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Author:  DeathfareDevil [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Rolling Reissues Thread - The Catch is Better than the Chase

Okay, not really, but sometimes we're left with only this option. Can't spend all our time lying in wait on ebay, bags of money at the ready.

I wanted a thread separate from the extant "2014 releases you're looking forward to" thread, as I know we're a finicky bunch and will inevitably devote much time to comparing reissues with original presses, i.e.: sound quality, presentation, overall importance, etc. We're only a little over a week into the year and already I'm seeing news of reissues that I don't want to lose track of.

Emperor - As the Shadows Rise - March 13
http://www.hammerheart.com/
Quote:
Hammerheart Records releases Emperor - "As The Shadows Rise" MLP + CD-single on March 3rd 2014, in time for their reunion shows! Originally released as a 7" in 1994 this recording features 3 classic, vintage Emperor tracks, that are similar to their legendary MLP. This time as a mighty 12" with an etching on the side B and the songs as CD in one great package. Limited to 666 copies!


Hades - Alone Walkyng - March 13
http://www.hammerheart.com/
Quote:
On this same day we will release Hades - "Alone Walkyng" on vinyl format too. This releases features their classic demo from 1993 on side A with side B is etched, limited to 500 copies. The perfect match of Norwerhian Black Metal with a pinch of Bathory, recorded at Grieghallen (Burzum, Emperor, Mayhem)...



Demilich - Nespithe - January 17
http://www.svartrecords.com/shoppe/en/h ... s-2cd.html

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20th Adversary of Emptiness contains everything Demilich have ever recorded, starting from Regurgitation of Blood demo (1991) and rounding things off with three songs the band recorded during their brief comeback in 2006. The only Demilich full lenght album Nespithe has been reissued several times over the years in various guises, but always using the inferior 16-bit CD masters and sometimes brickwalled beyond recognition. For this release we dug up the original unmastered 24 bit studio tapes for Nespithe and best possible sources for the demo material, and then had Sami Jämsén of Studio Perkele thoroughly clean everything up and create new masters. This is Demilich as you've never heard it before.

The double CD package features new artwork by original Nespithe cover artist Turkka Rantanen, and the classic cover is included as well. The set comes with a 40 page booklet with lyrics, song commentary, new Demilich-themed art by David Mikkelsen and Johnny Maddox plus a lengthy Q&A session between Olivier 'Zoltar' Badin and Antti Boman.


Alternately, a vinyl box set of it:
http://www.svartrecords.com/shoppe/en/h ... p-box.html
Quote:
The box is available in three editions:
1. transparent blood red (150 copies)
2. slimy green (350 copies)
3. black (500 copies)

All boxes feature three LPs, the 1st of which is Nespithe in a separate jacket. Platters 2 and 3 have both the 2006 recordings and all of the group's demos, wrapped in a gatefold jacket. There's also a sticker, poster and a 44 page Demilich 'zine, all housed in a sturdy box set.

20th Adversary of Emptiness contains everything Demilich have ever recorded, starting from Regurgitation of Blood demo (1991) and rounding things off with three songs the band recorded during their brief comeback in 2006. The only Demilich full lenght album Nespithe has been reissued several times over the years in various guises, but always using the inferior 16-bit CD masters and sometimes brickwalled beyond recognition. For this release we dug up the original unmastered 24 bit studio tapes for Nespithe and best possible sources for the demo material, and then had Sami Jämsén of Studio Perkele thoroughly clean everything up and create new masters. This is Demilich as you've never heard it before.

Nespithe LP is wrapped in the original Turkka Rantanen cover art, lovingly restored, and a new artwork by Mr Rantanen adorns the box itself. For the demo compilation cover the band commissioned new art from renowned underground artists David Mikkelsen and Johnny Maddox, inspired by Demilich lyricals. Mikkelsen's art also comes as a poster in the package.

The whopping 44 page Demilich 'zine features a long Q&A session between Olivier 'Zoltar' Badin and Antti Boman plus lyrics, song commentary and a plethora of assorted interviews and reviews spanning two decades.

Here's a track from it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT76I8R9RBw#t=1


Deathevokation - The Chalice of Ages - January 10
Adramelech - Psychostasia - March 1
(both on Xtreem), no individual entries yet.


Of course there's also the looming specter of Death's Scream Bloody Gore and Leprosy, but all E. Greif's Facebook says is that they "will follow." (in comments)


Post whatever you're aware of, preferably sourced.

