Assassin - Interstellar Experience - punk crossover thrash 12" Vinyl LP Album

Assassin's "Interstellar Experience," an influential punk crossover thrash 12" vinyl LP, initially released on Steamhammer Records, with a later reissue on Axe Killer Records. Notably, the Dead-wax bears inscriptions like "Ich Binen Biervapier," "Kill," and "Fuck Off." The album stands as a raw and unapologetic representation of the band's aggressive sound, solidifying its place in punk and thrash music history.


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Collector's info: 


This is the original 1st release on Steamhammer records. This album was later re-issued on Axe Killer records. In the Dead-wax it reads "Ich Binen Biervapier", "Kill", "Fuck Off"

Includes original inner sleeve with photos and complete lyrics of all songs by Assassin

Music Genre:

Hardcore Punk Crossover Thrash Metal Music 
Album: Produced by Harris Johns, at Music Lab Studios, Berlin January 1988

Harris Johns is a prominent European music producer renowned for his contributions to the heavy metal and punk genres. With a career spanning several decades, he has worked with numerous iconic bands, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry. Born in the late 1950s, Harris Johns developed a passion for music at an early age and pursued his dreams with unwavering determination.


In the late 1970s, Harris Johns emerged as a key figure in the burgeoning heavy metal and punk scene. His unique talent and distinctive approach to music production quickly caught the attention of many prominent bands. With a desire to create powerful and impactful soundscapes, he became known for his ability to capture the raw energy and intensity of these genres.

Throughout his career, Harris Johns has collaborated with a plethora of big-name bands, solidifying his reputation as a go-to producer. His notable works include projects with Helloween, Coroner, Tankard, Sodom, Voivod, Kreator, Exumer, Ratos de PorĂ£o, Slime, Daily Terror, and many others. Each album he worked on showcased his exceptional skill in sculpting the sonic landscapes that defined the heavy metal and punk movements.

For over a decade, Harris Johns operated his studio, Music Lab Berlin Studio, which served as the creative hub for many of his productions. In an effort to further his artistic vision, he established Spiderhouse, a recording facility situated in a former guest house in the countryside near Berlin. For ten years, Spiderhouse became a sanctuary where he could channel his creativity and bring forth groundbreaking music.

In 2007, Harris Johns made the decision to reopen the Music Lab Berlin, reestablishing it as a prime destination for bands seeking his expertise in music production. The studio became a hub of creativity and collaboration, attracting both established acts and up-and-coming artists. However, in 2016, Harris Johns decided to step away from the studio, concluding a significant chapter in his illustrious career.

Despite stepping back from the day-to-day operations of Music Lab Berlin, Harris Johns continues to contribute to the music industry. He remains active as a producer and dedicates his time to teaching music production skills. His wealth of knowledge and experience has made him an invaluable resource for aspiring producers and musicians, as he imparts his expertise and nurtures the next generation of talent.

As we reflect upon the 1980s, it becomes evident that Harris Johns' discography during this era stands as a testament to his immense talent. Some of the notable albums he worked on include groundbreaking releases such as:

These albums showcase Harris Johns' ability to capture the essence and intensity of the heavy metal and punk genres, earning him a place in music history.

Harris Johns' impact on the heavy metal and punk scenes cannot be understated. His talent, dedication, and distinctive approach to music production have left an indelible mark on the industry. As he continues to produce and educate, Harris Johns remains a respected and influential figure, shaping the future of music for generations to come.

Record Label Information:

Steamhammer Records SPV 08-7519
Record Format: 
12" Vinyl LP Record 
Year & Country 
1988 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Assassin Interstellar Experience
    Assassin's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Frank Nellen - Drums
  • Markus "Lulle" Ludwig - Bass
  • Michael "Micha" Hoffmann - Guitar
  • Dinko Vekie - Guitars
  • Robert Gonnella - Lead Vocals
Track Listing of: Assassin Interstellar Experience
    Side One:
  1. Abstract War
  2. AGD
  3. A Message to Survive
  4. Pipeline
    Side Two:
  1. Resolution 588
  2. Junk Food
  3. Interstellar Experience
  4. Baka
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