(1987 – 1988)
Meaning bandname: The means of coercion that exist in society towards the individual and between individuals. Later on the lyrics became more personal and we thought Means To An End to be finer and more appropriate.
History: Started in autumn 1987 and played the first concert in January 1988. During the summer of 1988, Peter went to live in the USA and is replaced by Stefan and the name changes to Means To An End.
Lyrics: At first critical about vegetarism, politics, etc. Later on more personal about emotional problems.
Description: Fast simple hardcore with metal-influences.
Josha Wigboldus – bass
Dim Lenting – drums
Mike Lebbing – vocals
Peter Huisma – guitar
Josha Wigboldus – Means To An End, Spiralsea, Azagott
Peter Huisma – Spiralsea
Dim Lenting– Means To An End
Mike Lebbing – Means To An End
1988 – Definite Choice 6 (Amersfoort, NL)
1988 – First Effort TAPE (Selfreleased, NL)
Recorded @ Jos Barn, Zevenhuizen 03.07.1988 by Herman
1988 – Various – Hardcore Speedmetal TAPE (Toprod, NL)
1988.01.29 De Dobbe, Roden (+ R.O.Conspiracy)
1988.03.05 Het Bolwerk, Sneek (+ R.O.Conspiracy, Lunacy, Thanatos, God)
1988.03.09 W.N.C., Groningen (+ R.O.Conspiracy, Upset Noise)
1988.04.01 De Buze, Steenwijk (+ R.O.Conspiracy, Extrem)
1988.04.29 Oude ULO, Leek (+ De Autisten)
1988.05.07 De Stip, Amsterdam (+ R.O.Conspiracy, Funeral Oration)