AGONY - THE FIRST DEFIANCE - Under one Flag 12" Vinyl LP Album

- A Thrash Metal Masterpiece Immortalized on Vinyl

AGONY's "The First Defiance," a sole release on Under One Flag's 12" Vinyl LP, stands as a Thrash Metal pinnacle from Stockholm, Sweden. This '90s gem delivers relentless aggression and melodic finesse, encapsulating the era's rebellious spirit.


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"The First Defiance" Album Description:

In the world of Thrash Metal history, Stockholm, Sweden has been a breeding ground for some of the most iconic and influential bands in the genre. Among these, AGONY stands tall, leaving an indelible mark with their singular album, "The First Defiance." Released on the iconic Under One Flag label, this 12" Vinyl LP Album is a sonic journey that catapults listeners into the raw intensity of Thrash Metal's golden era.

The Birth of AGONY:

AGONY emerged from the thriving Swedish metal scene in the late '80s, a time when the genre was gaining momentum globally. Comprising highly skilled musicians, the band quickly garnered attention for their ferocious sound and uncompromising approach to Thrash Metal. The members' commitment to their craft was evident from the first notes, setting the stage for what would become a timeless masterpiece.

"The First Defiance" Album:

AGONY's lone studio album, "The First Defiance," serves as a testament to the band's musical prowess and dedication. Released in the early '90s, the album encapsulates the raw energy and rebellious spirit of Thrash Metal during its zenith. Each track is a sonic onslaught, featuring aggressive guitar riffs, thunderous drumming, and vocals that pierce through the listener's consciousness.

Under One Flag Label:

The choice of the Under One Flag label for the release of "The First Defiance" was a match made in Thrash Metal heaven. Under One Flag, an imprint of Music for Nations, was home to some of the most prominent Thrash and Death Metal acts of the time. The label's commitment to supporting underground metal allowed AGONY's uncompromising sound to reach a broader audience, solidifying their place in the pantheon of metal greatness.

Artwork and Aesthetic:

The visual aspect of "The First Defiance" further adds to its allure. The album cover, a striking image that perfectly complements the intensity of the music, is a snapshot of the era's artistic sensibilities. The bold colors, intricate details, and overall aesthetic capture the essence of a band unapologetically pushing the boundaries of conventional Thrash Metal norms.

Each track on "The First Defiance" stands as a testament to AGONY's ability to seamlessly blend aggression and melody, delivering a sonic assault that remains etched in the minds of metal enthusiasts.

Music Genre:

  Swedish Speed/Thrash Metal

Album Production Information:

  The album: "Agony - The First Defiance" was produced by: Agony
Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Anders Lind and Henrik Cederberg

Record Label & Catalognr:

Under One Flag FLAG 19


This album "Agony - The First Defiance" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos.

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1988 Made in England
Band Members and Musicians on: Agony - The First Defiance
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Pete Lundstrom - vocals
  • Magnus Sjolin - guitar
  • Pelle Strom - guitar
  • Nappe Benschemsi - bass
  • Tommy Moberg - drums
Track Listing of: "Agony - The First Defiance"

The Songs/tracks on "Agony - The First Defiance" are

  1. Storm of the Apocalypse 05:47
  2. The First Defiance 04:35
  3. Execution of Mankind 07:32
  4. Mass Manipulation 04:50
  5. Night of the Emperor 05:44
  6. Shadow of Fear 05:23
  7. Madness Reigns 05:25
  8. Deadly Legacy 05:27
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