Author:  androdion [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:13 pm ]
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I think the Adramelech reissue has the same content as the 2003 from Blackend, with EPs and stuff.

From that list I'd say you're missing the Century Media reissues, namely Thanatos' last couple of albums and Dawn's entire discography.

Author:  DeathfareDevil [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:41 pm ]
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androdion wrote:
I think the Adramelech reissue has the same content as the 2003 from Blackend, with EPs and stuff.

From that list I'd say you're missing the Century Media reissues, namely Thanatos' last couple of albums and Dawn's entire discography.


Ah, I knew there was a big one I was forgetting. I also should add that this won't be an updated OP -- it was by no means comprehensive, and any additions will just follow in future posts.

Such as this one:

http://www.centurymedia.com/newsdetaile ... dCompany=2

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Century Media Records has signed a worldwide deal to license the entire discography of Sweden's DAWN! Formed in 1990, DAWN quickly evolved from the pure death metal found on their first demos into a more complex, melodic, epic and atmospheric style that culminated in the masterpiece, Slaughtersun - Crown Of The Triarchy (1998). Along with DISSECTION, UNANIMATED and EUCHARIST, DAWN is considered to be one of the most underrated acts that merged death and black metal during the mid 90's.

In the first half of 2014, the band's catalog will finally be made available again on CD and--for the first time ever--on vinyl. Carefully re-mastered by Dan Swanö, these re-issues feature re-worked artwork and more (all done in full cooperation with the band). The planned DAWN releases are:
--Demos 1991-1993 (title TBA) on CD/LP
--Nær Sólen Gar Niþer For Evogher (originally released in 1994) on CD/LP
--Sorgh På Svarte Vingar Fløgh (originally released in 1996) on MCD/MLP
--Slaughtersun - Crown Of The Triarchy (originally released in 1998) on CD/2LP



Thanatos - Undead. Unholy. Divine.
Thanatos - Justified Genocide
http://www.cmdistro.de/Search?q=thanatos

No sign yet of the Thanatos in the U.S. iteration of CMDistro.

Author:  androdion [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:01 pm ]
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Even still, this thread was a good idea. Let's see if it sticks. ;)

Author:  DeathfareDevil [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:50 pm ]
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Oh yeah, the other one I forgot about, posted in that 2014 thread.

http://centurymedia.com/newsdetailed.as ... dCompany=3
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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.

NOTE:
These reissues are the only versions done with full support of the band and will be the definite editions of such death metal classics so don't spend a buck on bootlegs that suck!
- See more at: http://centurymedia.com/newsdetailed.as ... C8hXZ.dpuf


Obviously Day of the Massacra came out last year. I assume updates will come at some point.


Has Dark Descent mentioned any plans for 2014? Seems they're always working on something.

Author:  androdion [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:59 pm ]
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This is shaping up to be a big year in spendings, he. :nods:

Author:  I Am the Law [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:53 pm ]
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I'm still waiting for Hell's Headbangers to release the Sarcasm (Swe) compilation. No news of that in one in some time.

Author:  Spiner202 [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:52 pm ]
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I highly highly recommend Divebomb Records for the best quality reissues. Their next releases are:

Picture - Picture/Diamond Dreamer
Picture - Eternal Dark/Heavy Metal Ears
Sultan - Check & Mate
Grinder - Dead End
Addictive - Kick 'em Hard

I am really excited for both Picture and Grinder, but I'll probably end up buying all of these. Also, just in case you haven't been up to date with the label, they've also done Deathrow - Deception Ignored, Scanner - Hypertrace, Scanner - Terminal Earth, and more.

Author:  Lightsbane [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:35 pm ]
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Emperor posted a photo on facebook of a box of tapes.
Quote:
From the dusty dungeons, a box of old Emperor rehearsal tapes, alternatives mixes, etc, all dating back to the 90's.
#nightside2014


I'm assuming this means a reissue/20th anniversary edition is in the works

Author:  mark of the devil [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:31 pm ]
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Pagan Altar's Judgement of the Dead is supposed to get a re-issue.

Author:  SkullFracturingNightmare [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:38 pm ]
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mark of the devil wrote:
Pagan Altar's Judgement of the Dead is supposed to get a re-issue.

Didn't it just get reissued in 2012 on CD and vinyl?

