fatal Rage who's LP on Mutha records is a highly sought after NJHC collector's item!!!Guitar player Eric Tucker also played guitar in F.C.C. (Fanous Cheese Cake) Great fucking band!!!!!

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  2. Damn, i had no idea that was the singer of Fatal Rage. I love that band.

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  3. Downloading as I type, I'm JACKED to see this! What's missing is the "Matrix" ep, and there was a track on a 7" comp that may or may not have come from the demo, not sure... Saw these guys a bunch of times at the Anthrax, and they always killed, whether playing for 100 people or 10.

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  4. hey thanks for posting the old dirge shit!!
    x dirge - Eric
    cheferic65@yahoo.com

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  5. Yeah, the Matrix ep is missing, as well as a bunch of comp tracks that i just recently discovered (a few being from the Hardcore Breakout USA comps).

    Vin

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  6. you need the digital matrix ep too!!!

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  7. Any chance for a reupload on this as the link is dead? I saw these guys play City Gardens back in the late 80s.

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