Crusaders

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Crusaders (CRS)

Members

NOR 
  • Bravestarr (swap, 03/90)
  • Bustman (Trond Omdal, gfx, ex The Errors, new 06/90-01/91)
  • Copper (code, 03/90)
  • Dr.Claw (code, 03/90-91)
  • Dr.Outtasight (ex-sysop 'HOME SWEET HOME', 11/89-93)
  • Dr.Shitface (code, 03/90-01/91)
  • El Cubo (Arndt Kubosch, code music, old handle Dr.MD Cub, 11/89-07/91)
  • Eno (code, new 12/90)
  • Excalibur (code, 03/90)
  • Floyd (Andres Lund, 97)
  • Freaky Angel (ex Deadline)
  • Intec (gfx, ex Gate, new 12/90-93)
  • Jason (music, ex The Silents, later Melon, new late92-12/92)
  • Lazerbrain (swap, 03/90-07/91)
  • Madman (code, new 12/90)
  • Mike (Trond Michelsen, ex Deadline, 93-04/97)
  • Nesebuse (gfx, 91)
  • P.Man (gfx)
  • Raven (sysop 'THE GOLDEN GATE', ex Artch, new late90)
  • Rusc (gfx, 03-05/90)
  • Shady (Vegard Skjefstad)
  • Swapperboy (swap, 03/90-01/91)
  • Switchblade (code, 89-93)
  • Zeb (hardware, 03/90)
  • Zuggly (code, 03/90)
FIN 
  • Fleshbrain (Seppo Hurme, music, new 02/90-96)
  • Scumbag (trade, 07/91-03/93)
ENG 

Group History

Crusaders is a legendary group, one of the oldest on the Amiga scene! They became legends for several reasons, really. Their first innovation must have been the creation of the 'music disk'. Yes, that's right: CRS released the very first music disk ever. Second, their Eurochart sparked new life in the scene, spawned about a dozen clones, and gave demo makers another incentive to create great demos. The next thing that happened was when Bjørn A. "Dr.Awesome" Lynne became the first professional composer to come out of the Amiga scene. Then, of course, there's the big one; The GATHERING! TG was originally arranged by The Crusaders, and the main organizer has to this day always been a Crusader. They're still around, though mostly on the PC these days, and not producing much. Their legacy however, is huge.

  • Norwegian sysop Freaky Angel's board 'THE PYRAMID' (earlier 'ANGEL CITY') was busted in the big Norwegian boardbust in 1992.
  • Norwegian coder Black Panther (ex Paragon) joined Talent.
  • Norwegian graphician Yster (03/90-91) left.
  • Guardian (ex United Forces, new mid 91) left.
  • Norwegian swapper Zapotek (ex Gate, new 12/90) left.
  • American graphician and swapper Savatage (03/90) left.
  • American sysop Silencer ('THIS END UP', 03/91) left the scene.
  • Norwegian graphician Funky Guru (ex Gate, new 12/90) left the scene.
  • German sysop Bomber ('PEARL HARBOUR', ex Anarchy, new mid 91) left to join Scoopex around december 91 or january 92. He opened his board while in Crusaders, though.
  • Norwegian sysop Lazerbrain's board 'PURPLE HAZE' was busted in the big Norwegian boardbust in 1992. He was the only one busted who was released immediately, since he had time to run a diskcrypting program before the police seized his equipment, and consequently they didn't find shit on his board. He probably continued to be a member.
  • Norwegian sysop One (old handle Scratcher, ex Fairlight)'s board 'TOTAL PANIC' was busted in the big Norwegian boardbust in 1992. He joined Angels and reopened the board, though under a new name?
  • Norwegian graphician Joachim (ex Marvel/Static Bytes, 93) joined Andromeda (RAW6). ...and perhaps Jason did too?
  • Norwegian swapper ECS (03/90) left and is now independent.

Releases

See Crusaders/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Bacteria (ECS Musicdisk)

Credits 
  • code: El Cubo
  • gfx: Rusc
  • music:
    • "Bridge to the Universe Part II", "Make Your Move", "12th Warrior", "No-One Home" by Dr. Awesome
    • "Who Knows", "Kilimanjaro", "Grave-Yard" by Fleshbrain
Info 
Caches off with accelerators; still some gfx glitches.

Bass-O-Matic (ECS Musicdisk, 2 disks)

Info 
The module loader always had a tendency to bug a little, so it was always a toss up if the module loaded, or the thing just froze on the loading logo. The Calvin & Hobbes stuff was great, 'tho.

BBS Intro for Instant Delivery (ECS Intro)

Info 
Coop with Wizzcat, see there for details.

Crusaders Does Genesis (ECS Musicdisk)

Audio-X (1989, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits 
  • code: Switchblade
  • gfx/music: Dr. Awsome
Info 
This is the one with the alphabet cookies and the flapping toilets... 8 tunes.

