Annihilation of Civilization

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Annihilation of Civilization
Annihilation of Civilization.jpeg
Studio album by Evildead
Released September 1989[1]
Recorded Music Grinder Studios, Los Angeles, California, Jul 30, 1988 - Mar 25, 1989
Genre Thrash metal
Crossover thrash
Length 38:59
Label SPV/Steamhammer
Producer Evildead, Cacey McMakin
Evildead chronology
Annihilation of Civilization
(1989)
Rise Above EP
(1989)

Annihilation of Civilization is the debut album from Evildead, a thrash metal band originating from California, United States. It was released in September 1989 on Steamhammer Records, and was followed up by the EP, Rise Above, released some months later. It is the album that broke Evildead into the thrash metal mainstream, with single "Annihilation of Civilization", which featured a music video and it received airplay on MTV's Headbangers Ball.

This was the only Evildead album to feature Albert Gonzales on guitar, Mel Sánchez on bass (though he came back during their final years from 1993-1995 before returning full-time when they reunited in 2008) and Rob Alaniz on drums.

The track "F.C.I. / The Awakening" contains an audio excerpt from the horror film The Evil Dead, the same film the band took their name from.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "F.C.I./The Awakening" – 3:22
  2. "Annihilation of Civilization" – 4:17
  3. "Living Good" – 5:33
  4. "Future Shock" – 5:39
  5. "Holy Trials" – 5:39
  6. "Gone Shooting" – 4:47
  7. "Parricide" – 4:23
  8. "Unauthorized Exploitation" – 3:21
  9. "B.O.H.I.C.A." – 1:56
  10. "Rise Above" (Black Flag cover) - 3:33
  11. "Sloe-Death" - 3:26
  12. "Run Again" - 4:02
  • "B.O.H.I.C.A." is a CD bonus track and did not appear on the vinyl release.
  • There are two mistakes on the original CD release. It lists 10 tracks, while the CD itself featured only nine tracks (including "B.O.H.I.C.A."), and some copies have listed "Future Shock" twice, as track 4 and track 8.
  • The last three tracks, which are from the Rise Above EP, were featured as bonus tracks on the 2004 reissue.

Credits[edit]

  • Phil Flores – vocals
  • Albert Gonzales – guitar
  • Juan Garcia – guitar
  • Mel Sanchez - bass
  • Rob Alaniz – drums
  • Ed Repka - Cover Art

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