Eat Lead Demo 1985
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Eat Lead (DEMO)
Recorded: 1985
Released: 1985
Studio: Live Oak Sound
Producer: At War
Engineer: Jim Mikles
Cover Artwork: Unknown
Label: Self Released
Format: Cassette

AT WAR - Eat Lead - Front Cover

EAT LEAD [DEMO] 1985

  • 01. Rapechase
  • 02. Eat Lead

Line-Up (left to right):

  • Dave Stone - Drums
  • Paul Arnold - Bass Guitar/Vocals
  • Shawn Helsel - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals

The At War line-up pictured in 1985

AT WAR EAT LEAD DEMO
AT WAR EAT LEAD DEMO
AT WAR EAT LEAD DEMO
AT WAR EAT LEAD DEMO
AT WAR EAT LEAD DEMO

Play The Music:
  1. 01. Rapechase At War 3:31
  2. 02. Eat Lead At War 4:41
Notes:

The "Eat Lead" demo was recorded at "Live Oak Studios" in Chesapeake, Virginia in 1985. This studio was primarily the studio that did most of the production work for CBN (the christian broadcasting network) and had never done a metal band nor did they know what they were getting involved in. The producer/engineer Jim Mykles and the assistant engineer was Mike Tremble both were great guys and very good at what they did. It was our first experience in a studio so we had no idea how things worked or what we were doing. We did the two songs as a demo and subsequently returned to record the rest of what would be the "Ordered To Kill" lp.

Due to monetary restraints, we decided to use the demo recordings of "Eat Lead" and "Rapechase" on the "Ordered To Kill" lp. The only difference between the demo tracks and the ones that appeared on the "Ordered To Kill" lp were the demo tracks were never mastered!

The demo track "Eat Lead" was featured on the 1985 New Renaissance Records compilation "Speed Metal Hell" and the "Rapechase" demo track was on the 1986 New Renaissance Records compilation "Speed Metal Hell II".

The "Eat Lead" demo also surfaced in the underground in the form of a 7" vinyl. This however is a bootleg vinyl and not an official release by the band. It is believed that 150 copies on black wax was produced.

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