Earache Records Unveils Morbid Angel Altars of Madness: Ultimate Edition 2CD

Record companies continue digging in their vaults to release rare material and actual remasters from classic underground metal bands, bypassing the tendency for ProTools “remasters” that amounted to compression of tracks ripped from the existing CD, in an effort to appeal to Generation X as they head toward five decades.

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Sammath Issues Militant Live Video For “Ferocious Mortar Fire”

Antisocial and violent black metal band Sammath unleashed a video of the band playing in Moscow, using the track “Ferocious Mortar Fire” from Across the Rhine is only death as the canvas for a newly elitist and intolerant sound. Expect all of the violent of war metal, with the precision of death metal, and the melody of black metal.

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Animate Records Re-Issues Master Let’s Start A War

Animate Records announced plans to re-release Master Let’s Start a War on a six-panel digipak. Attempting to mix the Master “sound” with a greater heavy metal and sludge sensibility, some of which appeared on Faith is In Season, Let’s start a War might best seen as a transition record for a band trying to find its voice but also portended what would become the later and tighter manifestation of Master.

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