Hailing from New York, LUDICHRIST came together in the early/mid 1980's just as the hardcore, punk, and thrash metal scenes were flourishing in New York City. LUDICHRIST was one of those bands who perfected the art of crossover hardcore metal. Rising from the underground with the strength of their 1984 demo cassette, LUDICHRIST quickly gained popularity alongside of other underground bands such as AGNOSTIC FRONT, CARNIVORE, THE CRUMBSUCKERS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, and ANTHRAX.

Their 1984 demo tape and 1986 live recording "Off The Board at CBGBs" eventually led them to release their debut studio album in 1986 titled "Immaculate Deception". This album featured 19 hardcore/metal anthems at their absolute best. Their mixtures of musical elements such as rock, jazz, thrash, and hardcore was all done with a sense of humor. Their lyrics touched on serious subjects such as racism, religion, and corporate big business. The track titled "Green Eggs And Ham" even featured the band rapping at a time when no other metal bands did. LUDICHRIST were leaders, not followers!

With their popularity exploding after several tours, and a few line-up changes in the rhythm section, LUDICHRIST hit the studio again to record a follow up album. This masterpiece titled "Powertrip" was released in 1988 to rave reviews. The band incorporated a slightly more speed-thrash feel without losing their hardcore roots or sense of humor. The musicianship on this album is pushed to an even higher level, infusing elements of jazz, soul, classical, thrash metal, and hardcore punk. The band toured globally to support "Powertrip" and in the process cemented themselves as a legendary act in the most important decade ever for hardcore/metal music. The 1980's were the best of times for hardcore and thrash metal and LUDICHRIST helped bridge the gap between those two styles of music.

LUDICHRIST were light years ahead of their time. They were an integral part of the U.S. hardcore and thrash metal scenes which exploded into worldwide popularity. Their influence can be heard in the thousands of bands that followed them. In 1989 most of the members of LUDICHRIST went on to form SCATTERBRAIN who garnished an even bigger worldwide following.

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The "Immaculate Deception / Powertrip" Double CD features all songs from these 2 classic rare out-of-print hardcore/metal albums. Each album appears on its own disc and the CD package also includes a full color booklet which contains all lyrics, photos, flyers and more. This is the only re-release of these two legendary albums fully authorized by the band.

LUDICHRIST - "IMMACULATE DECEPTION / POWERTRIP"
Double CD

Dead City 020

Track Listing:
Disk 1 - "Immaculate Deception" album:
1. FIRE AT THE FIREHOUSE
2. MOST PEOPLE ARE DICKS
3. MURDER BLOODY MURDER
4. BLOWN INTO THE ARMS OF CHRIST
5. BIG BUSINESS
6. ONLY AS DIRECTED
7. GAMES ONCE PLAYED
8. GREEN EGGS AND HAM
9. IMMACULATE DECEPTION
10. YOU CAN'T HAVE FUN
11. GOVERNMENT KIDS
12. LEGAL MURDER
13. DOWN WITH THE SHIP
14. THINKING OF YOU
15. TYLENOL
16. MENGELE
17. YOUNG, WHITE AND WELL BEHAVED
18. LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE
19. GOD IS EVERYWHERE


Disk 2 - "Powertrip" album:
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)
7. THIS PARTY SUCKS
8. JOHNNYPUMP
9. YESTERDAY FOR YOU
10. AND SO IT GOES
11. THE WELL DRESSED MAN DISGUISE
12. IWO JIMA (THAT MANLY SMELL)
13. ONE FOR THE ROAD