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First two Sadus albums finally reissued properly

First two Sadus albums finally reissued properly
September 15, 2007, 01:35:08 AM
On the heels of the spineless, cash-grab reissues earlier this year from the infamous parasites at Metal Mind records, Displeased records has finally put out proper re-releases of Sadus' "Illusions" and "Swallowed in Black."

These releases come with liner notes from Steve DiGiorgio, complete, remastered version of the band's first three demos, and video clips of the tracks "Certain Death" and "Good Rid'nz."

Both albums can be purchased at The End Records (http://www.theomegaorder.com/s.nl?sc=10&category=&search=sadus%20illusions) for $11.99 with free shipping for US customers, and until 9/26, you can receive an 11% discount by entering the "UPTOELEVEN" coupon at checkout.

Some other recommended rarities from TER's catalogue:

Master's "Unreleased 1985 Album" ($11.49) http://www.theomegaorder.com/s.nl?it=A&id=5384&category=&whence=

"Back in 1985 Paul Speckmann and Master signed to US label Combat and recorded a thunderous debut album that same year. Due to irreconcilable differences the contract got torn up, the album was never released and Paul went on with his new band Deathstrike. A few years later, after reuniting Master, the band signed to Nuclear Blast and recorded several albums in the 1990s. Now, almost 20 years later, the original 1985 album recordings are dug up from the vaults to be immortalized! This cult release comes with early '90s demo tracks as a bonus."

SORCIER DES GLACES - Moonrise In Total Darkness ($11.49)
http://www.theomegaorder.com/s.nl?sc=10&category=&search=sorcier%20des%20glaces

From the small sampling that I've heard, this is one of two black metal albums—the other being Summoning’s Oath Bound—from the past year that has managed to match the efforts of the movement’s establishing acts; perhaps unsurprisingly, the music was composed only three years removed from the de facto death of black metal (circa 1996) but was released a few months ago because the man responsible for all of the music just recently found the long-lost master recordings and was finally able to get it out into the public.

Re: First two Sadus albums finally reissued proper
September 15, 2007, 12:32:47 PM
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On the heels of the spineless, cash-grab reissues earlier this year from the infamous parasites at Metal Mind records


What is the deal with those?  They were pretty prolific but seemed a strange place to be releasing a lot of the material.

Re: First two Sadus albums finally reissued proper
September 15, 2007, 02:30:15 PM
Last year, Metal Mind purchased the distribution rights to a ton of old, "unwanted" titles from the Roadrunner catalogue (Xentrix, Toxik, Solitude Aeturnus, etc.).

However, when Metal Mind bought these rights from Roadrunner, the original bands were not consulted at all, which means that the bands were not able to put any input into the releases or receive a cent of profits from them, all of which was done purposely by Metal Mind to minimize effort and maximize profit.

For instance, Steve DiGiorgio actually wanted to put the very items that are now included in the Sadus albums into the Metal Mind reissues, but Metal Mind simply wanted to get these reissues out while using as little money and effort as possible, which is why they were released in digipack format with a scant amount of bonus features and poor packaging.