Lineup: Diccon Harper (bass), Francois Blom (vocals), Greg McEwan (guitar), Paul Blom (drums),
While the audio quality was good, the band does not consider it one of their greatest achievements – yet it also turned into a fan favourite, becoming one of the widest distributed, listened (and copied) Metal demos of the time. This must-have release also made a stir abroad amoung the international underground as well as local press. Airplay and interviews on radio stations like Radio 5 (especially from Barney Simon and Phil Wright) further paved the way for the band’s cult status as one of the country’s oldest and most respected bands that everyone tried to beat (or at least match).
Many tried. With the SA Metal scene at its peak, and V.O.D packing out previously unapproachable clubs and bigger venues, the demo entered the SA indie charts (another first), pushing V.O.D to number 2 on Wits Radio (also making waves on UCT Radio and various international indie stations from France and Sweden to Colombia and Romania). The track listing include several re-recordings of Seventh Demo tracks, as well as Blunt Instrument, Wrath Of Nemesis, The Front (new slowed down version) and Welcome To South Africaaargh!!!.
Colour printed cover. Audio quality very good.