We’re a small Amiga group with members in Norway, Greece, Sweden, Finland, South Africa and the United Kingdom. We make demos, music, graphics and so forth for the Amiga.
Here is the history of the group told by the founder, Powerslave from the UK.
The story of Void on the Amiga started way back in the summer of 1995, myself (Powerslave) and Griz (member from 1995 – 1999) were in a UK group called Ultima, my role was swapper and musician, and Griz’s was gfx. Originally my handle was DT214 taken from my 11m CB radio days, (I now still use the radio with Alpha Tango call and HAM radio also, many handle swaps over the years and finally settled with Powerslave).
After about 8 months in Ultima, we both decided to leave and start are own group. It was September 1995 and we both went to Blackpool for a day trip. Various names where flying around like Mirage, Escape etc, then Griz shouted out “Void”. Well that was it, it sounded cool and void was born.
The members started to join, Rabl from Ultima joined and then changed his handle to the famous Gone. Other members joined, some from Ultima others from other UK groups around that time. One thing Void wanted to do was discover new UK sceners, so a lot of members joined from being “Indys”, independants as they were known as.
Names like Snoopy, Jay, Skinner, Hurricane, Raptor, Killit, Furrball, soon joined and this brought countries like Norway and Poland and Holland into the Void group. By the beginning of 1996, Void had many members in 4 countries.
Later in 1996, the Dutch group S2 joined Boid as a sub-group, which had only two members, Styles and Scandal. With their help, they released the Macron BBS-intro on the 22-07-1996.
The memberlist at this stage consisted of:
DT214 – Organiser, Musician & Swapper (England)
Griz – Organiser, Gfx (England)
Jay – Organiser, Coder & Swapper (England)
Snoopy – Coder & Swapper (England)
Killit – Coder & Swapper (England)
Furrball – Gfx & Swapper (England)
Rabl – Organiser, Gfx & Swapper (Holland)
Styles – Musician & Swapper (Holland)
Scandal – Coder, Gfx & Swapper (Holland)
Zany – Musician & Swapper (Norway)
Hurricane – Swapper (Norway)
Raptor – Coder & Swapper (Poland)
Over the years we grew from strength to strength and released many good intro’s and demo’s at the Breakpoint and the Gathering demo parties. Punisher/Gods and many old-school groups joined and brought the music from Maze with him to enhance the demo musics.
Soon, I discovered a new coder, a learner who has turned out to be a good friend also, His name was Rumrunner and mainly coding with his A500, he showed the big groups in early 2000 that it was still possible to make routines without the AGA chipset.
Void members work was found in various packs and mags over the years, LSD’s Grapevine returned and so Gone had articles within this, as well as Jurrasic Park, I was honoured to be with the Hitpack series from Gods for my music and the early Kickdown packs from a group now RIP called Syndrome.
More info added by Puni/Void on the 5th of April 2016:
Void is now alive and kicking again. Our last release was in 2009 with the music disk Absolute Dølle. Seven years later, although it doesn’t feel so long, we’re here. 🙂
Please look forward to releases from us. It might take time, but we’ll get there. Our goal is to have fun and the Amiga is the best in this respect.
Thanks for visiting our homepage and please say hello if you want. 🙂