Around 1993, Canadian war metal legends Blasphemy put their existence on hold. When it comes to musical output of the band’s then members, the years that followed were mostly characterised by silence. We say mostly, because sometime between 1994 and 1995, former Blasphemy bassist and vocalist Ace Gustapo Necrosleezer and Vaginal Commands created Necrosleezer alongside Blasphemy’s drummer 3 Black Hearts of Damnation and Impurity. As explained in the record’s press release, the two then “rehearsed in a barn in the rural area surrounding Vancouver” and, over a two year period, “the two-piece wrote around 11 songs and entered the legendary Fiasco Bros. Studio in 1995 to record a four-song demo.” Unfortunately, no label took interest in the demo tapes they sent around and the band called it quits as a consequence. Moreover, the few copies of the aforementioned four-song demo that were distributed through the scene “feature degraded audio” and are for some reason referred to by the wrong name «Recruit for Conflit». The recording’s proper name was in fact «Pope Kill» and it will now finally be released as it was supposed to sound back in the 90s. Alas, Nuclear War Now! has managed to restore the four-songs to their proper sound and is now set to release them in December. Below, stream «Pope Kill» in its entirety.
«Pope Kills» is set for release on December 15 by Nuclear War Now! on cd and vinyl formats. The artwork displayed above, authored by Chris Moyen, is new, as the original copies sent to labels at the time did not feature any artwork. Furthermore, the audio “has been remastered and restored as much as possible to its original form by James Plotkin.”
We recently wrote a piece about the then upcoming release of Mirrors For Psychic Warfare‘s second full-length «I See What I Became» through Neurot Recordings. The record was eventually released on September 29 and can now be streamed in its entirety below. Physical copies are available at this location.