CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP and UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986″ CD/DVD out NOW!!Posted in Cryptic Slaughter, Releases, Upset Noise on February 25th, 2015 by foadmaster
Here we are! As previously announced we set February 25 for two new detonating FOAD thrashin’ attacks, and we kept the promise. The highly awaited CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP gatefold is out now in conjunction with UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986” digipack CD/DVD!! Most pre-orders have been shipped already. As expected, the CS die-hard edition on splatter vinyl has been completely sold out on preorder (this is getting a routine for all die-hard editions of our releases) , but of course you can still purchase the solid black vinyl version limited to 400. A note: the previous images published of the “rainbow splatter effect” we had requested to the vinyl factory for the CS die-hard copies don’t match exactly to the final result that we received. We are posting a photo here so those who ordered it can see what they are getting. It’s not far from the starting idea but the pressing plant splattered it with colour drops instead of stripes, they always say that the final result is random, so we accept it because it looks killer and unique anyway. It’s more like a plumcake-with-candies than a rainbow!
Ok, more in detail about each release:
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP (F.O.A.D. 076)
Are you ready for a new chapter in the Cryptic Slaughter + FOAD legacy? After giving the right treatment to their legendary “Life in grave” demotape with a special vinyl version including tons of bonus material, it was about time to unite forces again and bring to light a new classic of our favourite California’s thrashing Speed-core pioneers. So we have decided to focus on their 3rd classic full length, their final release before splitting up and reforming again with new members, “Stream of consciousness” originally released in 1988 by Death Records / Metal Blade and never re-issued until then! We did everything possible to improve the sound with a special mastering for vinyl by our sound wizard H.o.D. at Toxic Basement Studio, adding a lot of aggression to the drums and guitar… One thing is sure: you have never heard “Stream..” sound so crisp as on this version! And to make the package even more outstanding we have added 1 full LP of extra tracks, featuring their complete pre-production session (that is even faster and rawer!) made few days before they entered the studio to record the album + 2 rare rehearsal songs 1987 one of which sees Rob and Bill trading off vocals!
25 songs in total, head-punching Crossover Thrash with a solid HC impact. “Stream of consciousness” displays a killer songwriting that is as great and powerful as most anthems on their previous two albums “Convincted” and “Money talks“, if the weak point on the first pressing was the messy production, try this FOAD version and you’ll be positively surprised! Housed in a thick gatefold cover including lyrics, photos and a foldout insert/poster with tons of rare flyers and photos of that period. If you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or Power Violence, you are MAD if you miss any Cryptic Slaughter release!!
Solid black vinyl ltd to 400 copies
UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986″ digipack CD/DVD (F.O.A.D. 075)
4 years in the making, this is definitely the most exhaustive and complete UPSET NOISE collection ever released, backed by a story of pure passion and stubbornness in the project. 24 SONGS, over 1 hour of scorching Italian Hardcore/Crossover at its finest! Includes their classic debut album “Nothing more to be said” (1987) + “Growing pain” MLP (1989) and a completely unreleased soundboard live assault recorded in 1986, showing the band in its transition phase between the early raging HC singles and the subsequent metallic approach. Take the most powerful blend of classic Italian Punk/HC (rooted in the legendary “furious years”) spice it with some pummelling Thrash and a powerful r’n’r backbone… you get UPSET NOISE!!
Scrupulously mastered from the original 1/4″ reels for the best possible sonic impact, these recordings have never sounded so good and vital. And, icing on the cake, you’ll also find an extra DVD/documentary tracing the band’s history 1982/1992 through exclusive interviews and rare video-footage. Housed in a 8 panel digipack with 2 booklets (40 pages in total) and OBI strip. If you’re a maniac for energy driven Italian HC like RAW POWER, NEGAZIONE, IMPACT, BLOODY RIOT, EU’S ARSE this is highly recommended. Watch the promotional trailer HERE!
NOTE: First 200 mailorder copies include an original miniposter/flyer printed in 1988 by TVOR to advertise “Nothing more to be said”!!
UPSET NOISE will premiere this release with a reunion show (back on stage after 20+ years!!) on May 2nd in Poviglio, Italy co-headlining a festival with Us Hardcore heavy-weights POISON IDEA!! If you’re around and want to experience how a true Hardcore clash in the old school Italian way looks like (the good old “teste vuote ossa rotte” spirit) then look no further and join this inferno! Facebook Event HERE