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Defiance is an American thrash metal band from Oakland, California. They played a decidedly technical style of thrash originally evoking bands like Testament, though they would later move on to playing in their own unique, more progressive thrash style.
Defiance was formed in 1985 by guitarist Brad Bowers, drummer Matt Vander Ende and bassist Mike Kaufmann. Doug Harrington joined not long after Jim Adams. In 1987 the band recruited a vocalist in Mitch Mayes. Now with a stable and complete line-up, Defiance began playing shows in the Bay Area. With the local thrash scene gaining momentum, the band attained local notoriety. Their first demo was released in 1987. Shortly afterwards Mayes left the band and was replaced by Ken Elkington. With Elkington the band issued their Hypothermia demo in 1988. This demo caught the attention of the independent metal label Roadracer Records. After dissolving in 1995, they reformed in 2005 and released their fourth studio album ‘The Prophecy’ in late 2009. They broke up once again in 2012, but announced yet another reunion in September 2019. This complete demo discography contains all the Defiance demo’s from 1986, ’88, ’89, 91 and 1994.
Naphobia was formed in 1989 and released two demos and one full length titled ‘Of Hell’. The band played their final gig in 1996 opening for Napalm Death and At the Gates. ‘Of Hell’ was recorded by Keith "Thumper" Collins (Savatage and Jack Starr’s Burning Starr bass player). The last three tracks feature Gene Hoglan (Death, Dark Angel) on drums and were produced by Chuck Schuldiner (Death) who also partly played a guest lead on one track. Drums on the first 6 track were played by Tony Laureano (ex-Malevolent Creation, Nile, Brujera). Bonus to the album is the second Naphobia demo called ‘Cultivated Innards’ from 1993. This six track demo is recorded by Megadeth’s (first two albums) drummer Gar Samuelson. Booklet and cover art are carefully restored and designed by ACW (Hellwitch, Asphyx, Ceremonial Oath). The ‘Cultivated Innards’ demo is remastered by Tom Palms (Phlebotomized guitar player, Sinister, Infernal Majesty remasters). The booklet contains extensive liner notes from vocalist Nikk and guitar player Kenny.
Acrostichon is one of the earliest and still existing death metals band from The Netherlands. Acrostichon was formed in August 1989 when Jos (guitar), Richard (guitar) and Corinne (vocals / bass) finally found a suitable drummer. March 1990 they recorded their debut demo. In early 1991 Acrostichon entered RS29 to record the “Dehumanized” demo. It proved to be the final breakthrough in the underground death metal scene worldwide. More than 1000 copies were sold. Songs of the demo were featured on the “Where is your god now” LP published by D.S.F.A. records and they released a 7? e.p. on Seraphic Decay Records (The “Lost Remembrance”). Several labels showed interest in signing the band. The songs “Relics” was recorded to be featured on the “Peaveville Volume 4? sampler. Acrostichon signed a contract for an album with the French Modern Primitive Records. In March 1992 they recorded their debut album, called “Engraved in Black”, with producer Colin Richardson.
Their live album ‘Return to Killburg’ was recorded live at 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands on October the 4th 2009. The album contains an overview of the bands best and most successful tracks,12 in total. Live mix, editing and mastering by Robin Cornelissen (Pentacle, Dead End, Morthra). The booklet and inlays contain several outstanding special made artworks from guitar player Richard (Master, Massacre, Napalm Death).
Reverend is an American thrash and power metal band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in early 1989 when vocalist David Wayne left Metal Church. Most of the earliest band members, were recruited from a Los Angeles power metal act named Heretic (and Heretic’s vocalist Mike Howe joined Metal Church). Vocalist David Wayne sadly died from complications resulting from a traffic accident in 2005. Reverend released two studio albums, one live album and two mini cd’s over the years. David’s final recordings and release was Reverend ‘s ‘A Gathering of Demons’ mini cd together with the Wayne album ‘Metal Church’. Both were released in 2001.
This re-issue of ‘A Gathering of Demons’ contains a brand new remix of the entire mini cd, plus the original 2001 mix, the UFO cover track ‘Lights Out’ and rare live and recordings, 12 tracks in total. The booklet is carefully restored form the original files and contains extensive liner notes about the entire Reverend history.
UK’s Asphyxiator were active between 1993 and ’98 and released on full length album in 1997, called ‘Trapped Between Two Worlds’. Nowadays this one of the most sought-after albums ever. Cover art work and booklet are carefully restored from the original artworks. The booklet contains liner notes based on an interview done by Pim Blankenstein (Possessed, Sinister, Asphyx). The Asphyxiator debut album was recorded at Rhythm Studios, Bidford-On-Avon (Vader, Benediction, Napalm Death) and produced by Paul Johnston. The album contains one exclusive bonus track and is remastered by Achilleas Kalantzis at Suncord Audiolab (Varathron, Sacramentum, Benediction).
Celestial Season from The Netherlands were formed in 1991 and released five full length albums over the years. The band evolved from doom death metal to gothic doom death to stoner metal on their last few albums. They were one of the first to combine death metal with doom and violines and keyboards. Celestial Season are generally regarded as the Dutch doom death gothic pioneers. This cd release called ‘The Merciful’ contains the debut demo ‘Promises’ from 1991 and their promo 1994. The two demos are restored and remastered by Achilleas Kalantzis at Suncord Audiolab (Varathron, Benediction, Gomorrah)
Size L Gildan - Heavy cotton.
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6-panel digipak. Limited edition 1st print with bonus CD.
"Bardo Exist was written and produced by NHV Beherit in 2019-2020. This album was mixed and mastered by Joona Lukala / Noise For Fiction in May 2020. Drawings by Stan Dark Art ("This art series was inspired by Beherit darkness and band dedicated").
2020 CD reissue!