Author:  J_Ason [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:23 pm ]
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The remaster of Dark Tranquillity's Skydancer came out digitally in August, but has yet to be released physically so there's that to look forward to. I haven't yet listened to it in full, but the dry production (and dry vocals) was always the biggest problem with the original for me, so this should be good.

http://www.darktranquillity.com/site/skydancer-reissue/
Quote:
Happy 20th birthday, SKYDANCER!

Time flies! On August 30, 1993, our weird and wonderful debut album “Skydancer” was released. The album has been out of print and hard to obtain for a while, but to celebrate the anniversary there will be new CD, LP and digital releases with remastered sound.

More details will be announced shortly, but for now we recommend everyone to head over to our official Bandcamp page where the remastered 2013 edition of the album can be streamed or purchased at a fan-friendly price.

darktranquillity.bandcamp.com

Here’s to the next 20 years!

Author:  Cruciphage [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:23 pm ]
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SkullFracturingNightmare wrote:
mark of the devil wrote:
Pagan Altar's Judgement of the Dead is supposed to get a re-issue.

Didn't it just get reissued in 2012 on CD and vinyl?

Yeah, all their full-lengths were reissued.

Author:  ogmetal [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:31 pm ]
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DeathfareDevil wrote:

Has Dark Descent mentioned any plans for 2014? Seems they're always working on something.


Morgue (US) compilation (Eroded Thoughts and demos) around spring time and Morpheus/Morpheus Descends anthology.

We are also doing Goreaphobia's Vile Beast comp on vinyl. This is with much improved sound and art.

Author:  The Lions Den [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:54 pm ]
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Morta Skuld 'Dying remains' anyone???

It remains OOP for a long time, fuck!

Author:  androdion [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:16 pm ]
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ogmetal wrote:
Morpheus/Morpheus Descends anthology

Can you spill out any details on this one? ;)

Author:  DeathfareDevil [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:20 pm ]
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The Lions Den wrote:
Morta Skuld 'Dying remains' anyone???

It remains OOP for a long time, fuck!


Peaceville put it out in October. Or is that what you were saying? Verb tense is throwing me off.
http://www.peaceville.com/news/article/97229


ogmetal wrote:
Morgue (US) compilation (Eroded Thoughts and demos) around spring time and Morpheus/Morpheus Descends anthology.

We are also doing Goreaphobia's Vile Beast comp on vinyl. This is with much improved sound and art.


Cool!

Author:  ogmetal [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:03 pm ]
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androdion wrote:
ogmetal wrote:
Morpheus/Morpheus Descends anthology

Can you spill out any details on this one? ;)


Not much to say at this point. It will contain all their work and perhaps a brand new song. This will be the best sounding MD release yet. It will be likely a CD box set but I still haven't gotten files to determine what we will do. We'll also be doing a companion release along with The Crypt...like Timeghoul, Fulmination, etc.

As soon as I have more details, everyone else will. We are hoping to get it done by mid year.

Author:  androdion [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:11 pm ]
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Cool! I'll keep an eye on this one.

Author:  Cynical_Misanthropy [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:44 pm ]
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Adramelech reissue? Sweeetttttt.... Thank you guys for informing me.

I already pre-ordered that Demilich one, can't wait.

Author:  Gore__Grinder [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:36 pm ]
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Cynical_Misanthropy wrote:
I already pre-ordered that Demilich one, can't wait.


Yeah, just put in my order couple days ago too. so stoked, really looking forward to it!

Author:  mark of the devil [ Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:15 am ]
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Absu-Tara box set via The Crypt

Author:  The Lions Den [ Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:47 am ]
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DeathfareDevil wrote:
The Lions Den wrote:
Morta Skuld 'Dying remains' anyone???

It remains OOP for a long time, fuck!


Peaceville put it out in October. Or is that what you were saying? Verb tense is throwing me off.
http://www.peaceville.com/news/article/97229



Ah ah, you make me cum mate!

I didn't know about the Peaceville reissue, I just ordered it!

P.S. and sorry for my english :-D

Author:  DeathfareDevil [ Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:05 pm ]
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Glad I could help with, uh, both of those things.

Everyone probably already knows this, but the next Septic Flesh reissue is A Fallen Temple and comes out later this month.
http://e-shop.season-of-mist.com/en/tit ... ssue/23681

Author:  Aaattaack [ Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:11 pm ]
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androdion wrote:
I think the Adramelech reissue has the same content as the 2003 from Blackend, with EPs and stuff.



