1983. Collage from promotional material. Battalion of Saints were a San Diego band that blew away everyone present with their supreme onslaught of precision thrash. Their guitarist's use of seventh chords and discordant progressions gave them a sound anything but generic.
Conflict and Civil Death were really hitting their stride at that time and the Seldoms were weird as ever. Their logo features the band member's names which reads: Jeff, Sean, Chris (Holliman), Michael, Cheryl. What a night.