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Lucky13
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:36 pm 
 

Hey what's up people.

I just recently registered here, in hopes of finding out some information about a band, and to find out how to submit what I already know/have to the archives.
I'm trying to find out about a metal tape from around 1989 that I have so far found to be really elusive.

The band is called Dementia.
They seem to hail from Wichita, Kansas, according to the cassette insert that I still have (the tape went AWOL along with my record collection a long time ago, because vindictive ex-girlfriends suck).
The name of this cassette was Abstract Perceptions.

I already checked the current listings for bands named Dementia, and did not find any similarities.

The band members were:
Mike Menasco (bass) Nick Wells (drums) MIke Wells (guitars/vocals) and Chris Hartless (guitars).

The tape sleeve lists a P.O. Box in Wichita and a pair of phone numbers.
Since this is a tape that is approximately 24 years old, I haven't tried to mail or call. Yet.
The sleeve also claims copyright belonging to 'Demented Toonz' but I can't find any information anyplace for either the band or the 'label'.
This was a printed cassette, with song titles and band logo, not a TDK or similar type of recording; which leads me to believe it was a studio effort.
The tape insert indicates it was live material from 5/6/89.

As I already mentioned, I would also like to find out what I need to do to get the band information (and possibly a scan of the insert, with cover art, lyrics and additional info) added to the archives.
I do believe this band qualifies as metal, from my recollection of the songs.

I hope to someday recover a copy of the music, so any help in that direction would be great.
Ideally I would be up to trade a copy of the sleeve for a copy of the tunes, but I don't yet know if that would be an option.

This has been a 10+ year search, for what it's worth.

Any help is truly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:50 pm 
 

Without any samples of the music, we can't really add them to MA. I can't find any infos either :/
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Lucky13
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:59 am 
 

Unfortunately all I have are the lyrics and other data printed on the liner at this time.
Hopefully I can find something out. It would be a terrible loss; the music was ahead of its time, in my opinion.


Thanks for the reply.

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Apteronotus
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:37 am 
 

Some of their music is on here: http://www.myspace.com/dementiawichita
They also have a Facebook page set up http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dementia/110015885700304

You could try contacting someone through those pages because even if they were set up by a fan that person might have a copy of what you are looking for, but someone asked over a year ago on the myspace page (maybe it was you) so maybe it is a dead end still.
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Abominatrix
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:52 am 
 

Wow, love this kind of stuff. I hope you find the tunes! Let us know how the search goes....
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:27 pm 
 

The songs are definitely metal, I guess you can add the band, Lucky13, create a good submission.
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Lucky13
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:41 am 
 

That's them, thank you Apteronotus, nice find!
Your search effort succeeded where mine did not.

I wasn't the guy from a year ago who posted on their Myspace page; but I did now, and added them to friends list.

I'll do a submission, I've got a collection of information to go on now.
Both pages appear to belong to a band member.

Thanks again!

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orionmetalhead
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:26 am 
 

Those tracks were pretty awesome.
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Lucky13
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:13 am 
 

I believe I heard them play all of those tracks live at the Omni in Oakland, California (which is when I got my tape) except for two.
Vividly Deceased, and Despair.

I have a small home studio setup, and I'm taking a shot at remastering the tracks to see if it is do-able.
There's a 8-9Khz whistle that really makes them hard to enjoy, and they are a bit muddy.

So far so good though.

Waiting to hear back from the band still; maybe they would like free cleaned up copies of their material.

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