List of Excel demos

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(All Excel's demos are self-produced)

The Crossover thrash band Excel recorded several demos throughout their career. The following is a chronological list of Excel's demos:

Demo[edit]

This is a demo tape recorded in 1984, it is the only recording under the name Chaotic Noise, and also the only with Evan Warech on drums and Rickey Pallamino on bass. The three songs of this demo would never be included in any other release.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "You Decide"  
2. "You Don't Mean a Thing"  
3. "Pressure"  
  • As they were never officially released is unknown the exact length of the tracks.

Personnel[edit]

Sonic Decapitation[edit]

Sonic Decapitation is a demo recorded in February 1985. The tracks "Split Image", "Looking for You" and "Spare the Pain" were later released in the Split Image reedition and the Personal Onslaught demo.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Split Image" 06:43
2. "Excel"  
3. "Looking For You" 02:57
4. "Spare The Pain" 05:05
Total length: 14:45
  • As it was never officially released is unknown the exact length of the song "Excel".

Personnel[edit]

Personal Onslaught[edit]

Personal Onslaught is the most popular of Excel's demos. It was recorded the June 9, 1985, at "R&L Studios".

Personal Onslaught cover.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Split Image" 06:43
2. "Insecurity" 02:13
3. "Looking For You" 02:57
4. "Spare The Pain" 05:05
Total length: 16:58

Personnel[edit]

Refuse to Quit[edit]

Refuse to Quit is a demo recorded in January 1986 at "R&L Studios". The tracks "Never Look Away" and "Set Yourself Apart" were later released in the album Split Image, and the songs "God of Power" and "Blitz in Confinement" in the re-release of the same album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Never Look Away" 03:49
2. "God of Power" 05:05
3. "Set Yourself Apart" 02:24
4. "Blitz in Confinement" 05:07
Total length: 16:25
  • The original name of the song "Blitz in Confinement" was changed to "Blitz & Confinement" to be included in the "Split Image" reissue.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Third album demos[edit]

Third album demos is a demo for a planned follow-up to The Joke's on You, recorded in 1992 when Adam Siegel came back from Infectious Grooves. All the tracks on this demo have never been released, they are exclusive to the 2001 The Joke's on You reissue. None of the songs appeared on Seeking Refuge, which would be the third Excel studio album, released the August 29, 1995.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Cultured" 04:42
2. "More Than You'd Ever Know" 03:49
3. "Soul Sick" 03:46
4. "Withdrawal" 03:58
5. "Priorities Astray" 03:42
Total length: 19:57

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Excel - Discography". Excel-losangeles.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2012-02-15.