War Arts Productions Reissuing Immortal On Cassette

War Art Productions is reissuing the first three Immortal albums – Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism, Pure Holocaust, and Battles in the North, – on cassette.

Nobody should buy this unless they have an old clunker car that only has a tape deck or are a hipster as cassettes sound like shit. If you are the latter, please shove your head in the oven like Sylvia Plath and die of carbon monoxide poisoning. Everyone else should just buy the CDs from Osmose which have been in print for over twenty year.


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28 thoughts on “War Arts Productions Reissuing Immortal On Cassette”

  1. Marc Defranco says:

    The only tapes I can really get behind are the old rough and raw demos. I don’t see the point in full lengths on tape especially long established classics

  2. David Rosales says:

    Pointless activities for hipsters…
    Why would you even do this with these famous LPs?

    1. MarZ says:

      A good point. What these albums really need is a proper vinyl reissue sourced from the master-tapes, like the INFESTER reissue. But early IMMORTAL is so good, to be honest, it can only be a positive thing for more of it to be available in the world, no matter what format.

  3. GGALLIN1776 says:

    I want to punch tape buyers. Even if you own an old piece of shit buick with a tape deck, walmart still has cd to tape deck adapters….or just use an fm broadcaster in the headphone jack. Dozens of reasons to NOT use tapes.

    Rape a tape with a magnet. Rape it, rape it good.

    1. MarZ says:

      I’ll fight you Galin. Don’t ever come near me or my cousin’s tape collection again!

      1. JJALLAN1997 says:

        Is your cousin hot?

      2. GGALLIN1776 says:

        I’ll O.D. on laxatives & shit on both your tape collections. It’ll improve both the smell & sound quality.

        As for the fight, lemme make sure my spleen won’t burst first then we’ll set a date. If I win, i get to melt all your tapes. If you win, I’ll get you an adapter so you can play cd’s in your 1983 Mercury Sable.

    2. GGALLIN1776 says:

      Sure Sally. I’ll be sure to trip you when I see you running to the tape rack at goodwill. Don’t cry in public though, it’ll only make you look like more of a faggot.

  4. Mattel Marauder says:

    Great news for hessians with old cars.

    1. Yuzerneigm says:

      Yeah, aftermarket CD players!!!

  5. Yuzerneigm says:

    The cassette trend is fucking retarded. Use them for recording on a portastudio and that’s it.

  6. MarZ says:

    I can understand why they’re being released on cassette tape. Apart from it apparently being trendy or whatever (which it really isn’t – just guys that like collecting rare stuff) tape has a warmer/richer sound than CDs. That metal is mostly only available on CD doesn’t make it a better format.

    1. CD is a better format that’s sturdier and more accurate to the source, which is the very definition of higher fidelity. Modern tapes suck balls too and will sound like shit after a few plays.

    2. Rainer Weikusat says:

      Non-quantisised (sized?) recordings put onto suitable media have that. As soons as these have gone through any kind of processing with computer-based tools, the damage is done and putting the result onto an analog medium just s to makes the sound worse. Even when disregarding that, tapes are a horrible storage medium: They degenerate quickly through playback and will often auto-destruct before they become otherwise unusable.

      DIY may be fun but trying to rescue cassettes which have chosen to spill their guts, possible having to peel them out of the player mechanics first, is something I can certainly do without.

    3. GGALLIN1776 says:

      If you want warmth, get a good hifi system & some vinyl or just go buy a blanket. Even if your tape deck is set-up correctly on a good system, it’ll just be bass heavy & muddy….plus those lovely garbled spots. I honestly have no idea how people transcribed guitar from tapes.

      1. They have real analog tape, which lasts a bit longer than cassettes but will still die. The reason so many old metal albums from the 70s and 80s have tape problems but late 40s to 60s music doesn’t is as the old tapes were much sturdier as they used whale blubber, much more resistant to humidity and tape head problems than the current synthetic material.

  7. Covfefe says:

    Those reissued on cassette? Some people just really try too hard.

  8. Bone Loogan says:

    That Battles in The North cover is damn gay, I always hated it, the dark snowy cover is FAR superior.

  9. Nuclear Whore says:

    7 €

    It’s still the cheapest medium. And it does not sound that bad. It’s the worst medium! OK! But it’s not that abysmal, at all.

  10. Emil in the Maple Mountains says:

    Why even buy CD:s when you can download albums? Whatever sound fidelity loss is pretty miniscule for the most part.

    1. You can resell CDs.

    2. Rainer Weikusat says:

      Two part answer:

      1) MP3 sounds like shit. *If* I download something (that’s only available digitally), that’s always at least ‘CD audio format’. I then burn this onto a CD. That’s a nuisance I can do without. I also like looking at covers and reading booklets, especially lyrics. Also, the lifetime of burnt CDs is fairly short. I lost a couple of things I’d rather have kept due to not being aware of this.

      2) I want to listen to music. Hence, I have to put money into creation of music. TANSTAAFL.

  11. Trashchunk says:

    You can buy 5 blank tapes for $7, copy your CDs on tape them take it to your car tape player.

    1. GGALLIN1776 says:

      You can buy 50 blank cd’s for $7, goodwill has used cd players & tape adaptors for a couple bucks. Burn flac/ aac tracks onto them & you’ll even get the unpleasant experience of having to fast forward instead of just skipping tracks.

      Or ya know spend $10 on a 64gb memory card/usb drive then plug it into one of those fm adaptors that can control usb storage. The drive will outlast both tapes & cd’s with the advantage of no added noise/loss from erasing then adding new material.

      1. Rainer Weikusat says:

        Or ya know spend $10 on a 64gb memory card/usb drive then plug it into one of those fm adaptors that can control usb storage. The drive will outlast both tapes & cd’s

        Never, ever store anything you want to keep on a (NAND) flush ROM[*].

        [*] This is not a typo. I’ve seen more of these ‘storage devices’ suddenly go belly-up after short time periods (few months to a few years) then I care to remember.

        1. canadaspaceman says:

          external hard drives die on me every few years.
          Still pissed off if I want to recover the files off all of the dead drives, I am looking at spending $100’s or maybe a thousand for all I know .
          Might be worth it though, especially for the rare stuff, and other files (eg.documents).

  12. canadaspaceman says:

    All bands and record labels with Cassette tape releases / re-releases should first inform the buyer whether they were copied from the master recordings, and if it was an analog or digital source.
    Give them the knowledge and a true choice.

    When my cd player broke in the early 1990s, I only used cassettes (and vinyl) for the next 8 years.

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