Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week

Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week: Win a Copy of Damn the Machine – The Story of Noise Records!

  • Axl Rosenberg

Congratulations to reader Michael Geoghegan! Michael correctly identified last week’s logo as belonging to A Retch of Blood. For his troubles, Michael will receive a grab bag of goodies from the MetalSucks Mansion Archives! Congrats, Michael!

But don’t be too sad if you lost, ’cause this week I have another awesome prize for you: a copy of David E. Gehlke’s new book, Damn the Machine – The Story of Noise Records! Here’s a description of the book:

‘Damn the Machine – The Story of Noise Records’ is the tale of Europe’s most groundbreaking—and important—heavy metal record company of the 1980s. Founded in the shadow of the Berlin Wall by self-proclaimed anarchist Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, Noise’s key bands—Celtic Frost, Coroner, Gamma Ray, Grave Digger, Hellhammer, Helloween, Kreator, Running Wild, Sabbat, Stratovarius, Tankard, and Voivod—were brash, innovative, and highly influential, helping shape the global metal scene as we know today.

With first-hand accounts from Walterbach, his bands, employees, and fellow music industry comrades, ‘Damn the Machine’ provides an unflinching look at the tumultuous history of Noise Records. Amidst the classic albums and legendary bands came court battles, contract squabbles, botched tours, disastrous shifts in sound, and complicated, sometimes strained relationships between Walterbach and the bands he was responsible for. ‘Damn the Machine’ shows few metal record companies have a legacy comparable to Noise’s.

Sounds rad, right? You wanna read it, doncha? The book is out now via Deliberation Press, and can be purchased here… or, of course, you can enter this contest and hope you win!


To win, simply identify the name of the band whose logo appears below, then fill out the form beneath it with your guess and your name and address. From everyone who gets it right, we’ll randomly select one winner and announce his or her name next week.

Here’s this week’s logo. Best of luck, friends!


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