(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: Starts as Intensity in 1986 but changes the name into R.O.Conspiracy at 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.

Lineup:
Stefan Blesing – guitar
Manno Bult – drums (vocals on one song)
Michael Bacteria – vocals (drums on one song)
Peter – bass (1988 -1988)

Theo Vriezen – bass (1986-1988)

Other bands:
Stefan Blesing – Buiten Adem, Conspiracy Of Poimar, Means To An End, Spiralsea, Killteam
Manno Bult – Spiralsea, Stanza8, SevenHz
Michael BacteriaPuinhoop, Bloedbad, Kastroboys, Conspiracy Of Poimar, Catweazle, PCP, Tuco Ramirez, Shikari, Makiladoras
Theo Vriezen – L.W.S.

Discography:
1988 – Unofficial Tape (Bacteria Products, NL)
1988 – Various – Hardcore Speedmetal Tape (Toprod ’88, NL)
1988 – Various – Unite And Win TAPE (B-Product Release, BEL)

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)

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