Animate Records Re-Issues Classic Agathocles Recordings

Animate Records continues re-releasing compilations of tracks from classic Agathocles rare recordings as part of an eight-record series that reproduces a triptych from Hieronymous Bosch, “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” Each contains tracks from splits, EPs, singles, and other hard-to-find Agathocles music.

The two most recent LPs, Anno 1994: the Order of the Solar Temple Suicides and Anno 1993: the Branch Davidians bloodbath, bring together tracks from the years named in the title as a complete sonic experience. As the label states:

It´s 2020, the 35th birthday of AGATHOCLES!!!

Jan/AGx had the idea to press a series of eight 12”LP’s, with on each record, the complete sessions of the countless 7”EPs that AGATHOCLES have recorded during a period of more than 3 decades. The covers of all 8 records of this series make up the complete triptych “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Hieronymus Bosch.

Anno 1994: the Order of the Solar Temple Suicides

Here we have the third 12″ Vinyl LP album in the series of 8 albums with complete Agathocles sessions which were made for various 7″ EP’s, recorded and released between 1990 and 2003. This time, we have a full studio session recorded in December 1994 at the SOUNSDSHAPE studios in Arendonk, Belgium.

The recordings on this album were used for 7″ EP’s such as AGATHOCLES/ROT (Brazil) split 7″ EP, AGATHOCLES/PLASTIC GRAVE (Czech Republic) split 7″ EP, AGATHOCLES/CARCASS GRINDER (Japan) split 7″ EP and AGATHOCLES – back to 1987 7″ EP.

Side A:
1 – Big One
2 – The Fog
3 – Teachers
4 – The Accident
5 – Mutilated Regurgitator
6 – Consuming Endoderme Pus
7 – Splattered Brains
8 – Christianity Means Tyranny
9 – Squeeze Anton
10 – Introtyl

Side B:
1 – Wiped From The Surface
2 – Debalance Their Policy
3 – Another Need To Be Fed
4 – Screenfreak
5 – Bring Down Their Throne
6 – Pigs In Blue
7 – I Just Won´t Fit
8 – Threshold To Senility

Anno 1993: the Branch Davidians bloodbath

This is the second full 12 Vinyl „LP album in the series of 8 albums with complete Agathocles sessions which were made for various 7“ EPs, recorded and released between 1990 and 2003. And what do we have here? Well, the complete studiosession which was done at the SOUNDSHAPE studios in Arendonk, Belgium on 27th of November 1993.

The recordings you will hear on this album were used for split 7″ EPs with bands such as PATARENI (Croatia), MAN IS THE BASTARD (USA), AUDIORREA (Spain), SOCIAL GENOCIDE (Austria) and SMASH THE BRAIN (Japan). The song „is it really mine?“ was recorded for a benefit compilation 10″ LP called „no desire to continue living“.


Side A:
1 – black ones / systemphobic
2 – senseless trip
3 – labelisation
4 – an abstract
5 – hippie cult
6 – here and now

Side B:
1 – anthropodislogical
2 – what mankind creates
3 – faded novelty
4 – provoked behaviour
5 – no!
6 – rejected adaption
7 – is it really mine?

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One thought on “Animate Records Re-Issues Classic Agathocles Recordings”

  1. Nuclear Whore says:

    (scratching head)

    I’d never thought Agathocles could have been presented in such a way. I only have their split with Violent Headache and well… It’s not very sophisticated dunno.

    Ah if you don’t know it check this record from the Drowned times: today I was listening to it and I thought “I didn’t remember this record to be this good”. I had fun listening to it. In the visual section, check influences by Dave McKean when early My Dying Bride.

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