ICONOCLAST "Domination Or Destruction" LP


ICONOCLAST "Domination Or Destruction" LP

Long awaited reissue of this often overlooked hardcore punk band from just a bit North of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. They are considered to be one of the first US peacepunk bands. They definitely had an influence on the soon-to-be burgeoning Southern California peacepunk / anarchopunk scene of the mid-late 80's/early 90's.

Euro Import.
LP on 150gram black vinyl housed in a heavy reverse board sleeve and includes a 24 page 11”x11” booklet containing interviews, photos and flyers.

the complete remastered ICONOCLAST Discography including the immense self released 1983 Demo, The Flipside 7" from 1985 plus Two Compilation tracks. It's a small but perfectly formed discography and one that 36 years after it was first recorded still has power, intensity and rage. ICONOCLAST were part of the early 80's American peace punk scene that included CRUCIFIX, BODY COUNT, AGAINST, ANOTHER DESTRUCTIVE SYSTEM, DIATRIBE, ARMISTICE and A STATE OF MIND. Idealistic bands highly influenced by CRASS which shined amongst the heavily nihilistic California Punk scene of the era. ICONOCLAST sound was in tune with DISCHARGE, early ANTISECT or WRETCHED while lyrically the songs were political and to the point. They played benefits for animal rights, anti nuclear, anti apartheid, anti police brutality, and Big Mountain. The demo was followed by their only vinyl release on Flipside which has two ragers and the more mellow In These Times which has a touch of THE MOB and OMEGA TRIBE about it. The band had tracks on various compilations including the seminal International P.E.A.C.E. Benefit LP on R Radical in 1984 which had the cream of the crop of international hardcore punk of the heyday. .

A1 to A7: Demo - 1983
B1: Track from Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Vol 2 LP - 1984
B2 to B5: Iconoclast Self Titled 7" EP - 1985
B6: Track from P.E.A.C.E. 2LP - 1984

Track Listing:

A1 After The Massacre
A2 The End
A3 Death Race
A4 Bodies, Bones And Skulls
A5 Battlefields
A6 Things Of Beauty
A7 Not Me
B1 Domination Or Destruction
B2 Prisoners Of Existence
B3 Battlefields
B4 Things Of Beauty
B5 In These Times...
B6 Battlefields (Nightmare)