• APOSTASY - The Lost Rehearsals (1995)

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    Seven never-before-heard songs by New Orleans death metal legends APOSTASY, for whom I played guitar. These tracks were recorded live to cassette on a portable stereo in our rehearsal space in 1995, shortly before we disbanded. What you hear is completely instrumental, as we were between vocalists at the time. During this period of our history, we began incorporating influence from the early works of MELVINS, SWANS, VOIVOD, and MY DYING BRIDE, while staying true to our roots, which were grounded in pure death metal. These tracks were restored & mastered by John Stillings of Texas industrial-noise giants STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES in July of 2018 & will be available as an EP in CD & cassette format on Altar of Waste Records in the near future. The EP is to be called...'Consecrated Calls From the Coffin'. Art for the album has been provided by Leilah Wendell, whose work has appeared on releases by CATHEDRAL, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, & SOILENT GREEN. The logo seen in the video was designed by our original vocalist, Sal Khan, who went on to form Khan Academy. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Charlie Rose, & a Bank of America commercial. Josh Eustis (NINE INCH NAILS/PUSCIFER/TELEFON TEL AVIV) was also a vocalist in the band for a period.

    Track listing:
    1. Inevitably Incinerated (0:00)
    2. Wracked By Self-Pity (3:05)
    3. Consecrated Calls From the Coffin (5:37)
    4. Doomsday Funeral Prayer (8:30)
    5. A Lust For Darker Souls (12:48)
    6. Crippled Weakling (15:27)
    7. Pine Box (17:20)

    Jason Pizzolato - Guitar
    Ramon Villafarra - Guitar
    Andy Stiles - Bass
    Matt Brown - Drums

    In the early 1990s, this band was notorious for bombarding its audiences with buckets of cow blood, maggot-filled dead birds, & raw meat, while playing shows with SOILENT GREEN, FLESH PARADE, MULE SKINNER, PARALYSIS, & other heavies from the area. In 1993, we released the four-song demo 'Unholy Conversion', which was circulated throughout the tape-trading underground, garnering support from members of bands who are widely considered to be Godfathers of this genre: IMMOLATION, VITAL REMAINS, and HELLWITCH, to name but a few. 'Unholy Conversion' was mastered by J Stillings recently & has been re-issued in CD & cassette format on Altar of Waste Records. You can listen to the unmastered version here:


    You can pick up the 'Unholy Conversion' CDs & tapes here. CD comes in a DVD case, complete w/ lyrics & bio. $10. Cassettes also come w/ lyrics & bio, plus a mini-poster that includes art from show-flyers that were put together by our vocalist & Eyehategod/Soilent Green guitarist Brian Patton. Same price. Use these links:



    Keep it heavy.

    - Jason P. '18 Show less
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