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MASSACRA re-issues

MASSACRA re-issues
May 15, 2014, 07:50:37 AM


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.

Here's the preorder link that either brings you to the Euro or US CM Distro webshop:

One song from each re-issue can be heard here:
"Researchers Of Tortures": http://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/massacra-researchers-of-tortures

"Enjoy The Violence": http://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/massacra-enjoy-the-violence

“Full Frontal Assault”: http://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/massacra-full-frontal-assault

Further info:
The albums have been skillfully remastered by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony (Asphyx, Desaster, Darkthrone etc), were specially mastered for vinyl and feature heavy 180gr vinyl, a 30x30cm 4-page LP booklet whereas the CD and digital format come along with additional bonus tracks and will be offered at mid-price.
“Final Holocaust” offers tracks from a previously unreleased 1990 live show, “Enjoy The Violence” also contains a rehearsal from 1991 and “Signs Of The Decline” extra live tracks, so look forward to some rare rawness as bonus treats.
The LP booklet and 24 pages CD booklet include all lyrics, detailed interviews with guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani, photos, fanzine snippets, flyers and more.

Here is an overview on the different vinyl editions and limitations:

Final Holocaust:
200 copies – black vinyl
400 copies - transparent blue vinyl
400 copies - clear vinyl

Enjoy The Violence:
200 copies - black vinyl
400 copies – solid white vinyl
400 copies - clear vinyl

Signs Of The Decline:
200 copies - black vinyl
400 copies – red vinyl
400 copies - clear vinyl

Re: MASSACRA re-issues
December 18, 2014, 10:08:45 AM
I have purchased the reissues for the first two albums remastered.

They sound GODLY.

I might consider buying the demo compilation as well.

Re: MASSACRA re-issues
January 02, 2015, 07:45:09 PM
I got the demo compilation when it came out.
Lots of interesting footnotes, band stories.

I songs layout is well done.
Gives a good insight into maturation, but production seems just at the time the production restraints limited the impact.