"Acid Worship" demo 3 (1998)

1. Burnt Butterfly
2. Fireball 500
3. Lung Dance
4. Insect City


The band:

Sjöberg - Guitars & Vocals
Boder - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Sundler - Drums & Percussion

Carlsson - Bass (session member)

Recorded at SpeedBall Studios October 31, November 1 & 5 1998.


Notes on the recording:
"This was made circa 6 months after the last demo and I feel that again we moved forward in a fast pace when it came to getting better at writing songs. The sound on this demo was more well polished than the first two, but I don't think we lost that much in dirtiness and rawness anyway. 

For the first time we recorded a longer and more trippy song (we used to make a lot of these before changing the name to SPACE PROBE TAURUS) and even though it lacks of editing, I think it's a cool little song for the time. The samples at the end of that song were taken from the famous Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" radio theater production. And the samples at the beginning of "Burnt Butterfly" was taken from an old anti-drugs movie, not sure which one now. And yeah, that weird droning sound at the beginning of the demo was made by taking one of Sundler's hits on his sticks when counting a song in and then we used the Roland "space echo" on it. Again, keeping it lowbudget!

"Insect City" is without a doubt the track that stands out the most on here, but we didn't really manage to make it sound as good as during band practice, so it was really great that we gave it another shot for the EP that we recorded the next year. That version is the ultimate... for now. We still play this song and I don't think it's impossible that we'll give it another shot. Third time's the charm! 

After this demo we also showed what kind of band we were... We were contacted by John Perez and Brainticket Records. He was really interested in releasing our first three demos as an album. We didn't like the idea as the demos had so many songs that we didn't  think really cut it, so we said no to that, we thought we might be able to do a proper album instead with some label in the not too far away future... Yep, in 1998 we could have had our first album on its way, instead it took 10 more years for our first album to be released. I do think we did the right thing. I'm not ashamed of anything we we've done, and I would gladly have all of our demos released in some way, but as a first album you want to feel that everything is 100% and those three demos just weren't." (Sjöberg / 2015)

Burnt Butterfly

Fireball 500

Lung Dance

Insect City