March 12, 2011

Virago (Finland) - Demo '89

Meet Virago. These guys were pretty active in the late Eighties right in the middle of the Speed Metal craze which wreaked havoc among the youth of Finland. Led by bands like Stone, Airdash and A.R.G., the metal scene of Finland quickly grew bigger than it had ever been before. As always, behind the bigger names of the scene came legions of other bands which for some reason never got signed. Virago was one of them. They played lots of gigs with the major bands of the scene and were pretty popular in the Helsinki area, but somehow they never got any further than that. Like many other bands of the era they just slowly faded away in the early Nineties. Or that's what I think happened to them. If you have more info about them, I'd like to hear it. Anyway, here's a demo tape of theirs from 1989 for you to check out. Don't have the cover - don't know if such thing even exists. Don't even have a photo of the band, but there's always the music. And it's pretty damn good. There were much worse bands out there back then. SACRAMENTAL! WARFARE!!!

Ahhh... those were the days!

Virago - Demo '89

1. Mr. Jones 4:14
2. Hazevisitor 4:49
3. Public Enemy 3:32
4. Sacramental Warfare 3:15
5. Proclaim/Waste Another Year 9:22

Style: Speed/Thrash Metal

Download (mp3, 320 kbps)!

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