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Briefly calling themselves Asylum, Canadian thrash metal band Aggression was formed in Quebec in 1985 and recorded their first, four-track demo the following year, eventually being invited to participate on underground metal compilations like Greenworld's Records' Speed Metal Hell, Vol. 2 and the New Renaissance label's Thrash Metal Attack. Less than one year later, Aggression was invited to record a debut album -- to be titled Forgotten Skeleton -- for independent Facemelt Records, but following disagreements between band and label, the tapes were shelved, only to see the light of day 20 years later. Luckily, amusingly nicknamed bandmembers Éric "Botcher" Langlois (vocals), Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe (guitar), Bernard "Burn" Caudron (guitar), Yves "Dug" Duguay (bass), and Stephan Prudhomme (drums) soon recorded another album, The Full Treatment, which found limited release but some enthusiastic reviews in 1987. Unfortunately, by then Aggression had lost serious momentum and were well on their way to breaking up, with Langlois moving on to a long career as bassist for technical death metal act Cryptopsy. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi