(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.

Stefan Blesing – guitar
Manno Bult – drums (vocals on one song)
Michael Kopijn aka Michael Bacteria – vocals (drums on one song)
Peter Douwenga – bass (1988 -1988)

Theo Vriezen – bass (1986-1988)

Other bands:
Stefan Blesing – Buiten Adem, Conspiracy Of Poimar, Means To An End, Spiralsea, Killteam, Whitecourt
Manno Bult – Spiralsea, Stanza8, SevenHz
Michael Kopijn aka Michael Bacteria – PuinhoopBloedbad, Kastroboys, Conspiracy Of Poimar, Catweazle, PCP, Tuco Ramirez, Shikari, Makiladoras
Theo Vriezen – L.W.S., Repression
Peter Douwenga – Maestro, Vortex, Eloah

1988 – Unofficial Tape (Bacteria Products, NL)

1988 – Hardcore Speedmetal Tape (Toprod ’88, NL)
1988 – Unite And Win TAPE (B-Product Release, BEL)

Jerry’s Kids – Raise The Curtain
SS Decontrol – Boston Crew

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 Keller, 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)

Interview in Definite Choice 5 (1988)
Ads And Designs

Intensity 03.1987