Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Retalliation was the first...and probably only...prison death metal band. This demo was recorded inside NCCI Gardner State Prison, Massachusetts, by four inmates. Two of them were charged with armed robbery and the other two were charged with second degree murder. There was a music program in the prison, which is how they managed to record an album. By the time the cassette was released, it was too late for the warden to do anything about it. From what I remember, they were banned from the music program after that.

The sound quality wasn't the best due to the circumstances under which is was recorded. However, the cassette was printed up professionally and it was well circulated within the underground music scene. Almost every fanzine that was floating around at the time wrote about them. They did A LOT of press and then they just kind of faded out. But, they made their mark. Last I heard, two members were released on parole. I don't know if it's true or not. So, don't quote me on that.

Retalliation (MegaUpload)

Retalliation (RapidShare)

1 comment:

  1. havent heard of them until now, but i checked it out and liked it. thanks.