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Massacra re-issues

Massacra re-issues
October 09, 2013, 03:53:34 PM
Century Media is proud to announce the license of the entire catalogue of France's biggest death metal band ever: MASSACRA!

"After so many years, we finally agreed to re-release our old material, our first demos and our albums including some bonus and exclusive stuff. To be honest, going revival is not our cup of tea at all but we must admit that the Century Media team has been so persistent and convinced us to release something official, of high quality, enhanced by some old stuff, original and personal..."
Jean-Marc Tristani, August 2013

The first of various MASSACRA releases will be the demo compilation "Day Of The Massacra", which includes all tracks of the three legendary demos "Legion Of Torture", "Final Holocaust" and "Nearer From Death". All tracks have been remastered at DMS by Ulf Horbelt who is well known for his outstanding remastering skills (Morbid, Asphyx, Grave, Necropsy and many more). Nathaniel Colas did a great in-depth interview with original MASSACRA guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani and Thomas Westphal of the infamous Necromaniac Zine (Germany) will create a killer artwork for the release. "Day Of The Massacra" will be released as standard CD Jewelcase (on midprice!) and standard LP (with 180g vinyl and inlay). The release date has been set to November 4th.

From 2013 onwards, the long sold out albums "Final Holocaust", "Enjoy The Violence", "Signs Of The Decline", "Sick" and "Humanize Human" will be made available step by step. All five albums will get the same treatment as the aforementioned demo compilation: Remastered sound, bonus material, unreleased and exclusive songs, liner notes, reworked layouts, high quality cover artworks (no cheap and blurry scans), rare photos and whatever else there is a fan of real death metal could ask for.


http://www.centurymedia.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=13271&IdCompany=3

Re: Massacra re-issues
October 09, 2013, 03:54:20 PM
Century Media Records will kick off its series of reissues by French death/thrash legend MASSACRA by releasing the first-ever official demo compilation covering the band's 80's demos, "Day Of The Massacra", on November 4, 2013 in Europe!

As a sonic glimpse of what to expect of this bestial release, the song "Apocalyptic Warriors (Chapter Final)" from the 1989 "Nearer From Death" demo can be heard here:
www.youtube.com

Guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani comments:
"Apocalyptic song! Apocalyptic time - 1989! Apocalyptic fans! Apocalyptic MASSACRA! See you in Hell!"

"Day Of The Massacra" compiles the demos "Legion Of Torture" (1987), "Final Holocaust" (1988) and "Nearer From Death" (1989) remastered at DMS by Ulf Horbelt (Morbid, Asphyx, Grave, Necropsy) while retaining the original raw charm. Nathaniel Colas did a great in-depth interview with original MASSACRA guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani and Thomas Westphal of the infamous Necromaniac Zine (Germany) did the cover. "Day Of The Massacra" will be released as standard CD Jewelcase (on midprice!) with an extensive 24 pages booklet, rare and commented photos, Digital Download and LP on 180g vinyl with a LP booklet plus a MASSACRA logo patch!

The standard black vinyl and CD version can be preordered now at:
www.cmdistro.de


CD http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Massacra_-_Day_Of_The_Massacra/1684

Black LP http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Massacra_-_Day_Of_The_Massacra_-black_LP_-_Patch-/1685

Transp. LP http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Massacra_-_Day_Of_The_Massacra___-transp-_red_LP_-_Patch-/1686

The strictly limited transparent red vinyl (only 100 copies) can be preordered from October 14 on at the same link!

See below for the exact track-listing:

MASSACRA - Day Of The Massacra CD

"Nearer From Death" demo 1989
1. Apocalyptic Warriors (Chapter Final) (06:04)
2. Sentenced For Life (05:15)
3. Nearer From Death (07:48)

"Final Holocaust" demo 1988
4. Intro (00:43)
5. Apocalyptic Warriors (03:36)
6. Final Holocaust (04:40)
7. Dream Of Violence (03:18)
8. Troop Of Death (04:24)
9. Outro (00:36)

"Legion Of Torture" demo 1987
10. Intro: March Off / Apocalyptic Warriors (05:59)
11. Toxic War (05:45)
12. Legion Of Torture (03:06)
13. The Day Of Massacra (04:15)
Total playing time: 55:29

MASSACRA - Day Of The Massacra LP

Side DEATH
Apocalyptic Warriors (Chapter Final)
Sentenced For Life
Nearer From Death
Intro
Apocalyptic Warriors
Final Holocaust

Side THRASH
Dream Of Violence
Troop Of Death
Outro
Intro: March Off / Apocalyptic Warriors
Toxic War
Legion Of Torture
The Day Of Massacra

From 2013 onwards, the long sold out albums "Final Holocaust", "Enjoy The Violence", "Signs Of The Decline", "Sick" and "Humanize Human" will be made available step by step. All five albums will get the same treatment as the aforementioned demo compilation: Remastered sound, bonus material, unreleased and exclusive songs, liner notes, reworked layouts, high quality cover artworks (no cheap and blurry scans), rare photos and whatever else there is a fan of real death metal could ask for. - See more at: http://www.centurymedia.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=13527&IdCompany=3#sthash.7PcC9hj4.dpuf

http://www.centurymedia.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=13527&IdCompany=3

Re: Massacra re-issues
October 11, 2013, 02:06:33 PM
The label RawForce from fucking Chile, reissues 2 first album from Massacra, the most great news is this label reissue the infamous THE AWAKENING (MERCILESS) CD, Licenced from Osmose Prod.

Re: Massacra re-issues
October 29, 2013, 03:56:39 AM
Can't wait to see these albums out again and finally have the chance to own them!

Re: Massacra re-issues
November 01, 2013, 02:41:17 PM


Celebrating the influence of this foundational band, Century Media will on November 4 release Day of the Massacra, a compilation of the re-mastered “Nearer From Death”, “Final Holocaust” and “Legion Of Torture” demos. The sound is surprisingly good, considering that the raw material comes from tape and isn’t easy to work with, although “Legion of Torture” sounds raw enough that no amount of modern technology can save it.

Massacra picked up the mantle of Slayer and Morbid Angel and crafted phrasal riffs into complex constructions which breathed pure energy but yet managed to take your breath away with their vast inner contrasts.

Massacra - Day of the Massacra review and audio samples

Album on sale at Century Media Europe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Pop_UMpsU