There seem to come 3 seperated releases. Well, I already have the Blackened Re-issue, so I just need the last one, but normally a label would release them all in one.

ADRAMELECH (fin) - "Psychostasia" [re-issue + bonus] [CD & LP] [01.03.2014]
ADRAMELECH (fin) - "Seven + The Fall" (T.B.A.)
ADRAMELECH (fin) - "7"EP + Demos" (T.B.A.)

Author:  GTog [ Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:40 pm ]
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More Hate Records just reissued a couple of older albums by Black Shadow. Probably nobody cares but me, but their stuff is impossible to find.

Author:  Huldrelok [ Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:46 pm ]
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Two that Im expecting to get in the next few months, also just mentioned above... Absu - Tara box from The Crypt, and the Reverend Bizarre - So Long Suckers box set coming out at the same time as the Demilich box set, both great releases from Svart highly anticipated!

Also, does anyone have any news on the Cancer reissues that are supposed to be coming soon?

Author:  The Lions Den [ Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:28 am ]
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Pulverised records recently repressed the first two Desultory 'Into eternity' and ' Bitterness'.

Any plans for Pulverised in 2014?

Same for Cyclone Empire and Konqueror records.

Author:  Aaattaack [ Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:59 pm ]
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Cancer's first three albums by Cyclone Empire.

Author:  CF_Mono [ Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:09 pm ]
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Christ that Demilich remaster sounds perfect.

Author:  Poisonfume [ Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:29 pm ]
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CF_Mono wrote:
Christ that Demilich remaster sounds perfect.


Yep. Just pre-ordered my own copy. I really had to think hard about whether I wanted the slimy green version or the digipak. Went with the CD, can't wait!

Author:  androdion [ Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:41 pm ]
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Poisonfume wrote:
CF_Mono wrote:
Christ that Demilich remaster sounds perfect.


Yep. Just pre-ordered my own copy. I really had to think hard about whether I wanted the slimy green version or the digipak. Went with the CD, can't wait!

I'll have to agree on that one. And the price for the double digipak box is just killer! Really excited to hear the album in this new form, and even more excited for the demos! :love:

Author:  narsilianshard [ Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:18 pm ]
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Just got a promo for the reissue of Coroner's Death Cult Demo, remastered and with a couple extra tracks. Comes out Jan 27th.

Author:  Reid [ Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:16 pm ]
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Speaking of Coroner, I believe they've just reissued RIP and Mental Vortex, now available direct from their website.

Author:  SkullFracturingNightmare [ Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:15 pm ]
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Sweet, about damn time! If they reissue Punishment for Decadence, No More Color, and Grin as well, that'd be fan-fucking-tastic!

Author:  androdion [ Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:59 pm ]
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Holy crap, 17€?! At least it already includes shipping, right? It's a shame they haven't reissued their other albums though, and even weirder why they've done it in an apparently random order (first and fourth albums).

Anyway, it's good news, and at least you're buying a proper reissue from the band. Now to await for Punishment For Decadence to have the same treatment. :nods:

Author:  DeathfareDevil [ Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:04 pm ]
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androdion wrote:
Holy crap, 17€?! At least it already includes shipping, right?


Nope! It would cost me about $30 USD to get R.I.P. Think I'll pass.

Author:  androdion [ Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:06 pm ]
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DeathfareDevil wrote:
androdion wrote:
Holy crap, 17€?! At least it already includes shipping, right?


Nope! It would cost me about $30 USD to get R.I.P. Think I'll pass.

What??? It doesn't include P&P??? :grr:

PS: I just tried doing the checkout and it only asks me for the 16.99... Are you sure you did it right? Checkout with Paypal and come back with an answer, please.

Author:  DeathfareDevil [ Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:09 pm ]
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^^^ hmmmm, I didn't try the Paypal option.

There's a separate page for shipping costs:
https://coroner.myshopify.com/pages/shipping-costs

For some reason I can't even find the U.S. on there but in going through the pre-checkout process I found that it's like 5 euros for me. And the U.S. dollar currently sucks so that doesn't help.

edit: yeah, I dunno. Checking out the non-Paypal way gives me a total of EU22.29. The Paypal method didn't seem to have a shipping fee. No idea why that is.

Author:  androdion [ Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:12 pm ]
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Oh man, that's even weirder! If I checkout with Paypal I get asked to pay the value of the CD, I tried it with several copies. But looking at that page... I don't really know what to say. It's funny how they say they ship worldwide but fail to present shipping costs for the US in that page...

Weird indeed...

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