GODSPEED: Re-releases Religious Death

Godspeed was an early 90’s thrash metal band from Portland, OR. Originally called Rude Awakening, they were inspired by classic metal masters Exodus, Vengeance Rising, Slayer, Metallica, Sodom, and the likes. The group featured members of Teeth For Eyes, Crux, Sometime Sunday, and Empty Tomb.

For the first time ever, Godspeed’s demos are presented remastered and on CD and streaming. This collection was digitized and compiled from original cassette tapes released in 1989 and 1991. Are the recordings perfect? Absolutely not. Do they capture special moments in time where metal was less “mechanized” or “programmed” and more organic? They sure do!


released April 19, 2024

Kevin Collins – Lead guitar
Greg Dimick – Rhythm guitar
Kirk Cowan – Vocals
Dave Baldwin – Drums
Michael Miller – Bass

Music recorded at Twin Peaks,CA – 1990
Vocals recorded and mixed at Rainbow Recording in Portland,OR – 1991

Cover art by Mike Boddington
Layout by This Undying Fire

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