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The fifth installment in Relapse’s exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH‘s immensely influential catalog is “Leprosy”, the band’s titanic second album. Originally released in 1988 the pioneering LP built upon the thrash sounds of METALLICA and SLAYER but added a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death metal. While this was only the second record DEATH released, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons.

The “Leprosy” reissue will be made available on April 25 in Benelux, Germany, Finland; April 29 in North America and April 28 in the the rest of the world. The entire album, as well as the bonus material, has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, NILE) and will be reissued in the following format:

* 2xCD/Limited Edition
* 3xCD/LP/Picture Disc LP/Limited Edition
* 2xLP Box set/Digtal

The Deluxe 2xCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased “Leprosy” demos and rehearsal material housed in an embossed o-card package with a 24-page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band as well as brand new liner notes from Ian Christe (SiriusXM) and Jeremy Wagner (BROKEN HOPE). The LP features the remastered core album on wax together with a download card for all of the music included on the 2xCD.

A remastered version of the death metal classic “Pull The Plug” can be heard below.

In addition to the 2xCD reissue, a super limited 3xCD version will be available exclusively from www.relapse.com featuring everything included on 2xCD version plus an exclusive third CD featuring over 40 minutes of unreleased live material, housed in a deluxe embossed eight-panel digipak with a 24-page booklet, limited and numbered to 2000 copies.

Finally, a super-limited deluxe vinyl box set (limited to 500 copies) will be available exclusively from www.relapse.com containing: the remastered core “Leprosy” album on exclusive colored vinyl; a second LP containing unreleased rehearsal material from the “Leprosy” sessions housed in an exclusive jacket with original flyer art on exclusive colored vinyl; an exact replication of the original Combat newspaper print LP insert, a “Leprosy” turntable slipmat, and a download card of all three discs.

Pre-orders, including an exclusive new line of official DEATH merch, are available here.

Digital pre-orders are available via Bandcamp here.

Disc 1

01. Leprosy
02. Born Dead
03. Forgotten Past
04. Left To Die
05. Pull The Plug
06. Open Casket
07. Primitive Ways
08. Choke On It

Disc 2

Leprosy – 9/23/87 Rehearsal

01. Open Casket
02. Choke On It
03. Left To Die
04. Left To Die – Take 2

Leprosy – 12/05/87 Rehearsals

05. Left To Die
06. Open Casket
07. Pull The Plug
08. Choke On It
09. Born Dead
10. Forgotten Past

Disc 3

Live at Backstreets, Rochester, NY – December 13th, 1988

01. Leprosy
02. Open Casket
03. Zombie Ritual
04. Pull The Plug
05. Left To Die
06. Mutilation
07. Forgotten Past
08. Born Dead
09. Denial Of Life
10. Primitive Ways
11. Infernal Death

Live at The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, NJ – December 11, 1988

12. Leprosy
13. Pull The Plug
14. Forgotten Past
15. Primitive Ways

Digital Deluxe ONLY Bonus Tracks – Live at The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, NJ – December 11, 1988

16. Open Casket
17. Mutilation
18. Infernal Death

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German thrashers DUST BOLT will release their sophomore album, “Awake The Riot”, on June 10 in North America; May 30 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Benelux; June 4 in Spain, Sweden and Norway; and June 2 in the rest of Europe via Napalm Records.

Andrei Bouzikov, who is responsible for album covers from such bands as SKELETONWITCH and MUNICIPAL WASTE, created the artwork for “Awake The Riot”.

The effort will be made available on standard CD, limited 2LP gatefold, and digitally.

“Awake The Riot” track listing:

01. Living Hell
02. Soul Erazor
03. Beneath The Earth
04. You Lost Sight
05. Agent Thrash
06. Living A Lie
07. Awake The Riot – The Final War
08. Eternal Waste
09. Drowned In Blind Faith
10. Worlds Built To Deceive
11. The Monotonous – Distant Scream
12. Future Shock (EVIL DEAD cover)

DUST BOLT‘s debut album, “Violent Demolition”, was released in July 2012 via Napalm Records. The CD featured a guest appearance by SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green.

According to a press release, DUST BOLT “demonstrate[d] with their debut album that they are hungry, bursting with energy and highly explosive! The love for Bay Area trash metal is evident in the songs of the German quartet, but the use of modern elements gives their sound a highly unique character. The songs are aggressive, furious and reminiscent of old classics by the likes of KREATOR, SLAYER and TESTAMENT.”

