Sadistik Exekution

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not all the mixed up ones that are confused with other bands of the time that r getting around

n 1985 Dave Slave met a crazy character named Rokk at an Iron maiden show at the the Sydney hordern pavillion. Dave noticed Rokk as he was covered in blood and wearing a butchers apron and spitting at people. anyhow 2 crazies are better than 1 so they decided to keep in contact as they both had visions of creating the most extreme/Darkest Deadliest speed metal ever!
1986 Dave and Rokk venture to melbourne to find the right people for the job of playing Fukking Fast! anyhow after posting up a flier in a shop called pipe imported records (operated by modern invasion records) they come in contact with a bloke called Kriss (who was later named…Reverend Kriss Hades by Dave Slave) who was persistent to show the boys how fast he could play’ anyhow Dave was impressed by the blokes efforts and considered him in the band but wasn’t sure if kriss was that interested and ready at the time. anyhow not long after Dave gets a call from an old friend Sandy who teamed up with Dave’s cousin “Sloth” who was an extremely good drummer. Sandy mentioned he was looking for a vocalist and bassist??? so Dave and Rokk decided to move to Sydney and the first Sadistik Exekution line-up was born! after spending months on rehearsing by mid 1987 the 1st album….the Magus was captured! due to extreme difficulty of getting a company to release the monster and other pressures Sandy had left the band and was replaced by first Potential axe man Kriss Hades, while Dave and Rokk patiently waited till 1990 when the Magus was snapped up by Vampire records, in 1991 Sadistik exekution played their first show at a nightclub called Mars and many but few shows followed till 1994 when Sloth left the band and was replaced by…the Mechanic (Steve Hoban)who recorded on 1 track that ended up on the 94 Osmose Productions release…We are Death Fukk You! which also contained scraps of recordings the band done in the Sloth Days 86-94). anyhow in 1995 the band go on a european tour that shokked many! there was too much yelling and screaming going on as the crowds went mental! this time the drums were played by matt skitz who was the drummer from Melbourne legends….Damaged. anyhow after the tour Sloth ended up in the band of kaos again and the next osmose 1996 release titled..”Kaos” was spat out!
this is the most extreme album ever in the history of mankind, it makes previous Sad-ex sound sooky, it was such a big movement in the world of extreme hardcore deadly Metal that the band continued to make 2 more albums with similar nature (FUKK & FUKK2) which were also released by osmose in 2000 & 2004 when the band of Madmen called it quits!
despise a non existent Exekution the boys done a one off reunion show at the Australian metal awards which was held at fox studios november 2009 which blew minds away!


Key members…

Rokk – vocals
Dave Slave – bass
Kriss Hades – guitar
Sloth – drums

other members…

Steve Hoban (The Mechanic) – drums
Matt Skitzz – drums
Sandy – guitar

other bands and projects by members…

Rokk – Rokk
Dave Slave – Doomed and Disgusting & Digital fiction
Kriss Hades – Nazxul & Rev kriss Hades
Sloth – Bog, meridian & Nomenclature diablerie
Sandy – Slaughter Lord
Matt Skitz – Damaged & Terrorrust

Michael Keating presents Sadistik Exekution
Twenty something years ago Sadistik Exekution were the benchmark when it came to extreme metal. It’s easy these days to look at the never ending roster of black metal around and find that you’ve become desensitised to the newest band, supposedly more brutal and extreme than the last lot. Especially when you can log on and encounter any number of videos, photos, downloads for a thousand bands. These guys were way ahead of their time. But back when Sad Ex started it took more than a myspace page for a band to become known. And these guys really were masters at self-promotion – Rokk, Dave Slave, Kris Hades, Sloth – who were these shadowy figures? Their flyers, stickers, t-shirts and demos were everywhere and yet they’d never played a gig. Their distinctive artwork featuring lead singer Rokk’s metallic alien creatures was as unique to Sad Ex as Maiden’s Eddie or Megadeth’s Rattlehead. Dave Slave once gave me a Sad Ex t-shirt that was such an unusual colour that I was forever confusing it with an oily rag. It was like it had been tie-dyed in scum.

Truth and fiction mix freely in the world of Sadistik Exekution. Stories of mental institutions, mutilation, serial killers. The sheer speed at which they played. Their love of the letter “k”. It didn’t matter if it was true or not as long as people were talking. TV and magazine interviews followed. And even an appearance on Red Faces.

They’d achieved cult legendary status years before they’d even played a show. Forming in 1986 they didn’t play their first gig until June 1991. My band Enticer was on the bill that night at the Mars Club at Darlinghurst. In fact I have half a memory that it was my idea to try and get them to play because we’d be sure to pull a massive crowd. I remember that we had a meeting with Enticer, Addictive and our management and the Sad Ex boys at the Friend in Hand pub at Glebe and nutted out the details and before you knew it, it was on. About 500 people showed up in a venue that legally held not nearly that many. And the following week we piled into a bus and took the show down to Melbourne. That first Sad Ex show was a chaotic, confusing, confronting experience. Frantic, frantic thrash pummelled your senses while Rokk baited the crowd with a mutilated doll.

Their hard work paid off. Well maybe not in a monetary sense but they did get a record deal, distribution and an overseas tour which was more than most bands in Sydney could dream of. And more importantly their place in the annals of Sydney metal is assured.

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