TEMPORARY INSANITY formed in Boston, MA during the mid-'80s, initially bashing out cover tunes by such acts as Rush, Iron Maiden, Metallica, and so forth. The band's core lineup had been established by 1987, as founding members Michael Lucantonio (guitar) and Randy Odierno (drums) were joined by bassist Steve Cloutman and—standing 6' 9"—towering frontman Glen Rice to begin composing their own original, thrash-leaning material.
This lineup put together a crude four-track demo before landing a spec deal with producer Chris Johnson—a relationship which led to the release of TEMPORARY INSANITY's only official cassette, the mighty T.I.D.C., in 1989. Boasting such devastatingly mosh-inducing fan favorites as "D.S.H." and "Arrogant Fuck," T.I.D.C. perhaps should have catapulted the group toward the eventual success of such legendary thrash anthems as "The Toxic Waltz" or "Hello From the Gutter" with its potent brand of thrash metal that was as violent as it was fun.
With new second guitarist Jeff Kody in tow, TEMPORARY INSANITY would go on to record a whopping 13 more tracks with Johnson at the helm—from the whirlwind slams of "Toxic Spawn" to the technical fury of later cuts such as "Necrotech." Having opened for Flotsam and Jetsam, Wargasm, Meliah Rage, White Zombie, and many more, the band caught the attention of Maze Records through the help of their friends in Biohazard. Alas, a proper record deal never came to pass, and another of Boston's great many high-level metal prospects folded in 1991—the bulk of their recordings unreleased and painfully obscure for decades to come.
So now, more than 25 years later, Divebomb Records is excited to present Final Walk: the long overdue 18-song discography from TEMPORARY INSANITY. Fully remastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording, Final Walk also includes a massive 24-page booklet packed with lyrics, photos, memorabilia, and a retrospective interview with guitarist Michael Lucantonio—all wrapped up in stunning new artwork by longtime TEMPORARY INSANITY fanatic Brian Vocal Terror (Ladybug Smashers, Watchmaker, Annihilust). For the fans, by the fans!
COMRADES IN ARMS:
Nuclear Assault, Wargasm, Tankard, Anthrax and S.O.D.
Limited edition CD – only 500 units pressed worldwide – Cover art by Brian Vocal Terror – digitally remastered – band supplied photos – full color 24 page booklet with new band interview
The Truth. Epic. Powerful. Nobody could touch Speckman et al in Chicago in the mid-80's. Nobody. Their 4 song demo is still in my high rotation today: The Truth, Pay to Die, Mangled Dehuminization and Re-entry and Destruction...immortal. John "Pio" Piotrowski
Austrian Thrash Metal. If your need for speed is overwhelming & you cannot resist the trarsh metal of the 90s & maybe you used to regularly go & see such bands as Metallica with their "Whiplash" & "Metal Militia"... :) And maybe you need to headbang until your head is almost hanging off your neck - then look no further! You need Ravenous in your life!!! They are still going too! Time for a new album I say... :) Pleeeeaaase!!! No faves at all & highly recommended!!! bmurator
Location made it hard for me to be on the tape trading circuit back in the day, so discovering this band in the 80s would have been hard from rural ohio. Glad I got to hear this now! Rivals all the stateside 2nd wave thrashers ! Recommend ! warchrist30