Demos [Heavy / Power] » Monolith (Ita) - Five-Track Demo Tape (1983)
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    Band: Monolith
    Country Italy (Viareggio)
    Genre: Heavy Metal
    Release: demo tape
    Title: Monolith
    Year: 1983
    Bitrate: mp3 - 320 kbps
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    MONOLITH (they took the name from the Conan the Barbarian's novel "The curse of the Monolith") were born in 1982, when the hard rock trio MAGNET ( Godzilla, guitar - Bruno, bass - Lorenzo "Big Jaws" drums ) , joined forces with Claudio ( vocals) and Mad Max Lazzerini ( guitar). This first line-up recorded a five-track demo, the self titled "MONOLITH". It gained good reviews and so the band played in some of the most important italian metal festivals of their time.

    In 1984 Beppe " Clepty" took the vocal job, and a new demo was recorded, "An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth". It contained the old five tracks re-recorded, plus four new songs. This tape was a real success.... it was sent all over the world, and gained excellent reviews; Monolith appeared in two international compilations with the songs "Night of Outrage" on Satan's Revenge (New Renaissance, 1985) and "Why Don't You Die" on Speed Metal Hell Vol II (Steamhammer, 1987) but they never achieved a deal with any label and quitted in the summer of 1986.

    Lazzerini info: ... ini/196741

    Demo info:
    This demo was recorded in just one night (2nd of March,1983) from 7 pm until 3 am,the sound engineer was Giovanni "the witch" Fantozzi who later joined the band as bass player.

    1983 Line up:
    Maurizio "Godzilla" Passaglia - guitars
    Massimiliano "Mad Max" Lazzerini - guitars (1965 RIP 21-04-2008)
    Claudio - vocals
    Bruno - bass
    Lorenzo "Big Jaws" - drums
    1 - Why Don't You Die (live in studio)
    2 - When We Were Together (live in studio)
    3 - Thanatos
    4 - Night of Outrage
    5 - High Speed (live in studio)
    "Solo i Morti Hanno Visto La Fine Della Guerra - Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War.”
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    A historic demo from 80's dungeons, direct in your face metal, with a production-sound that makes it sound kinda raw and primitive, but the compositions are well crafted and delivered, following influences from the mighty BLACK SABBATH and MOTORHEAD as well... MARCO , many thanx for this CULT offer, for the info piece and the pics too!! SALUTATIONS!!! porosimetal
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