"Living Death" was a German heavy metal band from Velbert, whose career spanned from the early 1980s until the early 1990s. This web-page is a gallery of their essential albums released durinng the 1980s
Living Death was a German thrash metal band that formed in 1981 in Velbert, a city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The band is regarded as one of the pioneers of the German thrash metal scene, along with bands like Kreator, Sodom, and Destruction. Living Death was known for their fast and aggressive style of music, combined with dark and satanic lyrics that often dealt with death, horror, and the occult.
Living Death was formed in 1981 by guitarist Frank Fricke, bassist Dieter Kelch, drummer Reiner Kelch, and vocalist Thorsten Bergmann. The band released their debut album, "Vengeance of Hell," in 1984, which was well-received by both critics and fans of the genre. The album featured fast and aggressive thrash metal tracks like "You and Me," "Heavy Metal Hurricane," and "Nightlight," and established Living Death as a force to be reckoned with in the German thrash metal scene.
Living Death went on to release several more albums throughout the 1980s, including "Protected from Reality" (1987), "Worlds Neuroses" (1988), and "Killing in Action" (1991). The band's sound evolved over time, with later albums featuring more complex arrangements and a more polished production. However, Living Death never lost their signature aggressive style, and their music continued to be well-received by thrash metal fans around the world.
Living Death's influence on the thrash metal genre cannot be overstated. Along with other German thrash metal bands like Kreator, Sodom, and Destruction, Living Death helped to establish Germany as a major center of the thrash metal scene in the 1980s. The band's fast and aggressive style of music, combined with dark and satanic lyrics, set the template for many thrash metal bands that followed.
Living Death's music continues to be revered by thrash metal fans around the world, and the band's influence can be heard in the music of many modern thrash metal bands. Despite never achieving the same level of commercial success as some of their peers, Living Death remains a cult favorite among thrash metal fans, and their legacy as pioneers of the genre is secure.
Earthshaker ES 4012 , 1985 , Germany
This album "Metal Revolution" is the original 1st issue on the Earthshaker record labelShow Details
Cobra CL 1038 , 1988 , Canada
"Protected From Reality" is the third official full-length album released by the German ( Teutonic ) Thrash Metal band "".Show Details
Mausoleum Records – SKULL 8360, Earthshaker Records – ES 4002 , 1984 , Belgium
This is the original first pressing/release which has both the Mausoleum Skull and Earthshaker label printed on the album back cover (upper right corner)Show Details
Earth Shaker ESM 4007 , 1985 , Switzerland
This is the extremely rare and hard to find Swiss release of 's Watch OutShow Details