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(1986 – 1988)

Meaning bandname: Radical Overthrow Conspiracy. The global hardcore movement is a conspiracy based on radical ideas/ideals with an overdose of cre-activity in/against this capitalist world.

History: Started as Intensity in 1986 but changed the name into R.O.Conspiracy in the end of 1987. Rehearsals are near Roden but later in the W.N.C. squat in Groningen. The individual political lyrics are written by Theo and Michael. The band makes a clear stand against violence plus the racist/fascist tendencies within the metalscene and don’t consider themselves a crossoverband despite the obvious musical influences. They keep a very strong D.I.Y. ethic.

Lyrics: political, personal, funstuff.

Description: hardcorepunk.

Theo Vriezen (bass 1986-1988) – L.W.S.
Stefan Blesing (guitar) – Buiten Adem, Means Of Coercion, Spiralsea, Killteam
Manno Bult (drums, vocals on one song) – Spiralsea
Michael Bacteria (vocals, drums on one song) – Puinhoop, Bloedbad, Intensity/R.O.Conspiracy, Catweazle, PCP, Tuco Ramirez, Shikari
Peter (bass late 1988)

Concerts (Assorted)
(As Intensity)
1987.05.03 Simplon, Groningen (+ Buiten Adem)
1987.07.10 Manno’s Place, Terheijl
1987.07.28 W.N.C., Groningen (+ L.U.L.L.)
1987.08.01 ‘t Klooster, Groningen (+ M.O.G.)

(As R.O.Conspiracy)

1988.01.29 De Dobbe, Roden (+ Means Of Coercion)
1988.02.19 Schlachthof, Bremen GER (+ Distress, E.N.E.)
1988.03.05 Het Bolwerk, Sneek (+ Means Of Coercion, Lunacy, Thanatos, God)
1988.03.09 W.N.C., Groningen (+ Means Of Coercion, Upset Noise)
1988.04.01 De Buze, Steenwijk (+ Means Of Coercion, Extrem)
1988.05.07 De Stip, Amsterdam (+ Means Of Coercion, Funeral Oration)
1988.11.13 Chi Chi Club, Winterswijk (+ M.D.C., Idiots, Disabuse, S.N.F.U.)
1988.11.26 Simplon, Groningen (+ The Accüsed)

1988 – Unofficial Tape (Bacteria Products, NL)
1988 – Various – Hardcore Speedmetal Tape (Toprod ’88)

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Posted 18 November 2014 by michaelbacteria

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