•12" black vinyl (33⅓ RPM) with an insert
• Limited to 200 copies worldwide
• Licensed to and released by Underground Power Recor
Carnage tends to bring to mind those post-apocalyptic movies that those of us who grew up in Reagan’s America love and look back upon today with fond memories. Were those movies trying to be ‘Mad Max’ or ‘Bladerunner’? Who knows and who cares, they were awesome and still are today, perhaps in a different way now, but you get the point.
Before there was such thing as “crossover” CARNAGE from the barren wastelands of South Carolina was cranking out their own punkish brand of speed metal. Perhaps the band were not going for any particular sound or genre, it just came out as it did, It would be raw, aggressive, organic, and totally DIY. The outcome was the bands self-titled full-length in 1986 that featured 7-tracks that could have easily been featured on any of the first five volumes of ‘Metal Massacre’.
"Carnage was a band that was the brainchild of Spike Marshall. While it was heavy metal, the band was developed organically, outside of the burgeoning South Carolina metal scene of the late 70s and early 80s. With influences as diverse as Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Lou Reed, Crack The Sky and The Stooges, Carnage walked their own path." - Jack Hammer
01. Barbarian Queen
02. The Astral Inn
03. Omega Man
06. Look at Yourself
07. This is the End