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Trial by Fire - 1982

The Holy Grail of 1980's Chicago Punk!

Alona's Dream Records in collaboration with Regressive Films is proud to announce

that the lost and unreleased 1981 LP by Trial by Fire is finally going to see it's first

official release on vinyl, CD and digital.

When Chicago Punk legends Strike Under broke up in 1981, three of the four

members went on to form Trial by Fire. They were one of the first Chicago bands to

play thrash-style hardcore and quickly became scene favorites, especially among the

younger all-ages set.

Far from being a by-the-numbers hardcore group, Trial by Fire's sound bore a heavy

Stranglers and post-punk influence as well. They created a unique repertoire which

sits alongside the best of the Effigies, Strike Under and Naked Raygun. In fact, when

bassist / vocalist Pierre Kezdy later joined Naked Raygun, he brought along their

classic 'Rocks Of Sweden' with him.

This album was recorded in 1982 by studio great Timothy Powell (Effigies, Strike

Under, Naked Raygun, Da!) in a warehouse adjacent to the famed birthplace of House

music, The Warehouse! These tracks represent a moment when underground music

was brave, adventurous and flourishing in the rundown streets of early 80's Chicago.

The songs were transferred from the original master tapes by Powell himself and still

sound incredibly fresh and relevant now.


Title: 1982
Genre: Rock
Artist(s): Trial by Fire
Label: Alona's Dream
Release Date: 12/8/2017
Product Type: LP
UPC: 656554069026
Item #: 2208150X


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