Ludichrist - Powertrip 12" Vinyl LP

- album cover by Robert Williams

"Powertrip" is the 1988 and final studio album by the American Crossover Thrash Metal band "LUDICHRIST". It was produced by Tom Morris and recorded at his Morrisound Studios. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.


High Resolution Photo Ludichrist Powertrip cover Robert Williams Vinyl Record

Ludichrist's Powertrip: A Controversial Crossover Thrash Masterpiece
Album Description:

In the heart of the late 80s thrash metal scene, Ludichrist's "Powertrip" emerged as a bold and unapologetic statement. Released in 1988, this crossover thrash album pushed boundaries both musically and visually, leaving a lasting impact on the genre.

A Musical Exploration of Aggression and Intensity

Ludichrist's "Powertrip" was a relentless sonic assault, blending the raw aggression of hardcore punk with the technicality and speed of thrash metal. The album's ten tracks are a whirlwind of blistering guitar riffs, pounding drums, and ferocious vocals. Songs like "This Party Sucks" and "Damage Done" showcase the band's signature sound, a chaotic blend of energy and aggression that resonated with the rebellious youth of the time.

Crossover Thrash: A Genre-Bending Fusion

Ludichrist's "Powertrip" is a prime example of crossover thrash, a subgenre that emerged in the mid-80s. This unique blend of hardcore punk and thrash metal created a sound that was both aggressive and complex, appealing to fans of both genres. Ludichrist's ability to seamlessly fuse these two styles is evident throughout "Powertrip," making it a landmark album in the crossover thrash movement.

Controversy and Provocation: The Album Cover

One of the most striking aspects of "Powertrip" is its controversial album cover, designed by the renowned artist Robert Williams. The cover depicts a chaotic scene of violence and debauchery, featuring grotesque characters and disturbing imagery. This provocative artwork perfectly captured the album's aggressive and rebellious spirit, but also drew criticism from some quarters for its graphic content.

Production and Recording: Morrisound Studios

"Powertrip" was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Florida, a renowned recording facility that has hosted many legendary metal bands. The album was produced by Tom Morris, known for his work with other prominent thrash metal acts. The production quality of "Powertrip" is excellent, capturing the raw energy of Ludichrist's live performances while maintaining a polished sound.

Music Genre:

  Crossover Speed Metal Music

Album Production: 

Produced by Tom Morris and Ludichrist

Album cover by Robert Williams

Judd Packer - Sound Engineer

David Bett - Art Direction

Tom Morris an American Music Producer, Sound Engineer and Singer. Together with his brothers Jim Morris, Laurel Morris owner of the Morrisound Studio. Tom Morris is probable one of the most prductive Producers and Sound Engineers with regards to the Heavy Metal music genre. Some of the bands he worked with include:Amboog-A-Lard, Atrocity, Agent Steel, Coroner, Crimson Glory, Iced Earth, Morbid Angel, Savatage, Toxik.


Record Label Information:

We Bite 035 / Relalivity Records

Album Packaging: 

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Ludichrist and photos. 

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year & Country:

1988 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Ludichrist Powertrip
    Ludichrist Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Tommy Christ - Vocals
  • Glen Cummings - Guitars
  • Paul Nieder - Guitars
  • Mike Walters - Bass
  • Dave Miranda - Drums

Track Listing of: Ludichrist Powertrip
    Side One:
  1. Powertrip
  2. Zad
  3. Stuff to Fill Graves
  4. The Tip of my Mind
  5. Damage Done
  6. T.B.O.S (Barbiere di Siviglia)
    Side Two:
  1. This Party Sucks
  2. Johnny Pump
  3. Yesterday for You
  4. And So it Goes
  5. The Well Dress Man Disguise
Photo of Front Cover 
High Resolution Photo Ludichrist Powertrip cover Robert Williams Vinyl Record
Photo of Album's Back Cover  

High Resolution Photo Ludichrist Powertrip cover Robert Williams Vinyl Record

High Resolution Photo Ludichrist Powertrip cover Robert Williams Vinyl Record

Photo of Record Label 
High Resolution Photo Ludichrist Powertrip cover Robert Williams Vinyl Record

 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).