..with a slight delay (we’ve been completely absorbed by 1 full week at the Obscene Extreme festival with 6 FOAD bands perfoming) it’s time to announce that one of our most anticipated summer releases is finally available and ready to ship!
PAUL CHAIN “Mirror” Double LP is out now! All preorders have been shipped, some of you should have received it already. Housed in a ultra-thick (the whole thing is 750 grams!) casewrapped gatefold with a silver foil mirror inside, making it one of the most deluxe FOAD releases to date, this is the official reissue of Minotauro‘s “Mirror” single/comp. trax anthology for the first time ever on a vinyl set, adding the rare B-side track off the “Needful/Yellow acid” 7″ not included on the previous CD version! A fantastic journey through the sinister and doomy landscapes of this Italian Metal/DeathRock master of evil, a curse turned into violet art, an esoteric and individual beast without anything resembling trendiness or modernization, reaching back from its late 80′s standing into the dark murkiness of the 70′s at some parts, and at others into an entirely new dimension, unexplored by man before and since. Paul Chain has stood as a pillar in the Italian metal scene for over three decades, launching his cult career with the infamous DEATH S.S. and inspiring a lot of major artists among which Lee Dorrian of Cathedral and the whole Southern Lord Rec. team! Everything the man has touched is gold!
This compilation shows all of Paul Chain’s sides. From experimental industrial/ambient to grooving hard/psychedelic rock. From NWoBHM to heavy traditional doom. Anyone who’s new to this guy should have a listen to this. Includes: “Mirror” 7″, “Yellow acid / Needful” 7″, “Les temps du Grand Frère” 7″, split 7″ with Der Tod, split 7″ with Eversor, 6 songs from different compilations (1985 to 1993) and a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Electric funeral”. 14 songs!
Available in 2 different versions:
Ltd die-hard (very few left) in splatter aside/bside white and black vinyl, only 100 pressed
…or solid black vinyl ltd. to 400