Here is the first track of the The Return demo by the Pennsylvania based Christian thrash metal band Believer. The song is called Unite. The band formed in 1986 under the name Deciever and changed their name to Believer some time between that and this demo, which was released in 1987. They are named after the song by Ozzy. The title track to their second album Sanity Obscure was used as a base for the song On the Hunt in Doom, E1M6.

Line up:

Kurt Bachman - vocals, guitars

Dave Baddorf - guitar

Howe Kraft - bass

Joey Daub - drums


Rise up, so you can take a stand against the schemes of evil

Courage, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power

Struggle, not for flesh and blood but against dark forces

Rulers and authorities of sin from the spiritual world

Attack, oppose the Prince of Death in the heavenly realms

Power from the armor, you must stand your ground


We’ll stand and FIGHT AS ONE

Take up the potent shield of faith with which you can extinguish

Flaming arrows of the one who seeks to slay the chosen

Uphold the double edged sword which is the Living Word

Piercing unlike any other blade judging thoughts and actions

Weapons of divine power to destroy all strongholds

Fighting the good fight of faith intent on final conquest

Join us disciples of the light in this spiritual warfare

Take hold of eternal life saving souls from Hell


Led Zeppelin live in 1969


An NCR Personas ATM? Yeah, it runs Doom.

Most ATMs nowadays use Windows Embedded, so a little industriousness, a copy of DOSbox, a frankly scary amount of hacking (whether that means “a lot of hacking” or “not nearly enough hacking” is left to the reader…), and an I-PAC keyboard encoder result in these guys pumping rockets into the Spider Mastermind instead of checking their balance. Further work has added functionality to the side buttons for weapon swapping!

Frankly, I just wonder how they got their hands on the damn thing in the first place…

Thanks to Max for using the emergency red phone to bring this to my attention!


Truck-Mounted LED Billboards? Yeah, they run Doom.

From one of the charming chaps behind the Doom ATM, this gleefully ungainly setup uses custom Linux drivers and a bunch more “embedded development magic” in order to treat the sign as a single large monitor.

Frankly, I’m just worried he’s going to hurt his eyes by sitting so close to the screen. I must be turning into my parents…

Thanks go to Julian for submitting this himself! You can follow his adventures in twiddling with techy things here.

Here is the eighth and final track of the Lock Up Your Children demo by the classic thrash metal band Morbid Saint from Wisconsin. The song is called Beyond the Gates of Hell. The demo was released in 1988. Unfortunately, they have only had one album, 1992’s Spectrum of Death. I love this demo, though.

Line up:

Pat Lind - Vocals

Jim Fergades - Guitars

Jay Visser - Guitars

Tony Paletti - Bass

Lee Reynolds - Drums


Blackened tomb twists the key

Hellish pit awaiting me

Judgment day forever gone

Sinful tortures just begun

Beyond the gates of hell

Lurking in the dark

Forever I will be

Beyond the gates of hell

In the pit the pain he gives

Laughing at my plea to live

Magic circle which I dwell

Take me now, my path from hell

Beyond the gates of hell

Lurking in the dark

Forever I will be

Beyond the gates of hell

Sabbath ritual which I’m in

Paying for my first born sin

Internal soul will never rest

Body and mind creation possessed.



"Attention: John Harrison. This is Captain Hikaru Sulu of the USS Enterprise. A shuttle of highly trained officers is on its way to your location. If you do not surrender to them immediately, I will unleash the entire payload of advanced long-range torpedoes currently locked on to your location. You have two minutes to confirm your compliance. Refusal to do so will result in your obliteration. If you test me, you will fail.

Even if you disliked Into Darkness, you’ve got to admit… this was a GREAT scene.

Metallica’s timeless classic thrash metal masterpiece and one of the most important and influential metal albums of all time Ride the Lightning turned 30 years old today on July 27th, 2014. Pull your copy back out and realize once again just how good it is. This album is just as brilliant as it was the very first time someone dropped it on a record player back in 1984. Happy 30th RTL, and thank you for being so incredible.

I would never be able to find the right words to properly convey exactly what this album means to me. Ride the Lightning is my favorite album of all time, and for a damned good reason. It is absolutely brimming over with classic riffs. From the opening acoustic notes to the final winding down riffs of Call of Ktulu, there is not one single moment of this album that disappoints. Every member of the band shines, from James lightning fast riffs on Fight Fire With Fire to Kirks fantastic solos on the beautiful ballad Fade to Black to Cliffs bass riffs on the intro to For Whom the Bell Tolls and Larses pounding drums when James yells “See them try to bring the hammer down” on Escape, every band member has his day in the sun, just as it should be. This is a text book example of how to do an album 100% right. It is beautiful.

I forgot to post this. I found this at Sal Val

I forgot to post this. I found this at Sal Val