Monday, March 23, 2009

Overcast demo & 'Twin Terror' split 7" with Converge

If you're reading this, you probably already know Overcast (and/or Converge), so I'll get right down to business. I've tried to upload 2 of the more obscure Overcast releases here, namely their 1993 demo and the 'Twin Terror' split 7" with Converge. The demo was recorded after the release of their first 7", 'Bleed Into One', and features 3 songs, all of which were re-recorded for their 1st album, 'Expectational Dilution'. There are some minor difference in the songs tho such as some arrangements, the acoustic guitars in the intro to 'Absolute Threshold', the opening sample and so on, making these recordings a nice addition to any Overcast collection.

The split 7" from 1995 features 2 tracks by each band and on the labels it mentions it is limited to 500 copies. From what I remember of this release and the stories surrounding it, neither band agreed to it (or weren't even asked about it?), yet Hearsay Records went ahead and released it anyways. It features tracks from Overcast's 'Bleed Into One' 7" and Converge's self-titled 7" and was released sometime after both bands' first albums were released. I wonder if the Vision Of Disorder/Loyal To None split 7" on Hearsay was also released with the bands' permissions? Anyways, another odd thing is that the inside of the cover lists a bunch of supposed releases by Hearsay Records, which were never released on that label as far as I know, such as the B'zrker 'Taking The Law' 7" (Exchange Records) and the 1st Converge 7" (Foundation America Records). I have no idea what to make of this. If somebody could shed any light on this, be my guest! Also notice the really old/odd logo's for the bands used on the inside of the cover of the 7". I can't place the Overcast logo, but the xConvergex one I've seen on one of their demo's (which I unfortunately do not have). And Converge sounds *way* different here than they currently do. The word 'tough' comes to mind, I'm not kidding. I have their self-titled 7" that these tracks are taken from as well, so I might post it someday if people are interested. I wish I had Overcast's 'Bleed Into One' 7" tho. If anybody wants to part with their copy and wants my firstborn son in exchange or whatever, let me know! edit: I have 2 copies now, on black & clear, woohoo!

Overcast 1993 demo
Overcast / Converge - Twin Terror split 7"
Overcast website
Converge website

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

you should definitely upload that converge 7". i havent heard that thing in ages, but i used to listen to it all the time when it came out. i think i like how they sounded then a bit better than the way the sound now.

raviisangry said...

it would be really cool if u could post the converge 7" i've spent the last couple of months diggin deep into converges history and really wanna hear this record
thanks

Vaultsuit said...

Please re-up :)

XemonerdX said...

Done.

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out how to download the demo.

XemonerdX said...

Hey man, downloads expired, sorry about that. I re-upped em.

Ken said...

Anyway you could re-up the demo and 7" it would be very much appreciated.

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped. Enjoy!

Lucas said...

Can you upload the original Overcast 7 inch? I would love to hear that again...
Thanks