BALTIMORE GRAB BAG: Immortal- Paradigm 12” & Mission- When Thunder Comes LP

I’ve been hearing some rumblings about Mediafire as well, and though various articles claim that Mediafire won’t be changing its service plan, I’ve heard some contradictory reports and have seen some accounts deleted over the past few days. So with that in mind, I’m going to post a few things over the next few days to get them off my chest just in case something goes down between now and then. Call me paranoid, but why hoard this stuff!

Here we have two post-punk records from Baltimore, Maryland.

First up, we have an immaculate rip of Immortal’s Paradigm 12” from 1988, previously featured on the always excellent Return to the East blog. Very Danse Society/Killing Joke-esque tribal post-punk here, with plenty of ghosty hooks that make it an essential listen. Not to be confused with the Dutch band of the same name.

Immortal- Paradigm 12” (1988)
1. Scale
2. Solvent
3. Print
4. Morning

Secondly, here’s an LP that’s flown under the radar over the years, and is still rather affordable for those interested in acquiring a copy. I recently included the title track from this LP on Systems of Romance vol. 5, plucked from the 8 Essential Attitudes compilation, but I’ve since tracked down the LP of the same name, and it’s more impressive than I expected. Almost a more new wave/pop take on Bauhaus, or if that analogy doesn’t work for you, a harder-hitting version of the VHF album. You can get their first LP here, if the link is still up and running. Not to be confused with the post-Sisters of Mercy band of the same name! Apparently, the band changed its name to When Thunder Comes to avoid confusion with those guys, and are still active to date, with a more heavy sound. You can read more about that here.

Mission- When Thunder Comes LP (1986)
1. When Thunder Comes
2. Broken Promises
3. Underground
4. River
5. Long Way Back
6. Lost Religion
7. The Bell Tolls
8. We Were There
9. This Train
10. Make The Man

*download BOTH records here*

Stay tuned for more over the next few days!

9 Responses to “BALTIMORE GRAB BAG: Immortal- Paradigm 12” & Mission- When Thunder Comes LP”

  1. oh, wow
    Thanks for that Mission's LP, because I really enjoyed "When Thunder Comes", which was on one of your Systems of Romance compilations.) I wanted to find the whole album, and – here it is!
    Thanks again, Frankie )

  2. Joshua Blevins Peck Says:

    Going to be pretty sad if you stop posting stuff!


  3. frankie teardrop Says:

    Not planning on it, Joshua!

  4. Mission was my favorite group when I was on 20. Thank you!!!
    Take a look at this:

  5. anders wimpelman Says:

    love the post and the band. one tiny big correction in regards to the other band with the same name, IMMORTAL is also a 2nd wave black metal band from NORWAY. otherwise, keep up the good work.

  6. This along with VHF are THE BEST rare records posted on ANY blog! great job man!

  7. Ten Thousand Eyes Says:

    Those two seem to be very interesting and promising as well. I really hope that Mediafire will not change its policy. I have "invested" my own blog's uploads since 2010.
    By the way, thank you for all the great stuff you've been posting in S.o.R. It's been one of my favourite blogs.
    Be well.
    ..a friendly hello from 'The Psychopomp'

  8. […] before Vigil there was Here Today, who formed in Baltimore in 1983 (see also The Mission, Immortal, and The Unknown for more flagship acts of Baltimore’s fertile post-punk scene). ¬†They […]

  9. I found this 6 years late, after being a fan of the blog a while ago and then losing all of my bookmarks and not being able to remember everyone I followed I am glad to find it again.
    While scrolling through the years I’ve missed I saw the Mission LP and recognized it as something that has been in the record store I work weekends at in Philly. It’s been sitting in the the new wave been at $5.99 and for some reason I never gave it a spin. I rectified that yesterday and man is it great!
    Thanks for keeping this going and allowing me to find a hidden gem!

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