ARCFIEND - “MORTIFIED WITH HATE” 7” MEGA-LONG EP (1987-89) SE28 COMING 09/2019
In the mid 1980s the Canadian West Coast erupted with a new wave of speed / thrash metal — Victoria BC’s most evil & extreme sounding group of the period was Arcfiend. Led by visionary guitar/vocalist Quin McCullough first as a trio playing a mix of originals and covers (Celtic Frost, Metallica, Slayer) and later evolving into a refined quartet, Arcfiend’s unreleased recordings echoed with greatness — but nothing ever materialized for them beyond a few legendary shows. This carefully remastered mega-long EP collects 4 great songs, the speed metal trio similar to “Pleasure To Kill” era Kreator on A and the technical death / thrash quartet reminiscent of Sepultura’s “Schizophrenia” on B. With a booklet featuring vintage artwork by Quin McCullough and the late Chris Stanley, plus flyers, photographs & their story. Monophonic underground metal mayhem!! Demorgorgon!!! 500 copies. First 100 with a button.