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This US heavy metal unit was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1984, although it had existed in various guises since the early 80s. The most popular line-up comprised John Cyriis (João Campos, Brazil; vocals, ex-Abattoir), Juan Garcia (guitar, ex-Abattoir), Kurt Colfelt (guitar), George Robb (bass), and Chuck Profus (drums). Signing to Combat Records, the band released their 1985 debut Skeptics Apocalypse, which introduced their trademark lyrical obsession with UFO conspiracy theories. However, they experienced difficulty with their record label and internal wrangles owing to Cyriis reputed eccentricity. With label problems resolved, the band (featuring new guitarist Bernie Versye/Versailles) released an EP entitled Mad Locust Rising. A further line-up change saw Michael Zaputil replacing Robb on the bands finest recording, 1987s trash-fixated speed metal classic Unstoppable Force.
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