Friday, April 30, 2010

Public Assassin - Des Moines, IA, June 1994

This thread started back on April 16 when I posted the complete audio and video of a classic Cannibal Corpse show with Chris Barnes from The Bleeding tour that, to the best of my knowledge, has never been circulated. Don't forget that Cannibal Corpse plays this Saturday, May 1 at Station 4 in St. Paul with support from 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. I decided to follow-up the original Cannibal Corpse post with the complete audio and video of the sets from the support bands on the tour: Cynic and Sinister. To complete the thread, here is the audio and video of the final opening band of this show: Public Assassin, featuring Richard Christy on drums!
Public Assassin was an excellent death metal band from Springfield, Missouri that put out a string of demos from 1989–1994. Upon moving to Florida to start Burning Inside, Richard Christy rapidly made a name for himself as a drummer for Acheron, Death, Control Denied, Demons & Wizards, and Iced Earth. He has now achieved even wider recognition as a comedian as a member of the Howard Stern Show. Richard's latest band is Charred Walls Of The Damned, which also features Tim "Ripper" Owens and Steve DiGiorgio. Their debut self-titled album was released this year on Metal Blade, and was reviewed here.
This show took place in June 1994 at the Two Rivers Music Hall in Des Moines, Iowa. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only complete Public Assassin set that has been made available. Although I'm not at liberty to disclose the taper, this is a first generation copy from the original source. Here's the set list, which primarily featured songs from their 1994 Murdered demo:
1. Cholera
2. Led Away
3. Disgrace
4. Ugly
5. I Haven't A Soul
6. Thaw
7. Headbox
8. Worms Return
The download links for the both the video (.mov, H.264, 640 x 480) and audio (.mp3@320 kbps or flac) are contained in the text file linked below.
Click to watch Public Assassin play "Disgrace".
Click to watch Public Assassin play "I Haven't A Soul".
As always, feel free to share the download links, but please forward the link to this post rather than re-posting the links on other sites. Look for more never  seen before, uncirculated shows from a number of bands to be posted here at Twin Cities Metal soon! Enjoy!

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