Project; Beat (1989, 24.03, ECS Musicdisk)

Info 
Released at the IT, Rawhead, The Band, IMP-666 Megaparty.

Freekd Out (1989, 14.08, ECS Musicdisk)

Eurochart Top Ten #1 (1989, 01.11, ECS File Chart)

Credits 
  • code: Dr. MD Cub
  • gfx: Dr.Awesome
  • music: "Loader" by Dr.Awesome

Mi-Cro Con-Cept (1990, ECS Musicdisk)

Eurochart Top Ten #2 (1990, 01.01, ECS File Chart)

Credits 
  • code: El Cubo
  • gfx: Tilt
  • music: "Hightop" by Dr.Awesome (4ch MOD format)

Eurochart Top Ten #3 (1990, 01.03, ECS File Chart)

Credits 
  • code: El Cubo
  • gfx:
    • Tilt/independent
    • Dr.Awesome
    • P.Man/independent
  • music: "Polarchase" by Fleshbrain (4ch MOD format)

Filled Vectors (1990, .04, ECS Demo)

Switchblades Balls (1990, .05, ECS Demo)

Eurochart Top Ten #4 (1990, 01.05, ECS File Chart)

Credits 
  • code: El Cubo
  • gfx:
    • Rusc
    • P-Man
  • music: "Beatn The Art" by Dr.Awesome (4ch MOD format)

Eurochart Top Ten #5 (1990, 01.07, ECS Chart)

Credits 
  • code: El Cubo
  • gfx: n/a
  • music: n/a
Info 
Released at the Amiga Conference 90.

Hotwired (1990, .08, ECS Minimusicdisk :)

Eurochart Top Ten #6 (1990, 01.09, ECS Multifile Chart)

Credits 
  • code: El Cubo
  • gfx: Bustman

8music: "Tuna Fish" by Dr.Awesome (4ch MOD format)

A90 (1990, 02.09, ECS File)

Credits 
  • code: El Cubo
  • gfx:
    • P.Man
    • Bustman
  • music: Dr.Awesome
Info 
aka Tabasco demo. Similar to Rebels "Coma" demo and Budbrain Productions' "Kaos" part from their first Megademo.

Tobias Richter Slideshow (1990, 06.10, ECS Trackloaded Slideshow, 2 disk)

EuroChart Top Ten #7 (1990, 01.11, ECS Multifile Chart)

Credits 
  • code: El Cubo
  • gfx: Bustman
  • music: "Mindstorm" by Fleshbrain (4ch MOD format)

Space Deliria (1990, 08.11, ECS File)

Credits 
  • code: Excalbiur
  • gfx:
  • music: Dr.Awesome

Tuff Enuff (1991, ECS Trackmo)

Credits 
  • code:
    • Dr.Claw
    • El Cubo
  • gfx:
    • Yster (animation)
    • Intec (background)
    • Nesebuse (glowing logo)
    • Bustman (earth font)
  • music: "Intromusic 2" and "Flyte" by Dr.Awesome (4ch MOD format)

Eurochart #8 (1991, 01.01, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits 
  • code/editor:
    • El Cubo
    • Dr. Shitface
  • gfx: Bustman
  • music: "Now What???" by Dr. Awesome (4ch ProTracker format)

Eurochart #9 (1991, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Eurochart #10 (1991, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Eurochart #11 (1991, 01.07, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits 
  • code/editor: El Cubo
  • gfx: Intec
  • music: "Neodrink" by Fleshbrain (4ch ProTracker format)

Eurochart #12 (1991, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Eurochart #13 (1991, ECS Multifile Chartmag)

Credits 
  • code: El Cubo
  • music: "mod.heaven & hell" by Nightshade

Eurochart #14 (ECS Chartmag)

Info 
This was the last issue released by Crusaders before they officially closed down the project. Lots of groups got in touch to continue doing the work, and ultimately the danes in Static Bytes were chosen to continue the legacy. Therefore, issue #15 was an STB product. [glenn]

The Gathering 92 Invitation (1992, early .01, ECS Intro)

Info 
Cooperation with Deadline.

The Gathering 92 Reminder (1992, early, ECS File)

Credits 
  • code: Switchblade
  • gfx: various
  • music: "Prophet 2001" by Bjørn A. 'Dr. Awesome' Lynne (4ch MOD format)

The Gathering 93 Invitation (1993, early, ECS 1MB File)

Credits 
  • code: Switchblade
  • gfx:
    • Intec (blow-up logo)
    • Joachim
  • music: "Minimum_Penetration" by Jason (4ch MOD format)

BBS's

  • THE GOLDEN GATE (nor, 11/90-01/91)

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