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Wargasm (Thrash Metal Band) From Boston: Should Have Been The Next Metallica – Why Weren’t They?

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Wargasm: File under the best thrash band that you’ve never heard of! This Boston-based power trio should have been the next Metallica, but I’m sure that had a crummy manager or record label (Profile Records) that kept them from hitting the big time. This original pressing of “Why Play Around?” is not available on iTunes.

That is how bad the music industry treated Wargasm!

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Wargasm But Were Afraid To Ask

If you’ve missed them for almost 30 years, check them out and listen to the full album on YouTube. Don’t be a fool and mess with those file-sharing or RAR download sites – they are bad news! If you are into collecting rare thrash vinyl, come back and pick this disc up. This rare, underrated metal gem qualifies as Wargasm in the Metal Bands That Should Have Been Bigger Hall of Fame!!

I grew up in Connecticut and was lucky enough to catch Wargasm Live a number of times, as they were frequently the de facto local support band for national tours like DRI, Exodus, and Nuclear Assault when the band would be on tour in the New England area. 

Rich Spillberg – Guitar Wargasam

A standout was guitarist Rich Spielberg, who was crazy good – like as good as Randy Rhodes. Check out the guitar solo in the song “Revenge” (linked here). You will see as many musicians in obscure metal bands or metal bands that should be bigger — he blows away many guitar players who became much more famous.

Listen To Wargasm On YouTube Here


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Stats: Wargasm Why Play Around? 1988 Vinyl LP Album (ORIGINAL PRESSING) Thrash Metal

Side A

  1. Wasteland – 3:59
  2. Revenge – 7:02
  3. Bullets & Blades – 3:53
  4. Undead – 6:29 Show lyrics
  5. Merritt’s Girlfriend – 0:48

Side B

  1. Sudden Death – 5:00
  2. Wargasm – 9:17
  3. Le Cou Cou – 2:22
  4. Humanoid – 4:49


“Why Play Around?” 1988 Era Line-Up of Wagram (Not to be confused with the L7 song of the same name) was…

Barry Spillberg – Drums, Back-up Vocals
Rich Spillberg – Guitars, Back-up Vocals
Bob Mayo – Bass, Lead Vocals

Credits and Details

Barcode: 15151-1254-1
SKU: PRO-1254
Record Label: Profile Records
Barcode (Scanned): 015151125410
Rights Society: BMI