Chromatic Death Hardcore / Co. Dublin

CHROMATIC DEATH   (1987 – 1988)

Originally started in 1987 as a hardcore band. Joe and Mano had both been in previous bands that they wanted to move on from and after a few times in the gigging scene decided to pair up and form their own band. Some tracks were penned and after some failed bassists and vocalists, Ratz who was still in KILLER WATT offered his services on guitar. So! Mano switched to bass and Joe called on his old band mate “Pincher” from their previous band DEVESTATION to step up to the mic. More songs were quickly written and they played a fair few hardcore covers from the likes of MINOR THREAT, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, THE CRUMBSUCKERS and more. Most of which were recorded as a rehearsal tape later in 1987 and which was distributed at the start of 1988 to help promote the band when they were ready to start gigging.

It wasn’t long after that the band entered Litton Lane Studios to lay down their originally penned tracks. The 10 track Hoodycore’ demo, including a cover of ‘Money’ by  DEPRESSION, was released later in 1988. The demo recording is pretty rough sounding but considering its vintage it just adds to the authenticity of Dublin hardcore band from the late 1980’s. The line-up was still pretty volatile and problems led to the band splitting up before long. But that was not the end for the four parties involved, as they would all play together again in the not too distant future as the Thrash band MORAL CRUSADE.




Hardcore, Thrash Metal

Year Formed



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Members (Current)

  • "Mano" - Bass
  • Joe - Drums
  • Paul “Ratz” Kennedy - Guitar
  • Dave "Pincher" - Vocals