LAS VEGAS, July 29 -- This weekend, Defcon VIII played host to another CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc) live performance with a surprising twist - a minimum of technical announcements! In a move calculated to disarm, the group choose to wait until the week after the convention to make their introductions. "People wouldn't know what to think. We didnt want to telegraph our moves too much," croaked a sweaty Grandmaster Ratte shortly after the rousing show, losing his voice. The infamous hacker clan began their highly-anticipated appearance with a shock - a dry panel discussion - definitely a first in their many years of Defcon appearances. That was before the Preemptive Gorilla Strike sent the whole event spiraling into pandemonium, when cDc member White Knight in an ape suit leaped onto the stage and destroyed computers on the speaker table. Said WK, "I think the whole panel-discussion thing worked on two levels. We had some background to give for those new to the scene, and it was a great set-up for my gorilla attack and made a definite statement." Following the monkey madness, a solemn procession of the Ninja Strike Force (cDc auxiliary) took the stage, along with a hooded executioner and G. Ratte leading the way to an intensely bloody and erotic ten-minute close to the event. "All that raw meat throwing, and then the human sacrifice to protect the new web site - brilliant!" declared an enthused Myles Long. cDc will launch a new web site (www.cultdeadcow.com) this week which will serve as a strong platform from which all other announcements will take place. These will include major applications and will be released on a weekly basis with details to follow.