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“Drive”, the title track of the new solo album from former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

Anneke has signed with InsideOut Music for the release of “Drive”, which is due on September 23 in Europe (worldwide ex-Benelux where she will stay with [PIAS] Holland) and on October 15 in North America.

Anneke had this to say about the album: “In a time when entire albums are being created by transferring files online, I really wanted to do things the old-fashioned way and record an album together with a group of musicians in a studio.

“The album is infused with enthusiasm and freshness. I’m really happy with it.”

Anneke Van Giersbergen will take part in the first annual Progressive Nation At Sea, which is due to take place between February 18 and February 22, 2014. The cruise also includes frequent collaborator Devin Townsend, as well as TRANSATLANTIC, SPOCK’S BEARD, KING’S X and many more,

Anneke had this to say about joining the InsideOut roster, where she joins Devin Townsend: “I look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with InsideOut Music. We share a genuine passion for music and it’s great to become labelmates with my friend Devin Townsend and many more talented musicians. I am incredibly happy with my new album and I am stoked it will be available all over the world!”

“Drive” track listing:

01. We Live On
02. Treat Me Like A Lady
03. She
04. Drive
05. My Mother Said
06. Forgive Me
07. You Will Never Change
08. Mental Jungle
09. Shooting For The Stars
10. The Best Is Yet To Come

Anneke played two exclusive U.S. shows in Chicago at the end of March. Also appearing on the bill both nights were Anneke‘s “dear friends” NOVEMBERS DOOM.

Anneke van Giersbergen announced her departure from THE GATHERING in 2007. She has since released four albums on her own and with her AGUA DE ANNIQUE solo project: “Air” (2007), “Pure Air” (2009), “In Your Room” (2009) and “Everything Is Changing” (2012).

“Everything Is Changing” was released on January 20, 2012 via PIAS Holland. The CD was recorded at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal with producer Daniel Cardoso.



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Richmond’s Windhand is streaming then new track “Orchard.” The song appears on the upcoming sophomore full length “Soma,” which is due out via Relapse Records on September 17th (North America), September 13th (Germany/Benelux), September 16th (UK/World) on the following formates: CD, 2xLP, and Digital.

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Portland stoner act Red Fang posted a trailer clip for the upcoming release “Whales And Leeches.” The album marks the band’s third full length release and follow up to “Murder in the Mountains,” which was released in 2011. The album drops on October 11th (Germany/Benelux), October 14th (EU/UK) and October 15th (North America) via Relapse Records. Pre-orders for the deluxe CD and 2X LP are accepted at this location .

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Texas trio True Widow is streaming the new track “HW:R.” The song appears on the band’s upcoming new LP “Circumambulation.” The album is due to drop on July 19th (Germany/Benelux), July 22nd (UK/World) and July 23rd 2013 (North America) via Relapse Records. You can also check out the stream of the song “Creeper” over at this location . Check out “HW:R” here:

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West Coast horror hellions EXHUMED will release their new album, “Necrocacy”, via Relapse Records in North America on August 6, in Germany/Benelux on August 2 and in the rest of the world on August 5.

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Houston stoner/doom metal act Venomous Maximus, who recently signed with Napalm Records , posted a new music video for the song “Moonchild.” The song appears on the 2012 debut release “Beg Upon the Light,” originally issued via Occulture, which will see a worldwide release through Napalm on July 3rd (ESP/SWE/NOR), July 5th (G/A/S, FIN & Benelux), July 8th (Rest of Europe & UK) and July 9th (USA/CAN). Check out “Moonchild” here:

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West Coast horror hellions EXHUMED will release their new album, “Necrocacy”, via Relapse Records in North America on August 6, in Germany/Benelux on August 2 and in the rest of the world on August 5.

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As Baroness thunders through the first week of North American tour dates since the release of “Yellow & Green” ( reviewed here ), the band sets its sights on Europe with the announcement of a four-week trek across the continent and an EP release from the 2012 BBC Session titled “Live At Maida Vale.” The EP is due out July 22nd in the UK, July 19th in Germany/Benelux, and July 23rd in North America via Relapse Records. The four songs were culled from Baroness’ July 12th, 2012 performance at Studio 4 (Maida Vale) on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show and will be available digitally and as a highly limited edition 12” with a B-side featuring a silkscreen of John Baizley’s iconic swan image. The track listing is: 1

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