Onyx was a short-lived but highly influential Swedish heavy metal band active in the early 80’s. Onyx had a sound that remains quite unique still to this day, and they were also one of the first metal bands in Sweden to pen lyrics in their native tongue.
The tape contains all four tracks from the 1982 single as well as another four songs from the 1983 demo. The original Onyx single is today a highly sought after collector’s item and these songs have never before been published on cassette. The 1983 demo tape is even harder to find as not many were made. After said demo failed to attract the attention of any record label, the band unfortunately faded into obscurity and never recorded any more material. But the past is still alive, and now you have the chance to lay your hands on these 8 short but extremely well-written tracks of rare Swedish heavy metal history.
Limited to 100 copies on Ruby Red tape and 200 copies on Ivory White tape.
Release date: 6 January 2023
Tracklist, Side A (1982 single):
- Förlorad Son
- Tid Att Dö
Tracklist, Side B (1983 demo):
- Långt Bortom Bergen
- Ristat I Sten
Released in conspiracy with Turborock Productions, who have designed the incredible layout of this release.
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