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The Accüsed

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The Accüsed is a hardcore punk and crossover band from Washington State. Formed in 1981 in Oak Harbor, Washington by bassist Chibon 'Chewy' Batterman, Dana Collins and guitarist Tom Niemeyer. John Dahlin was the vocalist from 1983-1984. The addition of Blaine Cook (frontman of Seattle hardcore punk group The Fartz) fit nicely into the group's migration towards a more heavy metal-based sound. In 1984, The band dubbed their style "splatter rock," in homage to their favorite genre of horror films. Read more on

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Earache Records is 25: 1987-1991 (Part 1 of 5)

November 26th, 2012

Earache Is 25 Part 1 Thrash Hits

Earache Records, the stalwart indie label of British metal, is 25 years old. That’s older than a good proportion of our readership. Over two and a half decades, Earache has put out hundreds of records, including more than a few bona fide classics in almost every major subgenre of metal. We can’t let such a momentous anniversary go unremarked upon, so for the rest of this week, we’re going to be looking back over the entire Earache back catalogue and revisit some of our favourite – and the label’s most controversial – releases from the last quarter-century.

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