This is my first Repel Records posting, a small label and fanzine from the Ruhrpott area done by the second and notorious singer of Spawn and later True Blue (very much loved by the political correct ones.... hahahaha). He is currently doing Reaper Records. Anyway Repel was releasing some fine demos in the last century and I am starting with this one since I just pulled it out for a friend; all other demos I own will follow: True Blue, Damage i.d., Buried Alive and the great Iron Skull. I am still missing some stuff which is supposed to be on Repel: Despair live tape, a compilation tape called "return to heaven" and a Born From Pain demo. Maybe someone can help me out or will even contribute them here.
Back to Bloodsport: I think, they started with a drum computer like Rancor did, but added the former Invidia drummer soon (I have their demo tape but I am missing the cover; anyone?) to record this demo. Beside Invidia the band members used to be in Feeding The Fire (maybe the most famous red edge band beside Profound/ ManLiftingBanner), Backdraft, Rancor (I found a homepage... they are back together?!) and Invidia.
We played with them some gigs as a replacement for Brother' s Justice who got robbed and lost nearly all their equipment and merchandise on tour - that was together with Length Of Time. Bloodsport were what you might call a live band. I don' t know how their later album for GSR was, but the demo is just a bit behind their brutal live performance: what the audience was doing while watching Length Of Time was done by Bloodsport on stage before.
What I loved about Bloodsport around this time was that they orientated themselves way more towards the originally 8oies metal bands than most of the bands from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany were doing back then ( maybe besides Liar): less moshcore more metal. Just listen to "sauron". I really love the dry drum sound; not like all those overproduced things nowadays.
The demo was later rereleased as tape by Spill The Blood records (S.T.B. #05), which is the most known version and you might often find it in trade lists etc. This is the cover (I included the whole scan in the zip file):
As you might know: some members went on to play in Born From Pain. But this is a different story.
Again: please contact me concerning other Repel Records stuff and Invidia. Thanks!
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