Relapse Records has announced their planned vinyl reissue of Death’s legendary fourth album, Human. The reissue will be available as a standard single LP and a limited edition deluxe 2xLP boxset. The deluxe version has been packaged into a super limited (500) vinyl box set containing the full Human album remastered on the first LP plus a bonus 2nd LP featuring instrumental studio tracks and demos from ‘91 (on vinyl for the first time) and is housed in an exclusive jacket with expanded art. Both LPs are pressed on Bone White and Aqua Blue Merge with Blood Red and Bronze Splatter. The box set is accompanied with an album art slipmat, a 22” x 22” album art poster and a 8.5” x 8.5” magnet sheet containing all of Death’s iconic album art and logos. A stream of the album can be found below.
Venice, California’s seminal skate punk band Excel have announced that they are going to reissue their classic second album, “The Joke’s On You“, on vinyl. No release date for the reissue has been set, but according to Southern Lord‘s Facebook Page, it is due for release soon. This will be the second Excel album to receive a reissue treatment on Southern Lord, following the 2014 reissue of the band’s classic 1987 debut album “Split Image“.
Boston-based Thrash veterans Meliah Rage are re-issuing two of their classic albums in digital format this week via Bandcamp. They include the 2016 reissue of 2004’s “Barely Human” which features a complete facelift of the record’s sonic assault. This is because it is completely remixed and remastered by Peter Rutcho from the original session tracks. The second one is the 2016 reissue of 2009’s “Masquerade” which was produced by Rich Spillberg and remastered by Peter Rutcho from the original mixes. This record marked the triumphant return of vocalist Mike Munro to the band’s lineup. Both are streaming in full below and available for purchase now.
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Faith No More‘s landmark 1985 debut “We Care A Lot“, which has been out-of-print for 20 years, is going to be re-issued and released on August 19th via band bassist Bill Gould‘s Koolarrow Records. The re-issue will contain the remastered original 10 song album enhanced with nine bonus tracks including demo versions (taken from the original 8-track tapes) of “Greed“, “Mark Bowen“, “Arabian Disco“ and “Intro“, live versions of “The Jungle“ and “New Beginnings” and new mixes, via Matt Wallace, of “We Care A Lot“, “Pills For Breakfast” and “As The Worm Turns“. It will also include liner notes from keyboard player Roddy Bottum and behind-the-scenes photos will be included with the physical release. Continue reading
The 1993 A & M Records issued self-titled debut “Hater” from the band of the same name that featured Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd alongside his fellow Soundgarden alumni Matt Cameron, ex-Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain, DevilHead bassist John Waterman, and vocalist Brian Wood, brother of the late pre-grunge outfit Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, will be re-issued. The re-issue will come in the following formats: CD and for the first time digitally and on vinyl and provided by UMe on July 15th.
Two singles, “Who Do I Kill?” and “Circles”, were released from the album, which also included a cover of Cat Stevens‘s “Mona Bona Jakon”. Shepherd, McBain and Wood wrote the majority of the songs, with Cameron co-writing “Sad McBain” with Waterman. The album also features country songwriter Billy “Edd” Wheeler‘s 1963 single “Blistered”. Wheeler was most known for penning “Jackson”, a Grammy Award winner for Johnny Cash and June Carter. Continue reading
Death‘s legendary 1987 debut “Scream Bloody Gore” recently received a comprehensive remastering and addition of a plethora of bonus content as part of Relapse Records‘ reissue of existing Death material. That added content includes previously unreleased recordings and rehearsal demos, super-expanded packaging, and brand-new extensive liner notes from former Death drummer/Autopsy founder Chris Reifert, Soulfly/Sepultura‘s Max Cavalera, and original “Scream Bloody Gore” producer Randy Burns. As part of the deluxe re-issue, it will now come in a wide variety of formats, including 2CD, limited-edition 3CD, LP, deluxe 2xLP boxset, and cassette versions. You can stream the Deluxe Edition of Death’s “Scream Bloody Gore” below.
Physical pre-orders are available now at Relapse.com and digital pre-orders can be can be found at Death‘s Bandcamp page.
O.L.D. (Old Lady Drivers) were one of early Grindcore’s most uniquely different bands, so much in fact that I would instantly describe them as having intensely “hallucinogenic” qualities to their music. I saw them live once in Baltimore and even met the band (at the time, James Plotkin, Alan Dubin, and Jason Everman) so I am stoked to hear that Hammerheart Records plan to release a deluxe reissue of O.L.D.‘s Old Lady Drivers on CD and LP. Continue reading
After nearly twenty years of silence Circle Of Dust, the original band of current Celldweller mastermind Klayton, has announced that he has successfully bought back rights to his previous releases and he is preparing to re-release his debut, self-titled Circle Of Dust album. The release will contain remastered and new songs while also being issued in a two-disc collection as well. An accompanying statement about this upcoming re-issue went on to say: Continue reading