Origin: Old Bridge, NJ, USA
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Blessed Death  


Blessed Death arrived on the scene in the early eighties, with their impressive '84 demo tape a popular item among the underground tape traders of the day. In due time the impressive Kill Or Be Killed was released, followed up by Destined For Extinction two years later in 1987. Though the production values were slightly lacking, the band's original take on complex speed/thrash metal more than made up for the production issues. A third album was recorded in 1991 but was never released, however that album (once, perhaps, known as Born To Die but now going under the title Hour Of Pain) has now been released by the band themselves (see the official website for details).

An irrelevant but amusing trivia note: this might be the only metal band to feature identical twins as a rhythm section!

Current Members

Larry Portelli

vocals

Jeff Anderson

guitars

Nick Fiorentino

guitars

Kevin Powelson

bass

Chris Powelson

drums


Discography



Kill Or Be Killed 
1985 Megaforce
  1. Melt Down
  2. Pig Slaughter
  3. Omen of Fate
  4. Into the Ovens
  5. Knights of Old Bridge
  6. Eternal War
  7. Blessed Death
  8. Napalm
  9. Kill or Be Killed
  • Larry Portelli
  • Jeff Anderson
  • Nick Fiorentino
  • Kevin Powelson
  • Chris Powelson
1985 BNR Top Ten album




Destined For Extinction 
1987 Roadrunner
  1. Digital War
  2. Painkiller
  3. 10000 days of Bloodshed
  4. Incoming wounded
  5. Pray for death
  6. Death in the sky
  7. Curse of Weapons
  8. Alien Impregnation
  9. Destructions Eve
  • Larry Portelli
  • Jeff Anderson
  • Nick Fiorentino
  • Kevin Powelson
  • Chris Powelson




Hour Of Pain 
2006
  1. Fallen Walls
  2. You Are Nothing
  3. Shadows Of The Living
  4. Hour Of Pain
  5. Black Snow Sky
  6. Resurrection Earth
  7. Atomic Fear
  8. Global Confusion
  9. Terminal Rage
  10. Born Dead
  11. Out Of The Void
  • Larry Portelli
  • Jeff Anderson
  • Nick Fiorentino
  • Kevin Powelson
  • Chris Powelson

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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