All pre-orders have been shipped and the record has been premiered last weekend at Dynamo / Eindhoven’s “Bloodshed Fest“. There are less than 20 COPIES left of the die-hard edition in splatter grey/white vinyl, so these are the last few days for getting this special edition ltd to 100 copies, otherwise don’t miss the regular black that is equally nice and collectable, with its golden silkscreen art on Side D. So more in detail: this release means a lot to us because, as previously said, it took 4 endless years of stubbornness and dead-ends to put it together, track down the best sounding masters and find enough photos, flyers etc to make it something special as we wish all our releases to be. None of the original band members had any sort of reels, master tapes or anything that could be helpful for this, so we had to go face a manic research through collectors and traders, ex zine editors and so on. To make you understand what kind of restoration work has been done… some lost artworks have been photographed from ultra washed-out tshirts of those years, printed and retraced by hand to be returned to their original shape! Thanks to perseverance and to the help of many enthusiasts that provided useful material, we finally brought to life this project started exactly on.. June 2010!! Crazy, uh? This collection consists of: Complete demos 1985 transfered from the best sounding sources in existence, songs from “Exposure to conviction” compilation tape 1986, fully uncut “Off The Board Live at CGBG 1986“.. 34 songs of tight and powerful NEW YORK HARDCORE showcasing the early steps of a band that gave a massive input to the genre and pioneered the US school of Crossover combining the most skilled and talented Thrash impact with their Hardcore roots. If you enjoyed the CRUMBSUCKERS’ “Turn back time” anthology we released a while ago, this is another treasure of solid and uncompromised NY HC!! Three-sided double LP with Side D silkscreened with an elegant gold print, gatefold cover and 12″x12″ booklet full of rare flyers, photos, early tshirt art and zine excerpts. And, icing on the cake.. front cover art by Gee Vaucher of CRASS!
Available in two different versions:
– Die-hard edition of 100 copies on splatter Aside/Bside grey & white vinyl
(very last copies!!)
– Solid black vinyl limited to 400 copies