Origin: Germany  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Living Death

Vengeance From Hell was an inauspicious start for the thrash band band known as Living Death, as the songwriting too closely resembled a cheap early Metallica clone, and Thorsten Bergmann's vocals were underdeveloped and at times somewhat annoying. Eventually the band picked up steam and started producing some good albums, the best being the Mekong Delta-like Protected From Reality, featuring some fine progressive thrash riffing. It turned out the Mekong Delta similarity was no coincidence, as it was later revealed that the two LD guitarists were also the mystery guitarists in MD, back in the time where Mekong Delta's members were all shrouded in mystery. Amidst a few lineup changes along the way, Living Death continued to release albums but never made a serious run at stardom. Ex-vocalist Bergmann later formed a band called Sacred Chao, releasing an EP in 1989.

Last Lineup

Gerald Thelen

vocals

Reiner Kelch

guitars (ex-Mekong Delta)

Dieter Kelch

bass

Frank Ullrich

drums (ex-Grave Digger, ex-X-Wild)

Former Members/Guests

Thorsten Bergmann

vocals (ex-Sacred Chao)

Frank Fricke

guitars (ex-Mekong Delta)

Frank Schubring

drums

Andreas Oberhoff

drums

Atomic Steif (Guido Richter)

drums (ex-Holy Moses, ex-Sacred Chao, ex-Sodom)



Discography



Vengeance Of Hell  
1984 Earthshaker
  1. You and Me
  2. Living Death
  3. Nightlight
  4. My Victim
  5. Labyrinth
  6. Heavy Metal Hurricane
  7. Hell Pike
  8. Riding a Virgin
  9. Vengeance of Hell
  • Thorsten Bergmann
  • Reiner Kelch
  • Frank Fricke
  • Dieter Kelch
  • Frank Schubring



Metal Revolution  
1985 Earthshaker
  1. Killing Machine
  2. Grippin' a Heart
  3. Rulers Must Come
  4. Screaming from a Chamber
  5. Intro. / Shadow of the Dawn
  6. Panic and Hysteria
  7. Road of Destiny
  8. Deep in Hell
  • Thorsten Bergmann
  • Reiner Kelch
  • Frank Fricke
  • Dieter Kelch
  • Andreas Oberhoff



Watch Out  EP
1985 Earthshaker
  1. Watch Out!
  2. You and Me (Remix)
  3. Heavy Metal Hurricane (Remix)
  4. Nightlight (Remix)
  • Thorsten Bergmann
  • Reiner Kelch
  • Frank Fricke
  • Dieter Kelch
  • Andreas Oberhoff



Back To The Weapons  EP
1986 Aaarrg
  1. Nuclear Greetings
  2. Bloody Dance
  3. The Way (Your Soul Must Go)
  4. Child of Illusion
  • Thorsten Bergmann
  • Reiner Kelch
  • Frank Fricke
  • Dieter Kelch
  • Atomic Steif



Protected From Reality  
1987 Aaarrg
  1. Horrible Solution
  2. Manila Terror
  3. Natures Death
  4. Wood of Necrophiliac
  5. Vengeance
  6. Intruder
  7. The Galley
  8. War of Independence
  9. Eisbein (mit sauerkraut)
  • Thorsten Bergmann
  • Reiner Kelch
  • Frank Fricke
  • Dieter Kelch
  • Atomic Steif



Live  EP
1988 Aaarrg
  1. Killing Machine
  2. Grippin' a Heart
  3. Road of Destiny
  4. Screaming from a Chamber
  • Thorsten Bergmann
  • Reiner Kelch
  • Frank Fricke
  • Dieter Kelch
  • Andreas Oberhoff



World Neuroses  
1989 Aaarrg
  1. It's your last birthday
  2. Die Young
  3. Schizophrenia
  4. On The 17th Floor
  5. Down
  6. World's Neuroses
  7. Bustard At The Busstop
  8. The Testament Of Mr. George
  9. The Sacred Chao
  10. Tuesday
  • Thorsten Bergmann
  • Reiner Kelch
  • Frank Fricke
  • Dieter Kelch
  • Atomic Steif



Killing In Action  
1991 IRS
  1. Killing in Action
  2. Hang 'em High
  3. Dire Weak Up
  4. Hearteater
  5. Polymorphic
  6. World Weariness
  7. Die For (For What We Lie For)
  8. Stand Up
  9. Tribut of Gutter
  10. Daily Life
  • Gerald Thelen
  • Reiner Kelch
  • Dieter Kelch
  • Frank Ullrich



Living Death  COMPILATION
1994




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