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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER – Convicted LP 1986 “Mutually Assured Destruction”

cryptic slaughter band photo 1986

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER?

Cryptic Slaughter was formed in 1984 by Les Evans (age 17), Scott Peterson (age 14) and Adam Scott (age 15), who met through their mutual participation in the American Youth Soccer League (AYSO). Soon they were joined by Bill Crooks (age 15), a friend of Adam Scott and a fellow soccer player. Adam Scott was let go a few months later due to conflicts regarding his parents and school. (Source: Wikipedia)

Their first demo, Life in Grave, was produced in 1985 and became well circulated in the burgeoning tape-trader underground. Their first full-length LP, Convicted, was released in 1986 on Death/Metal Blade records, whose artist roster also boasted D.R.I., Corrosion of Conformity, Dr. Know, The Mentors, and Beyond Possession. Within its first year of release, Convicted sold over 25,000 copies and earned Cryptic Slaughter the reputation as being one of the fastest bands in hardcore.

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Convicted Tracklist

1 M.A.D.
2 Little World
3 Sudden Death
4 Lowlife
5 Rage To Kill
6 Rest In Pain
7 Nuclear Future
8 State Control
9 Hypocrite
10 War To The Knife
11 Nation Of Hate
12 Black And White
13 Reich Of Torture
14 Convicted
15 Flesh Of The Wench 2:36
16 Necessity Supreme 2:45
17 Life In Grave 1:36
18 War To The Knife 2:17
19 Rest In Pain 3:34
20 Set Your Own Pace 2:19
21 Positively 2:29
22 Black And White
23 Lowlife

Cryptic Slaughter Line Up 1985

Bill Crooks – Vocals
Les Evans – Guitars
Rob “Blasko” Nicholson – Bass, Vocals (backing)
Scott Peterson – Drums

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