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Cacophony - Go Off! flac album

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Performer: Cacophony
Title: Go Off!
Country: US
Style: Thrash, Heavy Metal
Category: Rock
Rating: 4.2 ✦

Go Off! is the second and final studio album by the American heavy metal band Cacophony, released in 1988 through Shrapnel Records. About two years after the album's release, guitarist Jason Becker was diagnosed with ALS, rendering him paralyzed and completely unable to play to this day. Also two years later, guitarist Marty Friedman would join the band Megadeth.

Go Off! ‎ (Cass, Album). RR 9499 4. Netherlands. Go Off! ‎ (LP, Album). RR 9499 1. Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Cacophony. Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Cacophony - Go Off! ‎ (CD, Album, RP). Shrapnel Records.

Label Shrapnel Records. Steve Fontano, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman.

Cacophony's sophomore album, Go Off! showcases an immense amount of development in a very short time. Unfortunately, this is also the last album they managed to produce, seeing as shortly after its release Marty Friedman joined Megadeth, and Jason Becker teamed up with David Lee Roth. Much like its predecessor, Speed Metal Symphony, Go Off! is undoubtedly one of the most important albums in shred guitar, and in its very basic form, one helluva album. First off, I have to mention that the production on this album is better than on SMS, but is still no better than average overall.

On Go Off!, the duo clean up the sound a bit and pare back the guitar excesses just a tad, allowing for a slightly more song-oriented approach (similar to what Racer X does). Stranger" even has a decent pop hook in its chorus. Lead singer Peter Marrino adds some rather overwrought heavy metal braying and some truly ridiculous lyrics (sample: "Don't mess with a black cat/if you believe in superstition/never mess with a black cat!") which may turn off some listeners.

Go Off! is a neoclassical metal music album recording by CACOPHONY released in 1988 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. CACOPHONY - Go Off! MetalMusicArchives. com - the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives. Filed under Neoclassical metal By CACOPHONY.


1 X-Ray Eyes 5:09
2 E.S.P. 6:04
3 Stranger 3:23
4 Go Off! 3:45
5 Black Cat 7:40
6 Sword Of The Warrior 5:09
7 Floating World 5:08
8 Images 3:44

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Disc Manufacturing, Inc., Anaheim – 9551
  • Recorded At – Studio D
  • Recorded At – Fantasy Studios
  • Recorded At – Prairie Sun Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – Fantasy Studios
  • Published By – Varney Metal Music Co.
  • Copyright (c) – Shrapnel Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Shrapnel Records, Inc.


  • Artwork [Cacophony Logo Concept] – Laurie Sato
  • Artwork [Graphics] – Dave Stephens Graphics
  • Artwork By [Cages] – Ken James
  • Bass – Jimmy O'Shea
  • Drums – Deen Castronovo
  • Engineer – Steve Fontano
  • Engineer [2nd] – Joe Marquez, Michael Rosen , Scott Tatter
  • Engineer [Extra Assistance] – Dino Alden, Marc Reyburn
  • Executive-Producer – Mike Varney
  • Guitar – Jason Becker, Marty Friedman
  • Mastered By – George Horn
  • Photography By – Pat Johnson Studios
  • Producer – Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Steve Fontano
  • Vocals – Peter Marrino
  • Written-By – Becker* (tracks: 1, 3 to 5, 8), Friedman* (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 7), Fontano* (tracks: 3, 6)


Recorded at:
Studio D., Sausalito, CA
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA
Prairie Sun Recording, Cotati, CA

Mastered at Fantasy Studios.
Published by Varney Metal Music Co., BMI.
(P)(C) 1988 Shrapnel Records Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 026245104020
  • Matrix / Runout: DISC MFG., INC. [A8] W.O.# 9551-4 SH1040CD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SH-1040 Cacophony Go Off! ‎(LP, Album) Shrapnel Records SH-1040 US 1988
APCY-2015 Cacophony Go Off! ‎(CD, Album, RE) Far East Metal Syndicate, Roadrunner Records APCY-2015 Japan 1991
RR 9499 2 Cacophony Go Off! ‎(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9499 2 Europe 1988
SH-1040cd Cacophony Go Off! ‎(CD, Album) Shrapnel Records SH-1040cd US 1988
APCY-2015 Cacophony Go Off! ‎(CD, Promo, Smplr) Far East Metal Syndicate, Roadrunner Records APCY-2015 Japan 1991