Year : 1984 (No Remorse Records Reissue 2018)
Style : Heavy Metal
Country : Sweden
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans
Size : 136 mb
Parasite was formed around 1981/82 by Anders Fernlund - guitar, Johan Billerhag drums and Paul Zanichelli - bass. This first collection of Parasite was very inspired by Motorhead and had a couple of covers of this group in the repertoire. Cartridges were one of these during this time. During one of the first gigs, the band had made a homemade bomb. The idea was that at a gig at the house, this bomb would detonate at a mark in a little. By mistake, the bomb had been placed straight under the Pallet microphone. The result of this was that when the check came, it did not get any better that apart from various fires and liens, it meant that Palles carefully grown cattle curled up and disappeared.After a couple of acclaimed performances during the summer of 1982, Anders Fernlund decided to stop being able to join the group Killerhawk. This made the guitarist Anders Holmstrï¿½m, who previously played with Johan in Rude Boys, as well as the guitarist Bosse Pettersson (origin today today), joined the band. In 1984, this addition recorded a maximal rule that resulted in an overwhelming response from various levels. A response was the record contract with Tandan Records, which meant that the album ended up in the big world (one and the other crown still falls in from STIM). Just a few gigs in Skï¿½ne were also joined, of which the link to the group OZ in Helsingborg was climax. Since Paul usually (?) Refrained from playing bass, the band decided to summon Kenth Ericsson (formerly Overdrive) to protect this task. After a couple of gigs and internally, Kenth jumped off and was replaced by Ulf Kronsell. Since Parasite was promised an LP recording and this did not happen, this meant more or less the end of Parasite in 1985.Parasite was formed during 1981 in Karlshamn. They recorded a couple of demos before releasing a self-titled MLP in 1984 through Sword Records in Scandinavia and Banzai Records in Canada. A live VHS was also released at this point. They had the songs "In The Beginning + Burnin '" featured on the' Sword - The Best In Scandinavian Rock (1985) 'compilation. Parasite split some time in 1985. Vocalist Paul Zanichelli and guitarist Anders Holmstrï¿½m later created Rebelene, releasing an album in 1993 entitled 'In The Middle Of Nowhere'. Drummer Johan Billerhag joined Hexenhaus and Memento Mori. Paul is today active in the band Crucified Distortion.
PARASITE is a Swedish heavy metal band formed in 1981 and disbanded just few years later.However, their "Parasite" debut 12"; EP stood the test of time and gained a cult status as one of the best releases of '80s Swedish heavy metal.Now, the mini album is officially reissued for first time ever on CD including 5 previously unreleased bonus tracks.Highly recommended for fans of Europe, Universe, Silver Mountain, Heavy Load.The band plays a style of Swedish metal that was rather late for 1984, that being the same year countrymen Gotham City put out their much more advanced album The Unknown, and the same year Omen put out their debut over in the US. Hell, even NWOBHM latecomers Cloven Hoof were more timely with their lengthy odes to Satan, having released their debut that year as well. But enough contextualizing; what’s the music like? Well, imagine Saxon’s “Princess of the Night” with a different singer and more guitar harmonizing by way of Angel Witch, with a hard rock tinge (I think I hear some BÖC in there). Keep in mind that they strategically avoid the silly rock nonsense that plagued Swedish heavy metal, and that’s Parasite’s sound in a nutshell. But what makes this worthwhile? The answer is, of course, the atmosphere. “Nightwinds” would be a very appropriate name for the EP, as the whole thing has a very dream-like, laid-back quality to it, despite all being pretty fast. The songs are also very repetitive, but in this case that actually works in their favor. The mid-range vocals also have this slight echo put on them, which again works well to strengthen the atmosphere.A couple of problems hold the EP back from being better. The first of these is the production, mainly in the mixing; the drums are just plain too loud relative to the rest. It’s not so bad as to be terribly distracting, but it definitely detracts from the atmosphere somewhat. The other, more significant problem is that not all of the songs work as well as they could. The first and last songs are noticeably weaker than the middle two; “Burnin’” is enjoyable throughout but lacks a bit in the atmosphere, while “Lonely Eagle” is the opposite in that it has great atmosphere during the chorus but is boring otherwise. In both these cases the repetition doesn’t really help. However, “Nightwinds” and “Chalice of the Soul” are both excellent songs. The former begins with the sound of wind and a bit of guitar before the simple harmonized main riff comes in and captures the feeling of the title perfectly. There’s also a bit of cool leadwork in the middle that reminds me of what Existence would later expand upon with Reign of Violence. This one really comes closest to being as good as “Princess of the Night”, with some cool fantasy lyrics instead of a train as the main theme (“Lookin’ for revenge in the cold winter night!”). Though you hear that main riff at least nine thousand times, it somehow manages to not get stale. The next song, “Chalice of the Soul”, is also excellent, but not quite as strong as the previous. Again it relies on the same sort of riff, and the verses display perfectly that dream-like quality I referenced earlier. Unfortunately the chorus is not as good, and the drums being too loud definitely weakens it. The dual-guitar lead part towards the end is quite good, though, and screams NWOBHM even more than usual Swedish dual-guitar leads do.Anyway, this little EP is quite worth your time if you like this kind of thing; at first listen I dismissed it as derivative and boring, but still let it hang around and would give it another try at intervals. By degrees my estimation of it crept up, until finally the atmosphere really set in. Not at all groundbreaking for 1984, but a good display of an older sound nonetheless. If only all the songs were as good as the middle two!
Johan Billerhag - Drums - See also: Hexenhaus, ex-Memento Mori
Bo Petersson - Guitars
Anders Holmström - Guitars
Paul Zanichell - Vocals, Bass
01. In The Beginning (1:03)
02. Burnin' (2:58)
03. Nightwinds (5:34)
04. Chalice Of The Soul (4:02)
05. Lonely Eagle (5:38)
06. What's Going On (demo 1983) (4:07)
07. Glimmering Steel (demo 1983) (3:49)
08. Nightwinds (demo 1983) (5:27)
09. In The Night (rehearsal 1983) (5:12)
10. Untitled Song (rehearsal 1983) (5:13)
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